Lance Burton and Friends are playing Louisville later this month (trailer above); Saturday was Lance’s birthday… something which we missed… probably because we were caught up in it being Mario Day!

Deception premiered last night on ABC; we’ll pass along ratings once we see some. Reviews were mixed, but it all comes down to the audience!

Speaking of premieres, the Vancouver Just For Laughs comedy festival closed this weekend with the premiere of Just Amazing, a new film looking at the life and times of the Amazing Johnathan. Read more about it over on the Interro Bang website.

Event Magazine’s Cole Moreton has an interview with Derren Brown over on the site News Grio covering tricks gone wrong and more.

Over in Vegas, John Katsilometes has the scoop on magicians and charity (including his getting shaved by a notoriously grumpy dragon for a good cause) in his Las Vegas Journal-Review column.

Need a little good news? Check out this WBAY report on Bruce Hetzler’s return to performing magic after a stroke.

Finally, Daniel Hernandez is scheduled for today’s episode of Harry, check your local listings.