The Worst Show in Vegas” isn’t what you expect when you hear the name. It’s actually quite entertaining.
The show stars Yurdi Worst, a magician from Austria, and his long-lost younger siblings, Judy and Brock, as they live their dream of having their own show in Las Vegas.
This unconventional approach to a variety show consists of family dynamics to which we can all relate (even if your brother isn’t a magician). Each character brings his or her own style of entertainment to fill the show with genuinely good, clean fun in a family-friendly setting (a rare thing to find in Las Vegas these days).
“This is no Vegas cookie-cutter show,” according to Lynetta Welch, a Vegas local. “It’s a fun, clean, unique, feel-good show that’s packed with talent. There is magic, music, comedy and juggling … something for everyone.”
Rory Johnston stars as Austrian magician Yurdi Worst. Rory started his show business career when he joined the circus at age 17. He was trained in the world of theme parks at Walt Disney World, where he worked for four years. He has appeared in various other Las Vegas shows.
Rory is joined by SJ (Sarah Jessica Rhodes) as Judy Worst. SJ is no stranger to the Las Vegas stage. She has acted, sang, danced and choreographed in several productions ranging from “West Side Story” to “The Sound of Music.”
Comedic juggler Jacob Jax plays Brock Worst in this show. Jacob cut his teeth in show business doing more than 5,000 shows on the street in Las Vegas. His talents include comedy, magic, juggling and masterfully controlling a crowd.
Rounding out the show is Botielus, as cousin Weedi Worst. Botielus is Las Vegas’s most rockin’ accordionist, playing lots of rock and pop not usually associated with the squeezebox. He has appeared on “America’s Got Talent” and many other television and radio shows.
“The show kept us smiling and laughing throughout,” Jen Krammer, another Vegas local, said. “The Worst family members are super funny and talented.”
Whether you’re on vacation with the family, in town for a few days on spring break with friends, or just looking for unique entertainment, “The Worst Show in Vegas” is an experience you will for sure tell your friends about. After all, what other show hands out chocolate chip cookies?
The show is approximately 60 minutes in length and is appropriate for all ages. Guests who arrive early are eligible to win an upgrade to watch the show from the “Worst Seats” (don’t worry, it really is an upgrade!), and everyone is invited to stay after to take pictures with the Worst family and purchase the “Worst” souvenir T-shirt.
“The Worst Show in Vegas” runs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through May 2018 at the intimate Night Owl Showroom in the Hooters Casino Hotel, 115 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas. Tickets cost $54.25 for general admission and $65.15 for premium, and they can be purchased at www.worstshowinvegas.com.