I am 100% sure we have run this before, but in honor of Antenna TV bringing back classic episodes of Johnny Carson seven nights a week and looking to end the year with something great, we are running it again. Without further ado Doug Henning with Johnny Carson, circa 1981.
Speaking of Antenna’s airings of classic Tonight Show episodes (which will be titled Johnny Carson if you check listings), their website has the first few episodes listed. On Monday, January 11 we will see our first magician when they show an episode originally broadcast November 3, 1988 with Harry Lorayne.
Joker is a clown, and a bit of a magician, who got a Golden Buzzer a couple of weeks ago on the the current season of Myanmar’s Got Talent. I’ll admit that I am not the biggest fan of clowns, but best of luck to Joker as he moves on in the competition.
Earlier today we mentioned that Alex Ramon was joining the new incarnation of The Illusionists in Cancun but the Broadway show is still running. One of the great things about a Broadway show is that it gives performers access to all of the TV shows being filmed in New York for promotional work (which is part of why we have seen so much of The Illusionists lately). Yesterday Jeff Hobson and Adam Trent dropped by NBC’s Today Show to torture, err, uh, entertain Matt Lauer, Carson Daly and Hoda Kotb.
Usually on The Rachael Ray Show all of the magic is performed in the kitchen. Friday, though, the chef turned talk show host was visited by members of the Broadway cast of The Illusionists and in this clip Jeff Hobson did a little food magic of a different variety.
Michael Grandinetti was among the performers from Masters Of Illusion featured in this year’s Hollywood Christmas Parade. This year’s parade theme was The Magic of Christmas and it featured grand marshals Penn and Teller. If you want to catch the entire parade, it will be rebroadcast this Monday afternoon on the Hallmark Channel and Wednesday on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries (check those local listings).
I think this wraps up this week’s Video Friday. It was a little short because, well, there wasn’t much news to pass on and everyone in the office is getting ready for the iTricks Tower Midwest Office Multicultural All-Inclusive Festive Winter Gathering. By getting ready we pretty much mean looking for excuses to get out of it…
The Unusualist, Raymond Crowe, visited Live with Kelly and Michael yesterday to perform a little mime, magic and ventriloquism. This was the first of this week’s TV appearances by cast members of The Illusionists as they return to Broadway; they will be on Rachael Ray on Friday as well.
Adam Trent from The Illusionists dropped by Sprout to teach Chica a little magic.
If you are not familiar with Chica, she has her own children’s show from Sprout, the NBC-Universal children’s educational channel (that used to be PBS), set in a costume shop. I guess that the fact NBC owns them explains it all…
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