I wanted to like this show. I really did. It is highly rated on TripAdvisor, and outside of my flights was the only scheduled event of my trip.
I had a general admission ticket, and was seated at a small table near the front. While waiting for the show to start, they were showing clips of videos like something from America’s Funniest Home Videos. The audience was howling with laughter as the injury count piled up, and I started to have a sinking feeling that I was in the wrong place.
I thought the magic was skillfully performed, although I have seen similar effects performed many times elsewhere. Where he brought originality was with his humor and interaction with the audience. He was quick on his feet, and plenty of people were laughing hysterically. But to quote the fish in the Cat in the Hat, “Oh, I do not like it! Not one little bit!”
His brand of humor was to insult the audience in general and the participants in particular. The stage lighting may have made it difficult for Mike to see, but I witnessed one young boy who looked crestfallen throughout the remainder of the show following his “participation.” I think the reason I enjoy Mac King and Jan Rouven more is that with their humor, they are poking fun at themselves.
He posed for pictures afterwards, but I just wanted to leave and avoid any additional zingers on the way out.
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