Celebrate National Plaid Day at The Mac King Comedy Magic Show

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Celebrate National Plaid Day at The Mac King
Comedy Magic Show

Catch ‘Plaid Fever’ as King offers a complimentary ticket to guests on Tuesday, May 19 at Harrah’s Las Vegas

 

Harrah’s Las Vegas Headliner and Comedian-

Mac King is celebrating “National Plaid Day” by inviting plaid loving guests in for a special deal. On Tuesday, May 19 “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” will offer a free ticket to anyone that shows up wearing a plaid shirt at the 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. shows. “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” has delivered non-stop laughs and dazzling magic to audiences of all ages at Harrah’s Las Vegas since 2000. King’s contract was recently extended through 2019, which will give him 19 years at the hotel making him the longest running magician working at the same hotel.

“As everyone knows, I have a penchant for plaid. I also have a deep fondness for my fans who are truly amazing,” said King. “Inviting fans to come to Harrah’s Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 19 wearing a plaid shirt for a complimentary ticket is my way of saying thanks to those who support comedy, plaid and magic in the afternoon.”

Mac King’s Plaid Fun Facts:
·     Known as Harrah’s “Man in Plaid”, King has worn a plaid suit more than 7,800 times while performing the Mac King Comedy Magic Show.
·     In his show, King quips that his suit used to be his grandpa’s suit – a true story. When King first started performing magic he would borrow suits from  his grandfather’s attic. Now, King currently has his suits specially created by Margaretrose Custom Clothing Design in Los Angeles, California.
·     Event at a young age, King was “mad for plaid.” The earliest sighting of King in a plaid suit was at age 6 (see below photo).

King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino & Hotel. “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” is performed at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre. Tickets start at $29.95 plus tax. Tickets may be purchased by calling 855-234-7469 or by visiting www.harrahslasvegas.com.

Harrah’s Las Vegas Headliner and Comedy-Magician Mac King first sighting as a plaid aficionado at age 6.
Harrah’s Las Vegas Headliner and Comedy-Magician Mac King first sighting as a plaid aficionado at age 6.

 

About Mac King:
Now in his 15th year of headlining afternoons at Harrah’s Las Vegas, comedy-magician Mac King captivates audiences as he casts out a fishing line over their heads and catches live goldfish out of mid-air, performs amazing sleight-of-hand, makes his head completely disappear in a paper bag, and renders himself invisible, all while remaining unbelievably funny. Because of his quick wit and extensive audience interaction, no two shows are alike.

Sought after worldwide, King has made television appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and all five of NBC’s “The World’s Greatest Magic” TV specials. King is consistently praised by fellow magicians. In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Teller, of Penn & Teller fame, called King “The best comedy magician in Vegas. He’ll fool you with his fantastically original tricks…” His numerous accolades include “Best Las Vegas Show” in the 2012 About.com Reader’s Choice Awards. Las Vegas Review-Journal named his show the “Best Bargain Show” for 10 straight years (2003-2013), “Best Family Attraction” in 2012, and “Favorite Male Las Vegan” in 2008. In 2011, he was deemed “Best Strip Headliner” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s “Best Of” Awards. King also has been voted as Magic Magazine’s “Funniest Act in Magic,” the World Magic Awards’ “Best Comedy Magician” and the Magic Castle’s “Magician of the Year.”

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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Partners with Comedy-Magician Mac King for Mac King¹s Magical Literacy Tour: Back to School 2013

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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Partners with Comedy-Magician Mac King for
Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Back to School 2013

Donate three new or gently used elementary school books in August for two free
Mac King Comedy Magic Show tickets and a Grimaldi’s Pizzeria $5 off card

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famous for its award-winning, hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, has partnered with Comedy-Magician and Harrah’s Headliner Mac King for Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Back to School 2013. During the month of August, guests that donate three new or gently used elementary school books at any of the five Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Las Vegas locations will receive two tickets to The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Las Vegas and a Grimaldi’s $5 off card (Limit one per person. Grimaldi’s $5 off card good for future visit only). Donations benefit Clark County READS, the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation.

Mac King Magic Pizza

“It is important for us to give back to the communities where Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has restaurants and education is of vital importance. We have held book drives in other markets so we were looking to be a part of one in Las Vegas,” said Brittany Maroney, director of marketing of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. “Mac King is beloved in this city and his Magical Literacy Tour has done such amazing things for so many kids in a short amount of time that we were eager to join forces and help collect books for children in at risk schools.”

“I am grateful Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has agreed to be a drop off point for donated books and with five restaurants located throughout the city I am sure, with the community’s help, we will be able to collect a lot of books,” said Mac King. “My family loves Grimaldi’s and I have created what I like to call Mac King’s Magic Pizza, topped with anchovies and Kalamata Olives. Unlike my show, my pizza is probably not for everyone but it sure tastes great.”

See video link to watch Mac King talk about his Magical Literacy Tour: Back to School 2013 book drive at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria http://youtu.be/csmDUqF2mYA.

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Mac King’s Magical Pizza – Comedy-Magician and Harrah’s Headliner Mac King enjoys his Magic Pizza topped with Kalamata Olives and anchovies. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has joined forces with Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Back to School 2013 collecting children’s books for the month of August.

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Mac King Pizza Tossing – Comedy-Magician and Harrah’s Headliner Mac King tosses pizza dough with Grimaldi’s Pizzeria pizza tosser Isaias Ramirez. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has joined forces with Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Back to School 2013 collecting children’s books during the month of August.

Nevada Reading Week 2014
Donated books will be personally delivered by King to kids in at-risk schools during Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2014. Each year during Nevada Reading Week King visits students at local elementary schools to teach the importance of literacy by reading stories and performing tricks from his show. Thanks to book drives held throughout the year, at the end of the assembly, each child is able to take a book home with them. For many kids this is the first book they can call their own.

Mac King Pizza Tossing

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has five locations in Las Vegas and one in Sparks, Nev. Las Vegas locations include The Shoppes at The Palazzo, Rainbow and 215, Boca Park Fashion Village The Fashion Show Mall and Richmar Plaza. The Sparks restaurant is located in The Legends at Sparks Marina.

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About Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour:
Comedy-Magician Mac King has been a life-long advocate for childhood literacy and since settling down in Las Vegas, has made it his mission to promote literacy in Southern Nevada.

For years King has visited local elementary schools, spreading the importance of literacy to local students. In 2011 King decided to take his philanthropic efforts to the next level and launched Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, a citywide literacy initiative to foster the love of reading and rally community organizations to raise books for Las Vegas school children.

The tour kicked-off during Nevada Reading Week 2011 and since then has collected more than 5,000 books by partnering with several local organizations including: Las Vegas Wranglers, Springs Preserve, and Winder Farms.

About Mac King
Mac King has been recognized with numerous accolades including “Favorite Male Las Vegan,” and “Best Bargain Show” by the Las Vegas-Review Journal 2009 “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, “Funniest Act in Magic Today” by Magic Magazine, Magician of the Year by The Magic Castle, and “Entertainer of the Year” by the Las Vegas Weekly “Readers Choice Awards.” King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre. Tickets are $24.95 plus tax. Additional information on The Mac King Comedy Magic Show can be found by visiting www.mackingshow.com.

About Clark County READS
Clark County READS is the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation, in partnership with the Clark County School District. Clark County READS was launched in 2001 to improve student achievement by recruiting volunteer reading partners and providing books to schools and their students. Since then, Clark County READS has expanded to include initiatives such as the Family Literacy Program, Reading Is Fundamental, Library Upgrade Program, and Reach Out and Read. For more information about Clark County READS, call 799-KIDS (5437).

About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization, brings together business and community leaders to support smart, bold initiatives that will improve and transform our schools. For more information about the Foundation, go to www.thepef.org.

Comedy-Magician Mac King Visits With Students at Lomie G. Heard Elementary School During Career Week 2012

Comedy-Magician Mac King Visits With Students
at Lomie G. Heard Elementary School During Career Week 2012

Comedy-Magician Mac King performed two special assemblies for the students at Lomie G. Heard Elementary School on Wednesday, March 28. King’s appearance was part of the school’s Career Week 2012 festivities.

During the show, King performed some magic tricks, read a few books and talked about how reading literally changed his life. King shared with the students that he “checked-out” a magic book at his elementary school library, which later carved the career for the comedy-magician, now in his twelfth year as a headliner at Harrah’s Las Vegas. King then encouraged students to visit their school library and check out a book on any career they may be interested in. King dedicates his personal time to showcase magic and discuss the importance of reading at various Las Vegas schools throughout the year.

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Lomie G. Heard Assembly – Mac King donates an autographed copy of his book “Tricks With Your Head” to the library at Lomie G. Heard Elementary School. King visited the school as part of Career Week 2012. Pictured: Traci Dyer, Principal and Mac King.

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About Mac King
Mac King has been recognized with numerous accolades including “Favorite Male Las Vegan,” and “Best Bargain Show” by the Las Vegas-Review Journal 2009 “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll, “Funniest Act in Magic Today” by Magic Magazine, Magician of the Year by The Magic Castle, and “Entertainer of the Year” by the Las Vegas Weekly “Readers Choice Awards.” King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre. Tickets are $24.95 plus tax. Additional information on The Mac King Comedy Magic Show can be found by visiting www.mackingshow.com .

Comedy-Magician Mac King to Perform at Benefit Gala in Minnesota to Support RT Autism Awareness Foundation Inc.

 

Comedy-Magician Mac King to Perform at Benefit Gala in Minnesota to Support RT Autism Awareness Foundation Inc.

Joins fellow magician and childhood friend Lance Burton at
“Mending Minds: A Magical Gala for Autism” in Rochester, Minn.

Harrah’s Las Vegas Headliner and Comedy-Magician Mac King will perform a special benefit show in Rochester, Minn. at “Mending Minds: A Magical Gala for Autism.” King joins a masterful lineup of entertainers including his childhood friend, Master Magician Lance Burton, Comedian Bob Zany and the comedy & juggling of Michael Goudeau.

The event takes place on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 at Rochester International Events Center. Doors open with social hours from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. featuring live music from the JNH Band and a silent auction. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with performances by the night’s featured entertainers and a live auction. Tickets for the event are $100 and are available for purchase by calling (507) 254-8901. More information on the event is available at www.mendingmindsgala.org.

Founded in 2003, The RT Autism Awareness Foundation is devoted to ensuring that individuals diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum Disorder receive the care, helpfulness and resources they merit. In addition, the organization strives to increase Autism Awareness in the community and the effects it has on children and their families. More information on The RT Autism Awareness Foundation Inc. is available at www.rtautismawareness.org.

About Mac King
Now in his 12th year of headlining afternoons at Harrah’s Las Vegas, Mac King has been consistently lauded throughout his impressive run, including recently being named “Best Strip headliner” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s 2011 annual Vegas’ best awards. Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll named his show the “Best Bargain Show” for eight straight years (2003-2011) and deemed him “Favorite Male Las Vegan” in 2008. King has also been honored as Magic Magazine’s “Funniest Act in Magic,” the World Magic Awards’ “Best Comedy Magician” and the Magic Castle’s “Magician of the Year.”

Sought after worldwide, King has made television appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and all five of NBC’s “The World’s Greatest Magic” TV specials. King has also made several appearances at the “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, and was a featured performer in the “Masters of Magic” series at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada.

King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre. Tickets are $29.95 plus tax. Additional information on The Mac King Comedy Magic Show can be found by visiting www.mackingshow.com.

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