Legendary celebrity reporter Robin Leach recently wrote about Criss and Nathan's $10k sleeping challenge in the Las Vegas Sun's "Strip Scribbles" section. .
MAGICIANS CHALLENGE: Meantime, Cirque’s real magic show, “Believe,” at the Luxor with headliner Criss Angel, won a unique contest against Flamingo headliner and fellow magician Nathan Burton. The friendly rivals challenged each other on Criss’s Internet TV series “Uncensored,” which has racked up more than 300,000 viewers each episode. Criss and Nathan each took an equal amount of sleep-inducing medication to see who could stay away longer. At stake: The loser had to pay the winner $10,000.
Nathan told me: “We felt that this was a unique and incredibly difficult challenge. Criss has never taken any kind of sleep aid. I know how powerful they can be, so I thought for sure I would have an advantage. We wanted this to be a safe and legit challenge, so the competition took place at a prominent brain and spine surgeon’s office, Dr. Derek Duke. Under Dr. Duke’s supervision, Criss and I took the sleep enhancer.
“We then did various tasks to make staying awake difficult, such as laying down in completely pitch-black rooms and closing our eyes for long periods of time. Three hours into the challenge, while Criss and I were laying completely motionless, I dozed off for just a few seconds. Dr. Duke declared Criss the winner, and I will cough up the $10,000 for him to donate to his charity foundation!”
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