Magical matinee: Affordable magic and comedy for the family at Tahoe Cityand#8217;s Lakeside |

Magical matinee: Affordable magic and comedy for the family at Tahoe Cityand#8217;s Lakeside

Sun staff report

TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Tahoe Comedy North and Lakeside present a magical matinee, Saturday, Nov. 27 and Dec. 11. Wayne Wright of Tahoe Comedy North brings in acts nationwide from contacts in the days as a Southern California night club owner, and said these are not-to-be missed events. and#8220;This show is kid-friendly, with strolling magic close-up at 1 p.m., then a stage show at 2 p.m.,and#8221; said Wright. Larry Wilson, Saturdayand#8217;s performer, performs very intricate tricks, and is, according to Wright, one of the best comedians in the biz with a great personality. and#8220;Heand#8217;s very interactive, very good at his craft,and#8221; said Wright.

Your magician / comedian Larry Wilson will have you laughing so hard you wonand#8217;t even realize the astounding and freaky visuals taking place all around you are actually magic. Larryand#8217;s high-energy performance combined with a gift for lightning-fast ad-libs makes it all the more impossible to determine whatand#8217;s really planned versus what is spontaneously happening. Catch this combination of Lake Tahoe views and magical entertainment.

Then, Saturday, Dec. 11 witness magic becoming comedy. Jacques Simard is a Gold Wand Award-winning magician who brings laughter and astonishment to crowds around the world. His performances are individually tailored to his audiences, mixing illusions, sleight-of-hand and charming comedy and#8212; winning rave reviews and prestigious awards. As a comedy performer, mime, clown and sleight-of-hand artist, heand#8217;s been featured in over 4,000 performances of and#8220;Les Folies de Paris,and#8221; and was featured at the 1996 Expo-Quebec, where every day he made a real car appear on stage for his astonished audiences.

and#8220;Weand#8217;re very fortunate to have this caliber of performers here in Tahoe,and#8221; said Wright.

Donand#8217;t miss this great combination of scenic Lake Tahoe views and afternoons of magical entertainment. Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults and can be purchased at Lakeside, 850 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City behind Safeway. For a complete Tahoe Comedy North schedule, visit