The Mac King Comedy Magic Show: A Neat Place to Take the Kids
August 2, 2009 by Brian T. Yates
There aren’t a lot of activities that children can attend in Las Vegas. Most shows are in the evening and too many are adult oriented or simply boring when it comes to entertaining a child. When the swimming pools and the arcades get old, take the little ones to see the Mac King Comedy Magic show at Harrah’s.
Mac mixes comedy and magic with his act and although a few of his gags lean on the adult side, his show maintains a family atmosphere. Where else can you see a man perform magic tricks and tell jokes in a tacky plaid-suit?
Parents, wondering how to pry your kids away from the hotel or hand held video games, can take them to Mac King’s show. Having no idea how magicians perform their craft, Mac’s sleight of hand tricks become fascinating to watch. Here’s a guy who can make goldfish appear out of thin air with the use of just a third of a Fig Newton for bait on a fishing line or a part of a carrot that he molds into a fish. One second, no goldfish, the next second, goldfish! Kids of all ages love this because it’s magic.
Missing from his show are scantily clad girls, a flying car, and tigers—those can found elsewhere in Las Vegas. Mac only needs a few props and his quick wit. His hour long show offers a variety of simple magic tricks, his eccentric comedy entertains anyone, and unlike other magicians who disappear after their show, Mac signs autographs in the lobby.
Tickets can be free and found at or near Harrah’s by venders handing out tickets. With each free ticket, a guest must purchase a $10 drink. VIP seating can be purchased for $24.95 plus tax and fees. Show times are 1 AM and 3 PM Tuesdays through Saturday at the Improv in the Harrah’s Casino. For reservations call 702.369.5222. For groups of fifteen or more call 702.349.6315.
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