We’ve all seen a tacky magician who turns up at a gig with crazy hair, an overly bright suit and a squeaky voice. He normally does magic tricks using dusty old props that you remember seeing when you were a kid or performs tricks and uses weird scripted patter. While they have the best intentions, it’s unfortunate that this type of magician tends to become what people see as the stereotypical magician.
However, as part of a small collection of young, modern close-up magicians, I’d like to confirm that I’m not like those tacky, stereotypical magicians. In fact, a comment that I often get from repeat clients is that they rehire me because I’m not a tacky magician, but instead, I’m professional, fun and most importantly … a normal, likable guy!
So if you saw that wedding magician on Living TV’s Four Weddings program (the one with the rabbit and bad hair), or have bad memories of magicians pulling rabbits out of hats, I urge you to give us another chance. If you pick the right magician, I promise you’ll experience something amazing, fun and completely different to those stereotypical magicians! I think Penn & Teller’s “Fool Us” television show last Friday night went a long way to showing that magic can be contemporary, fun and cool.