What’s Good Rhode Island: Mat Franco

Posted by Michael on January 18th, 2017

It wasn’t until after it aired that we realized Mat Franco was on Hallmark’s Home and Family recently. They are usually pretty good about posting clips from the show online, but for some reason we haven’t been able to find anything…we did, however, turn up this interview from last month that sees mat sitting down with Miss Rhode Island USA Kelsey Swanson. In it, Mat confirms that his show at The Linq has been renewed for two more years.

Magician Krish And The Chef

Posted by Michael on January 18th, 2017

Magician Krish with chefs from Magician krish on Vimeo.

Here is some advice I was given about banquets and restaurants a few years ago when I was performing: get the staff on your side ASAP. Looks like someone gave Magician Krish the same advice as he performs for a chef and wait staff at some unknown restaurant!

Magician Krish is an award winning Indian magician; you can learn more about him on his official website.

Murray And Houdini’s Handcuffs

Posted by Michael on January 18th, 2017

This is obviously an older clip from Murray SawChuck; it is one of several clips from Masters Of Illusion he posted recently on his non-prank YouTube page.

The CW ordered new episodes of Masters of Illusion (and Penn & Teller: Fool Us) last October to air this summer but there is no confirmation on when the new shows will air.

Bobo The Magician

Posted by Michael on January 17th, 2017

This video is of a different Bobo, not the guy famous for his incredible coin work. Given the age of this toy, we kind of wonder if the makers of this tramp magician toy didn’t nick poor JB’s name!

No Starbucks Is Safe From Magic Pranks!

Posted by Michael on January 17th, 2017

You know, there seems to be a whole bunch of magic going around at Starbucks… especially pranks. Julien Dauphin is messing with people at Starbucks nice enough to watch his coffee while he goes to the restroom. What might be funniest about the video is the one lady who basically is right and calls him out somehow looks like the most paranoid!

Catch more of Julien over on his official website.

Happy 95th Betty White

Posted by Michael on January 17th, 2017

The quality of this video is not very good but it was the only clip we could find with Betty White and a magician (in this case a 13 year old named, we think, Michael Frieman to Fryman?). It is from the Donny and Marie talk show that lasted for a season or two around 2000. We are posting this because today is Betty White’s 95th birthday. She’s not really connected to magic, but she is a kind of a national entertainment treasure!

Rob Lake Behind The Scenes

Posted by Michael on January 17th, 2017

Rob Lake: A Day in the Life from Rob Lake on Vimeo.

Rob Lake has released a new produced piece giving fans a peek at the big team (and little dog) behind Rob Lake’s stage show. You can see more of Rob on his official website.