Piff the Magic Dragon adds three years to Flamingo on the Strip


He is the comedic magician who never ceases to fail towards the top.

We are talking about Piff the magic Dragon, the famous “loser” of “America’s Got Talent” which has just been extended to the Flamingo Showroom until 2024.

“I am very happy to continue playing Flamingo on the Las Vegas Strip for the next three years,” Piff, legal name of John van der To put, said in a statement. “I now hold the record for the longest run of any magical dragon with a magical chihuahua and I’m so proud. Thanks, Caesars Entertainment.

Piff, with sidekick Jade simone and veteran canine artist M. Piffles, performs at 7 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Mr Piffles was reportedly “unavailable” for comment. Insiders say he only answers questions in writing.

Piff is also due to celebrate his sixth birthday at the Flamingo, where before COVID, the show performed at Bugsy’s Cabaret. During the pandemic reopening, Piff moved into the Great Hall, spacing out his audience and selling available tickets.

“Since 2015, Piff the Magic Dragon, Jade Simone and of course Mr. Piffles have entertained our guests at Flamingo with their unique blend of wit, comedy and magic,” Caesars Entertainment Vice President of Entertainment Chris Yancey said in a statement. “We are incredibly happy to see the Piff show grow over the years, and we look forward to many years of laughter and success at Flamingo.”

Since moving into the former Donny & Marie showroom, Piff has continued to sell strong sales in the venue where “Ru Paul’s Drag Race Live!” also does solid business. Crowds exceeding 500 are common for both shows.

You may or may not remember that Piff was a season 10 finalist of “AGT”. After a stint in which he appeared on “X Comedy”, also on Bugsy’s, he broke out for his own headlining show on November 7, 2015.

Cleverly, the artist who dominated thousands of audition acts just to reach the “AGT” final has positioned himself as such an unlucky one. The description matches the character’s outsider image. But make no mistake, Piff is a winner.

The cast is rounded

On the theme of “AGT” alumni, the finalists for season 16 of the show Jimmie herrod and Lea Kyle join the champion Dustin Tavella to complete the cast of “America’s Got Talent: Live” in Luxor. The show opens for previews Thursday evening.

Herrod, a lanky singer, won a Golden Buzzer in the competition and performed as a soloist with the Oregon Symphony showcase in 2018. Kyle, who joins the cast on a date to be specified, is a French illusionist who also won a Golden Buzzer.

This triumvirate joins season 12 host Preacher Lawson; the champion of season 15, oral artist Brandon Leak; singer Kodi Lee; danger duo Deadly games, performing artists Duo transcend, the mentalist team The seersshadow troop The silhouettes and the Ukrainian LED dance troupe Light balance in the cast of Luxor.

Cool Hang Alert

Multi-talented singer Elijah rock The launch party for her latest album, “Matters of The Heart”, is scheduled for 6pm Thursday at the new Gatsby’s Supper Club, 2031 West Sunset Road in Henderson. Rock starred in “Vegas! The Show ”among many solo performances in the city.

It’s a complete hit, folks, with the Uli Geissedoerfer Quartet and strings range Rebecca Ramsey, James harvey on the violin; Hanna suk on the viola; Lindsey Springer on the cello; Carlos Mata-Alvarez on sax; Dave ostrem on bass; and Larry Aberman to the battery. The cost is only $ 15 to $ 25, a pittance. Go to eventbrite.com and search for Elijah Rock, and you are home. Or, there.

John Katsilometes column is published daily in section A. His “PodKats! podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at [email protected] To follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @ JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.


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