More than 1.6 million people have viewed – and likely laughed – at Eric Buss’ YouTube clip.
In it, he rides his “bubble-wrap bike,” pedaling merrily over an unspooling roll of bubble wrap that’s attached to the front of the jerry-rigged vehicle, popping plastic all the way. It’s a totally useless expenditure of both time and bubble wrap, but clever in a head-slapping sort of way.
Watching Buss live is anything but a waste of time. He enters on his bike and proceeds to emcee “Masters of Magic” at Reno’s Grand Sierra, one of the best entertainment bargains around, featuring four top-notch illusionists in 90 minutes of magic for $20.
Buss continues to display a series of manipulations with his “magic toolbox,” joins in on a few more traditional illusions with Michael Grandinetti and David Goldrake, and concludes with a symphonic presentation of “snakes” springing out of cans.
Grandinetti and Goldrake present major twists on classical illusions. Every time you think you’ve seen one too many box tricks, here comes another that throws a wrench into your preconceived notions. They are both smooth manipulators with charming personalities.
Area favorite Mark Kornhauser also appears in the show, correctly identifying far-flung ZIP code locations shouted out from audience members, being a hysterically funny phony psychic, and playing off his talking dog Zsa Zsa. (8 p.m.; Tuesdays-Sundays; Through Aug. 16; $20; grandsierraresort.com)jacksoncasino.com thundervalleyresort.com thundervalleyresort.com