Archive for the 'performance' Category

Nash Fung And A Glass Of Wine

Posted by Michael on February 17th, 2017

If you have a wine from Sleight Of Hand Cellars how can you resist using it for magic? How? Nash Fung couldn’t and we don’t blame him!

We’re coming up on a three day weekend here in the United States, so you may not hear from us again until Tuesday. Until then: have a safe weekend everyone!

Houdini’s Lost Escape?

Posted by Michael on February 17th, 2017

To entertain us on this Video Friday Jonathan David Bass presents this escape which, as you will hear, he maintains was found in Houdini’s papers after the great man died.

You can learn more about Jonathan on his official website.

A Little Vent Work With Neville King

Posted by Michael on February 10th, 2017

Okay… not sure exactly what is going on here. Neville King, English ventriloquist, is performing on a show called Good Old Days circa 1975. The audience in costumes is the part that has us confused!

The Passing Zone Is Playing With Knives

Posted by Michael on February 10th, 2017

It’s Friday and ’round iTricks Tower Midwest we are thinking let’s watch some of magic’s cousins… starting with juggling. So we went to see what was new from The Passing Zone. Instead of juggling they are offering up some knife throwing… but that is cool, too!

Christopher James vs The StraitJacket

Posted by Michael on February 9th, 2017

Christopher James has a secret weapon when it comes to his straitjacket escape: Siri. So I guess when it comes to classic escapes, there is an app for that!

You can see more of Christopher over on his website.

Seriously, I don’t know about y’all iTricksters but the ONLY way my wife is ever getting me on a cruise (hate sun, hate water, hate “relaxing”) is if there is an act I want to see on board and with guys like Christopher and Ryan Joyce out there on the oceans, her chances are getting better!

Magic For The Magic Man [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on February 6th, 2017

This video from the ES News Boxing features an unnamed magician performing for welterweight boxer Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (who is fighting Sam Eggington for the IBC International Title next month). IF anyone knows who this ring tossing’ trickster is, let us know.

(NSFW because of some unedited reactions to the magic!)

Haydini’s Card Manipulation

Posted by Michael on January 25th, 2017

Hayden “Haydini” Childress just posted some highlights from a recent university show; after some initial cane work he breaks into some card manipulation. It is a nice performance clip to end this Wednesday afternoon!

You can learn more about Haydini at his official site.