contact)Monday, Oct. 29, 2018|2 a.m.
. A year back, comic magician Piff the Magic Dragon– a preferred from “America’s Got Talent” and “Penn & & Teller: Fool Us”– strengthened his presence in Las Vegas by relocating to five reveals a week at the Flamingo and cutting back on his busy touring schedule to spend more time on the Strip. The results include breaking all box office records at the Bugsy’s Cabaret space over the summertime and accelerating his schedule.
Piff and his magic performing chihuahua Mr. Piffles now strike the phase nighttime other than for specific dark dates and the show was simply extended at the Flamingo through completion of 2019.
“Having the ability to carry out every night has made the program a lot better. Being able to remain in one location allows us to work on the tricks more than if we have to visit every night,” says Piff, whose human name is John van der Put. “Likewise being able to be around individuals like Penn and Teller, David Copperfield and Mac King has likewise really been terrific, to get recommendations from those individuals and really be able to up our video game.”
Remaining stable in Las Vegas is all about that elevation of production.
“Certainly we want to preserve the quality of the program and that often means trying not to put new tricks in until they are truly prepared,” he states. “That can slow down the pace [of making modifications] a bit but it likewise gives us a much better way to work the product in.”
Initially coming from London, Piff still strikes the road as much as he can, often three or four times a month and somehow discovers the time for the Piff Pod, a weekly podcast that goes behind the scenes of his wonderful dragon life consisting of interviews with fellow entertainers and tales from his trips.
“It’s a lot of fun to do, simply a method to stay connected with fans and supporters and people who come to the program,” he states. “Every week there’s some sort of insane incident and excellent to document them all.”
Next up is a lot more TV. Piff is completing production on his own funny special that should be released in early 2019 and he’s likewise been dealing with an upcoming “AGT” champions special and a brand-new show with Penn Jillette.
Piff the Magic Dragon carries out at 8 p.m. nighttime at Bugsy’s Cabaret at the Flamingo (3555 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702-733-3111) and more info can be found at caesars.com.