Tommy Cooper On Ed Sullivan

Posted by Michael on May 5th, 2021

Newly posted to the Ed Sullivan YouTube page is this 1963 performance form the legendary Tommy Cooper.

Christopher Wayne Replies After Big Brother Eviction

Posted by Michael on May 5th, 2021

Even though I mentioned Naked Magicians half Christopher Wayne (above, clothed, doing a little magic) was gong to be on Australia’s Celebrity Big Brother, truth is I could care less about reality shows and (in my conceit) pretty much assume most of y’all feel the same way. When I saw he had been evicted from the show, I honestly barely noticed. However, there were apparently comments made about his profession in the process, with one contestant saying being a magician was not even a real job (I am not sure what the other contestants did to earn their “celebrity “ status). Christopher has replied to these remarks and you can read all about it on the website Now To Love.

Magic Castle Is Back! Free Virtual Salute To Military!

Posted by Michael on May 5th, 2021

The Magic Castle will be officially re-opening on May 21, according to an announcement detailed on Patch. They closed their doors on March 15 of 2020. They have been offering virtual shows, though, and will offering a special show for veterans on Friday, May 7. Veterans can register for free tickets; get all the details over on the Magic Road Show site.

Coincidentally, Micah Cover posted this video just yesterday telling his Magic Castle ghost story.

Carol Ritchie Visits Rick Thomas’ Show

Posted by Michael on May 4th, 2021

Carol Ritchie is a cooking instructor and long time cooking show host, but she seems to have some ties with Colon, Michigan and there are a few magic gems on her YouTube page. In this recent video she goes to see Rick Thomas perform in Indiana. This just happened in April, so more proof live entertainment is returning across the country!

May The 4th 2021

Posted by Michael on May 4th, 2021

It is May the Fourth, also known as International Star Wars day… And YouTuber Equivocate was the first magician we found who posted a themed magic trick.

A Little Cartoon Magic (And History)

Posted by Michael on May 4th, 2021

You might recognize the two curious pups as minor Looney Tunes characters who wander into places such as “the house of the future.” In 1939’s Merrie Melodies short Prest-o Change-o they wander into a magician’s house… and tangle with an annoying white rabbit who some cartoon historians believe evolved into Bugs Bunny.

(For those of you reading who believe I did this just because I wanted to post a cartoon first thing in the morning… you are correct!)

Star Wars Day

Posted by Michael on May 4th, 2021
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Because someone asked me to run it again!