This week, Ira spoke with Murray The Magician, who is back performing in the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana Las Vegas, Thursdays through Sundays at 4 p.m. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Murray talks about his magical career and how he developed his look; why he sticks to his motto, “Don’t fool them, entertain them”; why it’s essential for performers (and especially magicians) to adapt to changing times and new practices and principles; who he considered his mentors while starting out in magic; why he’s not afraid of hard work; and why without Vegas, magic wouldn’t have advanced.
Murray made his mark as a household name when he exploded onto the entertainment scene after his successful run as a semi-finalist on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” The #1 network summer series was viewed by over 22 million fans nationwide.
He is a regular guest star on History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” as a magic expert. He has also been featured on more than 20 Reality shows from America’s Got Talent, including CW’s Masters of Illusion, SYFY’s Wizard Wars, VH1’s Celebracadabra, TLC’s 4 Houses and What Not to Wear, Reelz Extreme Escapes, PopTV’s Don’t Blink, Master Chef, Top Gear, Hallmark’s Home & Family, and Nat Geo’s Brain Games.