Archive for the 'illusion' Category

McGee On Being Sawn In Twain

Posted by Michael on January 14th, 2021

Paul Daniels saws Debbie McGee in half in the above clip from a BBC children’s program called Hangar 17. The Daily Mail spoke to Debbie about what it is like to be sawn in half as a part of coverage of the iconic effect’s centennial anniversary.

Magic On The Go Big Show

Posted by Michael on January 11th, 2021

TBS premiered a new variety competition called the Go Big Show and its first episode featured this magic act… but the official YouTube page of the show does not say who the performer is! Anybody out there know?

TV Magic From Xavier Mortimer

Posted by Michael on January 11th, 2021

Xavier Mortimer visited TBN’s Huckabee over the weekend. We have to say for a TV hosted by a former politician on a religious oriented network, Huckabee has a surprising amount of magicians!

100 Years Of One Of Magic’s Greatest Effects

Posted by Michael on January 11th, 2021

There are a few specific tricks associated with stage magic all over the world. Pulling a rabbit out of a hat, for example or making a person float over the stage. Among those instantly recognized effects is sawing a woman in half.

The Magic Circle is going to be celebrating 100 years of magicians sawing women in two next Sunday, January 17 according to The Guardian, who also covers a bit of the history of PT Selbit’s most famous illusion (and the Simon Drake version they mention is the one running above).

Jason Bishop On Magicians’ Assistants

Posted by Michael on January 4th, 2021

Illusionist Jason Bishop has a YouTube vlog featuring his views/comments on random magic videos he finds on YouTube. Normally, we avoid these kind of “reaction” videos for various reasons but Jason’s comments are pretty well thought out and fair. It is kind of a short lecture on magic appreciation! In this post, from the day after Christmas, he watches a piece on Hans Klok’s holiday magic show and he goes off a sidebar on the importance of magicians’ assistants.

You can see more of Jason’s magic video critiques on his YouTube page.

Short And Sweet Grand illusion From Ryan Brown

Posted by Michael on November 4th, 2020

Ryan Brown presented this grand illusion bit as a way to say Happy Halloween… It is completely devoid of extraneous material and that probably makes it even stronger. You can see more of Ryan on his Reality Magic webseries.

Push Through From Sos Petrosyan

Posted by Michael on June 22nd, 2020

AGT alumni (and son of another AGT alumni act, Victoria and Sos) Sos Petrosyan posted this video featuring magic from his new show Pretender, currently playing in Germany.