Writing

Writing

I make weird choices sometimes, especially when it comes to writing material for my show. I have a strong belief that if I write what I like, the audience will sense that I’m doing something I love and get on board with that. Doesn’t always work, especially during the...
Confidence

Confidence

I’ve been talking about Holland America Cruises lately. I’m performing on one right now, where I’m currently in the middle of the Pacific Ocean half way between California and Hawaii. I’ve been headlining shows for them for a while now. I love the theatre, the...
Technology

Technology

Look, I’m a pretty low tech guy. Updating this blog every week is quite a chore for me. I really don’t have much patience for the internet and electronic banking, cell phone wizardry and all that jazz.
 Until very recently I didn’t even use internet banking, and still...
Curtains Up

Curtains Up

That image is a picture of the theatre I’ll be performing at next week. There’s a moment right before the curtain opens and you walk out to perform for those thousand or 1500 audience members in the house.  It’s a short moment, maybe a second.  You take a...
Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Visited a friend in the hospital. One of the older acts I first met when I came to Toronto show business.   He’s one of the best comedy magicians I’ve ever seen. He was about to go in for a quadruple bypass.  I can only imagine the stress of knowing doctors are going...
New Year

New Year

“This just might do nobody any good”.  The opening to one of the most epic speeches in the history of broadcast. Happy new year.  2018 is here. What are your resolutions??? One of mine is to never use that image at the top of this post again 😉 Not sure what my plans...
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...