Redneck Comedy Magic With James Michael [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on February 11th, 2019

The Skratch with a K Comedy Club in Daytona posted this recent performance from Redneck Comedy magician James Michael. There is some off-color language, so be warned!

Reality Shows And Larry Thompson Broken Wand [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on February 11th, 2019

From Ireland’s Got Talent comes this clip of 9 year old Aidan McCann impressing the judges with his magic act in the audition round over the weekend.

We haven’t seen Fox’s The Masked Singer, but several people have asked us about former child performers who started as magicians… we pretty much assumed this had to be Neil Patrick Harris and Newsweek has come to the same conclusion.

Finally, the Detroit Free Press reports Larry Thompson, who portrayed Mr. Whoodini on the Detroit area show Bozo’s Big Top during the 1970s, passed away at the age of 76 last week. In addition to being a performing magician he was a teacher and ran a company promoting educational school assemblies. We found a complete 1975 episode of Bozo’s Big Top with Larry playing Mr. Whoodini posted on YouTube by someone who attended that very taping as a child. You can see it here.

Broken Wand: Gary Darwin

Posted by Michael on February 10th, 2019

Video shared by Scott Wells showing his visit to Gary Darwin’s home and magic museum in Las Vegas to record a podcast.

Although we have not found a newspaper story or obituary to post yet, there are multiple reports Gary Darwin passed away last night. Gary was well known for his video releases which covered everything from beginning magic and easy to build illusions to patter to his magic museum.

Scott Tokar At The Magic Castle

Posted by Michael on February 8th, 2019

What better way to head into the weekend than a peek at a Magic Castle act? Scott Tokar shared part of his performance at the Castle’s Peller Theater from earlier this month! You can learn more about Scott (and check out some of his photography) over on his official website.

Y’all have a great, safe and warm weekend!

Kabbir Taneja Is A Blockhead [NSFW]

Posted by Michael on February 8th, 2019

This clip features Kabbir Taneja doing a classic sideshow blockhead act… like he says, don’t try this at home. We marked this NSFW mainly because we know this really seems to bother people for some wacky reason.

Billy Kidd’s Three Bean Trick

Posted by Michael on February 8th, 2019

Billy Kidd posted this footage of a live performance of her three bean trick. You might want to check out her Twitter, too, as she tramps around the globe with the Discovery Network.

Carisa Hendrix, Terry Roses And Joe Diamond [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on February 8th, 2019

Student and magician Dave Murray made an appearance on Marquette University television; you can see more here and here.

The Calgary Herald has a great piece
on Carisa Hendrix and her alter-ego Lucy Darling.

Ed Newman’s Ennyman’s Territory blog looks at the career of Terry Roses, magician and escape artist.

Finally, the Northwest Herald talks to Joe Diamond about his new show MYSTIC.