sammy jakubowicz

Newest Trick In The Book - Grumpy Old Men Edition

This week, I will be guest hosting The Newest Trick In The Book. This weekly magic open-mic, put on by the Toronto Magic Company, is now in its third season. I’ll be joined by some friends: Mike Carbone, Dr. Sammy Jakobowicz, Glenn Ottaway and Wes Zaharuk. This is going to be a fun evening of magic, comedy and the unexpected. The goal of the show is to provide a safe place for magicians to experiment with new material. It can be a rare opportunity to see something which has never been seen before, or a chance to see everything go horribly wrong.

Newest Trick is free to attend, but you can reserve tickets online to guarantee yourself a seat.


Ninety-Nine Fabrications

I'm pleased to announce a special publication written in conjunction with Dr. Sammy Jakubowicz and the P. Howard Lyons Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. The P. Howard Lyons Ring meets at a regular location on an irregular basis in Toronto. The membership comprises a motley crew of magicians, mentalists, comedians, psychics, university students, philosophers and general dilettantes. Topics of discussion include advancing the art of magic and techniques for the vanishment and disappearance of liquids.

Reports of the activities of the Ring are chronicled in The Linking Ring, the official organ of the IBM. These reports are based on facts only in the loosest way possible.

I became involved with Ring 99 as its secretary in 2008 and was elected to the Presidency in 2010. In the spirit of the late P. Howard Lyons, we have assembled some of our Ring Reports in a special eBook now available for purchase on Kobo, Kindle and iTunes for the appropriate sum of ninety nine cents.