Wednesday, 30 July 2014

  • Magician Rogue Overcomes Insecurities on America’s Got Talent

    NEW YORK—On a recent episode of “America’s Got Talent,” Rogue, a lanky, Asian male, politely asked former Spice Girl Melanie Brown to shoot him in the head with a staple gun. She pulled the trigger. Nothing happened. He asked her to try another gun. She knew she had filled o ...

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  • Magician Sues Photographer For Allegedly Setting Him On Fire

    A magician professionally known as Magic Joe is suing a celebrity photographer for allegedly setting his arms and legs afire during a magazine photo shoot. Joseph Rehaume filed the lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Tyler Shields, alleging negligence, bat ...

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  • David Blaine Headed To The Philippines

    MANILA, Philippines - Is he for real? Or is he a con job? Filipinos can decide for themselves when the world’s most intriguing magician hits Manila for a one-night-only live show. Magician David Blaine, who has been wowing and spooking audiences worldwide with his trailblazi ...

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  • Broken Wand : Alan Alan

    The “British Houdini” – who pioneered the art of escaping from a straitjacket while suspended from a burning rope high above the ground – has died aged 87. Described by the Magic Circle as “a legend in the world of magic and circus”, Alan Alan – born Alan Rabinowitz – was on ...

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  • International Magicians Join Local Talent For Melbourne Magic Festival

    AUSTRALIA : Book your tickets now before they disappear, says Melbourne Magic Festival artistic director and founder Tim Ellis. Mr Ellis said the festival, which starts at the end of June and runs through the school holidays, was a rare opportunity to see some of the world’s ...

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  • Magician Ben Hart Never Afraid To Ice With Death

    He’s diced with death performing dangerous tricks involving knives and broken glass. But one of his riskiest stunts was when Ben Hart stripped down to his underpants for a trick in an Ice Hotel. Filming all day in temperatures of minus five degrees, he ended up with hypother ...

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  • Monkey Masked Magician Turns Bungling Burglar

    UK : A magician who worked at some of Europe’s top holiday resorts while on the run for an attempted robbery has been jailed. Wearing a monkey mask, Curtis Watson had burst into his local off-licence and demanded cash from a terrified shop assistant. When she refused he fled ...

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  • Broadway Conjures Magic With ‘The Illusionists’

    NEW YORK  — Magic will be take center stage on Broadway this winter in a new, high-paced show but don't expect just one illusionist with a trick up his sleeve. Try seven. "The Illusionists" starring seven international stars of magic — ranging from a card conjurer to a wizar ...

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Careful What You Sell : Chipper Lowell

I recently posted a joke on Facebook which went like this: “I think that any illusionist that poses with a motorcycle looks just as stupid as the stars of “American Chopper” posing with magic wands.” I thought it was pretty funny and was surprised by the number of people who also thought the very same way. What really struck me, though, was that there was a bit of a divide. While a few of my magician friends enjoyed my comment, the vast majority of messages I received about it was from “lay audience” friends (people not in show business or magic specifically). They laughed the loudest and thou ...

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Smoked v.2 By Christopher Dearman

VANISH a FULL pack of cigarettes from inside the pack. With this product there are two different effects : Basic “NON-Smoking” Effect: The performer brings out a pack of cigarettes. Opening the lid, the performer shows the spectators that the pack is indeed full. After closing the lid and a magical pass over the packs lid. The performer opens the lid again and the pack is completely empty. Basic “Smoking” effect: The performer brings out a pack of cigarettes. Opening the lid, the performer shows the spectators that the pack is indeed full. Performer removes one cigarette, closes the lid, and l ...

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