Sleeves up, pants down: The Naked Magicians are bringing their finely chiseled magical and physical talents to Las Vegas from Australia for their first Strip residency. The R-rated magic show, starring Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, will perform six nights a week at 10 p.m. inside Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand starting Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan 4.
Tyler and Wayne, two of Australia’s most famous magicians, bare it all in The Naked Magicians, foregoing top hats and capes 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,” said Tyler. “Las Vegas is very sexy with a lot of magic and is the perfect place for our show.”
Following the requests of several boisterous audience members to make their clothes disappear, Tyler and Wayne did just that. The Naked Magicians have performed and undressed for millions of fans in more than 200 cities and seven countries in high-profile locations including London’s world-famous West End.
The complete package of funny, athletic, sexy and good with his hands, Tyler was a competitive swimmer in the National Championships and Pan Pacific Games, before discovering his love of magic and becoming a skilled hypnotist. Often confused as a Macklemore look-a-like, Wayne originally starred as the “clothed” magician on 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,” said Tyler. “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,” said Wayne.
The Naked Magicians have been featured on major news outlets including USA Today, Cosmopolitan, HuffPost and KTLA, among others. The Chicago Tribune says, “these guys sure know a few new spots to hide some playing cards.” The Australian Arts Review calls The Naked Magicians “the hottest ticket in town,” while the Sunday Herald calls it “one of the most stimulating magic shows in the world.”
The Naked Magicians will perform Wednesday through Monday, dark Tuesday, at 10 p.m. inside Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Tickets start at $54.95 (plus tax and fees) and go on sale Friday, Jan 4. All audience members must be 21 years or older. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit mgmgrand.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call (866) 633-0195 or email [email protected]
com. For more information on The Naked Magicians, visit nakedmagicians.com.