“The Miss Behave Game Show” is a Bawdy, Boisterous Bash at Bally’s Las Vegas

A new show, “The Miss Behave Game Show,” has opened at Bally’s Las Vegas, and it’s an offbeat, rowdy, irreverent evening of interactive entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip.

Miss Behave Game Show at Bally's

We probably should’ve said “Spoiler alert.”

The “Miss Behave Game Show” production is a relatively modest endeavor, with a streamlined cast of four and a no-frills set, mainly comprised of Sharpie scrawls on pieces of cardboard.

Miss Behave Game Show

We are not making this up. The entire set cost upwards of $14.

What the show lacks in Las Vegas spectacle it more than makes up for in originality, audaciousness and audience enthusiasm.

The show takes place in a little-known space at Bally’s, the recently-converted Back Room, adjacent to the casino’s Indigo Lounge. The discreet entrance is in the walkway to BLT Steakhouse, just across from Tequila Taqueria Bar & Grill.

Upon entry to the theater space, guests are split into two halves, depending upon what kind of smartphone they use. At the performance we attended, it was “iPhones” and “Everybody Else.” (Technically, the “Others.”)

Miss Behave Game Show

There’s a 90% chance you’re one of those “I don’t do audience participation” people. There’s also a 90% chance you’ll get over yourself at “The Miss Behave Game Show.”

That audience split sets the stage for a game show-inspired format where the groups complete in dozens of cleverly-themed “rounds,” vying for the most points and bragging rights.

“The Miss Behave Game Show” is hosted by a character named (wait for it) Miss Behave, played by multi-talented comedian Amy Saunders.

Saunders is brash, brilliant at improv and manages to keep the often raucous proceedings on course.

Saunders’ silent sidekick and assistant (at left, below), Tiffany, is played by Bret Pfister.

Miss Behave Game Show

Now, you don’t even have to attend to be part of the show. Careful, though, if you text this number, yours is likely to appear on a screen everyone at the show can see.

The show seems to have a large gay following (longtime Strip female impersonator Frank Marino was in the audience during our visit), due in no small part to the charismatic flair and flirtation of Pfister.

Miss Behave Game Show Bally's

We’re sitting down and we just herniated something.

While the production is a showcase for the talents of Amy Saunders, there are two stand-alone variety acts thrown into the mix to shake things up.

First, there’s Marawa the Amazing (real name, Marawa Wamp).

Her few minutes onstage don’t do her hula hoop wizardry justice, but that’s why Al Gore invented the Internet.

Miss Behave Game Show Bally's

Wamp holds the world record for keeping 200 hula hoops aloft at once. Her site says she currently holds eight world records.

Another amusing, bewildering diversion in the show is billed as the Evil Hate Monkey.

The hirsute Evil Hate Monkey is part ballerino and part stripper. It’s impossible to describe, so we won’t even try.

One of the most remarkable feats on the “Miss Behave” stage is when the tutu-wearing Evil Hate Monkey repeatedly jumps up and down “en pointe,” like it’s no big deal. It’s a throw-away sequence that shows the depth of the talent in this deceptively frivolous show.

Miss Behave Evil Hate Monkey

So much WTF, so little time.

The laughs come fast-and-furious in “The Miss Behave Game Show,” and the sheer number of “rounds” means even if one falls flat, there are other killer segments to come.

Part of the fun of the show is the fact there are no “rules,” per se. At various times, audience members just shout out requests for more points, and Miss Behave often grants their requests. Get greedy, though, and she’ll take points away.

Rounds include themes like “The Laid Lottery” (audience members stand, and sit based upon how long it’s been since they’ve had sex), “You’re So Vain, You Probably Think This Selfie’s About You” (audience members take selfies and text them to a number provided), “Stand Up Last” (last person to stand gets a point for their team), “The Age Lottery” (last one standing is the oldest in the room) and “Shout Loudest” (this isn’t rocket science).

The rounds, or “games,” are inventive and the only downside is guests who have seen the show previously sometimes ruin the twists, but then again, no rules, and cheating is encouraged.

Miss Behave Game Show Bally's

Suck it, Dave Chappelle. Everybody get your phones out.

Ultimately, “The Miss Behave Game Show” is a wild night out, the perfect playground for tipsy tourists to lower their inhibitions and become part of the show.

As the show progresses, audience members become bolder, and because of that, no two performances will ever be the same.

The party atmosphere is amplified as entire portions of the show are devoted to simply playing iconic hit songs as the performers, and many audience members, just boogie.

The show culminates with a chaotic ball fight. No, the plastic kind. Freak.

“The Miss Behave Game Show” is a cheeky, subversive and sexy breath of fresh air, and well worth a look during your next Las Vegas visit.

See “The Miss Behave Game Show” Wednesday through Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $49.99. Find out more at the official Web site.

You may want to get your drink on before arriving at the show. Our Captain Morgan and diet at the bar inside the venue was $15. On the bright side, shots of a colorful, unknown liquor were distributed during the show for as little as a $1 tip.

Miss Behave Game Show at Bally's

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  • overloadinco

    Do you think this show would benefit from a later start time? I would guess a later start time would have a more lubricated audience.

    • That’s a good point. Guess that’s an option if tickets are soft.

  • Photoncounter

    Will be gone in six weeks…

    • Hope not. It’s fun.

      • Photoncounter

        I know where that room is, it’s very small. Shows like this have low production costs but they’re not zero. I wish them well and could be surprised but I doubt they will be there for the long term.

    • Manybar Goatfish

      “Gone in six weeks” says the guy who favors shows with “psycho monkeys.” LOL. (I’m just kidding, Photoncounter… not trolling you.)

      • Photoncounter

        Zombie Burlesque is hilarious, a small stage show I’ve seen twice and would see again. If you go, most should avoid seat C1 which in both shows was the guy who was brought up on stage, strapped to a chair and whipped and beat by several semi naked gorgeous ladies! One ends up with her knees around his head!

        the whips kinda hurt…but it felt so gooooood

        Yes, there are pictures…

  • Manybar Goatfish

    A lot of times the back-room shows are the most fun and memorable. You’re never completely drawn to them, but once inside, theatre magic happens. And that’s ten times better than the magic that happens when your money disappears at the blackjack table.

  • William Wingo

    In 1970/71 I saw a lounge show at the Stardust (RIP) called “Bare Touch of Vegas” for the price of one drink. IIRC there were eight or ten dancers, live musicians, a comedian, and a variety act; but minimal props and sets. There were similar lounge shows at many if not most of the strip hotels.
    “Bare Touch” was similar to today’s “Midnight Fantasy,” “X,” “Skintight,” or even this show; but it was basically free. Nowadays this type of show costs in the $50 range–plus taxes and fees, of course; the $49.99 turns into $53.00–and drinks are extra.
    I guess that’s progress, folks.

    • Thanks, William. I’d suggest entertainment was never free. It was paid for by gambling revenue. Now, that’s declining, so each part of a casino has to be profitable, including shows.

  • We saw the show last night. Everything the author said is true though one part, that is easily overlooked, was left out. (Or maybe it was just done last night and not on the night the author was there.) Under all the gags and jokes and dancing there is a message. To paraphrase Miss Behave, “The world is going to shit and it is not getting any better, probably ever. Since this is the case, why not have fun? We get one shot at this and since there are no rules, make them up as you go along and enjoy your time here.”
    Along with that there were several other pieces of advice such as “Don’t ask; Don’t get.” “Life’s not fair.” “Remember when we all thought it was possible? It is.” “Be nice.”

  • RustyHammer

    Do they serve casserole during the intermission?