Piff The Magic Dragon Performs In Park City On Sunday
An actual magic dragon will be performing in Park City this Sunday.
Park City Institute is bringing Piff the Magic Dragon to the Park City Eccles Center on Sunday December 22nd at 7:30 pm. Piff explains how a dragon suit became a part of his act.
“A few years ago, I was working as a regular magician in regular clothing and I would get fired everywhere because people would say that I was too grumpy,” Piff explained. “I didn't feel grumpy, but I just had a resting grumpy face. One day I went to a costume party in a in a dragon outfit—that my sister had underneath her bed, for reasons that I never want to know—and nobody else turned up in costume, it was just me. So, I was genuinely grumpy, and my friend said Hey you should do this in your act. You could be Puff the magic dragon. I said wait I could be Piff the magic dragon, you might have heard my older brother Steve. So, I did it and it was a big hit because people don't really like a grumpy guy. Grumpy dragon? Hilarious.”
After finding his niche in his home country of England Piff performed on the popular US TV show “America’s Got Talent”.
“Got all the way through to the finals, went down in flames,” Piff continued. “Never shoot a dog out of a cannon and uh the next day we opened the show in Vegas.”
Piff now has a residency in Las Vegas. He performs his comedic magic show along with Mr. Piffles the world’s only magic performing chihuahua. The two’s working relationship has some tension.
“I tried to claim that he has magical powers when actually his true gift is the ability to do absolutely zero onstage,” Piff said. “You've never seen an animal quite like this. Doing, doing absolutely nothing.”
The show is about an hour and a half and includes audience participation. You can find a link to purchase tickets here.