Jenny McCarthy brought her comedy show to Las Vegas last night at the Hard Rock Hotel. She hit the red carpet with her current boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg. Her “Dirty, Sexy, Funny” comedy show stars Rachel Feinstein, Tiffany Haddish, Tammy Pescatelli and Lynne Koplitz.
According to sources, the purpose of Jenny’s show is to test drive the concept of her all-female comedy showcase.
The Las Vegas Sun caught up with Jenny on the red carpet of the after-party, and asked about her new comedy show.
What is the long-term goal for this production? Do you want to be the producer of a comedy show or a comedy club operator?
“I want to be a little bit of Don King, but the nice version. I think I have a good eye for comedy, more than even doing comedy. There have been times I’ve been in comedy clubs — and I’m a big fan of standup — and there is one girl who stands out for me, who makes me really laugh hard. This has happened, and I’ve thought, ‘What if I put one of each one of those girls I see in a club that I love, under one brand?’ So I created ‘Dirty, Sexy, Funny’ and have premiered it here.”
Your vision is there will always be women in the lineup?
“Always. I want the female point-of-view.”
Where is the show going next?
“I would love a residency in New York. I’d love to go on tour. I’d love to make it huge.”
In Las Vegas, too? There is a lot of comedy in town.
“Oh, (heck) yeah. I would love to have a residency here.”
Holly Madison has told me she is a huge fan of yours. Her quote to me was that when she was a teenager, “I wanted to be Jenny McCarthy. I wanted her exact career.”
“I love Holly. We’ve been friends for a very long time. I respect the (heck) out of her. I’ve been supporting her. I love her. I love hearing that, and I love that she has started a family and is having so much success here.”
I didn’t realize until reading about you today that you’re cousins with Melissa McCarthy.
“Yeah! Right? We’re first cousins.”
You’re close then?
“Yeah, we’re very close. A lot of people don’t realize we’re related. I’m incredibly proud of her and happy for her. If you look closely at the both of us, you can see these happy Irish faces.”
I’ve never understood the Jenny McCarthy thing. She’s pretty – but I find her beyond annoying. MORE PHOTOS AFTER THE JUMP! (more…)