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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.

Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne Gets January 13th Debut Date

Posted by Editor on December 10th, 2013


A&E’s brand new magic franchise Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne will debut on January 13th at 10 pm ET/PT with two back to back episodes.

The network also announced they’ve order 13 total episodes.

Here is the network explanation of what you’ll see…

Andrew Mayne has worked behind-the-scenes for some of the world’s top magicians, and now it’s his turn to show viewers what he’s got. On his mission to help people teach a lesson to those who’ve wronged them, he sets his mark for mischief and uses in-your-face street magic and large scale “knock your socks off” illusions with each assignment. With one large illusion and five smaller illusions per episode, Andrew shows us why he is one of the most prolific magic creators of the last decade.

Mayne doles out some revenge and gives wrongdoers a taste of their own medicine. Cars “melt away”, iPhones wind up in a “pickle” and someone’s precious motorcycle gets shot out of the sky. With more than 400 tricks in his pocket, thousands of YouTube hits, and a dozen science-fiction, fantasy and thriller books under his belt, his fans, coined the ‘Mayniacs,’ have followed him and his unique brand of illusion across five continents.

Full disclosure, Andrew is the publisher of this site and a good friend to this writer.

The show is really fun. Other than that, I’m not sure there is a way to describe it magically that wouldn’t put undue expectations on the product. The good news is you’ll only have to wait about a month to see it!

Not. Too. Shabby.

Magic On TV

Posted by Michael on November 20th, 2013

A article on Michael Grandinetti is reporting that Masters of Illusion has been tentatively scheduled to start airing on CW in February. It also states that a new eight city live tour will start at the same time.

Of course, January will see the premiere of Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne on A&E. Andrew is, of course, the publisher of iTricks (and for the record, we still trust him).

Later this week, Travel Channel’s Mysteries of the Museum (the teaser is running above) will be airing a segment on the death of The Great Lafayette… which is one of the strangest stories in the history of magic. Catch the full story Thursday night, check local listings.

Andrew Mayne Brings Magic to A&E this January

Posted by Editor on October 23rd, 2013

Andrew Mayne will bring magic to A&E this January with Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne, a new series. Viewers of the season finale of Duck Dynasty saw their glimpse of the new series tonight.

Mayne is the publisher of iTricks, in the interest of full disclosure.

As the editor of this site and a close friend of Andrew I am extremely excited to tell you all about this. The team behind Andrew, magically and production-wise is first rate and dedicated to creating a series you will enjoy.

You will hear much more about this as we go forward but for now, you can like the Facebook page. The amazing producers, and friends of iTricks Joke & Biagio wrote about the series on their blog.

And of course you can let Andrew know what you think on Twitter @andrewmayne or in the comments below.

And Now: The Magic of a Disappearing Driver Shocks Drive Thru Fast Food Workers

Posted by Editor on January 9th, 2013

Andrew Mayne’s South Florida Lecture Wednesday

Posted by Editor on April 10th, 2012
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Andrew Mayne brings his critically acclaimed lecture back to South Florida Magic this Wednesday April 11th 7 p.m.

The lecture will be at the Northwest Focal Point Senior Center in Margate, FL. at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wed., April 11th.

$15 at the door

The Center is located at: 6009 NW 10th. Street in Margate.

Directions: I-95 or Turnpike to ATLANTIC BLVD. exit is Ft. Lauderdale;
West to 441 (State Road 7); Turn Right (North); Go to 2nd. Left Turn Lane
(Park Drive); Down Park Drive to 10th. Street; Center is on the corner.

Hope to see you there!