Connie Boyd’s Magical Women

Posted by Michael on July 28th, 2020

Connie Boyd kicked off a webseries about a month ago called Magical Women which features conversations with some of today’s professional female performers. The video above, with Krystyn Lambert, is the latest but you can catch up with all of the interviews on the Magical Women YouTube page.

Piff In The Tournament Of Laughs Final Four

Posted by Michael on July 28th, 2020

The brackets are shrinking over on TBS’ The Tournament of Laughs. We are down to the final four and Piff the Magic Dragon is the this elite group of laugh makers.

AGT Judges’ Cuts Begin; At Least One Magic Act

Posted by Michael on July 28th, 2020

America’s Got Talent begins their judge cuts tonight and the official early release video promises at least one act form the world of magic. Jonathan Goodwin will be performing another escape. In the past couple of years similar acts have been grouped together for side by side comparisons during the judge cuts… this might mean we are in for lots of magic tonight, but NBC’s title for the early release clip calls Jonathan a “danger act,” so there might not be any other magic acts on tonight’s show.

Richard Preston Visits WTOL

Posted by Michael on July 27th, 2020

You all know Richard Preston’s story: successful World War II magician who was cryogenically frozen so he could emerge in the future when his magic would be needed by the world. He visited with WTOL in anticipation of his virtual shows…. You know, between you and me, I think Richard looks a whole lot like Stuart MacDonald.

More Opposition To Owenhouse Vegas Show

Posted by Michael on July 27th, 2020

KTNV coverage from the weekend detailing the continuing opposition the Owenhouse family faces due to their use of big cats in their upcoming outdoor Vegas show.

I had a layover in Vegas the other day (after I escaped Idaho) and as we winged into McCarran I found myself looking out the window (which I rarely do anymore as I am quite jaded by air travel) trying to picture the Owenhouse big top!

RIP Regis, P&T Special And More [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on July 27th, 2020

Beloved TV host Regis Philbin, who hosted everything from late night shows to day time shows to America’s Got Talent, passed away over the weekend. We’re opening the week with a clip featuring Regis and the Amazing Kreskin.

TV REMINDER: Penn & Teller’s Try This At Home Too airs tonight on The CW. 9PM Eastern, 8PM Central but check your local listings to be sure.

A couple articles on the reboot comic book for Mandrake the Magician announced at Comic-Con over the weekend, which will a 17-year old potential successor to the original Mandrake named Mandy Paz. Read more over on Comic Book Review and Bleeding Cool.

Finally, if you like your magic ruined for you, you might want to check out this Ars Technica piece on the scientific paper looking at how verbal cues can influence card choice.

David Blaine’s Favorite Card Tricks

Posted by Michael on July 23rd, 2020

David Blaine posted this video featuring his favorite card tricks. David has been active on his YouTube channel recently… you might want to check it out.