Archive for the 'Escape' Category

Cosentino Makes His AGT Premiere

Posted by Michael on February 5th, 2019

Cosentino, a runner up on Australia’s Got Talent, is one of those magic acts well known pretty much everywhere in the world except America. He changed that last night with this performance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions featuring escape, flying crossbow bolts and fire! He was one of three magic acts featured (along with Colin Cloud and current AGT champion Shin Lim).

Only Shin Lim made it into the top three, beating out favorites such as Jackie Evancho, and won the vote of superfans to become the only magic act in next week’s America’s Got Talent: The Champions finals.

Michael Griffin Plays A Deadly Game [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on January 31st, 2019

Escape artist Michael Griffin posted this video of a performance for students at Ohio State University featuring a kind of Russian Roulette with real weapons. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of a performer using firearms as a part of their act you may want to skip this video.

Christian Wedoy On Got Talent Espana

Posted by Michael on January 30th, 2019

Got Talent Espana 2019 just premiered this week and escape artist Christian Wedoy posted this clip of his audition. We’ll do our best to track his progress through the show as the season unfolds.

Take A Deep Breath…

Posted by Michael on November 30th, 2018

… And try to keep up with escape artist Christian Wedoy, who will be going without air for about seven minutes!

Damien Carriere’s Crazy Upside Down Escape

Posted by Michael on November 12th, 2018

Plastic wrap is some serious stuff… you might only know it as a convenient way to cover that bowl of left overs, but it is also used to secure pallets of goods for shipping. It can be very, very strong and, worse yet, it is air tight (which is why it is so good in the kitchen). Vancouver’s Damien Carriere posted this clip featuring an escape he managed from industrial strength plastic wrap while suspended upside down!

An Untrained Person Tries Underwater Escape

Posted by Michael on September 25th, 2018

This is kind of a strange video from escape artist Christian Wedoy. He shows what happens when an untrained young lady tries her hand at one of his escapes to illustrate how difficult (and dangerous) escape acts are in real life. This is an interesting attempt to educate his potential audience, but we can also see where it could turn off or upset that potential audience as well. What do y’all iTricksters think? And one more thing: do not try this at home… do not talk your girlfriend into trying this at home, either!

Lord Nil’s Underwater AGT Escape

Posted by Michael on September 21st, 2018

We are looking back at this season of America’s Got Talent with clips from this year’s magic acts. Lord Nil was this year’s lone escape specialist, bringing extra danger to his act has he progressed.