Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino
3667 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The Mentalist Las Vegas
The Mentalist Las Vegas is one of the longest running and most popular Las Vegas magic shows. It opened as the nightly headline act at the Planet Hollywood V Theater in 2005, and has been a hit with critics and audiences alike every since. Gerry McCambridge is the showman behind the Las Vegas mentalist show. He has gone under the Mentalist persona for decades, and shot to fame through the prime-time television show that he created, bearing the same name. While many fans of the TV program are drawn to the Mentalist Las Vegas show, you're likely to enjoy this hugely popular magical extravaganza, whether or not you have seen McCambridge on NBC.
The Mentalist Planet Hollywood show is famous for the unbelievable thought-reading skills and high-energy performance given by McCambridge. There is a high level of audience participation, so audience members have been jokingly advised not to attend if they have any burning secrets that can't be exposed. McCambridge is known for extracting frightening levels of detailed information about his audience members, including their names, hometowns, and what companies they work for. McCambridge's Las Vegas mentalist show has attracted such huge acclaim because it benefits both from experience, and from energy and comic timing. While performers like Amazing Kreskin can draw upon years of experience, many choose to watch younger magicians like Nathan Burton or Rick Thomas as their performances are more youthful and energetic. McCambridge has been performing for more than 30 years, and has built up his experience in front of viewers with his performances on his hit TV program. Therefore, the Mentalist Las Vegas show is well crafted, obviously the result of decades of practice, but is also energetic, colorful, and bound to get audiences laughing along with McCambridge's magical antics. The Mentalist Planet Hollywood show runs nightly from Thursday through Tuesday at the V Theater, located in the Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile Shops.
Gerry McCambridge is said to have created his persona as The Mentalist from his love of magic and the observational skills he learned from his father, who was a New York detective. Since then, he has traveled the world for 25 years, amazing audiences with his magical illusions. The Mentalist character is best known for the prime-time network television show of the same name that McCambridge created and starred in, as well as acting as executive producer.
McCambridge began his entertainment career in comedy clubs across the country. He appeared on various radio and TV talk shows, including The Today Show and Late Night with David Letterman. In 1999, the International Magicians Society presented him with the Merlin Award for Mentalist of the Decade. Five years later, McCambridge was enjoying critical acclaim for his very own one-man show in New York City. In 2005 he moved his show to Nevada, where his Las Vegas mentalist show had runs at the Rampart Casino and Hooters Hotel, among other venues. He then brought his show to the V Theater, located in the Planet Hollywood Miracle Mile Shops. The Mentalist Planet Hollywood show has proved so popular that in 2007 the Las Vegas Review Journal readers nominated McCambridge as the Best Magician in Las Vegas.