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Johnny Thompson the Master

Enough time has passed for me to process the passing of Johnny Thompson. I’ve been performing on the road since his death and I remain out. Seems it was an event that hit many of my performer friends pretty hard. VERY few working acts I know didn’t have some connection to him. I wasn’t fortunate enough to know Johnny the way so many magicians and other acts did, but I g...

TV Taping

Sometimes it’s worth the trek to nowhere. This weekend I performed in Fergus Ontario, Its an hour outside Toronto.  Not that far. At the Fergus Grand Theatre, a local producer, Ryan Joyce, shot in 4k video no less, what will soon become a tv show. A show that puts a spotlight on local yet world class Canadian variety acts. Not many true variety shows on television now that don’t pivot on som...

Communication

“For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imagination. We learned to talk “ – Stephen Hawking A prominent and pretty famous magician, one whom I’ve admired since I was a kid sent me a message not long ago. He’d seen me perform on the television show Penn and Teller Fool Us and wanted to let ...

Backstage Unsolicited Performing Advice for Penn & Tellers Fool US

Its that time of year again, sooooo,.... If you just got cast for this season of Fool Us, CONGRATULATIONS! You’re about to appear on easily the best television program that showcases magic since The Paul Daniels Magic hour. You will perform on the nicest stage I’ve ever worked in my 25 + year career of working across the globe. You just won the lotto. Seriously. Penn and Teller treat you like...

Thoughts about appearing Penn and Teller Fool Us

Today is my birthday.  Last week I got to appear on an internationally broadcast television show called Penn & Teller : Fool US, now in its third season. The show challenges magicians to fool Penn and Teller and should they do so, win not only the bragging rights of fooling the best in the business, but get to come back to Vegas and appear on their live show. Truth be told, everyone who app...