Blake Shelton was the guest on NBC’s Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The lead video, from the NBC website, is a potentially NSFW sketch featuring him as a heckler turned believer at a magic show.
Speaking of magic on television, Rubik’s cube magician and friend of iTricks Steven Brundage will be on today’s Steve Harvey Show. You will have to check your local listings to see when the syndicated show airs in your market.
Speaking of magic on British television (and eventually PBS), The Dorset Echo caught up with Midsommer Murders star Gwilym Lee. The focus is on superfans of the series, but they tip an upcoming episode involving stage magician and Lee learning a bit of magic himself. The article does not mention who served as Lee’s magic coach.
Finally, and still speaking magic on TV, Wizard Wars returns to SyFy with new episodes this Thursday night (along with the premiere of Close Up Kings). VegasNews.com talked to Rick Lax and has some photographs from the set as well as details on a Wizard Wars viewing party at The Sand Dollar. By the way, big shot producer Rick Lax returns to the iTricks podcast later this week.
Posted by Michael on January 22nd, 2015
The Illusionists have left Broadway and begun their tour of North America. This recently posted video is from WLNE, the ABC affiliate serving the Providence, Rhode Island area. The tour is on to Indianapolis now, but it is good piece with some nice magic sleight of hand from Jeff Hobson.
Posted by Michael on January 20th, 2015
This is not the official trailer, as far as iTricks can tell, but a promo piece for Close Up Kings that we found on Loki’s YouTube page. The series seems to actually be a Discovery Channel property even though SyFy is airing it in the US, so overseas iTricksters should keep an eye on both their local Syfy and Discovery Channels to see if Close Up Kings will appear on their television. In the States Close Up Kings premieres next Thursday, January 29 after Wizard Wars.
Posted by Michael on January 15th, 2015
As we mentioned in today’s Magic Bulletin, Brain Games is returning to National Geographic with new episodes on Monday (local listings… you know the drill). There are a few new promos out, including this one featuring illusionist Eric Leclerc. Can’t wait until Monday? Head on over to the Nat Geo website for a full episode sneak preview.