Posts tagged “performance”

Episode 85 – Understanding Magic with Garrett Thomas

Garrett Thomas is an incredible magician, an opinion that was confirmed recently when Jonah saw him perform at the Buffalo 52 magic convention.  Garrett first fell in love with magic because of his father.  His dad was a huge fan of magic and was friends with the bar magician Eddie Fechter. Who had a brilliant way of teaching people.  Fechter taught Garret’s dad a few tricks which were then passed on to young Garrett.  That instilled an obsession in him at a very young age.  His family has a history of addiction and Garrett feels that he funneled that addictive personality into magic.  

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Episode 84 – Presentation, Effect Selection, and How to Practice with Allan Hagen

Allan thinks that young magicians should start out by learning from the masters.  It would be foolish to ignore the classics.  Work your way through Card College.  There is enough knowledge there to last a lifetime.  Eventually you will discover two or three pieces that resonate with you.  That will then help you discover what your strengths are.

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Episode 79 – Monthly Catch Up and How to Make Your Own Tricks

We start episode 79 with a look back at the last month.  We have had some incredible guests over the last few weeks. Mark Correia stopped by the house early in the episode so we decided to invite him to join us.  Our conversation drifted into how we create original magic. 

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Episode 78 – How to Create Magic Out of Tricks with Lawrence Hass

Lawrence Hass is the Associate Dean of the Magic and Mystery School in Las Vegas.  We wanted to invite him on to talk about the theory of magic at its deepest level.  Lawrence has a Ph.D. in philosophy and taught the subject for many years.  As he was finishing his Ph.D. he happened upon a David Copperfield performance on TV.  He immediately started thinking about what Copperfield was doing in a philosophical framework.

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How to Control Your Nerves and Perform More Magic

I’ve totally felt nervous before going on stage, but I’ve never written about it. I always thought that if I love magic and want to be a magician, being nervous shouldn’t hold me back.

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Episode 51 – Tools and Tips to Make Your Comedy Magic FIRE with John Archer

If you’re talking about comedy magic, there are just a few names that automatically come to mind. John Archer is one of them. Not only is his magic baffling, but he’s also absolutely hilarious. He’s known for whipping up his audience, and getting incredible moments out of the magic and the punchlines!

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