America’s Got Talent finalist Murray SawChuck is at the Laugh Factory, inside the Tropicana Hotel.
Sandy, “The Laugh Factory features several comedians. Murray, are you going to be funny?”
Murray, “I know I am funny looking so if that’s all that counts it’s a start, right?
I think you have two groups of people who watch magicians. One is the people who want to be amazed and the others want to figure out how those tricks are done. This magic in the round show caters to both of those features of anyone who comes to see my show.
What is nice about this room, it is intimate. I couldn’t put a train or Ferrari in this room but it has a lot of personality.
When people come to my show they are going to see a lot of interesting illusions and tricks that are performed in front of their eyes. It is kind of nice like they are sitting in my living room having a show.”
Sandy, “The boxes are small, then you place tubes inside and there is hardly any room for your assistant.”
Murray, “Yes, Chloe is your standard dancer extremely flexible and very talented in what she does. My assistant has been doing magic for around 7 years now. When working with someone on stage, I don’t just use a model or someone who is just pretty. I need an assistant who knows what is going on so that she won’t get hurt. She knows what to expect and would not be slow in order for everything to look exciting.”
Sandy asked, “I don’t know if I could fit in the box in case Chloe doesn’t show up one night.”
Murray, “If she doesn’t show up, we can put you in the box and you can be her understudy. We can put you in the pink costume and we’ll have a good old time up there, why not?”
There is one trick where my assistant gets in and fills the whole box. Chloe is squashed in there. I add two tubes inside the box then slide a blade in the middle and split her right in half. The audience sees her hands come out so they know she is still there. The great thing about this illusion it is not performed on a big stage where you might think I used mirrors or smoke, but literally 2′ from your face. You can’t get any closer. This is a fun illusion called “The Tubes”.
During another illusion my assistant actually disappears completely but of course she comes back because I need her to do the show every night.”
There are special 2-4-1 tickets for locals and military. Murray SawChuck appears and disappears 7 pm nightly at the Laugh Factory, inside the Tropicana Hotel and Casino, on the strip and Tropicana Avenue. www.murraymagic.com