Piff The Magic Dragon - the star of America's Got Talent
If you have tickets to see Piff the Magic Dragon, you should expect the unexpected. As the last of his species, this dragon is quite something, he doesn't breathe fire or eat princesses, but what he does do is a cheerful comedy routine with occasional card tricks and some conjuring. Fans of reality TV may recognise Piff as John van der Put who has appeared on numerous talent shows across the world until he found fame on America's got talent in 2015, when Mel B was thrilled by his cheeky patter and unusual style of magic. His tone is that of a dour Brit, wearied at the normal pursuit of being a dragon he has branched out with a great deal of showmanship and grace.
Going fast: Piff The Magic Dragon Tickets on tour
Piff the magic dragon is not trying to be Penn & Teller or David Copperfield, his style of magic is very much more low key; along the lines of the old British working men's club circuit. The sort of magic Piff excels at is pulling a bunch of flowers from his sleeve for some lucky lady, close up card tricks and improv comedy; and he does it really rather well. If you have Piff The Magic Dragon Tickets from StubHub you are in for a treat. It is no mean feat to play to packed houses on the Las Vegas strip, given all the competition of variety acts which make a living there, but Piff the magic dragon has a solo season under his belt and John van der Put really seems to have hit a note with American audiences, so his worldwide touring is set to get the critics writing. Love it or hate it, they just can't ignore the ripples he has been making through the entertainment industry across all six continents.
Piff and he's gone
Behind the scenes, Piff is actually a very skilled magician. He was the youngest dragon to ever be accepted into the Magic Circle and famously advised Heston Blumenthal on the aspects of showmanship for which his restaurant the Fat Duck in Bray won the coveted Michelin Star. So don't let the slightly frumpy and dumpy demeanour put you off, this dragon is a consummate pro with a catalogue of tricks as long as your arm. With the comedy aspect he incorporates and the winning one-liners to members of the audience, when you share a room with Piff the magic Dragon, you are also part of the show. Roll up folks, the show is one of the best of its kind you will ever see.