Courtesy Murray the Magician is back at the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana these days.
Murray Sawchuck has actually carried out at a handful of locations considering that concerning Las Vegas from Orlando more than 15 years ago but the existing home of his distinct brand name of magic and comedy is the one that feels most comfortable for the Vancouver native with the immediately recognizable shock of blonde hair.
The Laugh Factory comedy club at the Tropicana was Sawchuck’s third stop on the Strip in 2012, after the Frontier and MGM Grand. He performed there for about 2 and a half years before moving over to Planet Hollywood, where his show shared the Sin City Theater because 2014. Months ago he moved back to the Trop and the intimate and old-school room that holds extra meaning for him.
” It is like coming home. I even got my old dressing room back,” states Sawchuck, whose very first experiences with the original Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles changed his career path. “Years ago when reality TELEVISION was really simply beginning to come up and I didn’t consider myself a comedy magician, I realized there were only one or 2 magicians on TV but comics were always on TELEVISION, on comedies and talk shows and everywhere. So I believed, I got ta discover to be funny. So on my day of rests I would drive into L.A. and wait in line on the street at the Laugh Factory because at that time, the first 15 people on the list might do the open mic for 3 minutes.”
Remember, Sawchuck was already playing his own show on the Las Vegas Strip at this time and had actually already performed his magic act around the world and on a number of TV looks. However he understood he had to continue to progress.
He kept commuting to L.A. for months wishing to develop his comedy chops and maybe even meet Laugh Factory creator Jamie Masada. “I never ever fulfilled the man. Then I did a lot of taking a trip and exploring and 10 years later on a good friend asks me to come have a look at the Laugh Factory in Las Vegas as a possible location for a show, so I walk in and I’m using a baseball hat and denims and all of an abrupt a person works around the corner and it’s Jamie,” Sawchuck states. “So I told them all the story of doing the open mics and extremely quickly, they invited me and reversed left. Me and [longtime assistant] Lefty just sat there wondering, do we have a program here? I guess so.”
Sawchuck’s constant drive and decision to update his act has lead him to YouTube, where his channel has almost 14,000 subscribers. Although he’s toured constantly and appeared on “America’s Got Skill” and regularly on “Pawn Stars,” he says he’s most often acknowledged from web videos showcasing different techniques and pranks. “I’ve been seen more on YouTube in the last few years than 20 years of being on TELEVISION. Most likely half of individuals concern see me and buy a ticket due to the fact that of YouTube and they have no concept I’ve been appearing on ‘Pawn Stars’ for ten years.”
In addition to the Tropicana show, Sawchuck is bringing his 6th annual vacation show benefitting the Friends For Life Humane Society to Summerlin at the Starbright Theatre on December 22. He’ll be signed up with onstage by fellow magicians Jarrett & & Raja, his faithful friend Lefty, singer Linda Suzanne and special visitor Arthur Duncan, the dancer understood for his performances on “The Lawrence Welk Show” in the ’60s and ’70s. You can find ticket information at < a href="
https://murraymagic.com/” target =” _ blank” rel =” noopener” > murraymagic.com. Murray the Magician exists at 5 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday at the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana (3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702-739-3626) and more details can be discovered at troplv.com.