Archive for the 'TV' Category

The Magician Coming To Late Night TV

Posted by Michael on January 14th, 2015

Ferguson has already left late night TV, Colbert will soon be taking over for Letterman… what is often forgotten is that Larry Wilmore is going to be taking over Colbert’s slot on Comedy Central. His show, The Nightly Show with Larry WIlmore, will premiere next Monday, January 19 (do that local listings things to determine the time). So why does any of this matter to iTricksters? Larry is a magician, as he showed the other night on Jimmy Kimmel’s show.

Band Of Magicians On Studio 10

Posted by Michael on January 12th, 2015

The Band of Magicians, aka James Galatea, Nate Staniforth, Justin Flom and Justin Willman, are performing in Australia again this year. This clip is from their recent visit to the Australian talkshow Studio 10 and is accompanied by a second clip which can be seen here. The Band will continue their run through Monday, January 19.

Backstreet Boys of magic? You make the call.

A Quick Visit To The Magic Land Of Allakazam

Posted by Michael on January 8th, 2015

Let’s make a move towards Video Friday to call a close to Thursday. We may have run this before, I did not even bother to check because I like this clip so much. It features the first couple of magic, Mark Wilson and Nani Darnell, on their classic series Magic Land Of Allakazam. What more do you need to know?

How about that you can get the show on DVD at Mark Wilson’s website?

Finnish Magician Noora Karma

Posted by Michael on January 5th, 2015

Noora Karma is globe trotting magician who recently returned to her native Finland to star in a ten episode TV series called Mentalisti Noora Karma. We don’t actually speak Finnish at iTricks but we are guessing that this translates to something like “Mentalist Noora Karma.” We are also guessing that her web presence is being kicked up a notch in conjunction with the show because several videos have been posted lately on her YouTube page. We picked this video because it has subtitles (since we assume y’all don’t speak Finnish either) and because she does magic with snails.

Wonder what the Finnish term for PETA is…

Mumdo The Magician On AGT 2015

Posted by Michael on December 30th, 2014

The new season of AGT started back on December 20th. Not America’s Got Talent, which recently crowned magician Mat Franco as champion, or Australia’s Got Talent, which gave us Cosentino. Arabs Got Talent, out of Lebanon, has kicked off its fourth season and Mumdo, who bills himself as Arabs Leading Illusionist, has already made an appearance. Mumdo has played Vegas in the past and has a fair amount of TV exposure already, so it will be interesting to see if he can capture the title on this version of AGT.

Seth Grabel Gets Tanked

Posted by Michael on December 23rd, 2014

We owe Seth Grabel an apology. There has been so much magic on television lately that we missed his appearance on the Animal Planet series Tanked last week. Luckily, Seth posted some behind the scenes footage of his preparations for an underwater escape. Animal Planet will undoubtedly re-air his episode soon, but with the holiday programming it will not be on anytime over the next week.

SyFy Adds More Magic To Its Lineup

Posted by Michael on December 23rd, 2014

SyFy is adding more magic to their channel, and soon. The network has dabbled with magic in the past and recently found real success with the magic game show Wizard Wars. The NBC Universal company announced they have acquired the rights to Troy: Street Magic via press release (which can read at The Futon Critic site). The ten episode series, starring English magician Troy Von Scheibner, will begin airing on Tuesday, January 13. The British website TVWise confirms that the American run will consist of both the first series and upcoming second series of the UK show simply known as Troy.

Syfy has also announced on their website that Wizard Wars will premiere season “1.5″ on January 29 and 10/9 Central. According to the January schedule on the Syfy website, rebroadcasts of Troy: Street Magic will be paired with the veteran, and proven, magic series.