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I went to Laughternoon a few weeks ago. And to be honest, at such a bargain price, I wasn’t expecting much. But Adam London blew me away!
He had the whole place laughing for over an hour, and I enjoyed his illusions, too. But everyone has different tastes, so I want to help you decide if it’s right for you.
So, in this guide, I’ll give you a preview of the types of acts you’ll see. And I’ll also let you know what I’d do differently to land a better seat.
About Adam London
Adam London’s interest in magic began as a child. His grandpa was an amateur magician, and he’d teach Adam tricks as a reward for doing chores.
After graduating college, Adam decided to pursue the craft full-time. He went on to perform at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. And he also honed his comedic skills at LA Comedy Club and Improv Comedy Club.
This year, Mr. London is celebrating ten years of his production in Las Vegas. And he recently won the Best of Las Vegas Silver Awards for best comedian and magic show.
Laughternoon is at The Venue inside The Orleans Hotel & Casino. The address is 4500 W. Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89103.
It’s not on Las Vegas Blvd, but only about two miles from it – so it’s a quick drive or a pretty cheap rideshare fare. There’s also free parking outside or in the hotel’s parking garage.
Once inside the hotel, follow signs overhead to The Venue. The show entrance is at the west end of the casino, next to Bailiwick.
Las Vegas Show Times
- Show dates: Thursday – Sunday
- Start time: 4:00 pm
- Duration: 60-75 minutes
The runtime varies because Adam involves the audience in his acts. Since he doesn’t know what someone will say or do, that may change the length by a few minutes each day. When I went, it was an hour and five minutes.
The Venue doors open one hour before showtime. So you’re welcome to come early and get a drink at the bar or sit in the lobby. But seating usually doesn’t begin until after 3:45 pm.
Adam London Tickets
There are three ticket options for Laughternoon starring Adam London:
- Presto VIP: Reserved VIP seats & learn up to three tricks with Adam after the show
- VIP Tickets: Seating in the first two rows
- General Reserved (GA): Seating after VIP
You’ll need to check in at the desk inside The Venue to pick up your tickets. And show your ID to prove it’s you. Then, you’ll get in line according to your ticket type – GA or VIP.
My Ticket Experience
When I attended, I got GA tickets. And although seating is based on when you arrive, it doesn’t mean you’ll get the best location if you’re first in line.
For instance, I was first in the General Reserved line and got seated off to the side – against a wall. The seats were still good, but I would’ve preferred to be in the middle.
This photo shows the view near the back of the theater:
So based on my experience, I’d time it so you’re like fifth or sixth in line. That way, you’ll get the closest row (in your ticket category) to the stage. And hopefully, get seated in the center of the theater, too.
Also, sometimes, the theater upgrades seating locations if they haven’t sold out. Like when I went, some GA ticket holders sat in the first two rows. But on high demand days, there won’t be any upgrades.
Below is the seating chart for Laughternoon. Please note that seating sections and locations in the theater are subject to change.
At the afternoon show I went to, I counted nine tricks in total. And Adam incorporated humor throughout all of his acts.
You’ll get to see card tricks, mind-reading, sleight of hand, and disappearing objects. He’s also fascinated with rubber ducks, so you’ll watch some exciting things happen with those!
There’s a lot of audience involvement, too. In fact, everyone – except for me and my guest – got to participate. (That’s our fault because we tried not to make eye contact.)
Adam also goes out of his way to include children in his acts. For example, he did three tricks with kids on stage and even gave them souvenirs to take home.
But if you want to know more about the illusions you’ll see, below are two of my favorites.
Lie To Me: Las Vegas
In this trick, four adults are randomly chosen and called up to the stage. Each person is told to pull a bouncy ball out of the bag and hide it from sight. There are three yellow balls and one black ball.
Adam’s task is to figure out which audience member has the black ball. He does this by asking questions (and instructing them to lie to him) so he can decipher their “tells.”
This trick gets more and more hilarious as it goes on. And the adults’ answers only add to the fun. In the end, will Adam figure out who has which ball?
Adam selects a child from the audience for his next illusion. And at the show I attended, a young girl was brought up on stage and given a box of animal cookies.
Mr. London instructed her to pull out a cookie (and not to let him see it). He then attempts to read her mind and draw the animal she’s holding on a pad of paper.
Now I know what you’re thinking – they’re all the same animal in the box. But I can assure you that Adam shows the audience that there are many different animals inside.
Will Adam be able to prove his mentalism abilities and draw the correct animal? Or will he fail miserably numerous times?
After The Show With Adam London
You’ll get to meet Adam London after the show. He talks with all his guests and shakes everyone’s hands. You can even take photos with him and get his autograph, if you’d like.
And then, if you’re bringing the kiddos, there are also some very reasonably priced souvenirs. For instance, there’s a lucky duck for $1 and a magical rising wand for $2.
Laughternoon at the Orleans Casino
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Everyone I spoke with after said they loved it. And I agree; I thought it was a great show. Adam’s comedic timing was impeccable, and he’s a genuinely nice person.
I think the production is also the best deal for a Las Vegas show. I can’t think of another option that offers better value for the money.
And I really like this for families – all jokes are clean, and Adam is great with kids. He even enjoys their heckling!
So, I’d say it’s the right choice for you – if you:
- enjoy both magic and comedy
- want an affordable, kid-friendly show
- want a high chance of participating
- prefer smaller venues that offer a more personal experience
- like sports bloopers
- don’t mind going off the Las Vegas Strip