Scott And Puck Adultify Classic Stage Magic [NSFW?]

Posted by Michael on December 6th, 2019

We started the day with Scott and Puck and we are ending the day, and our week, with Scott and Puck. We marked this as not safe for work… even though they don’t really SAY anything dirty. This is from this year’s Abbott’s Get Together.

Y’all have a great (and safe) weekend.

Jibrizy Meets Mr. Smith

Posted by Michael on December 6th, 2019

Jibrizy got to meet and mystify LL Cool J recently… how cool is that?

Scott And Puck Adultify Classic Kids Magic

Posted by Michael on December 6th, 2019

Scott and Puck are presenting an absolute classic of kid show magic… but the way they do it ain’t for kids.

Welcome to Video Friday!

Remembering Robert-Houdin

Posted by Michael on December 5th, 2019

Tomorrow is the 214th anniversary of the birth of Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin. We don’t have any footage of Houdin, for obvious reasons, so instead we’ll share this clip of Scott Penrose performing a Robert-Houdin inspired piece at the Magic Circle Awards.

Magic For Humans Season Two

Posted by Michael on December 5th, 2019

We mentioned Justin Willman in today’s Magic Bulletin… the second season of his Netflix show Magic For Humans is out and the streaming network just released this second, long form teaser for the show.

Adam Trent, Behind Fool Us And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on December 5th, 2019

Adam Trent visiting the studios of KUSA to promote his holiday shows in Colorado kicks off our Thursday.

Sad news out of Vegas; Criss Angel has confirmed his son’s cancer has returned in an impromptu chat with TMZ.

Entrepreneur has a piece on Justin Willman and what he can teach others about success.

Broadway World South Africa covers the Magical Students of the Year honors won by Cape Town College of Magic students Ruby Park and Sesona Gagana.

Finally, Looper takes a look at the “secrets” of Penn & Teller: Fool Us and confirm Michael Close is now the show’s magic consultant/judge.

Looking For That Magic Gift?

Posted by Michael on December 4th, 2019

This time of year we often get asked about magic gifts… Basically, this comes down to two questions. The first is more or less “what should I get a beginner seriously interested in learning magic?” My go to answer for that, depending on age, is Mark Wilson’s Complete Course In Magic. It is a solid introduction to magic of all kinds for a really decent price. The second question is a variation on “what do I get a magician… I don’t know what they already have!” The answer to that is a bit trickier (no pun intended) but it is always a good idea to go for magic collectables. I have never known anyone with a serious, long term interest in magic who has not developed an interest in magic history. The nice thing about going for magic collectables is that you can find items for pretty much any budget. As an example, this current eBay listing auctioning off a vintage Abbott’s Magic token with the bidding starting at just $2.

We have talked in the past about magic tokens as a great, budget friendly way to get into collecting magic history. To learn more about magic tokens we heartily suggest checking out our friends at the site MagicToken.org.