My sister always asks me what I’ve been up to. I say, “Nothing, just working.” Then five minutes later, I’ll remember my crazy life and I’ll tell her, “Oh, I interviewed Kim Kardashian and partied with Mark McGrath.”
My sister can’t understand how I could forget these things even temporarily.
But Wayne Brady does.
Brady — who will perform interactive improvisation Saturday at The Mirage — is so busy, he can’t remember chunks of his life. How busy? He hosts “Let’s Make A Deal,” stars on “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” has a recurring role on “How I Met Your Mother,” tours the world and appears on “Real Husbands of Hollywood.”
I asked him to name his highlight of 2013, and he said, “um,” and couldn’t recall 2013 very well.
“The entire year went by so damn fast, I don’t even remember portions of it,” he said. “It’s like it went right from New Year’s to being New Year’s again. Is that a byproduct of getting older? Because that’s weird.”
I told him, “You need to have someone follow you around with a camera, like in ‘The Truman Show.’ ”
“That would be great,” he said, “just so you can know what happened three weeks ago. ‘Oh, that was me naked dancing on top of the car at 3 a.m.?’ ”
Anyway, I informed Wayne Brady what Wayne Brady’s highlight was. It was when he was on the improvisation show “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” and he did an authentic job of pretending to be in “Grand Theft Auto.”
“That was real,” Brady said. “I’m a big gamer.”
In fact, he wanted to go crazy on the set of “Whose Line” by mimicking more “GTA” criminal stuff, but Brady couldn’t go that far on broadcast TV.
Brady said he has done some voice acting in video games. Which ones?
“I did some voice acting for the ‘Spyro’ series, and,” he said and thought hard, “something else I don’t remember. Crap!”
CHEFS HELP CRITIC
Chefs are raising money for magazine food critic Max Jacobson, who was hospitalized after being hit by a car Dec. 23. He is in critical condition at Sunrise Hospital.
On Jan. 19, chef Rick Moonen will host a six-course benefit dinner at Rx Boiler Room in Mandalay Bay for $1,000 a plate, featuring chefs Hubert Keller, Bradley Ogden, Akira Back, Kim Canteenwalla and many others, plus bar drinks from Southern Wine and Spirits. For more information, go to Facebook.com/ChefstotheMax.
“Jubilee” at Bally’s will end the current showgirl routines on Jan. 30 then shut down for a major transformation of staging and choreography, debuting in March.
Michael Shulman, man about wealthy town, Instagram-posted a photo of Katy Perry’s six-liter Dom Perignon on New Year’s Eve at Fizz bar in Caesars Palace. Shulman, who runs ShulmanSays.com, quoted Perry saying: “So who wants to help me drink this $40,000 bottle of champagne?”
Actor Djimon Hounsou (“Blood Diamond,” “Gladiator,” “Amistad”) took family and friends to a dinner of dumplings, lobster wonton, sea bass and Buddha chicken at Tao Asian Bistro on Thursday.
Doug Elfman’s column appears on Page 3A in the main section on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He also writes for Neon on Fridays. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He blogs at reviewjournal.com/elfman.