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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...

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....

Back To Work

 Conference Season Starts again  I go back to work today, as much as performing can be compared to work.  It’s something I love, so I rarely label it “work”.  The fact remains I go back to performing at noon today.  A conference for insurance executives. I’...

Marvyn’s Magic Theatre

It’s cold in my part of Canada.  Toronto is always ugly this time of year with snow and frozen hell. Its depressing for me. My car was covered in ice this weekend past and chiselling it out was near impossible.  The poor beast may as well have been encased in carbonite.  Thank god I don’t owe money to the Hutts. Still, I’m better off than Calgary today where its -37.  ...

Magicians

This is a story but its worth it, I think.... and there's video too, always nice.I miss Willis Kenny, he was a great magician and a real character. Say what you will, we don't have enough crazy characters like that dude anymore.Thanks to 

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...

BRAMPTON

Signs at the Airport say “ All roads lead to Brampton”. Its true. My family moved to Brampton in 1981. I went to Kingswood Drive, Sir John A McDonald and then Central Peel, where I fell madly in love with a girl who would never love me back. She vanished off the face of the earth, plaguing my curiosity forever as to h...