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AGT, Melbourne Magic Fest And Much More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 28th, 2017

Before Eric jones appeared on America’s Got Talent last night, Penn Live announced that the Philly based magician (and veteran of Penn & Teller: Fool Us) would be hosting a viewing party at a local eatery. Unfortunately, they barely showed him and we don’t know if he went through to the next round! Personally, I got to think he did… but he is one of my favorite magicians today. Since we don’t have an AGT highlight, enjoy this video from Eric and visit his website!

Two Paragraphs also revealed that Vinny Grosso, another Penn & Teller: Fool Us vet, will appear on America’s Got Talent this season, but did not say exactly when…

Looking for something epic to do for the 4th of July? How about the Melbourne Magic Festival? I mean, they don’t celebrate the 4th down in Australia, but you can see Joshua Jay, Dani Da Ortiz and many, many more. There are 300 performances of over 60 different shows scheduled between July 3 and 15, including Nicholas J Johnson’s show, which is the main show discussed in this Herald Sun article on the festival. Get more details at the Festival’s official site.

Congratulations to The Magic Parlour, which has been running at Chicago’s Palmer House for five years. Read more on the Chicago Patch site and visit The Magic Parlour site, too.

Finally, What’s Hot India looks at the Delhi School of Magic in a short piece.

Rian Lehman, Circus 1903, David Goldrake And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 27th, 2017

Give the opening video a minute or two from Toronto’s Breakfast Television; it features foreign bloggers experiencing Canada but one of them, Jesus Alzamora from Peru, is a television host (of the Peruvian Got Talent and Voice franchises) who is also a magician.

Buffalo Rising spoke with Rain Lehman as he prepares to compete in the FISM North American Championship of Magic. Always good to see press about magic competitions!

Circus 1903 is opening soon at the Paris Las Vegas; it isn’t quite magic but you can read all about it on the blog at Caesars.com.

Speaking of Vegas, Las Vegas Magazine has a Q&A with David Goldrake.

Justin Willman Reality Show, Murray And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 26th, 2017

Murray SawChuck’s latest prank isn’t really magic, but it did make me laugh. He is going to end up in jail one of these days….

We don’t have a name yet or an exact date for the premiere or even a firm synopsis, but Netflix has ordered a reality show from Justin Willman. Deadline and AV Club both have articles, but the only firm details are that there will be six 30 minutes episodes and it will come out in 2018. Congratulations Justin!

The Joplin Globe spoke to author Daryl Gregory about his new book Spoonbenders, which already has already been optioned for a TV show. It seems to be the story of psychic cons who brush up against real supernatural powers.

Finally, Jezebel has a review of Derren Brown’s NYC show.

Magic Detective, Blaine Postpones Show And Magic On TV [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 22nd, 2017

First up this morning, a real life crime solving magician… No, it is not a TV show it is video supporting an article on the York Dispatch website about homicide detective and magician George Ripley.

David Blaine has had to postpone at least one live performance due to “a family bereavement.” Our thoughts our with David and hopefully he will be touring again very soon.

Chipps Cooney was the magician on Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots Forever Young last night; hopefully we will get video of the AGT alum later.

TV Magic, Willman And AJ [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 21st, 2017

Tom London amazed the judges on America’s Got Talent last night, but since he was this week’s “leaked” act he had pretty much already amazed America.

The Orange Country Register has a nice piece on the Amazon Johnathan, his return to performing and mentions a couple of documentaries in the works.

Justin Willman is talking magic, magicians and Cupcake Wars on the latest episode of Get Up On This, which you can hear on Earwolf.

More magic on TV tonight when a senior citizen magician is among the acts featured on Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots: Forever Young on NBC.

Holy Balloons Batman! SawChuck, Mortimer And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 20th, 2017


How cool is that? It is a recreation of the iconic cover of The Killing Joke re-interpreted in balloon. It is one of several comic book covers recreated by magician and balloon artist Phileas Flash. We first saw his work in this Laughing Squid story and you can see more of his awesome work on his official website (we liked his Doctor Who as well).

Mental Floss and Mansion Global both look at Houdini’s Harlem brownstone, which is on the market for $4.6 million.

Last week we reported on the broken wand for magician, puppeteer and actor Andy Cunningham; the Telegraph has published an obituary for the Bodger and Badger star.

Finalyl, some Vegas news. Pace Vegas has pictures of the Murray SawChuck shrunken head now featured at the Golden Tiki while Robin Leach over in the Las Vegas Review-Journal profiles Xavier Mortimer.

Fool Us, Gong Show, Molesting Magician And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on June 19th, 2017

The CW has released a new commercial to promote the new season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, coming to your TV Thursday, July 13.

On several Asian news websites we saw reports of a “street magician” in Chengdu, China using magic tricks to put himself in a position to grope women. He was arrested. You can read coverage on the Korea Boo site.

Last week we shared a clip of Jason Fun promoting Utah’s Art of Magic Festival; the Daily Herald site has coverage of the event.

Head over to the NFL’s YouTube page to see Michael Rangel messing with some rookies.

I don’t know if you will see any magic, but The Gong Show returns to TV this Thursday on ABC and magic (good or bad) seems like a natural fit. Read more from The New York Post.

The Digital Journal says that the best magic show in 2017 is Derren Brown’s Secret, currently playing in Manhattan.

Finally, Flashback.com takes a look at “Magician Trade Magazines From The 1940s – 1980s.” It is interesting and funny… and I have some of those magazines!