Monday, July 27, 2015

A very artistic presentation of "Pick A Card"

... a very artistic presentation of "Pick A Card" . Yes, he fooled Penn and Teller -- and he sure as heck impressed me.

Shin Lim, a former concert pianist turned magician, does a series of card tricks that are basically unbelievable on the set of the Penn & Teller show Fool Us.
By the end Penn exclaims “We don’t even know how you vanished the f****king marker!" 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shawn Farquhar Fools Penn and Teller on the Fool Us UK television show : "We have have no g-d d-mn idea how he did it..."

This YouTube clip from the magic competition show Penn and Teller Fool Us shows Magician Shawn Farquhar fooling  Penn and Teller on the Fool Us UK television show, by putting Penn’s signed card back into a sealed deck of cards while Penn holds the deck of cards in his own hands. The deck has returned to new deck order, with the selected card in reversed presentation in it proper place in the deck and has Penn's signature on it. Now. That's great card magic!

50 Greatest TV Magic Moments: "The Greatest Hour of Magic for Online Viewing"

TV illusionists have been sawing ladies in half catching bullets between their teeth reading minds and performing feats of escapology for decades. Channel 5 counts down the best including the astonishing set-pieces of Penn and Teller the mind-bending of Derren Brown and the street magic of David Blaine. It features spectacular illusions such as making the Statue of Liberty disappear intimate card tricks and the lighter side of the business thanks to the inclusion of comedy great Tommy Cooper. Paul Daniels and new kid on the block Dynamo also feature in this magic compendium with contributions from Joe Pasquale Dick and Dom and Stephen Mulhern. Enjoy

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Magicians have stolen each other's secrets for as long as the art of magic has existed.

However the interconnected nature of today's world is making it easier - and magicians can't always rely on the law to protect them...

Jeff McBride is one of the most accomplished magicians in the world. His most famous routine is an intricate series of transformations, with a variety of masks, taking the audience through the entire history of magic. But last year, McBride discovered he was not the only one performing his signature routine, one of his most enthusiastic fans spotted a clip on YouTube of a Thai magician doing McBride's entire routine on local TV - move for move - along to McBride's music. The fake had even cut and dyed his hair to copy McBride. The fan notified McBride.

"It's the most carbon copy sort of duplication I have ever seen," says McBride. "This was the whole enchilada... It's not just a duplication of one of my tricks, it's not just an exact copy of one of my routines - it's my show, my entire show," he says.

To find out what Master Magician Jeff McBride did about it and to see a unique side by side viewing of Jeff McBride and his Thai double in action click here :