Shin Lim and His Bedhead to Move to Venetian When Mirage Closes

Popular magician Shin Lim has already found a new home for his “Limitless” show: The Venetian.

Lim’s show closes July 14, 2024 at Mirage, a few days before the resort does for a transition to Hard Rock Las Vegas, July 17, 2024. His new show debuts at the Palazzo Theatre at Venetian in Oct. 2024.

Apparently, Lim and his team decided to move as small a distance as possible, as Mirage is about 125 feet away from Venetian. Lim saved a metric ass-ton on UPS shipping charges.

Shin Lim took up magic when he got carpal tunnel. Which is a little like starting ballet lessons when you have bunions.

Shin Lim says his Venetian show will be “all-new.” We sort of have to call B.S. on that one. We haven’t seen his show at Mirage, but the chances of completely “reimagining” the show is a bit of an exaggeration for marketing purposes. You don’t just learn a bunch of new techniques is took years to perfect. You can shuffle them a little, of course, but that’s not “new.”

Still, here is some of Shin Lim’s prestidigitatorial perfection, in many cases baffling to even the most experienced magicians.

There will be a new set, so there’s that. The Palazzo Theatre will also get a refresh in honor of Lim’s residency. Yes, they spell it “theatre,” so it sounds fancier.

Lim opened at Mirage in May 2019, and now boasts more than 800 performances under his belt. Which sounds much dirtier than it really is.

Rumor has it Lim considered changing the name of his show to something other than “Limitless,” but nixed the idea because it has his fricking name in it. The other options, “Limberness,” “Limpness,” “Limousine,” “Limerick” and “Limbless,” didn’t have the same pizazz. We loved “Limburger,” but apparently it was deemed too cheesy.

Anyway, back to things we didn’t completely make up.

Here’s Shin Lim’s appearance on “Penn and Teller Fool Us.”

Shin Lim has done an impressive job of drawing audiences, said to be more than a million people during his Mirage run, doing mostly card tricks, or close-up magic.

Close-up magic can be swallowed up by large stages, and watching a live show on a video screen isn’t all that appealing to us, personally. (Note that Penn and Teller are watching Lim on a monitor despite the fact he’s just a few feet away.)

Oh, all right, we’ll see the show at Venetian so we have some idea what we’re talking about. For once.

We’re glad Shin Lim so seamlessly found a new place to ply his craft. The craft, of course, is making the rest of us feel like gullible idiots, but still.