James Galea’s Best Trick Ever

Posted by Michael on September 22nd, 2017

A clip from James Galea’s new TV special Best Trick Ever, which premiered last night on ABC. If you missed it that could be because it was on the Australian ABC network, not the one in the US! Maybe it will eventually make its way to the States… but either way it is a great way to usher in the first weekend of fall.

Y’all have a fun. safe weekend. I’ll be watching Star Trek!

SparkFun Talks To Mario The Magician

Posted by Michael on September 22nd, 2017

The folks over at Spark Fun (an electronics company) posted this interview with Mario the Magician about his magic and how his “maker” skills literally build his act.

A Little More Marshall Brodien

Posted by Michael on September 22nd, 2017

From WGN News comes this short documentary on Marshall Brodien and his magician career.

Wizzo Returns! Stuart Macdonald, Randy Pitchford And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on September 22nd, 2017

Today’s lead off video is of the classic character Wizzo the Wizard on the Bozo Show (with Bozo and Cookie). Originally played by Marshall Brodien, The Chicago Tribune is reporting Tom Holbrook is reviving the character and performing with Marshall Brodien Jr. The new Wizzo will make his debut at the Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Sunday. Marshall Brodien was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a decade ago.

The new episode of The Nerdist’s Bizarre States podcast sees Jessica Chobot welcome Randy Pitchford (of Gearbox Software) to talk about magic and video games.

The Monroe News has a feature on Stuart MacDonald in preparation for his appearance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and an upcoming show at the Croswell Opera House. So far this year MacDonald claimed five awards at the IBM-SAM Combined Convention and was inducted into the Michigan Magic Hall of Fame.

Finally, Fatherly’s Geoffrey Redick shares what he learned from watching a magician with his children.

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Now: Random Chinese Magic To Round Off Thursday

Posted by Michael on September 21st, 2017

Let’s finish off the day with this clip from CCTV English’s Best of CCTV (the mainland Chinese TV network). They don’t credit the magician or the original show… so we aren’t sure but it is always nice to see TV magic from other parts of the world.

Congratulations To Darci Lynne

Posted by Michael on September 21st, 2017

Season two winner Terry Fator joined Darci Lynne Farmer on last night’s America’s Got Talent finale shortly before Ms. Farmer was crowned this season’s winner… the third ventriloquist to win the show in its 12 seasons. There were many talented performers on this season but we were pulling for this young lady around iTricks Tower Midwest as our #1 non-magic pick. What is kind of frightening is that Darci has only been doing vent work for about two years!

Congratulations, Darci Lynne.