magician

Virtual Magic

“All the world’s a zoom stage, And all the men and women merely virtual players; They have their disconnects and their log ins; And one man in his time loads many programs, His acts seven seconds not ages “ - Matt and Shakespeare combination quoteAccept Defeat :

My Stranger Things Story

The month we hunted the music :Four weekends straight a neighbour and I have been hearing music.  It starts around 11pm and goes until 2:30am. Sometimes audibly close and others farther away.  Ebbs and flows like the tides, never in the same place.

Comedy Clubs

I headlined a show at the Comedy Bar in Toronto a while back. Comedians, myself - a comedian doing magic, and a mime were on the show. The large part of my income and professional work as a comedy magician is at corporate after dinner events and cruise ship theatres. Still, I started in this business in comedy clubs and I still have a...

BOOM STICK !

The International Brotherhood of Magicians was not only generous enough to have me featured on the cover of their international magazine, but also gave me permission to share the article with the general public. Only members of the IBM are able to see the contents of the magazine, so this was a real treat !! Its a big PDF file and may take a minute to lo...

Strategy

Show business is chess.  It isn’t checkers. Everything is long game. So maybe this is a bad play. Its hard to say what to do.I’m 46 years old.  I’ve been performing in this business of show full time, never having a job or anyone to split a household bill with me for 30 years.  An exceptional run,...

Experiment

Magicians.  Comedians.  Variety EntertainersI'm working on a new piece for my show, live or virtual, no idea. I thought it might be instructive and interesting ( or not ) for magicians and non magicians for me post videos of it's progress...

Wear Them Out

All types of performance artists, be that magicians or comedians or anyone standing in front of an audience to earn a living are having a hard time coming to terms with, and overcoming online performance.  The Zoom Show. I’m not a fan of it. To be transparent I booked a zoom show for Canada Day, July 1st.  I have ideas which may make the show work on the platfo...

Artists are in trouble

I want to pass this along for consideration. Early morning I had to talk an artist out of punching their ticket. You never want someone to check out of the world that way. Believe me when I tell you, that’s not an easy phone conversation.  A lot at risk.  I smoked a lot during that call, the one time I could NOT screw things up. Its ok now, so far, they’ll be alrigh...

Towel and Geek Pride Day

Frist. Happy Towel Day AND Geek Pride Day !I'm bringing a towel to Costco this morning, so I can wrap it around myself for warmth as I bound across the cold moons of the frozen foods section.Now, on to matters at hand.....I still write most of my material on ...

I Will Not Go Quietly

The last time I stepped onstage to perform for a real live audience was March 1st 2020 at Marvyn’s Magic Dinner Theatre in Palm Springs California. I was working with The Evasons, friends  and arguably the best two person mentalist...