Archive for the 'Andrew Mayne' Category

Broken Remote: Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne

Posted by Michael on July 12th, 2019

We are going to start an irregular series of videos today celebrating recent magic shows we have lost… kicking off with A&E’s Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne, in light of the fact Andrew will be returning to cable next month on, of all things, Shark Week!

You can, by the way, find full episodes of Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne streaming for free on demand on Pluto TV.

Houdini Radio Tribute, Tempest Music And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 25th, 2014

First up, you are listening to Dean Robbins speak about his fascination with Houdini in a piece that was originally on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wisconsin Life.

Maynia is spreading worldwide… The latest article we found on Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne is from Singapore. You can check it out here.

Our Brick and Mortar Department reports Huntington, West Virginia’s Magic Makers Costumes Inc, a costume and magic shop, is celebrating its 35th anniversary and was featured in an article in the Herald-Dispatch.

Finally, carried a feature on the music of The Tempest, as co-directed by Teller. The piece includes a video of Teller and fellow director Aaron Posner discussing the play’s soundtrack, which includes music from Tom Waits.

Carlos Fortuna at TEDx, Andrew Mayne International and More [Magic bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 20th, 2014

Carlos Fortuna appeared at the recent TEDxBarcelona to speak on the nature of reality (we think). It is in Spanish (which is reasonable for a lecture given in Spain). I’ll admit that I was lost after “Me hombre is Carlos Fortuna,” but I bet a fair amount of the iTricks community speaks at least passable Spanish.

iTricks’ own Andrew Mayne is going international. His series Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne is about to be broadcast in the Philippines so our daily search for magic news keeps turning up stories like this one from Yahoo! News Philippines from the Manila Bulletin.

Finally, from the Weird Publicity Department comes the story of Jack Taperell. He was merely out walking near his home in Croydon when he came across a car engulfed in flames. The local fire department managed to put out the blaze but Jack’s picture was picked up by local media… and the story made sure to mention that he was a magician. You never know how you will make the news, so be ready!

Andrew Mayne Will Tear Out Your Liver

Posted by Editor on February 7th, 2014

Here is Andrew’s appearance on Best Week Ever. You can see the show when it airs tonight on VH1.

CNN Host Learns Not To Trust Andrew Mayne

Posted by Michael on January 17th, 2014

Andrew Mayne, owner of iTricks and star of A&E’s Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne, stopped by the CNN Headline News program Showbiz Tonight to talk about his new show. During the interview Andrew takes advantage of the fact that host AJ Hammer knows not to trust him but has promised the audience magic… if Hammer’s HLN iPhone turns up on ebay, we’ll feature it in a Magic on the Block post!

First Two Episodes of Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne Available for Free Right Now

Posted by Editor on January 15th, 2014


The first two episodes of Andrew Mayne’s new A&E series Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne are available now on The show is available on iTunes and Amazon.

The magic series drew a respectable .5 rating in the all important 18-49 “demo”, attracting over 1.2 million total viewers and holding on to a vast majority of the lead-in audience left by a Duck Dynasty repeat.

Two new episodes air this Monday beginning at 10 pm ET / 9 pm CT.

Wally Watthead, Jerry Andrus’ Brother and More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on January 13th, 2014

George Andrus, 98 year old brother of late magician Jerry Andrus, was the guest of honor at the local library this weekend when a display of his photographs was unveiled. According to the Albany Democrat-Herald George picked up photography after Jerry became interested in the subject almost 80 years ago. His photographs have graced the cover of the Photography Society of America’s magazine and has soap bubble videos have achieved something of a cult following. Some of his work can be seen in the video above from Oregon Art Beat, which was produced when George was 89.

Magician Janne Raudaskoski’s off Broadway family friendly play Wally Watthead and His Lost Glow was mentioned in the New York Times’ Theater Section. The show follows the adventures of a nightstand lamp and his pal the cellphone as they attempt to regain the lamp’s glow. It will be performed tomorrow, Tuesday January 14, at 7:00 PM at the New World Stages.

The Hindu website is reporting that a six year-old girl was visiting a resort near Chennai with her family where they attended a magic show. The performer gathered the children in the audience around him and threw a bell in the air, instead of landing on the stage as planned it hit the girl, cutting her forehead. The girl received medical attention but did not need stitches.

This should be a reminder to all performers to be careful. This accident could have been avoided and yet we are literally reading about it on the other side of the world!

Paul Lee presented his third annual Believe In Magic show yesterday (Sunday January 12) in St. Charles, Illinois. The annual event is a fundraiser for the National Association for Downs Syndrome. Other performers on the bill included Terri Lynn and Ken Mate, Jamahl Keyes and Trent Rivas (who you may remember from Kevin Spencer’s documentary More Alike Than Different).

Finally, Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne premieres tonight on A&E, 10 PM Eastern. Andrew was also the guest on the latest Magic Week In Review podcast.