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Popular show 'Absinthe' celebrating 4,500 shows on the Las Vegas Strip

Posted at 12:21 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 03:45:52-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On the evening of Fourth of July, most people would agree the firework shows were in celebration of Independence Day. The cast and crew of the variety show "Absinthe" outside Caesars Palace would disagree.

Those fireworks were for them, a celebration of 4,500 shows and more than eight years on the Strip.

"We got the best acrobats on the strip," said the show's host, The Gaziollionaire. "We got the best burlesque people. We got the best ushers. We got the best popcorn. We got it all."

When it comes to entertainment on the Strip, the show Absinthe really does have just about everything - from awe-inspiring acrobatic acts to raunchy, off-color comedy delivered by the show's provocative host, The Gazillionaire.

"I look out and I see 600 smiling faces," the host said. "I don't think anyone's offended. I work very hard to welcome everyone in their own personal, individual greeting, because I can't learn everybody's names."

If it's not the Gazillionaire capturing audiences with his off-color brand of humor, it's the man - the act - known as bathtub boy.

"Alright, okay. Bathtub guy, hot guy, we get it - blah, blah, blah. Twice a night, every night, seven days a week. Next question," The Gazillionaire said.

The next question? What's the next act for a show that combines circus, burlesque, vaudeville and comedy? After hitting the 4,500 show milestone, how far will one of the Strip's most popular shows go? The Gazillionaire think it will last as long as the plastic in the ocean.

"On top of that whale, spinning in the gyre of trash is gonna be this tent in the middle of the ocean. And we're still doing shows," he mused.

Two shows a night, 7 days a week - Absinthe will be swirling on.