The ‘Sad Clown with the Golden Voice’ is here with his heartfelt anthems and a suitcase full of Kleenex! This Pity Party is not all sadness and longing. The show is peppered with a brilliant sense of the absurd, mixing lots of humor with the awkward, tender moments.
A veritable “Pagliacci by way of Pee-Wee Herman and David Lynch” (The AJC), Puddles Pity Party has almost 500K YouTube subscribers and over 170 million views for indelible interpretations of classics by the likes of ABBA, Bowie, Cheap Trick and Queen and his unforgettable mash-up of “Pinball Wizard/Folsom Prison Blues”. You may recognize him from his appearances on Season 12 of America’s Got Talent and viral video collaborations with Postmodern Jukebox. Puddles has toured extensively in the US at legendary venues like the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, the Kennedy Center in D.C. and the Troubadour in Los Angeles. He has also performed many times in the UK at Soho Theatre London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Other worldwide festival appearances include the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Perth Fringe World, Melbourne International Comedy Fest, Just for Laughs Montreal, Belgium’s Gent Festival, Festival Supreme (LA), Bumbershoot Festival (Seattle), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), and Bethlehem’s MusikFest.
“It seems like a parody. But when Puddles opens his mouth to sing, it’s beautiful. Operatic.”
The Boston Globe
“Fantastically brilliant…originality at its best.”
- Simon Cowell
“His special effect is a textured voice laced with melancholy…what makes him transcend the trope is his vulnerability.”
The New York Times
“Clever and often hysterically funny… (Puddles) is ideally suited to songs popularized by belters old and new like Tom Jones, Sia and Celine Dion, all of which he performs with tear-jerking bravura…”
“What a voice he has. Brilliant man.” - Eric Idle
“Puddles Pity Party is the damndest thing…If I could sing like that, I’d never shut up.”
- Michael McKean
“Few things in this world happier’n a sad clown that sings like a mellow-tone angel.”
- The Austin Chronicle
“Pagliacci by way of Pee-Wee Herman and David Lynch.” - The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Since breaking out on America’s Got Talent in 2015, Piff the Magic Dragon has won the heart of America through his Vegas residency, network television appearances and non-stop touring.
For the past five years, Piff has headlined the iconic Flamingo Hotel and Casino in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, with over 250 shows a year in the Piff the Magic Dragon Theatre.
In 2020, Piff was crowned the winner of TBS’ tournament of Laughs, triumphing over his heroes Jeff Ross, Natasha Leggero and Judah Friedlander. In 2019, he was voted one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics to Watch and scooped up Best Comedian, Best Magician and Best Headliner at the Best of Las Vegas Awards.
For an act that bills himself as the Loser of America’s Got Talent, this is getting awkward.
Before arriving in Las Vegas, Piff became a viral sensation on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, had eight sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe, two in the West End and opened for Mumford & Sons, playing to 150,000 people on tour.
“A stunningly good magician” - Penn & Teller
“Piff is the best. A true original.” - David Copperfield
“A phenomenal talent” – Howard Stern
“I loved all of it.” - Neil Patrick Harris
“How are you going to top a guy in a dragon suit?” - The New York Times
“The right amount of wrong” - Las Vegas Review Journal (A-Rated)
“His dry wit had the audience roaring” - The San Francisco Globe
“Hilariously funny…Piff is quite simply delightful” - ☆☆☆☆☆ Broadway Baby
“Heroic…A hugely entertaining hour of grumpy magic” - ☆☆☆☆ Time Out
“Sidesplittingly and outrageously funny… a nonstop hour of pure, delirious fun, mixing comedy with magic and scoring 10 out of 10 for both” - Robin Leach, Las Vegas Sun
“A complete mastery of his craft” - The Scotsman
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