Wildly Entertaining

Posted by Editor on July 2nd, 2015

“A brilliant Out of this World experience! When Chris did this for me I had one of those “*^%$@ why didn’t I think of that?” moments. Presentational gold!” -Steve Valentine

Chris Philpott’s French Postcards is a wildly entertaining version of Paul Curry’s Out of this World.

A study out of Cornell University recently made headlines: subjects could predict if a picture was going to appear on the left or right side of a computer screen but only when they used erotic pictures! Blow their minds by testing this theory with The French Postcard.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer including:

Free Post Magic

Magic Trick Store

Presto Magic Studio

Hocus Pocus

Magic Offreco


Woody Pittman’s Mismade Flag

Posted by Michael on July 3rd, 2015

Let’s wind up this week’s Video Friday with something a little patriotic. We dug around and found Woody PIttman’s version of the Mismade Flag. It is one of my personal favorite versions of this classic trick and a great way to move into the 4th of July.

Unfortunately, Woody passed away last year at the age of 54.

Non-Magic From Kyle Marlett

Posted by Michael on July 3rd, 2015

Kyle Marlett posted this a few weeks ago and it isn’t magic, but it is pretty cool. Kyle is meeting one of his best friends for the first time! In this age of email, forums, Twitter, Facebook and more this totally makes sense to me and probably a whole bunch of y’all iTricksters as well. Between friends you meet through forums and projects, people you connect with briefly at conventions and events and then kept in touch with over the years, friends who have moved away and weird schedules I think many of us can understand Kyle’s online friendship.

Fool Us, Philly Magic, Kid Actor Job And Andrew Mayne [Magic Bulletin}

Posted by Michael on July 3rd, 2015

Penn and Teller’s Fool Us returns to The CW with all new episodes next Monday, July 6 and the Las Vegas Journal-Review’s Christopher Lawrence caught up with Teller to talk about the return of the show after a few years and jumping continents. Remember, the boys will also appear on Whose Line Is It Anyway afterwards. There is another “behind the scenes” video from The CW about Fool Us that you can see here.

Philly.com spoke with Ran D’Shine about the history of African-American magicians ahead of his appearance in the Heart and Soul of Magic show this Saturday, one of the SAM convention gala shows. Somehow, they managed not to mention SAM President ICE McDonald which seems a bit odd…

Hey, if any iTricksters are headed to the SAM Convention (or the IBM or FISM in the next couple of weeks) and want to pass along some highlights, email Michael at brownbagmagic AT swbell DOT net.

BoingBoing reports that author Andrew Mayne will be featured as a part of their Weekend of Wonder in September and before that event he will be signing his new book In The Name Of The Devil Tuesday in Brentwood, CA.

Finally, What’s On Stage says child actors are being sought for the upcoming West End magic show Impossible. Interested applicants should be between 8 and 12 and need to submit a video; more information can be found at What’s On Stage.

Married To A Magician Part III

Posted by Michael on July 3rd, 2015

It’s long weekend, happy Fourth of July, Video Friday! Let us get started with the latest episode of Joshua Lozoff’s continuing reality show Married To A Magician.

I’m pretty sure this is a reality show. It’s how my house was when I was performing, only without the cursing. Check out Josh’s YouTube page here… he really does fight Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As a young man he was on Cheers and Brisco County, Jr (a highly underrated show), too.

More Magic On Valley View Live

Posted by Michael on July 2nd, 2015

Valley View Live has found another magician guest host, this time Joseph Gabriel. You can find a second, shorter segment featuring his Sammy Davis Jr. marionette here.

Ivan Amodei on Chicago Television

Posted by Michael on July 2nd, 2015

We mentioned that Ivan Amodei has announced a tour in this morning’s Magic Bulletin. Here is a clip from a couple of years ago when he played Chicago and appeared on the You And Me This Morning show.