Chris Mayhew

The Newest Trick In The Book

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Tuesday night I’ll be appearing on The Newest Trick In The Book. It’s a fun and informal night of magic put on by the Toronto Magic Company. We use the delightfully nerd-themed bar See Scape (Keele & Dundas, Toronto) filled with games both of the video and table-top variety.

This week features guest host Patrick Nemeth, also features Chris Mayhew, Michael Penkul and Jacqueline Swan. This is a free show to attend but you can reserve seats through Eventbrite.

 

Photos from The Show Before The Snow

Last week, I took part in a special year-end show put on by The Toronto Magic Company to celebrate the holidays and the end of another season of their open mic show, The Newest Trick In The Book. Over twelve magicians appeared including Marc Correia, Keith Brown, Jonah Babins, Ben Train, James Harrison, Ryan Brown, Glenn West, Chris Mayhew, Leigh Beadon and Edward Gabreal.

I got a few photos of myself courtesey of David J. Fulde.

The Endless Chain

On Tuesday night, I gave an impromptu performance at The Newest Trick In The Book, put on by the Toronto Magic Company and hosted by the charming Jonah Babins. I had just come from another event and had been asked to step in for another performer who couldn’t make it. You can see photos from the event from David Fulde here).

Toronto’s magic video elf Chris Mayhew shared the video of that performance:

The Endless Chain is an old crooked gambling game. As Whit Hayden and Chef Anton described in their monograph on the subject, the most difficult thing to do while presenting the Chain is to convince people that it’s actually possible to win.

Normally it’s presented as a piece of close-up magic (and you can imagine it would be much clearer if you could be sitting around watching the chain from above). But from the composition of the rest of the show, which was heavy on card magic, I opted to switch to this, literally on the walk up as I was being introduced. But it felt true to the rules of the Newest Trick as it’s something I’ve never performed in that setting before.

Photos from The Newest Trick in the Book

Toronto’s lighthearted, warm fun and friendly magic open-mic night returned form its summer break last night at the newly moved and renovated See-Scape. You can see the new, expanded stage in some of the lovely photos from David Fulde.

I was invited to appear on the first show of the season with Chris Mayhew, Harry Zimmerman, Graeme “Graemazing” Reed and the lovely and charming host Jonah Babins.

The show continues weekly through to December and is a wonderful (free) opportunity to see magicians experiment, take risks and walk outside their comfort zones.

The Newest Trick In The Book

Tuesday night, I’ll be appearing on The Newest Trick In The Book, a free show put on by the aptly named “Toronto Magic Company”. I’ll be appearing alongside Chris Mayhew, Harry Zimmerman and James Harrison. The show is hosted by the adorable and inventive Jonah Babins, who is inventing his own special version of English so quickly, it’s astonishing.

The show is free to attend but with limited seating. You can reserve tickets at the link below to be guaranteed a spot.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 8:30 PM
SeeScape (374 Keele Street, Toronto)

See Scape is a fabulous nerd bar which has just finished renovating their brand new location. In addition to the show, you can stay to enjoy food, drinks video- and board-games.

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Photos from the Newest Trick in the Book

Tuesday night I was on The Newest Trick in the Book, a weekly open mic magic show put on by the Toronto Magic Company and hosted by the adorably wacky* Jonah Babins. Here are some photos from the event courtesy of TMC.

Newest Trick is a weekly show and all are welcome

*Jonah would prefer I use the term "wackadoo" but I can't bring myself to do it.