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Holiday Performances

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything.  I was starting to think why bother? Hasn’t this been a time? Zoom conferences and conventions, zoom lag, exhaustion from sitting in front of a computer for a convention. Everything I anticipated would happen has, except for one important factor. ME.I hadn’t realized that the very thing to fight the zoom fatigue and...

Economics of Virtual

You keep saying artists should innovate. That the innovators will shine. The problem for online performers is the way iTunes killed revenue for musicians, virtual shows will kill it for stage artists. Pricing for online shows continues to drop. Sure there will be outliers. Acts who make money and even become successful. However for every one Beiber, there's 5 million...

Morrissey Magic

The owner of Morrissey magic, Herb Morrissey died Aug 14 2003. The same day as the Toronto blackout. I bet his death caused it. He had that kind of force of spirit. I try to post about him on the anniversary of his passing.The kind of person who without trying, was able to create atmosphere in the shop that made y...

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...

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...

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...

Mr. Saturday Night

There's a scene in Mr. Saturday night when Billy Crystal tells his brother what its like on stage when you're really killing, and things are amazing " It broke my heart you never knew what...

Comedy Show

I have a fondness for Winnipeg.  The city is fun and I have friends who live there who are always a blast to hang out with, it has a thriving arts scene and a world class comedy festival. True, Winnipeg also reaches temperatures of minus 33 in the winter, as I witnessed on a recent trip in December while performing a...