Late Night Magic Touch
I’m not a magician or really a fan. But when Canadian magicians Ryan Joyce & Graeme Reed asked me to host and help design a LIVE, late night, stream show weeks into COVID quarantining, I wanted to make sure it was short, fast, and not the usual interviews on people the vast majority don’t care about! It’s informational, it’s naughty, it’s fun.
EP.1 HIGHLIGHTS – PREMIERE
Our first live stream attempt at this 30 minute, fast paced panel show
complete with a jaded rabbit, call-ins and a world class panel!
He started as a teen in the Magic Castle Junior Program and now his really unique narrative style was featured on Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us”, “The Gong Show,” and as a keynote speaker around the world.
HE IS MATT MARCY.
From sleight of hand to large illusions, he has the unique credit as the youngest ringmaster in Ringing Bros. & Barnum & Bailey history, The Zingmaster himself,
HE IS ALEX RAMON.
Dubbed “The Host of Las Vegas”, one of the most hilarious comedy magicians to grace every major stage around the world including the rare variety act credit of Broadway,
HE IS JEFF HOBSON.
EP.2 HIGHLIGHTS – “The Lovely Assistants”
The other half of Mark Kalin, she has earned fans and praised for being an integral female force in modern magic, gracing the stage of iconic spectaculars including “Spellbound,” “Masters of Illusion” and “Carnival of Wonders.”
SHE IS JINGER LEIGH.
Otherwise known as the qualude-ridden, ditsy blond, “Psychic Tanya” she is a genius in verbal & physical comedy as the foil to the infamous bad boy of magic, the Amazing Johnathan on “Premium Blend” & “The Tonight Show” and as a credited stand up in her own right.
SHE IS PENNY WIGGINS.
A dancer, a singer, a magical partner she has been attached to show business brands that include “Legends in Concert” and working along side partner Peter Gossamer, they headlined Las Vegas, Branson, Myrtle Beach and Atlantic City, and seen on “World’s Greatest Magic.”
SHE IS CAROL MACCRI – GOSSAMER.
EP.3 HIGHLIGHTS – “The Kid’s Performers”
Literally performing around the world for mega companies like Google & Honda. He guest starred in the Asia touring spectactular “Mega Magic Illusion Show” & voted “Atlantic City’s Favorite Magician.” Now he tours his own educational school show Reading Rocks!
HE IS JOE HOLIDAY.
Christmas shows, birthday shows, library shows and elementary schools, this guy has a show for every occasion! … ( I WANNA BOOK YOU FOR A BRISS ) combining two elements that can go horribly wrong, magic and animals! He also hosts the extremely successful “Variety Act Podcast.”
HE IS JOHN ABRAMS.
Known by peers and children alike as his alter ego, “Silly Billy,” he has been touted hands down as one of the best children’s performers in the country with staggering credits that include The White House, Lincoln Center, The Late Show, written up in The New Yorker & named Magician of the Year by the Society of American Magicians.
HE IS DAVID KAYE.
EP.4 HIGHLIGHTS – “The Duos”
Vaudeville is very much alive! Circus, Comedy, Variety & Burlesque are covered from head to toe through a roster of raunchy rowdy characters from the minds of this team. Headlining international theater tours, Broadway, world festivals and street events in multiple languages you have never seen a show like this!
THEY ARE THE DAREDEVIL CHICKEN.
Reality TV stars and variety act duo, these two are uniquely known for mixing music and magic headlining the Stratosphere & Bally’s in Las Vegas, appearances on “Shark Tank”, AGT, Wizard Wars and Masters of Illusion June 2020!
THEY ARE JARRETT AND RAJA.
With suspense and wonder, this mind reading duo has performed in over 35 countries, seven television networks, stages like the Magic Castle and the Johnny Carson Theater and have received amongst others, the “SARMOTI Award” presented by Siegfried & Roy. And if you can prove they use plants or devices in this act they’ll offer you $100,000!
THEY ARE THE EVASONS.
EP.5 HIGHLIGHTS – MAGIC PUNISHMENT!
“One Techie, Three Jugglers”
Stage manager, magic technician and illusion supervisor for: Kalin & Jinger, Jeff Hobson, Joanie Spina, Jim Steinmeyer, Don Wayne, Willie Kennedy, Bill Smith, Charlie Frye & Co, Jonathan Goodwin, The Clairvoyants, Alex Ramon, Eli Kerr, Rick Thomas, Mark Kornhauser, The Great Tomsoni & Co, Max Clever, Paul & Myda Fidler, Joaquin Ayala, Fielding West, The Great Mundane, Sherry Lukas, The Malloys, Connie Boyd, John Shryock & Mari Lynn,. Before Your Very Eyes, Carnival of Wonders, The Illusionists: 1903, The Illusionists: Turn of the Century, Spellbound World Tour.
HE IS JOHN O.
Funny as a stand up comic, and as skilled as a Chinese acrobat, this extreme & world juggling champion has bulldozed his way onto MTV, America’s Got Talent, and The Tonight Show along with roles in Kangaroo Jack, King of Queens, and one of the armed forces favorite performers, Making juggling tolerable,
HE IS IVAN PECEL.
He’s done more than 15,000 shows on the Las Vegas Strip, this man appeared as the comedy guest star of the Lance Burton, Master Magician show for 19 years. He has received 12 Emmy nominations as writer and EP on Penn & Tellers’s BULLSHIT, and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most Bites in One Minute While Juggling and Eating Apples”.
He is MICHAEL GOUDEAU.
Fool Us, MADtv, 4 worlds records, engagements at the White House and the coveted Royal Variety Performance, not to mention the comedy cult classic, The Artistocrats.
They are Owen Morse & Jon Wee, THE PASSING ZONE.
EP.6 HIGHLIGHTS – THE FINALE!
This performer has created some of the most highly-prized magic effects of all time, hosts the Penguin Magic Live Lecture series and fooled Penn & Teller on FOOL US,
HE IS DAN HARLAN (And some drugged up, disruptive chick who wasn’t invited).
America’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist & cast in the most recent Broadway company of The Illusionists, with internet videos viewed over 100 million times! His modern take on magic had made him Australia’s favorite son, The Fake Wizard himself,
HE IS DOM CHAMBERS.
And comedy magic royalty guest starring in 17 network television shows, headlining 11 Las Vegas spectaculars and opening for countless stars. A man that needs no introduction but I cannot help myself,
HE IS FIELDING WEST.