Criss Angel’s show in Vegas is a bomb and audiences hate it

Criss Angel is definitely one of the easiest “celebs” to laugh at. Even calling him a celebrity isn’t accurate. He generally seems to annoy the crap out of people. Magicians as a whole don’t seem to garner a lot of respect, even the couple famous ones. David Blaine is a punch line for about 15 jokes on 30 Rock.

Criss takes himself pretty seriously, which is why it must really suck for him that his latest show is getting such atrocious reviews.

He may have scored a new lady in Holly Madison, but it looks as though the “Mindfreak” magician isn’t winning any new fans. Tarts has been told by several peeps that the only thing magically disappearing during Criss Angel’s new collaboration with Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” is the audience.

The show officially premiered last Friday, but even through the preview runs the performance garnered quite a few boos and hisses and a lot of people have reportedly been getting up and leaving. We’ve even been flooded with complaints that Criss’ New Jersey accent makes it hard to hear.

“It was quite possibly the worst show I have ever seen,” one audience member said. “It’s boring. I’ve seen nudie shows with better production value. I was embarrassed for him.” Ouch.

Angel doesn’t seem to be letting the not-so-rave reviews hamper his happiness as he and Holly hit up PURE in Sin City on Tuesday night. According to an eyewitness, the twosome arrived around midnight and clung to each other on the plush VIP beds until the early hours.

[From Fox News’ Pop Tarts]

I feel mean but I really enjoy laughing at this guy. I’m not surprised his show is nothing special. And I don’t know why I like Holly Madison, but I do. And I really think she could do much, much better. Hell, dating a peanut would garner more respect. There are easily a thousand men and two thousand objects Holly could date that would be a better idea than attaching herself to Criss Angel. Seriously, that ripped apart tennis ball? More personality – and more talent – than Angel. Go date it Holly. It’s smarter, hotter, and will definitely make you happier in the long run.

Here’ s Holly and Criss at the Lionsgate premiere of ‘Repo! The Genetic Opera’ at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas yesterday. Photographer: Judy Eddy Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. Margot says:

    What does having a Jersey accent have anything to do about his show sucking?

    It doesn’t make any sense. If he sucks he sucks.

  2. devilgirl says:

    Yeah Margot, I was thinking the same thing. Why does his accent make it hard to hear? And hear what? The dude sucks regardless of his accent.

  3. curegirl0421 says:

    He’s just a giant douchey dildo on legs. I used to really dig him, but wow did “fame” go to his head.

  4. aleach says:

    ew what kind of g.d. outfit is he wearing? ya, hes a douchebag

  5. Codzilla says:

    Agree with all of you. He’s a douche extraordinaire. Maybe now that his Vegas show bombed, he’ll finally piss off for good.

  6. Chris says:

    How timely! My Mom just got back from Las Vegas and she saw the new Criss Angel show at the Luxor and wasn’t impressed

  7. aspen says:

    Lawl…you know, “douche” is the best word for him ever.

    I like Holly Madison, too, but my opinion of her will change rapidly if she can’t pull her head out and find someone who might actually be willing to GIVE her the life she wants.

    She’s gorgeous, young, wealthy, and ambitious. Three of those four are going to evaporate real fast if she keeps throwing herself away on men who just don’t care about anyone besides themselves.

  8. vdantev says:

    He’s better off with small groups on TV, his self-absorbed music video approach to magic doesn’t carry over very well to the stage.

  9. i says:

    holly is sweet.

    i like her.

    if she likes him, then he’s ok in my book.

    go holly.

  10. cara says:

    I’m pretty sure he’s from Lawng Iyylnd, (that’s as in Long Island).

  11. Jeanne says:

    As a magician he blows.

  12. gg says:

    Love her shoes!

    They look silly together. A 40-year-old mutton dressed as lamb.

  13. Viggolover says:

    he is a douche. what is he wearing? seriously?

    did Holly forget to fake tan her feet?

  14. jennifer says:

    OMG LOL I looked at the pictures, read Jaybird’s write up, and all I could think was “This guy epitomizes the word ‘douche’, possibly even more than the Gotti boys” – and then I read the comments. Too funny. 😆

  15. DLR says:

    when i first saw criss angel on a&e i was fascinated, but after a few episodes that was it for me. he’s totally lost any appeal and i think his 15 minutes of fame are up thus why his las vegas show tanked despite the amazing cirque de soleil.

  16. Ohforf says:

    David Copperfield craps better illusions than this guy could manage on his best day. Whats more, he has real class.

  17. Trashaddict says:

    Didn’t this guy dump his first wife? Not a good man to attach yourself to.

  18. mojoman says:

    Ok Chris, dude..stop with that Victory sign pose, really man! nothing will erase your doucheyness regardless how you pose.

  19. Jen says:

    He is from Long Island… and our accents, when really thick, can be very hard to understand if you’re not use to them. By the way, we actually pronounce it “Lawnguyland.” It’s one word for us, and he’s just another joke from the area…

  20. IceBunny says:

    “douche extraordinaire” sums it up perfectly. nuff said. he is over. (or should be!!) anyone who wears their watch over their sleeve is a glaring douche before they even step outside their house. it comes quite naturally to him. truly, he is beyond gross. how he got his own Vegas show I will nevvvver understand. and I give no props to Holly either. it says a LOT about her that she likes HIM. she’s headed down the douchedrain herself if she doesn’t move on quickly.

  21. lanette says:

    what does a NJ Accent have to do with a crappy show? that comment was wack and stupid.

  22. sasha says:

    He is hideous. wtf is up with those pants, boots, watch… ugh. Holly is cute and all i can guess is he’s amazing in bed after that corpse Hef. what else could it be? She’s a secret fan of hair metal and fake goth cheese?

  23. Jane says:

    I’ve seen Criss’ show and it’s a good show. It’s nothing like Mindfreak and combines dance, music, special effects, and Criss Angel. He does very well on stage and this review is unfair. I know people that like the show and the media is trying to destroy Criss. The show is still evolving and this blog poster should see the show before dissing Criss. He is very talented and will succeed even if you don’t want him to. Plus, he’s rich as hell…he’s laughing all the way to the bank.

  24. nz says:

    what the heck is she doing with that weirdo, holly should just go back to the mansion!

  25. Jeanne says:

    He’d be a perfect boyfriend for Pete Wentz. Holly Madison reminds me of a Price is Right model. I’m sure she looks older than she really is. Too much old man sex maybe.

  26. Will L says:

    The Milli Vanilli of magic has been outed. His tv show is nothing but camera tricks and now his live audiences get to see his real talent.. or lack of it.

  27. Hi_Hater says:

    I work for Cirque, and you have to remember he was coming off a preview run, that was still working out a lot of the show’s kinks. He’ll be in Vegas for a while so I know he’ll continue to do what he knows best…and that’s entertain!

  28. Daisy says:

    I saw Criss’s show and all you haters out there are just jelous that you 1. Don’t have the talent 2. don’t have the money 3. Don’t have your own show on tv and stage and 4. Don’t have a playmate for a girlfriend. Criss’s show was awesome and I would go see it again. Criss if you see this, keep it up your fans love you!

  29. Artists who perform with full dedication and honestly keeping in mind entertainment of audiences are the ones who are best and you should encourage them to be entertainers for a long time.