One of the great things about members of the Las Vegas entertainment community is that they are often so supportive of their fellow performers.
We caught Harrah’s bamboozler Mac King at the final show of Lance Burton. Flamingo headliners George Wallace and magician Nathan Burton turned up at the opening of “Vegas: The Show!” at Miracle Mile inside Planet Hollywood. Rita Rudner turned up for the first Matt Goss show at Caesars Palace. The list goes on and on.
The other night, we bumped into Penn Jillette, the more talkative half of Rio’s Penn & Teller, at the show of another mind-blowing magician, Paul Vigil.
Penn seemed as impressed by Vigil (pronounced “vee-hill”) as the rest of us in attendance. Hey, it’s no mean feat to deceive a master deceiver!
Vigil’s cerebral show, billed as “theatrically artful deception,” is free and he performs at King Ink inside The Mirage on Wednesdays and Thursdays (a formal show, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) and Fridays and Saturdays (close-up format, 7:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Check him out on Facebook or his official site.
Also in attendance were Penn’s wife Emily, and Penn & Teller keyboard tinkler, with a following in his own right, Mike “Jonesy” Jones.
Here’s today’s bonus jazz hook-up, by the way. You can get Jonsey’s newest music CD free (we do love us some free) at his official site.
Add Penn & Teller and Paul Vigil to your list of must-see magic shows in Sin City. We definitely have a new addition to our list of the Best Free Shows in Las Vegas. Take a look at the rest of our picks.