Q&A with Ray Romano
Ray Romano, the star of the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” (which ran from 1996-2005), participated in the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe this past weekend.
One of Romano’s co-stars in the award-winning sitcom, Brad Garrett (who played his brother Robert) takes his stand-up act to the MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa on Saturday, July 21. Romano talked about Garrett with Lake Tahoe Action this past Saturday.
Q: So what can one expect from a Brad Garrett stand-up performance?
A: A refund. And, a complaint form. But be sure to check into the refund.
Q: What is he like on stage?
A: Well, he’s not the sweet, kind of naive guy from our show. He’s more like a 6-foot-8 Don Rickles. Yeah, he talks to the crowd a lot. He’s a little different than me.
Q: Have you ever performed together on stage?
A: Yeah, in fact we go up together in Vegas this September, I think, at the Mirage.
Q: Who opens for whom?
A: He goes first, and I go second, and I spend my first 10 minutes apologizing for everything he said. And then after we both come on and we do like a Q&A. And then we show some film clips, actually, from Raymond. It’s pretty good; you get your money’s worth.
Q: Is it surprising that Brad isn’t more widely known as a stand-up?
A: Yeah. He won “Star Search,” took the grand prize that year, in ’84. Stand-up is where we both started. We have different types of acts, but he’s very funny. He’s the funniest guy to be hanging around with, that’s for sure.