Piff the Magic Dragon is a comedian/magician who was born in England. He now lives in Las Vegas where he continues to win fans with his eye popping magic tricks and droll delivery while wearing a full length dragon costume.
A few years ago he realized that something was missing from the act so he rescued a long-haired white Chihuahua. He and Mr Piffles, the World's First Magic Performing Chihuahua, have been inseparable ever since, performing in matching dragon costumes.
Piff appeared on the tenth season of America’s Got Talent, auditioning last May. At first he seemed to be one of those pathetic little talentless people who just want to be on TV, no matter how embarrassing it is to get tossed off.
I was wrong.
The judges loved him, the audience loved him, I loved him. He got to the finals.
His Finals Week act consisted of having Howie sign a 20-dollar bill, and then changing it to a voucher for one free magic trick by Mr. Piffles. He took Heidi's ring for luck, gave it to Mr. Piffles, and gave her Mr. Piffles "most treasured possession" in a bag.
If you have trouble telling an act from reality, you might want to stop here.
He placed Mr. Piffles in a cannon and launched him through a hoop. Something went wrong. A robotic Mr. Piffles walked on the stage and fell over. Piff covered it with a cloth saying Mr. Piffles was drunk. Then he revealed the real Mr. Piffles who had Heidi’s ring.
Inside the bag containing Mr. Piffles' "most treasured possession" were his nuts. Heidi chose the big nut and when Piff opened it, he revealed the original 20-dollar bill signed by Howie.
There has never been a dog act quite like this one.