Communication

Communication

“For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk “ – Stephen Hawking A prominent and pretty famous magician, one whom I’ve admired since I was a kid sent me a message...
Showbusiness or ShowArt ?

Showbusiness or ShowArt ?

There’s no star system in Canada.  That’s the problem. I’ve been working in show business long enough that its impossible not to be a little bit jaded by it. Since the age of 16 the showing of magic tricks and making them funny has been my sole source of...
Ethics

Ethics

Its a question of professionalism even more than ethics, although that comes into play too. Its no secret that I specialize in corporate after dinner comedy and magic shows. I have a very specific skill set I’ve developed in order to be able to entertain in a...
New Things Cooking

New Things Cooking

I’ve been incredibly lucky to be a full time magician and comedian. I’ve only performed the types of shows I’ve wanted to do over the full span of my career with little compromise.  Its incredibly rare in Canada to never have had a 9-5 job and only have worked...
The Company Holiday Party

The Company Holiday Party

Its that time of year when people begin to organize their Christmas and Holiday parties. A lot of entertainers writing blogs about how to pick entertainment and make the event a successful one. Take stock, they say,  of what you think is important and google wisely. ...
This week in Vegas

This week in Vegas

The deadliest mass shooting in American history happened this week in Las Vegas. My web guy says I’m supposed to write a weekly blog post, test it to confirm that its written at grade 7 reading level so that it captures the highest audience possible and post it with...
Cruise Performances

Cruise Performances

For the last week I’ve been performing on a Holland America cruise ship to Alaska. I flew from Toronto to Anchorage and joined the ship. Its been about 3 years since I’ve worked my show on a ship and I think I’ve missed it. I have two weeks onboard. For my part, the...
All Roads Lead to Brampton

All Roads Lead to Brampton

You don’t hear much about acts who take their shot and miss, but I’ll tell you what happens to them.  They end up working dead end jobs on crazy shifts because they spent too much time chasing their dreams and not enough time preparing for what happens should that...
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Tomorrow I’ll be 43 years old.  Crazy. It makes you think a bit, each birthday that comes now, seemingly faster every year. When I started out in magic as a small child, I’d never have guessed I’d turn pro at 16 years of age and never have to get a job of any kind...
Magic Shop

Magic Shop

14 years ago yesterday Herb Morrissey of Morrissey Magic in Toronto, passed away. I think he also cause the big Toronto blackout I miss him and the laughs at the shop and the advice along the way. The other day I put my foot up on a stool and lit a cigarette. Ha, I...
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