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Photos from Magic & Martini in Hillsburgh

Last night at The Friendly Chef Adventures in Hillsburgh we had another sold out Magic & Martini. Chef Pam Fanjoy prepared a gourmet meal and the room was packed. Thank you to everyone who attended.

We have one upcoming performance scheduled for Friday, June 23 before we take a break for the summer. Readers can use the discount code shaken for a special price on tickets when purchasing online

Here are a few photos of the event from Tyler Sol Williams

Ironic Playing Cards

This weekend, at an excursion/party at a cottage in Buckhorn, Ontario (I had never heard of it either), I was asked if I would perform  for a bit and I agreed. Most cottages contain a deck of cards or three and I was handed this deck to perform with: IMG_5784

The deep, deep irony of this is that Ernst & Young is where my parents met. So I did get a life that way.


The weirdest thing to ever happen to me on stage

For the past four years, I have been allowing members of the audience to blindfold me with duct tape (of various and assorted colours). Some would say that this strikes most of the audience as unusual and sends a rather strange message about what my personal boundaries might be. Admitting all that, nothing like this has ever happened to me before: (No spoilers, see for yourself, apologies for the poor video quality)

This was filmed at Magic Tonight If you would like to see what the whole trick actually looks like, in colour, you can watch it here.

Last time on Magic Tonight

Last night on Magic Tonight, I was joined by über special guest Nick Wallace. While he may appear on the surface to be sweet and charming and likeable, he is in fact the devil; pure evil wrapped in Mr. Rogers' sweater. As far as I know, he owns the soul of at least one person on staff at our shows and I doubt he's willing to stop there.

Magic Tonight will be on hiatus for the next little while. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming shows.

Last time on Magic Tonight

We're up and running at our new location, just 400 feet from our old one, and we're loving the additional space. I was joined by comedy magician Chris Mayhew who recently returned from a tour across China with a new show which is replete with Mayhem.

Magic Tonight runs weekly at The Studio in Toronto. Readers of this blog can use the code reality for a discount on the price of tickets and dinner when purchasing online.

Last time on Magic Tonight

Here are a few photos from last night's instalment of Magic Tonight with my guest, Jason Palter, who is special in a way that defies description.

Magic Tonight runs Sunday nights in Downtown Toronto. Readers of this blog can use the code reality for a discount on the price of tickets and dinner when purchasing online.