Rua On The Late, Late Show

Posted by Michael on April 28th, 2017

Rua on The Late Late Show from Paul Gleeson on Vimeo.

Magician Rua was a guest on RTE’s Late, Late Show (not the one on CBS) earlier this month. You can see more of Rua on his official website.

BGT Controversy, Illusionists And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 28th, 2017

Kevin James from The Illusionists promoted the show’s appearance at the Saroyan Theater in Fresno, CA. More video at the Fox 26 website. And Adam Trent, another of the Illusionist cast, was featured on Red Bulletin before his new Red Bull series begins this month.

The new season of Britain’s Got Talent just began but there is already controversy. Carl Leek is alleged that the audition effect used by 8 year old Issy Simpson was Leek’s signature effect and that Leek also auctioned and, despited get four “yes” votes was not seen on TV. Occurring to Digital Spy, Britain’s Got Talent despite Leek’s claim. You can also read more at Entertainment Daily UK.

Pix 11 is reporting that Rene Clement has been named the Magician of the Year by parent assembly of the Society of American Magicians in New York. New more at the assembly’s website.

And finally, Sleight is loading in theaters tonight; SyFy’s Blastr talked to Jacob Latimore about the film. His street magician is being called a superhero by criticisms.

This Is What Happens When Daddy Is A Magician

Posted by Michael on April 27th, 2017

Justin From posted this on his YouTube page a few days ago and I thought we shared it… but apparently I was wrong. So here is Justin with his newest assistant.

Be sure to check out Justin’s website and don’t forget his kids’ book.

Magician vs Magician!

Posted by Michael on April 27th, 2017

By and large we don’t post stuff that is purely promotional… it is a fine line sometimes. This clip from Saskatoon based Tyler Golding (and friend) of Seven Of Spades Magic impressed us with its low tech cleverness, though.

Shlomo Levinger, Blaine On TV And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on April 27th, 2017

It always helps a performer to get famous people in the audience. The late, great Don Rickles, for example, said he owed his career to Frank Sinatra seeing his show and recommending him to other Hollywood A-listers. It might be an even bigger deal when magicians can be seen performing up close and personal with stars, like this video of Shlomo Levinger with The Blacklist star Ryan Eggold.

The AT&T Audience Network, available on AT&T Uverse and DirecTV, is launching the new series Fear{less} with Tim Ferriss May 30th. The first guest to join the best selling author will be David Blaine.

Finally, the University of California, Santa Barbara newspaper The Bottom Line profiles student magician Travis Kim, who recently enjoyed some Internet fame after a clip of him performing at a party went around campus.

Murray Teaches The Difference Between Kid And Adult Tricks

Posted by Michael on April 26th, 2017

Even though Murray SawChuck was off on his first USO Tour, he still had time to drop a new video on his YouTube prank channel over the weekend. He meets up with a police (or security) officer who begrudgingly agrees to watch some magic and ends up teaching a lesson on the different types of magic.

David Peace’s Great Escape

Posted by Michael on April 26th, 2017

Got a minute? That is all you need to watch David Peace escape from a straightjacket… and you will actually have time to spare. You can learn more about this Cork, Ireland based performer on his website.