Terminology

Terminology

There’s a distinction. Comedy magician and comedian / magician. Interestingly, and maybe annoyingly, magicians seem to use the terms interchangeably. It needs to be dealt with, because there’s a big difference between a magician with some funny lines in their show and...
Thank You All

Thank You All

Well that’s it.  The month of performing at corporate holiday parties has ended, as has my last show for the 2017 year. I’ve performed on television shows, theatres, cruise ships, corporate events in Europe and beyond.  I am VERY grateful for the opportunities given...
Holiday Party

Holiday Party

December. For all the good in this season there’s also a fair bit of greed too.  Not just from a company sales perspective, but from an entertainer’s one as well. When you specialize in corporate after dinner entertainment, every high end firm wants to hire you in...
Fix it in post

Fix it in post

“We’ll fix it in post” I’ve been lazy about posting. Exhausted more like it.  Between normal performances at corporate events, my kid and new work opportunities, it’s been a mess. Travel has occupied my life.  In the last week, I’ve travelled to Los Angeles for a week...
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...