Friday, June 4, 2010

Breaking: Harrah's Signs Favorito Thru 2017

Very funny insult comic Vinnie Favorito just told me in a conversation recorded for "The Strip" that this week he signed a six-year extension with Harrah's Entertainment. The Flamingo headliner had 14 months left on his current deal, so that's a lot of confidence and must reflect pretty robust ticket sales to warrant them wanting him to stay in their stable through 2017. Vinnie also said the company told him they hope to move him to another resort in a year or so and make him the "face" of that property. My guess: There'll be a Vinnie Wrap on the Planet Hollywood sooner or later.

We were going to play a new Donny Osmond interview on this week's episode of The Strip, but then Favorito went and broke this news, so the deck shuffles and Vinnie's up this weekend. More on tomorrow's podcasting schedule in the next post. Just wanted to get this up now.