Interviewed by Marla Santos
Multiple award-winning magician, Mondre, appears at the new show: Sapphire Comedy Hour, inside Sapphire Gentlemen’s Club. His crowd appeal is dazzling, keeping the audience gasping in surprise throughout his magic tricks – like when he makes three white doves appear out of nowhere. An especially amazing trick involves making a white cat appear completely out of thin air. Based in Las Vegas, Mondre has performed at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA, and The World’s Greatest Magic Show in Las Vegas. Of his many earned awards, a couple of the most prestigious are his Siegfried and Roy Bronze Lion’s Head and his first place in the Grand Prix Magiques de Monte Carlo, an invitation-only magic competition sponsored by Prince Albert and the Royal Family of Monaco.
STRIPLV: If you hadn’t been a magician, what would you have been?
MONDRE: I was a television engineer when I discovered magic for the second time in my life. If that hadn’t happened, I’d still be in TV.
STRIPLV: What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
MONDRE: I like to relax, preferably with someone special.
STRIPLV: What makes you happy?
MONDRE: Standing ovations makes me very happy!
STRIPLV: What turns you on?
MONDRE: Hanging out with beautiful women.
STRIPLV: What turns you off?
MONDRE: Bad magicians.
STRIPLV: What excites you?
MONDRE: Audiences that get it, and really appreciate being entertained.
STRIPLV: If you could, what one thing in the world would you change?
MONDRE: This consciousness of greed that’s taking over this country.
I would change that into a consciousness of giving and receiving.
STRIPLV: What would surprise people to know about you?
MONDRE: Probably that I am so down-to-earth offstage.
STRIPLV: What is your favorite curse word?
STRIPLV: Any “bucket list” items that you want to accomplish?
MONDRE: Score a contact in a David Saxe show.