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April 1st, 2014 at 6:02:16 PM permalink
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Thanks. I have seen many of the cirque shows and liked them all, of course to varying degrees. I loved Absinthe. But friend specifically asked for magic show....



Ok fine! :) You're stuck with magic. My top choices for a magic show would be Penn & Teller, The Mentalist and then David Copperfield. You're going to know how many of Copperfield's tricks are done or be real close to knowing. You're mind will be blown if you go to The Mentalist.


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April 1st, 2014 at 6:28:29 PM permalink
For a slightly different magic show, you might try Mac King. He appears at Harrah's, doing two afternoon shows five days a week. It is kid-friendly comedy magic, not a big production with a lot of smoke and mirrors. The magic is good and the comedy is mostly on the 3rd grade level -- if you aren't laughing, then you were never in the 3rd grade. Even if you go see David Copperfield (I have seen him, but not in Vegas), you might check out Mac's show one afternoon, too.

Everyone gets to see the show from up pretty close, and tickets are always available at a discount. This site sells the tickets for $38.45, but right there on the page is a link for "$11 off + free upgrade." Other such promos are available all over.
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April 2nd, 2014 at 3:57:33 AM permalink
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For a slightly different magic show, you might try Mac King. He appears at Harrah's, doing two afternoon shows five days a week. It is kid-friendly comedy magic, not a big production with a lot of smoke and mirrors. The magic is good and the comedy is mostly on the 3rd grade level -- if you aren't laughing, then you were never in the 3rd grade. Even if you go see David Copperfield (I have seen him, but not in Vegas), you might check out Mac's show one afternoon, too.

Everyone gets to see the show from up pretty close, and tickets are always available at a discount. This site sells the tickets for $38.45, but right there on the page is a link for "$11 off + free upgrade." Other such promos are available all over.



I was also going to recommend Mac King. You can usually get at least 2 for 1 tix, and depending on your player status, almost always get free tix (almost no play required for them). Comic magic, low-key.
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April 2nd, 2014 at 5:34:28 AM permalink
Copperfield. Best I've seen.
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April 2nd, 2014 at 8:36:35 AM permalink
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I was also going to recommend Mac King. You can usually get at least 2 for 1 tix, and depending on your player status, almost always get free tix (almost no play required for them). Comic magic, low-key.



The Las Vegas Advisor also reports, as of this month, tickets are only $9.95 (or was it $9.99), even if you pay for them.
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April 2nd, 2014 at 10:47:28 AM permalink
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The Las Vegas Advisor also reports, as of this month, tickets are only $9.95 (or was it $9.99), even if you pay for them.



He's pretty funny, but like a lot of things in life, you get what you pay for. There is a reason his tickets are so cheap and free if you play some penny machines at a Casino.


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April 2nd, 2014 at 10:56:50 AM permalink
If Mac King was so bad he wouldn't have been performing on the Strip for 20 years.
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April 2nd, 2014 at 11:07:25 AM permalink
He's not bad, but he's not in the same class as Copperfield, Penn & Teller and many other brilliant illusionists. He is to magic what Adam Sandler is to acting. Fun to watch. Good show, but not mistaken for the top of his craft.


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April 2nd, 2014 at 12:05:17 PM permalink
Yeah, he's not a headliner, but he's a solid show for part of an afternoon. I was disappointed seeing David Copperfield, but it's been about 8 years, and it wasn't in Vegas. Maybe he's better with a home base; this was a tour production. He did a couple of tricks standing next to me, and I saw how both were done. He's better from a distance, I think.
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April 2nd, 2014 at 5:10:01 PM permalink
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Yeah, he's not a headliner, but he's a solid show for part of an afternoon. I was disappointed seeing David Copperfield, but it's been about 8 years, and it wasn't in Vegas. Maybe he's better with a home base; this was a tour production. He did a couple of tricks standing next to me, and I saw how both were done. He's better from a distance, I think.

Yeah, as far as I know, he was/has never been know for spectacular sleight of hand. I remember being told by my parents Lance Burton was the best they had seen for the up close stuff.

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