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Tag: corporate entertainment

Magic Magazine Cover

Some bands want to be on the cover of Rolling Stone. Some people want to be on the cover of GQ. Growing up I always thought the Linking Ring would be the cool cover to be on. The International Brot...

Cautionary Tale

“ You can tell a lot about a magician by the way they hold a pack of cards” Herb Morrissey“Some people are just beautifully wrapped boxes of shit”I...

Virtual Magic Shows

The name of this blog is Setec Astronomy; an anagram for Too Many Secrets. Magic has sec...

Isolation

Its week four of isolation.  The business of being a comedian and a magician has still haulted.  Stagnation isn’t good for the performing arts, but then again, neither is a pandemic. I miss the stage so much.  I’ve never had this much time off since I was 16 years old starting out in showbusiness.  There isn’t even a conference or convention that nee...

Old Friends

Dave Hook was a good comic. I miss him a ton. We started about the same time, and while I worked with him a bit at Yuk Yuks, I really got to know him from “ outside gigs”. We did a local tv show together in support of some charity. They were recording the whole comedy show for broadcast. I go up, do my thing, another comic, then Hook. Third position, the sweet spot....

Air Canada

I fly A LOT. I fly more than just about anyone I know, with the exception of other entertainers who work for my agent. My record is 180 thousand miles in a year, slightly less than the distance from the earth to the moon. This year I broke that record. I just returned from performing at a corporate event in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A holiday party to be accurate...

ALASKA by Holland America

Largely because I’m a regular cruise ship performer, and as a headline entertainer I travel a TON on them friends, family and people I perform for at corporate conferences and conventions always ask what’s the best cruise to take? I get this all the time.  They want to know which cruise line is best.  More than anything people want to know the best destination. My answe...

Performing for Bikers

I performed for bikers Saturday night. The Widows Sons. YES, actual motorcycle bike club bikers. They're a surprisingly good comedy crowd, hell of a good group of wonderful people and the show was to raise money for a worthy cause. Going in I had very different expectations. I thought they’d be rough and do one of those th...

Guide for Hiring Entertainers & Performers

It’s pretty interesting. I hear a lot of clients buying entertainment for their conferences and conventions still in a state of confusion about what to expect from the professional corporate entertainer. The talent they say, doesn’t seem very professional. This is a growing issue in my industry and should not be tolerated. No matter if the person entertaining at your c...

Stand Up Comedy at Corporate Events

One of the most difficult aspects of working in the corporate event industry is connecting with other suppliers genuinely good enough to recommend. I’m a strong supporter of helping clients find good talent.  Something I do for free, with the intention that every conference, convention or event gets great talent, with great results. Everyone in my industry benefits from...