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Step Out Of Frame

This post is part of a much larger essay on presenting the cups and balls on stage. It will appear in a book planned for a 2023 release. The thoughts covered here go beyond the cups to routines where the … Continue reading

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Photo Kindness Part Two

“Can my kid take a pic with you?” This post is for comedy magic performers working family events, like shows at fairs, festivals, amusement parks, you name it. This post may not be for the mugging averse, but I think … Continue reading

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Photo Kindness Part One

Her: May I take a picture with you? Me: Of course. I’m honored. What’s your name? Her: LindaMe: Where are you from Linda? Her: Orlando.Me: Great place. I perform there occasionally. (Takes pic.) Me: Did the pic turn out OK? No heads cut off? Her: (Laughs) … Continue reading

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How I Got My Cards Across To Be 45.6% Smoother, Defeated The Commies, And Outlawed Taxes*

If you ever wanted to get inside my head (Oh, mercy, you don’t want that, but if you did) today’s blog post is for you. One of my favorite sayings is “Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice … Continue reading

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The Non-Exploding Torn & Restored Newspaper

The Koran-inspired Gene Anderson torn and restored newspaper was a part of my stand up set for years. If it has a downside, it’s when it’s over. When the newspaper is tossed back into the case it will unfold like … Continue reading

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When You Just Don’t Have The Carpe Cajones To Get A Tattoo Of Your Prop List

I remember the first time I packed my prop case after the covid lockdowns in Spring 2021. A task which normally takes less than thirty minutes took more than two hours, primarily due to my constant self-doubt and worry I’d … Continue reading

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Bring 2 Chairs

I am six feet three inches tall in my stocking feet.*  Probably a good sixteenth of an inch shorter in my bare feet.  In shoes? Well, Probably six feet four inches tall or more in dress shoes. If I ever … Continue reading

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Quack! Quack! Quack!

This is a guest post from close friend and fellow magician, Michael Misko. Right now I’m neck deep in preparing for the release of Reign Man, so Michael’s generous offer to share this essay is even more appreciated. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Hellooooo IBMers!

I’m lecturing and performing at the 2022 IBM convention.On Thursday, July 14th I’ll be sharing a trick in the One Trick Lecture Series. If you were in that audience, make sure to send me that thing to get that thing. … Continue reading

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Superman’s Glass

Do you perform any of these routines? Sympathetic cardsRising cardsTwentieth century silksSilk to eggNeedle routines (like Jim Steinmyers’) that use a glass A cool looking wine glass can class up the joint or, for our purposes, the magic trick. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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