What happens when a group of British showbiz legends are let loose in Sin City? ITV is about to find out in a brand new five-part series for 2018 called Last Laugh In Vegas.
Some of the most famous names from comedy, music and variety from the 60s, 70s and 80s are to be given one last shot at putting on their dream gig in the variety capital of the world. The theatre is booked for one night only and eight acts will be given the chance to fulfil the dream they thought had long gone and put on a spectacular variety performance at one of the iconic venues in Las Vegas.
Cameras will follow these showbiz legends from their departure from their homes in the UK to the moment they step onto the stage in Vegas. They’ll live in a house together, enjoy and explore the Vegas Strip and rehearse and reminisce together to deliver a show that they’ll all be proud of.
Viewers will also be treated to a unique insight into the legends’ vast and varied careers as they look back and talk firsthand about their incredible stories.
The culmination will be an hour long special of their variety performance in Vegas. ITV’s Head Of Entertainment Commissioning Siobhan Greene said: “Last Laugh In Vegas is the chance for the audience to reconnect with true iconic entertainers, as they get the trip of a lifetime to perform in the show business capital of the world. You won’t believe the names we got, and I am so happy that they, and the audience, will get to see them living their dream.”
The eight showbiz legends are comedy double act Cannon & Ball, entertainer Bernie Clifton, comedian Mick Miller, pianist and entertainer Bobby Crush, singer Kenny Lynch, 60’s pop idol Jess Conrad OBE, actress and singer Anita Harris and actress, singer and comedienne Su Pollard. Cameras will follow these stars from their departure from their homes in the UK to the moment they step onto the stage in Vegas. They’ll live in a house together, enjoy and explore the Vegas Strip and rehearse and reminisce together to deliver a show that they’ll all be proud of.
key behind the scenes crew
Sally Evans as Executive Producer
Mark Robinson as Executive Producer
John Kaye Cooper as Executive Producer
Stuart Ramsay as Producer
Iain Thompson as Director
Currently in production for 2018.
network and production companies
ITV – Shiver