Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 | 6 p.m.
As Robin Leach winds down his annual summer vacation under the Tuscan sun in Italy — with a stop in fashionable Milan — many of our Strip personalities have again stepped forward in his absence to pen their own words of wisdom. We continue today with Eric and Jayne Post of “Marriage Can Be Murder” at D Las Vegas, museum maestro Tom Zaller and chef Rick Moonen. Here are Eric and Jayne.
What an honor to be writing as guest columnists for the one and only bon vivant Robin Leach! Although surprised to be asked, as we are more Bud Light wishes and chicken wing dreams kind of people, we were thrilled nonetheless to officially hijack this space for a shameless plug or two.
There is so much going on in this city that we love and call home, amazing shows and artists. We could shout out all day to the men and women who make up this city, but the one thing we can shout the loudest about is ourselves.
We are Eric and Jayne Post, and we have been likened to the late George Burns and Gracie Allen (Google them if you don’t already know these entertainment legends). We are a married comedy team and just might be the last of a dying breed.
We direct, write and star in the award-winning “Marriage Can Be Murder,” an interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show celebrating 15 years in Las Vegas — wow! Eric plays the well-intentioned lieutenant and Jayne plays the ditsy hostess in the production in the D Showroom at the D Las Vegas.
This live-theater production changes its cast every few months so that it’s episodic, allowing people to return often, which they do. It also has allowed us to work with some of the best talent this town has to offer.
It all began at the Showboat Hotel in 1999 with Harrah’s Entertainment. The Showboat then became the Castaways Hotel, and eventually we moved the show to the Egg & I restaurant on Sahara. After a seven-year itch, we moved to Four Queens and partnered with producer John Bentham and Ivory Star Productions, who produce myriad shows.
Five years ago, we headed to our current home, the D Las Vegas. We have won Trip Advisor’s prestigious Certificate of Excellence three years running and have been voted Best of Las Vegas for 2013 and 2014.
We also just started a nondenominational church called Sin City Church where Jayne is a pastor. Meantime, Eric is an extremely talented chef and foodie. We love Las Vegas and lived through the growth and the groans of this great city.
We want to express our sorrow for the recent loss of two of Las Vegas’ finest. Las Vegas is recovering from the funerals of Metro Police Officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo, as well as and hero citizen Joseph Wilcox. The city and entertainment community once again came together to honor and pay respects.
A shout-out to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts for canceling a matinee so that one of the officer’s memorial could be held there. We are forever grateful for the efforts of all of our emergency servicemen and servicewomen.
Thanks to the D owner Derek Stevens, who has taken great pains to change an aged casino into a young, vibrant and hip downtown location where our talented cast and crew have been literally killing themselves seven nights a week.
Be sure to read our other guest columns today from museum maverick Tom Zaller and chef Rick Moonen. This week, meet three of the stars from “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s and four of the stars from “Rock of Ages” at the Venetian — and more.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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The D Las Vegas is the new revved-up name for a longtime downtown Las Vegas hotel, Fitzgeralds, which had been in operation since 1987.
Owner Derek Stevens rebranded and refurbished the hotel in fall 2012 to give it a motor city theme, using the nickname of his beloved city, Detroit, for the name of the new hotel. He also brought in two restaurant favorites from Detroit: American Coney Island and Joe Vicari's Andiamo Italian Steakhouse.
The property features 638 remodeled contemporary rooms and suites. The unique two-level casino included slots and table games. Dancing dealers are featured on the first floor. And the second floor transports guests back in time to old-school Vegas with its Vintage Casino.
The casino also features the LONGBAR, the longest bar in Nevada, where sports fans can watch games on big screen TVs. Outside on Fremont Street, D Bar invites guests and passerby alike to enjoy refreshing frozen libations and specialty cocktails as talented, trickster bartenders send bottles and glasses flying through the air.
The Showroom at the D features the interactive comedy show, "Marriage Can Be Murder," where guests can be part of the mystery.