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Be Grateful

I just put on Echo and Bunnymen, so get ready to sit back and chill. Having returned from the panama canal, a cruise I was performing on courtesy of Holland America Line, I’m pretty stoked. This year they’ve been super generous and booked me to headline their ships across the globe.  I look ...

Panama Canal

Last week I performed on a television show, which I greatly enjoyed. Performing with the Evasons and Mike Bullard is always a treat. This week I’m back at sea on Holland America’s luxury ship The MS ZAANDAM.  Yes, yes, I know I mention Holland America often these days, but I’ve been performing for them with some regularity since September, and I’m really having the time of my life.  As a com...

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...

Writing

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. ...

Holiday Party

December. For all the good in this season there’s also a fair bit of greed too.  Not just from a company sales perspective, but from an entertainer’s one as well. When you specialize in corporate after dinner entertainment, every high end firm wants to hire you in November and December for their special night. I freely admit I capitalize on the demand of the corporate holiday and Christma...

Fix it in post

“We’ll fix it in post” I’ve been lazy about posting. Exhausted more like it.  Between normal performances at corporate events, my kid and new work opportunities, it’s been a mess. Travel has occupied my life.  In the last week, I’ve travelled to Los Angeles for a week and then returned home to perform at a corporate after dinner holiday party. The LA portion of this trip had nothing to...

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 ...

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...