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Ray Romano and Kevin James team up for a night of non-stop laughs in Vegas.
Romano had plans to become an accountant before stepping onstage during an open-mike night at a New York comedy club in 1984. That same year, he won a stand-up comedy contest and started down a different career path.
Romano made regular appearances at comedy clubs and on talk shows, including "The Tonight Show" with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno and the "Late Show with David Letterman." The Letterman gig led to a deal with the production company Worldwide Pants Incorporated, leading to the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," which began in 1996.
His hit TV show earned Romano nominations and awards, including a 2002 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy and the 2002 and 2003 People's Choice Award for Favorite Male TV Performer, and he shared the 2003 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Besides having an award-winning TV series, Romano also tackled other projects. He headlined a comedy festival at Carnegie Hall, won and donated $125,000 on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and wrote the best-selling book "Everything and a Kite." He also released the CD "Ray Romano: Live at Carnegie Hall," whose proceeds went to the September 11th Fund.
Romano lent his voice to the 2002 animated film "Ice Age," where he played Manny the woolly mammoth. He also appeared in "Eulogy" (2004) and "Welcome to Mooseport" (2004). In 2006 he revised his role of Manny in "Ice Age: The Meltdown." In 2008 Romano returned to television in the TNT series "Men of a Certain Age."
Kevin James began his career in stand-up the way many other comics have -- at an amateur night at a comedy club.
He first earned recognition on "Star Search" for his comedy act and then appeared on "The Tonight Show." His big break came at the 1996 "Just for Laughs" Montreal Comedy Festival.
After the festival, he landed a recurring role on his friend Romano's sitcom, "Everybody Loves Raymond."
It wasn't long before James got his own sitcom on CBS, "The King of Queens." The show aired from 1998 to 2007.
He made his movie debut in 2005 in the Will Smith comedy "Hitch." He then went on to star alongside Adam Sandler in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry." His other recent film credits include "Grown Ups" (also starring Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider ) and "The Dilemma" (also starring Vince Vaughn).
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