Budd Friedman and Mark Lonow’s world-famous Improv Comedy Club at Harrah’s Las Vegas showcases a different marquee of acts each week. Scott Record takes the stage tomorrow through Sunday, with supporting acts Shayla Rivera and Ron Morey. Improv shows are at 8:30p.m. and 10:30p.m. every Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $31.95 (plus applicable taxes) or $44.95 (plus applicable tax/fees) for VIP tickets that include special seating, an Improv t-shirt and post-show meet-and-greet with the comics. Special two-for-one tickets are also available for locals. Tickets are available at Harrah’s Box Office (702-369-5223) and online at www.harrahs.com.
Singing Comedy Impressionist Scott Record has a career and background as versatile as his talents. As a child growing up in New England, Scott’s early interests and training were in the fields of music, tap dancing, magic, acting and sports. In between his schoolwork and hours spent working at his family’s diner, Scott acted with several regional companies, as well as with the Boston Children’s Theatre. As a musician, Scott had treasured involvement with the Boston Pops Orchestra, playing in the percussion section during the final year of legendary conductor Arthur Fiedler’s region. Scott has also played with numerous jazz, rock and show bands throughout the New England area.
Scott moved to New York in 1978, where he found work as a bouncer/bartender in a disco directly across the street from Dangerfield’s, the famous nightclub named after the well-known comedian. After watching the celebrity names revolve weekly on the marquis of that establishment, Scott decided to test his talents on a Monday night at Dangerfield’s. Rodney immediately liked Scott and took him on the road, where he successfully worked for a year as Rodney Dangerfield’s opening act.
Scott Record also performs in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and regularly in Atlantic City, where he was voted the Best Variety Act of the Year by Atlantic City Magazine.
Golf is a passion for Scott as well as a wonderful self-promotion tool. He currently headlines as well as competes in many of the major Pro-Am events sponsored by the PGA, LPGA, USGA, and the Senior Tour, and participates in many fund-raising charity tournaments, including the Bob Hope Desert Classic, the Nabisco-Dinah Shore, and the AT&T Pebble Beach.
Another facet of Scott’s talent lies in commercial voice-over recording. His uncanny ability to do thousands of unique character voices keeps him busy as a character actor representing a wide variety of nationally recognized products. In 1988, Scott’s vocal contributions were instrumental in the production of the Academy Award-winning animated short, “Sundae in New York.” This claymation movie featured the Mayor of New York, Ed Koch, as a “Gumby-like figure”, with the voice of the Mayor (and ALL other characters) performed by Scott. Most recently, Scott can be heard as the voice of Tarzan’s yell in the Disney animated feature Tarzan.
Scott recently completed his first CD, entitled Record on CD. This CD has enabled Scott to “just sing” some of his favorite songs without doing comedy.
Scott lives in California with his wife Lucy (a world class dancer and choreographer), his daughters Elizabeth and Hannah, and wonder dogs Emily and Belle. Scott and his family periodically find time to “recharge the batteries” at their idyllic beach house on Cape Cod.