Watch an exclusive OTS interview with comedian-magician Adam London
When Adam London was about eight years old, his grandfather performed a card trick. This magic bit filled London with awe and left a long-lasting impression on him. Fast forward to today, he is a Las Vegas entertainer, a family man and teaches stand-up comedy at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN).
London grew up in a small farming community in Utah, which is the exact opposite of the neon lit city he now calls home. The first time he saw the musical, “The Music Man,” he knew that was what he was born to do. Perform. He continued working towards becoming a professional entertainer and this led him to earning his degree in musical theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
Not only is Adam London a local headliner, but he also is the father of four kids. He’s raising children as young as 18 months up to 10 years old with his wife, Alana London. We asked him how he juggles everything, but he couldn’t explain how he does it. This must be part of the magic he possesses and we know magicians never reveal their secrets.
After watching his show, it comes as no surprise why kids love interacting with him during his family-friendly production, Adam London Laughternoon. The show is interactive, light-hearted and sincerely amicable. His hour long comedy-magic act is showing inside The Venue at The Orleans Hotel and Casino every Thursday through Sunday at 4 p.m.
Before the pandemic paused live entertainment, his comedy-magic routine headlined at The D Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. Now he’s back on stage and ready to do what he loves, making people laugh.
“Being on stage and having the ability to make people laugh, that is the drive. That is the thrill, to constantly bring people joy,” says London. “Comedy is a cool, charming agent for the human existence. It just lights people up.”
While this town is known for catering to adult entertainment and tourism, London’s show is a wonderful outlier in the Vegas Valley. Parents can only take their kids to the Adventuredome so many times before it wears out its charm. The new location of his show is far from the fast-paced Strip, meaning it attracts more locals and families with relatives from out of town.
Before the Utah native takes the stage, funny homemade videos play on a loop to set the mood. Think “America’s Funniest Home Videos” meets hilarious TikTok bits. From chucklesome pet videos to gut-busting epic fails caught on camera, the crowd already is laughing before he even says a word. He is at home while on stage in front of an audience.
“It’s so much fun. I love being on stage. And for the last two years, during COVID, it sucked,” adds London. “It’s good to be back on stage doing what I love.'”
His show is set in a small, intimate theater, which makes audience engagement even more personable. When the lights dim, London walks out under a spotlight with his signature duck tie. The chatty crowd quiets down to hear him crack jokes and watch him perform magic tricks. It’s the perfect blend of humor, sleight of hand and whimsical surprises.
Although his show is appropriate for all ages, he still manages to sneak in some clever adult humor throughout the performance. Without giving too much away, let’s just say his magic marker is more than just a writing instrument in his act. Lucky guests may even snag a souvenir by assisting him during a trick.
In vein with Jerry Seinfeld, Adam London delivers 60-minutes of comfort food comedy complemented by impressive magical illusions. His family-friendly production is a refreshing reminder that there’s more to Vegas entertainment than nightlife and celeb residencies. Bring mom, dad, grandpa, grandma and the kids to the show with peace of mind, and the reassurance that things won’t get awkward on the car ride home.
More Laughs with Adam London
In exclusive video interviews, Off The Strip talks with London about why he loves performing for the Las Vegas community and what’s it’s like returning to show business post-pandemic.
Watch Our Exclusive Interview
Through a series of rapid fire questions, we got to know London even better. He shares his favorite local spot to eat, comedians that inspire him and tells us about his latest project. In the video below, Las Vegans learn more about the most wholesome entertainer they will ever see in Sin City.
Questions: Get to Know Adam London
Fun Facts About Adam London
He lived in South Africa for a couple of years.
He earned two Guinness World Records.
He drove an ice cream truck while in college.
He worked at the Magic Castle.
He starred in an episode of “Raising Hope.”
Adam London Laughternoon shows at The Venue inside The Orleans Hotel and Casino every Thursday through Sunday at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $14.72 per person.
The comedian-magician is also directing a local production of “The Music Man.” The musical will be playing in Henderson at the American Heritage Academy on April 28, April 29 and April 30.