Conor McGregor Is A Magician’s Assistant

Posted by Michael on August 21st, 2017

Conor McGregor is making big news in the world of sports as his showdown with boxing champ Floyd Mayweather approaches. (I’ve got experience under both sets of rules and since it is under boxing rules, I can’t see Conor pulling it off because he is not used to boxing restrictions, but I digress!) Surfing magician Doug Hofkins just posted this video featuring McGregor as his assistant.

Not sure it is the same Conor McGregor!

Magician Assistant Kaitlyn Schoeffel Is Also Miss New Jersey 2017

Posted by Michael on August 21st, 2017

This NJ.com video feature on the current Miss New Jersey and soon-to-be Miss America contestant Kaitlyn Schoeffel goes over her pageant history but also her day job as a magician/mentalist assistant (for Wayne Hoffman). You can read more on the NJ.com website.

I am not sure if there is an iTricks policy on endorsing pageant contestants, but if we offer an endorsement I think Kaitlyn is the current front runner!

AGT, Magic Scholarships, Teller Speaks (!?), Penn Apologizes And More [Magic Bulletin}

Posted by Michael on August 21st, 2017

In this video originally from University of Texas coach Tom Herman’s Facebook page shows magician Robby Bennett performing a magic track that ends with walk on U of T football player Garrett Graf being awarded a full scholarship as his senior year begins.

OKAY: I don’t have Showtime so I can’t confirm this happened last night but if this Las Vegas Review-Journal story is correct, Andrew “Dice” Clay got Teller to speak on camera during the season two premiere of Clay’s show Dice.

Speaking of Penn and Teller (okay, we were talking about Teller, but this story is about Penn), the chatty half of the duo has apologized to the residents of New Foundland for calling them on stupid HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher Friday night according to this article from Novia Scotia’s News 95.7.

The International Business Times rounds up the posts from America’s Got Talent highlighting acts speaking about their inspiration, including magician Eric Jones.

The National Post reviews the show Magic To The Future, which is now at the Edmonton Fringe Festival.

Finally, the Chicago Tribune posted a tribute to Chicago resident Eugene Burger over the weekend.

RIP Jerry Lewis

Posted by Michael on August 20th, 2017

Jerry Lewis passed away today at the age of 91. You can read more about the incredible career of one of the world’s most recognizable funny men in this New York Times article.

As tribute we give you the trailer for The Geisha Boy, the one film that we can think of off the top of our heads that saw Jerry lewis playing a magician.

Derek Del Gaudio’s Invisible Dialogue

Posted by Michael on August 18th, 2017

Derek DelGaudio – Invisible Dialogues from Future Of StoryTelling on Vimeo.

This is a promotional video for the upcoming 2017 Future of Storytelling Summit featuring Derek DelGaudio. It is very interesting… You can find out more about the summit on their website. This is what inspired today’s “advice” theme.

…And you can think about every Derek says for the rest of the weekend. Have a safe one! But first we have to get through Friday.

Vinh Giang On Presentation And Showmanship

Posted by Michael on August 18th, 2017

This is a longer video (about 20 minutes)… perfect for lunch! In it Vinh Giang shares a video of a TEDx Talk he did (we aren’t sure where) on magic and showmanship. We do know, though, that you can see more on Vinh Giang on his official website and that this video was presented on the 52 Cards YouTube Page.

David Copperfield On Young Hollywood

Posted by Michael on August 18th, 2017

In this 2014 interview from Young Hollywood David Copperfield talks about his appearance on the season finale of The Amazing Race but he also touches upon many more interesting (and timely) points about technology and performing. You could do a lot worse than getting advice from Copperfield…