Archive for the 'TV' Category

Jeff McBride Debuts On National Television

Posted by Michael on June 5th, 2015

Video Friday! Here is something we found on the McBride Magic YouTube page recently: Jeff’s national TV debut. He does not say what the show is… An episode of The Tonight Show guest hosted by David Brenner, perhaps? IMDB was no help!

Cosentino On Asia’s Got Talent

Posted by Michael on June 4th, 2015

Cosentino made a guest appearance on Asia’s Got Talent a couple of weeks ago. This is, in case you are trying to keep track, the version of the Got Talent franchise that originates in Singapore.

Jamie Raven On BGT

Posted by Michael on June 1st, 2015

Here is Jamie Raven’s final performance on Britain’s Got Talent. As we mentioned earlier, it was enough to come in second but not quite enough to beat out a tightrope walking dog. Raven was plagued with viewers and media picking apart his performances and revealing his methods the entire competition and this one was no exception, as seen in this Huffington Post UK article.

Goodbye, Dave

Posted by Michael on May 20th, 2015

David Letterman ends his run tonight. Not known as a fan of magic, he had a few great magic performances over the years (although he seemed to have more magicians on simply to poke fun at them). An appearance by Michael Ammar is remembered by many magicians as the first time a magician seemed to get any respect on the show. This appearance is from almost exactly six years ago, May 21, 2010.

After 33 years in late night television on two networks, it is kind of hard to imagine Dave not being on the air.

Troy Returns to SyFy

Posted by Michael on May 20th, 2015

SyFy fooled us last night by slipping Troy back into the lineup with new episodes, followed by repeats of Wizard Wars. Last night’s episode will be repeated Thursday morning and there will be another new episode next Tuesday night. Check your local listings.

Steve Cohen On Letterman

Posted by Michael on May 19th, 2015

There is only one more night of the Late Show with David Letterman. Dave was not known as a friend of magic, of course, but there are a few good clips from over the years, including this appearance by Steve Cohen from 2010.

Jeff Altman Goes Magician On Letterman

Posted by Michael on May 18th, 2015

David Letterman is retiring from his television show Wednesday night. Although long perceived as a magic hater, he did have a few notable magic performances over the years. This is comedian Jeff Altman doing a little card magic for Dave last summer.