This Tonight Show alum has been making people laugh in 51 countries on five continents in his stage, cruise ship, casino and corporate event performances. From New York’s Carnegie Hall to command performances for The Queen of England and The Sultan of Brunai, Russ’s unique talents have brought him to some of the most exotic stages on the planet. He was most proud to be the first American in 25 years to perform at The Water Festivals in Cambodia and Laos before one million people.
No stranger to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, repeat hotel appearances include The Flamingo Hilton, MGM Grand, Bally’s, Caesar’s Palace, Trump Castle, The Sands, The Claridge and The Golden Nugget.
Currently, Russ is one of the most sought after entertainers on the corporate show circuit. With over 500 corporate event performances to his credit, his one man show has become a staple among corporations such as Compaq, Sony, Hewlett Packard and Toshiba – just to name a few. As well, Russ has shared the stage with many renowned celebrities such as Bob Hope, Rod Stewart, Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin and other international personalities.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 12 - 45 minutes
The Russ Merlin show is a unique, interactive comedy show that is 100% clean and suitable for any audience. The show combines magic, sight gags and audience participation stunts.
Utilizing physical comedy and various props, Russ Merlin presents a one-of-a-kind show that will surely leave your guests in hysterics.
Professional sound system, suitable for the engagement contracted. House P.A. systems are not suitable. To include: Professional sound engineer, or knowledgeable substitute, a suitable monitor system, one (1) pro C.D. player for playback, one (1) pro handheld wireless microphone, one (1) back-up microphone (wireless OR hard wired w/ 50 ft. of cable) and one (1) upright mic stand.
1. Theatre - General stage lighting w/spotlight and operator
2. Ballroom - General house lighting(house up)
1. Theatre - Performance to take place in proscenium area of stage.
2. Ballroom - Secure stage, platform or riser with two (2) stair units securely placed in front, stage left and right. Stage/Platform to be set-up, front of house and for optimal audience viewing.
Minimum stage performance area 15(w) x 12(d)
Access to stage performance area at least three (3) hours prior to show time for consultation with sound & light technicians for cues and with stage manager/hand for pre-set of props. Exact time to be discussed and approved in advance. One (1) hour requested.
Five (5) standard ballroom chairs for use in performance.
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Past Booked Dates:
01-01-2010 — Performing Nightly in "V-The Ultimate Variety Show", Planet Hollywood Casino, LAS VEGAS
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