Magician Hans Klok Set to Make Las Vegas Comeback
Dutch magician Hans Klok will return to Las Vegas with a new show in 2019, according to rumors.
Word has it Klok, whose real name is Johannes Franciscus Catharinus “Hans” Klok (say that five times, fast), will star in a show at Excalibur.
It’s believed the show will be a tribute to Houdini.
Klok has toured extensively in Europe with shows named “The Houdini Experience” and “The New Houdini,” so our money’s on one of those for the name of his Excalibur show.
Here’s an interview with Klok about The Houdini Experience.
We first heard rumblings Hans Klok would return to Vegas back in June, and it appears those rumors will come to fruition.
Apparently, Klok will peform in the Thunder Theater at Excalibur, the space currently occupied by Thunder From Down Under.
Hans Klok has a long and interesting history in Las Vegas.
He first performed on The Strip in 1994 in a TV show, “The World’s Greatest Magic,” broadcast live from Caesars Palace.
In 2007, Klok really made his mark in Sin City with a show at Planet Hollywood which co-starred Pamela Anderson, “The Beauty of Magic.” The show ran for six months.
Hans Klok once started a rumor he’d been intimate with Pamela Anderson as a “publicity ploy.” How was that a “ploy”? Siegfried and Roy are Klok’s favorite magicians, if you get our drift. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Magicians are having a bit of a tough time in Las Vegas at the moment—”Imaginarium” at Tropicana (closes Sep. 30) and “Masters of Illusion” at Bally’s (closes Sep. 3) are just two of the recent casualties—so Klok and MGM Resorts (owners of Excalibur) will be showing some temerity with this production. Doubly so because we’re only about 20 percent sure we know what “temerity” even means.
While news of a Hans Klok show at Excalibur hasn’t been confirmed, look forward to an official announcement soon.