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Entertaining in the Heat

If I were a character in the Rankin Bass holiday classic A Year Without a Santa Claus, I’d without question be heat miser.  If you’re not familiar with them, here’s the famous song introducing the characters.  My brother and I would sing this every dec...

Magicians

This is a story but its worth it, I think.... and there's video too, always nice.
I miss Willis Kenny, he was a great magician and a real character. Say what you will, we don't have enough crazy characters like that dude anymore.
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Unsolicited Advice for performing on Penn and Teller Fool US, a repost.

Its that time of year again, sooooo,....

If you just got cast for this season of Fool Us, CONGRATULATIONS!

You’re about to appear on easily the best television program that showcases magic since The Paul Daniels Magic hour. You will perform on the nicest stage I’ve ...

Koningsdam fun on Holland America

I’ve been absent again for some time.  I know, it’s becoming a theme, but the upside is no one reads this, so google if you’re listening, I’m sorry. 

I just returned from performing on Holland America’s Koningsdam for a week. I flew Toronto to Bridgetown Barbados and then sailed back to Lauderdale. The ...

Princess Cruises.

Once again I’ve been absent for some time. I’ve been on tour.  The agency that books my work, Artists West Entertainmet, does a fine job of keeping my calendar full. Sadly the means I’m not always connected to the internet enough to post my blog.  Lucky no one reads it, so there’s that.

Afraid of the New

Another late post, but I just returned from AMAZING shows on Holland America’s Neiuw Amsterdam in Central America on its way to the Panama Canal.  I honestly think that being a comedy magician, someone who can truly blend being a comedian and doing skilled magic is the way to really grab the crowd. Its interactive and still funny.  People feel they’r...

Safety Above All Else

It’s true, I’ve been absent for some time.  A month to be exact.  Once again Holland America Line was generous enough to hire me to headline shows with my Comedy Magic show in theatres on 2 of their ships over the course of 30 days, on opposite ends of the continent.
I spent the first two weeks in Alaska, as I do most summers with HAL.  Amazing. Sitka, Juneau, Ketchi...

Hospital for Children

I’m certainly no great celebrity. I’m fortunate enough to have a busy performing schedule. Sure, I’ve done my fair share of local, national and international TV appearances and radio interviews on XM radio and national broadcasters.  That’s cool but end of the day I’m really just a working comedy magician. I specialize in corporate after dinner events. If you have ...

Generosity of Spirit

Arlene Dickinson, star of Dragons Den and one of Canadas foremost entrepreneurs got a weird bit of press the other day.  I came across it on the net while looking up memories from an old tour. It basically suggested that for all her fame and money, the notion of her helping people is nothing more than a façade. A way to generate more money for her. Meh.
Let me tell y...

Quitting

That photo of me smoking on the patio of the Rhino bar in Toronto is 10 years old today.
Famous American comedian and magician Tom Mullica told me once that quitting smoking was the hardest thing he’d ever done in his life. I believe it. Had you seen the look on his face as he described kicking it, you’d believe it too. Only a smoker knows the struggle of it. Not ev...