Venue: Terry Fator Theatre
3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: September 19, 2014 - September 20, 2014
Show Times: Fri 10pm; Sat 8pm
Age Restriction: 16
Starting at $75.84
Funny man Ray Romano lives up to his TV show's name: "Everybody Loves Raymond." Since stepping on stage for the first time in 1984, Romano has been making people laugh with his comical observations on everyday life. Some people may be surprised to learn that Romano's initial plan was to become an accountant. It wasn't until getting onstage at an open-mic night at a New York comedy club that Romano realized his prowess for performing.
Romano started out by making regular appearances at comedy clubs and was a contestant on "Star Search" in the stand-up comedy category. The exposure garnered late-night talk show invites, and Romano made appearances on various shows, including "The Tonight Show" with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno and the "Late Show with David Letterman." His appearance on Letterman led to a deal with the production company Worldwide Pants Incorporated and his own sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond." The show debuted in 1996 and ran for nine seasons with the last one airing in 2005.
"Everybody Loves Raymond" was based on many of Romano's real-life scenarios. This show's situational comedy based on family life was an instant hit with viewers across the country. Romano starred in the show as Raymond Barone. He earned numerous nominations and awards, including a 2002 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy and four People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer (2002 - 2006). He also shared the 2003 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Along with having an award-winning TV series, Romano continued to take on other projects. He headlined a comedy festival at Carnegie Hall, won and donated $125,000 on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and wrote the best-selling book "Everything and a Kite." He also released the CD "Ray Romano: Live at Carnegie Hall," with proceeds going to the September 11th Fund.
In 2002 Romano was featured as the voice of the woolly mammoth Manny in the 2002 animated film "Ice Age." The movie's success spawned multiple sequels: "Ice Age: The Meltdown" (2006), "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaur" (2009) and "Ice Age: Continental Drift" (2012). A 4th sequel is planned for 2016. Romano also appeared in "Eulogy" (2004) and "Welcome to Mooseport" (2004).
The comedian and actor returned to television in 2008 in the TNT series called "Men of a Certain Age" also starring Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher. Romano co-created the drama/comedy with former "Everyone Love Raymond" writer Mike Royce. The show ran for two seasons and ended in 2011.
In September 2012, Romano joined the cast of the comedy-drama TV series "Parenthood." Romano continues to star as Hank Rizzoli in the award-winning show.