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Royce Hall at UCLA
340 Royce Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-825-2101
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 16 members
Review from Janet Harootun
Red Velvet 32 events 6 reviews

Great show. Loved it. Ray and Jason are very funny and talented individuals. I laughed all night.
Hope they will do shows like this more often.

reviewed Jun 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Larry S.
134 events 29 reviews

A fun evening. Reprise is truly fortunate to have an Artistic Director as engaged and as engaging as Jason Alexander.

reviewed Jun 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Iceman
29 events 16 reviews

Great show from start to finish. Great venue at UCLA. Jason and Ray were both hilarious and we loved dana and the psychic parrot Luigi. That was a brililant act!

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As Ray Barone on the CBS hit Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray Romano was the star of one of the most respected sitcoms in television history and won numerous awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2002. He also received two additional Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series as one of the show’s executive producers in 2003 and 2005. Along with the rest of the cast, Romano earned a SAG Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2003. He also won Peoples Choice Awards as Favorite Male TV Performer in 2000, 2001 and 2003; in 2006, he earned his fourth Peoples Choice Award when the show was named Favorite Television Comedy.

 

Romano admits that he always knew he could make his friends laugh, but he never gave stand-up comedy serious thought until one fateful open-mic night at a New York comedy club in 1984. He did well, the bug bit hard, and Romano decided to pursue stand-up full-time. He performed regularly at comedy clubs across the country, which led to appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and later with Jay Leno, as well as Late Night with David Letterman. Letterman recognized something unique in Romano’s persona and offered him a development deal with his production company, Worldwide Pants. It was through that association that Everybody Loves Raymond was born.

 

Ray made his big-screen debut as the voice of Manny the wooly mammoth in the 20th Century Fox hit Ice Age, and starred in the wildly successful sequels Ice Age: The Meltdown and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Other films followed, including _Eulogy, Welcome To Mooseport _(with Gene Hackman), Grilled (with Kevin James and Burt Reynolds) and The Last Word (with Winona Ryder and Wes Bentley). In 2006, he was the subject of 95 Miles To Go, a documentary of his life on tour.

 

He is the author of The New York Times best-selling book Everything and a Kite, which was inspired by his comedy. With his brothers Bobby and Rich Romano, he wrote the children’s book Raymie, Dickie, and The Bean: Why I Love and Hate My Brothers, which was nominated for a Grammy in 2006 for Best Spoken Word album. His comedy album, Live at Carnegie Hall, was nominated for a Grammy in 2002.

 

In 2009, four years after drawing the curtain on Raymond, he joined forces with Mike Royce, a fellow stand-up from NYC and writer for Everybody Loves Raymond to create his return to episodic television, the one-hour series Men of a Certain Age, for TNT.  The drama/comedy co-starred Golden Globe winner Scott Bakula and Emmy winner Andre Braugher. Men of a Certain Age won the prestigious Peabody Award in 2011.

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