Tag: dinner theatre
May 28, 2018
Perhaps it was the days at sea without land or perhaps it was the fantastic mood I was in from absolutely killing it for my performances on Holland America’s ship the MS Amsterdam, or maybe It was that I had good fortune to work with highly creative acts, but whatever the reason, it was one of the most productive weeks in recent times.
I joined the ship in Guatemala, and sailed up to Mexico ...
March 12, 2018
I make weird choices sometimes, especially when it comes to writing material for my show. I have a strong belief that if I write what I like, the audience will sense that I’m doing something I love and get on board with that.
Doesn’t always work, especially during the early days of a new hunk of material. This is happening right now. It’s fun, and weird, and it’s the job. Gotta suck it up.
January 15, 2018
That image is a picture of the theatre I'll be performing at next week.
There’s a moment right before the curtain opens and you walk out to perform for those thousand or 1500 audience members in the house. It’s a short moment, maybe a second. You take a breath, and walk through that red crushed velvet wall, smile and go to work. That’s my favourite moment of all things in professional show...
January 1, 2018
“This just might do nobody any good”. The opening to one of the most epic speeches in the history of broadcast.
Happy new year. 2018 is here. What are your resolutions??? One of mine is to never use that image at the top of this post again ;)
Not sure what my plans are for this trip around the sun, but our history will be what we make of it.
I asked myself what my hero’s might do to ...
December 27, 2017
There’s a distinction. Comedy magician and comedian / magician.
Interestingly, and maybe annoyingly, magicians seem to use the terms interchangeably.
It needs to be dealt with, because there’s a big difference between a magician with some funny lines in their show and a magician who’s actually a COMEDIAN. I used to think that if you had a comedy club background, by that I mean actually pe...
December 21, 2017
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...
August 27, 2017
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...
August 14, 2017
14 years ago yesterday Herb Morrissey of Morrissey Magic in Toronto, passed away. I think he also cause the big Toronto blackout
I miss him and the laughs at the shop and the advice along the way. The ...
July 26, 2017
A short post this week, more of a tribute really. The usual hustle and bustle of selling my wears to conferences and conventions and other corporate events can be put on hold for a short while to reflect on someone who very few people know. Likely few people even in the magic, comedy or vaudeville worlds know. Celeste Evans was a unique talent. A magician of unusual skill, and since she started...
July 17, 2017
As if performing at the Magic Castle last month weren’t enough, I was just asked to perform at another historic and popular magic destination on the other side of America, in Maryland. I’d heard of it for years and had secretly wanted to work there for some time. Its owned by Rich and Sue Bloch. Rich a fantastic magician, creator, and owner of Collector...