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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 to me. I’ve often said that show business has been very good to me, better perhaps than I deserve. I’m excited to see what w...

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 income. Starting out its everyone's wild ambition to be the next David Copperfireld or George Carlin. Of course the longer you keep at it...

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 in show business doing the work I want to do.  I’ve also been blessed with lots of TV, radio and podcast interviews. Can you believe ...

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.  I say leave your livestock alone. Listen, I can’t tell you what type of entertainment to choose, you may want something intera...

Cruise Performances

For the last week I’ve been performing on a Holland America cruise ship to Alaska. I flew from Toronto to Anchorage and joined the ship. Its been about 3 years since I’ve worked my show on a ship and I think I’ve missed it. I have two weeks onboard. For my part, the shows have been absolutely amazing.  I’m one of the many headliner shows that Holland America hires to entertain its passengers...

All Roads Lead to Brampton

You don’t hear much about acts who take their shot and miss, but I’ll tell you what happens to them.  They end up working dead end jobs on crazy shifts because they spent too much time chasing their dreams and not enough time preparing for what happens should that dream not come true. I was always taught to be mindful of that. I grew up in Brampton Ontario.  A 45 min drive from the centre of...

Old Friends

The general public could maybe name 3 living magicians, 4 if you include Harry Houdini. The average person may know David Copperfield, David Blaine, and if they were paying attention, Chris Angel. Its a sad state of affairs that Doug Henning has already vanished from popular consciousness, given what he’s done for magic and how he’s moved it forward. That said there’s thousands, maybe tens o...