Conference Entertainment

Conference Entertainment

I’ve had a day to digest it., this show 24 hours ago at the White Oaks resort in Niagara on the lake, Ontario. I’d say it was easily in the top 5 performances of my 25 year career in comedy & magic. Show for a small corporate audience. I got a standing O and an...
Been a while

Been a while

Its been a while since I’ve posted anything, due mostly to a tragedy where I live….so here’s a short post from the world outside show business. I live on a small court.  All the neighbours are close friends.  We help each other with our projects,...
I Don’t Know Whats Wrong with Magic

I Don’t Know Whats Wrong with Magic

That’s a crazy photo for this blog post. You know its bad when you’re using something like that. Unbelievable by EMF came on the radio. In 1993 ( I think ) I saw Jeff McBride perform at Abbott’s Magic Get Together. He used that song as he and a young...
Teachers : People Who Influenced My Work

Teachers : People Who Influenced My Work

Almost every artist references work that influenced his or her own. For some reason, this seems not to be the case in magic, and to some degree comedy. Why magicians never talk about other artists that had an impact on them and their work is beyond me. Teachers come...
Thoughts about appearing Penn and Teller Fool Us

Thoughts about appearing Penn and Teller Fool Us

Today is my birthday.  Last week I got to appear on an internationally broadcast television show called Penn & Teller : Fool US, now in its third season. The show challenges magicians to try and fool Penn and Teller and should they do so, they win not only the...
Magic on TV and magicians who critique it

Magic on TV and magicians who critique it

Dear magicians: I’ve seen a bunch of you guys trashing other acts you’ve recently seen on TV. Some of those acts are my friends. Posting shit like “they were awful” or “had no stage presence” etc. First, don’t do that....
Discount Monkey

Discount Monkey

I never met an act that hasn’t at some point put money and time into a performance piece only to find out it was a total waste of time.  It’s the way things are in the arts I guess. That said, if you want to put money into something, think twice about an animal....
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