The Las Vegas that tourists see, the land of dazzle and debauchery, doesn’t seem like a natural fit for the sweet and wholesome Thanksgiving holiday. But there are real people who live and work in Sin City, and they do have lots to be thankful for. Las Vegas Magazine asked a few of the city’s top talents what they’re thankful for this year.
Mat Franco and Criss Angel both weighed in with heartfelt responses. Piff unquestionably has the best answer from among the magicians:
“Mr. Piffles and I just extended our contract until the end of 2018 at the Flamingo, with almost 300 shows scheduled. So I’m thankful that Chihuahuas don’t understand the concept of pay raises. Or even pay.”
Several other Vegas greats also have fun and funny thoughts to share for this turkey day:
“Thankful for being in this crazy, unique, brilliant city that is the entertainment mecca of the world and a playground for clowns like us. Thankful for getting to bring a new strain of idiocy and fun to this wonderful place. Also, thankful for tequila. Always. Happy Thanksgiving XX.” –Tom Green, comedian
“I am thankful for family and friends and everyone in America who has maintained their sense of humor and loving kindness in these difficult times. –Cindy Williams, guest star in Menopause The Musical
Read all of the responses here in Las Vegas Magazine. And have a happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Day means a lot of things to different people, but for many it means loading up on carbs, getting into petty, passive-aggressive arguments with distant relatives, and passing out on the couch in front of a football game. When the discussion inevitably turns to politics, why not distract everyone with one of the simple but effective magic tricks taught by Magic of Rahat in the video above? Impress the hell out of cynical uncle Joe, blow your preschooler cousin’s mind, and save everyone else’s sanity at the dinner table.