Archive for the 'TV' Category

Harrison Greenbaum (Kinda) Has A New Special

Posted by Michael on February 16th, 2017

You may know Harrison Greenbaum from his Genii column or his TV appearances on shows such as Last Comic Standing. He sent us the first trailer from his new special What Just Happened? and, well, it is just a little bit different than other specials. First of all, it hasn’t actually been shot yet. Honestly, it is not terribly unusual for a project to have advance promotion even before being completed. The second thing is that nobody has actually asked him to do this special… you can follow his efforts to get his own special at his blog I Want A Netflix Special (But Seeso Or Amazon Is Cool, Too). There are even a couple of really easy things you can do to help Harrison achieve his dream… Help him achieve his dream of a Netflix special, people!

The Magic Circle: Not Just For Humans Anymore

Posted by Michael on February 8th, 2017

This is the opening (or at least one of them) for The Sooty Show. Chances are lots of iTricksters will not be familiar with the little yellow magic wand wielding sock puppet (‘specially if you are not British) but the show has had a few incarnations and run since the mid-1950s. So why is any of this on iTricks? According to a post I caught sight of on Twitter (and now can’t find) and this Warrington Guardian article, Sooty is the first bear and the first non-human ever to be inducted into the famed Magic Circle!

Jon Dorenbos Is Still A Football Player…

Posted by Michael on February 7th, 2017

Jon Dorenbos hits iTricks because of his magic, but he still is a football player by day. The Ellen Show sent him to the Super Bowl this weekend with the show’s executive producer to… well, goof around mainly. There is magic, NFL greats and lots of rear end slapping.

You’ll notice that Jon is still in a cast; hopefully he will get better soon.

Michael Lam Represents Chinese Magic

Posted by Michael on February 7th, 2017

From what I can tell, this video is from some kind of Japanese reality show pitting Chinese magicians against Japanese magicians. It has been edited down by Michael Lam to showcase his highlights (which is understandable; plus, he is the guy who posted it to Vimeo). Even though it is mainly in Japanese, it is interesting to watch just to see how quickly some of the trends from US magic are making it overseas.

Oz Pearlman Predicts Super Bowl On Today

Posted by Michael on February 6th, 2017

Somehow while I was really sick (instead of just kind of sick like now) I missed Oz Pearlman appearing on the TODAY Show. He didn’t make a Super Bowl prediction last week to be revealed after the game like many mentalists. Instead, here is an appearance from January 26 that includes a successful Super Bowl prediction!

Rachel Ray Catches Up With Justin Flom

Posted by Michael on February 3rd, 2017

Haven’t seen a new Justin Flom video in a bit… until he turned up The Rachel Ray Show this week to help a young man propose to his girlfriend. You can read a little more about the couple on the show’s website.

TMZ Catches Up With Kadan Bart and Brooklynn Rockett

Posted by Michael on February 3rd, 2017

TMZ cameras ran into AGT alum Kadan Bart Rockett and sister Brooklynn recently, and instead of punching them or taking off, Kadan did a little magic.

Last we heard, Kadan was set to star as young Bob Klamm in the upcoming biopic about the blind magician.