Archive for the 'Dan Sperry' Category

Magic Rules The Night On AGT

Posted by Michael on August 21st, 2014

The Illusionists took the stage of Radio City Music Hall during last night’s America’s Got Talent results show. AGT alums Kevin James and Dan Sperry were joined by fellow Illusionist Adam Trent for an action packed performance. Perhaps the best part of the performance was host Nick Cannon’s reaction when forced on to the stage with Kevin James and company.

The other important magic news to come out of last night’s show was the fate of the Ghetto Houdini himself, Smoothini. Despite a few problems with his performance Tuesday and some criticism from two of the judges, Smooth was voted through to the next round of the competition.

Illusionists, Houdini DVD Release, Jokes And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 20th, 2014

We are leading off today’s Afternoon Edition of the iTricks Magic Bulletin with a little interactive magic from Dan Sperry with shades of Max Maven on The World’s Greatest Magic. According to Broadway World, he will be appearing tonight on America’s Got Talent with fellow Illusionist cast members Kevin James and Adam Trent. We will also find out if Smoothini made it through to the next round and if any magicians will br returned to the competition by the judges.

Don’t have cable and worried about how you are going to see History’s Houdini? Or are you already so excited about it you know you need your own copy? The movie geeks over at We Are Movie Geeks are reporting that the movie will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray October 7. According to the geeks, special extended versions and digital downloads will be available as well.

We got new ice bucket challenges from magicians Perry Maynard and Nick Paul. It is all for ALS and you can donate here.

The Smoky Mountain News recently interviewed Michael Turco (who can be caught on Masters of Illusion) in anticipation of his appearance at the Harrah’s Cherokee. He talked about his start and achieving his dreams.

Congratulations to Missouri girl, Pussycat Doll and Celebracadabra contestant Kimberly Wyatt who has announced she is five months pregnant with a baby girl.

Finally, Edinburgh Fringe was not in the cards for you this year, the Mirror will help you feel like you were there with the top 100 jokes (some of which are not PC).

UK Street Magic Title, Penn and The Illusionists [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 3rd, 2014

The Manchester Evening News just reported that Dominic Anthony (that’s him above) has just been named the best under 18 street magician in England. The article never explains exactly what contest he won, but does report that his prize includes going to London to take some workshops with Ben Hamlin. Congratulations Dominic!

Salon.com sat down with Penn Jillette (fresh off his Wife Swap appearance). They cover a whole lot of ground under the headline “I Didn’t Want To Be A Stereotypical Hollywood Liberal.”

In case it slipped by you, dates for The Illusionists in North America through June 2015 have been announced. Check them out here. Dan Sperry, Jeff Hobson, Kevin James and more… what more could you want in a show?

Dan Sperry’s AGT Audition

Posted by Michael on May 23rd, 2014

Dan Sperry jumped onto television screens during the 2010 season of America’s Got Talent as one of the acts selected through a special YouTube competition (along with mini-phenom Jackie Evancho). This video is the bit that got him something like a million views and a spot on the big show. This is one of our favorite Sperry videos… because of the music!

Dan Sperry’s Strange Magic

Posted by Michael on March 13th, 2014

Dan Sperry is back with a new video that combines the camera work of The Blair Witch Project with a little sleight of hand. The spooky Mr. Sperry just finished up a few nights at The Magic Castle. If you have not been by lately, you should really check out the official Dan Sperry website; not only does it look great but it gives you a chance to keep up with Dan’s schedule or grab a bag of his signature coffee (which may seem odd at first but upon reflection, he does seem a bit over caffeinated).

Dan Sperry, Without Make Up Or Personal Birds

Posted by Michael on January 21st, 2014

After yesterday’s roundly criticized bird act from India’s Got Talent, we thought this new video from Dan Sperry might prove a bit more popular. It is listed as being his “Basic Bird Act,” something he can do when traveling internationally and not allowed to use his own animals.

We like that Dan refers to them as “outsourced birds.”

Dan Sperry IS Santa (NSFW)

Posted by Michael on December 25th, 2013

Not only is Santa real, but in a shocking twist that should scare the hell out of kids everywhere, he’s Dan Sperry. To prove it, Dan dressed up as the most disturbing St. Nick since the original Silent Night, Deadly Night, hit the mall and read people’s minds to determine their Christmas wishes. Be warned: Dan behaved himself but people want some messed up, and potentially offensive, gifts this year!