The Las Vegas Sun is a prime source of Las Vegas news, and John Katsilometes (also known as “Johnny Katz”) is one of its star reporters.
I was so happy to see him at a recent show, and very pleased he devoted a column to my show! I can’t thank Las Vegas journalists enough for helping to get the word out about my show.
Here’s an excerpt from his column about “Comedy in Action”! Read the full article here.
Thursday, July 25, 2013 | 4:49 p.m.
Jeff Civillico is blowing up on the Strip.
This is not a piece of hyperbole. He is blowing up, for real, in terms of staging, in his 2 p.m. production at The Linq Showroom.
Civillico has one of the more distinctive pieces of scenery anywhere in Las Vegas, a 20-foot-tall, 40-foot-wide inflatable set called The People’s Arch. This piece of staging is pumped up at the beginning of every Civillico show, and so is the audience, wowed for several seconds as the stage takes on the look of a giant inflatable gym.
Civillico raised money through an online campaign last August using the force of his personality to ask his fans for contributions to pay for the set. In six days, Civillico had collected the nearly $11,000 to pay the cost of the colorful, rubber, kidlike piece of scenery. Set designer Andy Walmsley donated the cost of the actual design, about $25,000, further giving Civillico’s career some added propulsion.
That effort speaks to Civillico’s appeal and power of persuasion, which are considerable. He happens to be among the city’s best charitable entertainers, founder of WinWin Entertainment, a nonprofit organization that matches professional entertainers with charity foundations. This happens to be a considerable need in Las Vegas, brimming with great performers who are looking for a way to give back to the community or any worthy cause…
Read the full article here.