The Pigeon Magic Troupe Returns

Posted by Michael on October 17th, 2018

The latest installment of the Pigeon Magic Troupe has been posted on the official KBS Youtube page. This is an ongoing series of parody magic performances from the KBS network show Gag Concert. You can click on the captions for English subtitles if they are not already on screen. There is something about these bits I really like; I really think the performers have a respect for magic but still can poke fun at it.

Comedian Gary Owen Meets Magician Shane Crews [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on October 17th, 2018

Gary Owen is an up and coming comedian who had his own special on Showtime and co-hosted a show with Shaq on TruTv. Shane Patrick Crews is the up and coming magician who blew his mind by hacking into his phone.

WARNING: there is some off color language near the end, so turn down the speakers and turn on the captions if you are at work or are offended by R-rated words.

The Whiskey Wizard, Jibrizy, Chicago’s Women In Magic [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on October 17th, 2018

Darshwood the Whiskey Wizard stopped by the WHAS studios in Louisville to promote his performances at the Ciao Ristorante.

Rolling Out introduces its readers to Jibrizy with a question and answer piece.

Quick aside (this is Michael’s opinion, not necessarily that of iTricks, its staff or subsidiaries): I hear a pretty good amount of trash talk about Jibrizy in the magic community and I don’t get it. I haven’t met the guy but I wish him the best. I am not saying he is the most talented, creative or skilled magician out there but he does have a good amount of charisma, he has really tapped into social media and his success just adds to the popularity of magic, so what is the problem? Honestly, I think that the biggest and oldest issue tearing apart magic isn’t exposure but jealousy. And Jibrizy, if you find yourself out in Kansas City drop me a line and the barbecue is on me.

Finally, Broadway World Chicago has the details on a really exciting series being put on by the Chicago Magic Lounge. They will feature five shows from November 29 to December 1 celebrating women in magic. Jade, Carisa Hendrix’s alter ego Lucy Darling, Jan Rose and Alba.

A Spotlight On Jay Owenhouse’s Tigers

Posted by Michael on October 16th, 2018

KXLF just posted this piece on the twin tigers that perform in Jay Owenhouse’s show after one, Shekinah, hurt herself while rough-housing with her sister and required surgery normally only given humans!

Dan White Can’t Stop Messing With The Roots

Posted by Michael on October 16th, 2018

Magicians appearing on NBC have an advantage over all magic acts on TV because NBC employs the two greatest audiences for magicians: Mel B on America’s Got Talent and The Roots on The Tonight Show. Dan White returned to The Tonight Show recently more or less just to continue his long running torment of Questlove. We don’t even think he was on the show… he just turned up to perform for The Roots backstage.

Seriously, The Roots React To Magic is a special waiting to happen!

Misko, Brown, Angel And India’s Got Talent

Posted by Michael on October 16th, 2018

Michael Misko visited the studios of CBS affiliate KDKA in Pittsburgh to do a little magic and promote his upcoming shows at The Strand Theater. You can see more of his TV appearance here.

The Wrap looks at Derren Brown’s new special Sacrifice and analyzes why he chose the person he did to be the subject of his “experiment.”

Speaking of Mr. Brown, according to The Irish Examiner, the internationally known mentalist and magician does not get asked to read minds very often anymore… that is just one of the things that came out in their recent interview with the magician.

On the international front, the website for The National previews India’s Got Talent, as it gets set to return for its eighth season.

Finally, congratulations to Criss Angel and Shaunyl Benson, who have announced on Instagram they are expecting a baby.

Kreskin Talks New Tour And More

Posted by Michael on October 15th, 2018

The Amazing Kreskin is a giant in the field of mentalism, and eve though he is in his eighties he is still touring! He stopped by New York’s CBS affiliate last week to talk about his career and his current show.