If a grown man in a dinosaur costume doesn’t make you laugh, just wait until he starts doing magic. A finalist on America’s Got Talent, Piff (and his sidekick, Mr. Piffles, The World’s Only Magic Performing Chihuahua) lets a dry sense of humor and blasé attitude take audiences through 90 minutes of some actually quite astonishing magic tricks. He’s not making monuments disappear like Copperfield, or cutting himself in half ala Criss Angel. Piff’s magic works on a smaller scale, using everyday items like a toaster or a can of dog food as vehicles for his illusions. A word, just because he’s dressed like he can work your kid’s birthday party, this isn’t a show for kids (and no, they don’t do children’s parties, either). Also, occasionally Mr. Piffles might be shot from a cannon. Show nights vary, with shows at 8pm.
- Grace Bascos