The Amazing Jonathan has ended his current run in Vegas leaving his gig at Bally’s. Posting to his personal Facebook, Jonathan lays down an explosive rant about his former venue, the state of Vegas entertainment and… well… horny waitresses.
Here it is.
Yes, we have ended our run in Vegas after 13 years. That is plenty long enough. I get it.
It turned out the killer deal offered The Amazing Johnathan wasn’t so killer. (shocker!). I noticed this very soon when I began dreading going to work each night. This was mainly from seeing a lack of advertising. Even after playing there for three months there were still more signs advertising acts that weren’t even playing there any more. It was death for me. There were NO signs to even tell people where the room was.
Did they know they had The Amazing Johnathan, international headliner, playing in their hotel? I felt like an opening act that was accidentally double booked into a banquet room. It was like playing a mismanaged comedy club but without the horny waitresses & cocaine,
He goes on to lament about the good ol’ days of Vegas entertainment when someone might at least be within striking distance when attempting to waste your time and money.
Sometimes I miss the old Vegas when they would, at least, look you in the eyes when they lied to you. I recall the days where the casinos would try to help you out instead of making everything so f——g hard. I’m used to a standard, although very low, that isn’t here anymore. So, after asking nicely a dozed times, I just stopped showing up. I think they should have noticed by now.
It just felt right. It still does.
Thanks to everyone! What a blast!
For the record, we added the dashes in the f-word.
Jonathan has always been among the sharpest comedic minds in this industry for as long as he’s chosen to grace the stage. We hope this isn’t the last time he has a regular home in Sin City but no matter what we sincerely wish him the best.
Posted by Editor on August 15th, 2012
Amazing Johnathan is moving from the Harmon to the Bally’s August 28th.
It will shift an hour later to 10 p.m. and will remain five days a week.
The show has been on hiatus since July to work on AJ’s annual haunted house which this year will be open to the public. Here are the details:
The Amazing Johnathan’s Screamont Experience is Opening in October, in partnership with the Las Vegas Club on Fremont Street and will be scaring nightly from 7pm. The two story haunt is half built, scripted, and coming along great!
We’ve also heard that his legendary Halloween Party will also be public this year. Which is pretty amazing.
Furthermore, Psychic Tanya’s AJ’s assistant for the last 11 years just celebrated a birthday. So congratulations to her!
Posted by Editor on February 17th, 2012
UPDATE: We are now getting word that Jonathan was only held at the hospital overnight and is recuperating from his injuries at his home.
Dodd Vickers of Magic Newswire has the following unfortunate report:
From what I have been told, Jonathan and Anistasia were approximately three miles from there home when they were hit head on. Anistasia has since been released from the hospital with “bumps & bruises” while Jonathan’s injuries are slightly more serious. He is expected to be in the hospital for several more days while the doctors evaluate the full extent of his injuries.
Read the full report here.
Everyone at iTricks wishes Jonathan and his girlfriend Anastasia full and speedy recoveries.
Posted by Editor on December 27th, 2011
The following magicians have been tapped by Broadway World to vie for the titles of 2011′s Best Magician/Illusionist:
Choosing among them would be too painful for us, but if you would like to help decide who wins, please click here for voting. At the time of this writing, Copperfield holds a commanding lead by garnering half of all votes.
Although we’d say everyone on that list deserves to be there, we find it a bit weird that Criss Angel was omitted. Whatever ones opinion of Angel, he has a top tier magic show in Vegas. That should have been respected.
The other main omission, Penn & Teller are competing in the Best Male Comedian category. They are barely clinging to a lead, so feel free to support them by heading over here.
Posted by Editor on October 7th, 2010
Last night, big names in Vegas entertainment showed up for the Dirty Jokes Show including Amazing Jonathon, Carrot Top, David Copperfield, and Nathan Burton. Word is its pretty good, so if you are in town, check it out! Read the full story here.
Posted by Editor on August 10th, 2010
Robin Leach has quite a handful of magic scoop in his latest column, chief among them:
• Melinda “The First Lady of Magic” will make a return to the Vegas strip when she takes the stage in her brother’s new venue The Saxe Theater next month.
• The Amazing Johnathan’s Halloween party will be filmed as part of an hour-long Pay Per View special. We’ve heard reports from inside AJ’s Halloween bash that we cannot BEGIN to type on a family-friendly site such as this. Our guess? It’s probably going to be worth the coin.
Hat tip to Dodd for snagging this.
Posted by Editor on August 9th, 2010