Naked magicians in Las Vegas? Is this a trick?
The Naked Magicians is the newest show to hit the Vegas Strip (no pun intended) and it’s taking it all off at the MGM Grand at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club beginning Feb. 13.
The Naked Magicians star Australian magicians Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne. The duo are famous for their sleight of hand and their rock-hard bodies. The Naked Magicians are so fit, the concept for the production came about after audience members shouted “Take it off!” and “Take it ALL off” at their shows.
According to the show’s news release, The Naked Magicians forgo traditional magician attire for “full-frontal illusions complete with magic, muscles and endless laughs. Left without sleeves or pockets, The Naked Magicians perform mesmerizing feats that are both baffling and entertaining.”
“We are thrilled to open our first Sin City residency,” Tyler said in that release. “Las Vegas is very sexy with a lot of magic and is the perfect place for our show.”
Tyler was once a competitive swimmer in the National Championships and Pan Pacific Games. Wayne was a traditional magician on Australia Channel 10’s long-running television program Toasted TV, before becoming the first Australian magician in broadcast history to have his own series, More Than Magic, which aired in Australia, New Zealand, England and the United States.
“Good magicians don’t need sleeves and great magicians don’t need pants,” Tyler said. “When we say ‘abracadabra,’ the audience isn’t always looking at our hands.”
“It’s kind of crazy because magic is the second-oldest profession and we couldn’t believe no one had combined the two things that everyone loves: magic and nudity,” Wayne said.
The Naked Magicians performs nightly (dark Tuesdays).