Hakan Berg: A Little U2 Inspired Magic

Posted by Michael on October 18th, 2017

HAKAN BERG Comedian and Magician from Håkan Berg on Vimeo.

Hakan Berg posted this musical performance from the Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Mond on his Vimeo page recently. Give it a minute… it isn’t what you think.

Coffee With Louie Foxx

Posted by Michael on October 18th, 2017

What do you do when you are in the hotel room between shows? If you are

GIANT ROBOTS ARE MAGIC!

Posted by Michael on October 17th, 2017

I have resisted mentioning this as best as I could, because it isn’t magic, but iTricks does cover unique technologies here and there… so check it out. Tonight. Twitch.tv. America versus Japan in an honest to goodness giant robot fight!

Both 5 year old me and 45 year old me are ecstatic.

Above is the trailer to fill you in… the robot fight stream starts at 10 PM Easter, 7 PM Pacific tonight; stream it on Twitch.

Bobby Motta On The Steve Harvey Show

Posted by Michael on October 17th, 2017

Bobby Motta just posted this clip of him performing on The Steve Harvey Show, but we are not sure when it originally aired. To be honest, we aren’t even sure if Steve’s talk show is still even on TV! We know he is still on The Family Feud.

Houdini The Aviator

Posted by Michael on October 17th, 2017

Since we mentioned the hunt for Harry Houdini’s biplane in today’s Magic Bulletin we figured we’d dig up the footage from the Huntley Film Archives of the famed magician bringing aviation to Australia.

Burton, Hammer, Hart, Harry’s Biplane And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 17th, 2017

Ben Hart is performing in the Philippines and stopped by the ABS-CBN show ASAP Chillout to chat and do a little magic. You can see him perform a little more here.

The Smithsonian looks at the new documentary Saving Brinton, which is about a man’s efforts to preserve many early films, including some by Méliès.

Normally a Lance Burton sighting isn’t exactly newsworthy… except for when he is riding through Vegas on an elephant… it hasn’t happened yet but Las Vegas Review-Journal says it will this Friday when Lance helps to kick off a run of the Shriner Circus.

Speaking of Vegas, Mike Hammer’s 3rd Annual Celebrity Go-Kart Race is coming up on October 22; Vegas News has the details of the charity event which benefits various veterans’ groups.

The Mercury News has a story on Phil Ackerly, who became a professional magician 25 years ago after being laid off. He is going to be performing a charity show for the South Bay Blue Star Moms.

Broadway World’s Off Broadway section has the details on the new show At The Illusionist’s Table, which opens at NYC’s McKittrick Hotel on November 1 (with previews starting October 23).

What happened to Harry Houdini’s famous airplane? We don’t actually know, but Air & Space Magazine reports on the hunt for his Voisin biplane.

Finally, you can listen to Bozeman, Montana’s 95.1 The Moose talk to Jay Owenhouse on their YouTube channel; it is about an eight minute interview.

Mark Townsend: Magician And Priest

Posted by Michael on October 16th, 2017

After mentioning a recent Daily Mail article on Mark Townsend, priest and magician, we decided to see if we could find a video. Luckily, he has a YouTube page and this explanation of why he does magic as a priest seemed like an appropriate clip to share (especially since the effect he performs was specifically mentioned in the article).