Mac King at Harrahs
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Tue.-Sat. 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
In Los Angeles Mac garnered a showcase for the producers of NBC-TV’s The Worlds Greatest Magic shows. His unique hilarious tricks, including his ability to make his head cave in, landed him a spot on the first of these highly rated annual specials. After seeing him on that show, they hired Mac for six more network specials. Which, in turn, lead to him being featured on Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular. At the end of 1999 Mac made his first appearance on the new syndicated Donny and Marie Show, where he performed his Amazing Goldfish Trick.From Mac King's Website
Mavens Overview: Mac King
Mac King is a real magician, not a flashy showman that does stage magic. Saying a magician does stage magic is just about the most insulting thing you can say to any magician, because stage magic requires little to no skill. Real magic requires expert sleight of hand, that few can truly master. To appreciate real magic, it must be done in a small venue. Fortunately, the venue that Mac King performs his twice a day afternoon show is just the right size.
In addition to performing great feats of sleight of hand, Mac has great repartee with the audience, so much so, much of the Internet Buzz focuses more on the comedic aspects of the show, rather than the great magic being performed.
The Internet Buzz is as positive as any show in Vegas could wish for. Coupons are readily available at Harrahs, which make the show an incredible bargain.
Internet Buzz: Mac King
- This is by far the best daytime show on the strip. It's a comedy magic show, so it would be unfair to compare it to the headliner magic shows like David Copperfield or Penn and Teller. But this is just right for a daytime show.
- His plaid suit and Southern charm set the mood for a delightful afternoon of quirky jokes and mind boggling magic.
- . I'm so glad we went to the show, he didn't disappoint! I saw a lot of kids so it really is a family friendly show but he included adult humor in there too, which I loved! He was hilarious and his magic tricks are pretty awesome.
- As for the show itself, it was fantastic. No, really... it was freaking FANTASTIC. Mac is hilarious, entertaining and highly engaging. A few of the magic acts were okay and some were pretty impressive, but believe me when I said it's not so much the magic as it is the comedy aspect that you'll love. I don't want to give away too much but I guarantee you'll have a blast.
- Some of the other similar shows on the strip use flashy props and sleek music and dancers. Mac King mostly relies on his wits and some pretty bare props such as little tents and ponchos, string, cards, and not much else. Oh fig newtons and tiny boxes of breakfast cereal are also prominent in his show. As I said above, Mac King is a huge dork after my own heart.
- I wasn't quite sure what to expect going in, but we left this show thoroughly entertained. I laughed. I laughed a lot. And it can be hard to make me laugh. I'm also still wondering how he did a lot of those tricks.
- This was by far the most entertaining magic show I've ever seen. The magic is great, but for me the best part is the humor the hilarious Mac King injects into the show. The show is perfect for the whole family -- kids and parents alike will love it.
- Of the three great magic acts in Vegas with a comedic element this is the only one you can take a young child to. There's still enough humor at the adult level but it's implied in a way that will fly over the kids head.
- The whole show was awesome. Mac King obviously has great enthusiasm for what he does and is both an amazing showman and a fantastic magician.