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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...

Artists are in trouble

I want to pass this along for consideration. Early morning I had to talk an artist out of punching their ticket. You never want someone to check out of the world that way. Believe me when I tell you, that’s not an easy phone conversation.  A lot at risk.  I smoked a lot during that call, the one time I could NOT screw things up. Its ok now, so far, they’ll be alrigh...

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...

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...