An Evening of Sold Out Deceptions

My new magic show, An Evening of Deceptions has completely sold out over a month before the show. Here’s a brief photo of the extract about the show from The Everyman Theatre’s advertising:

An Evening of Deception brochure

The show will feature me and four other professional magicians performing in an intimate, modern cabaret venue. We sold almost half of the tickets the first day they went on sale and then promptly sold out of the rest.

After receiving many emails from people who missed the opportunity to see the show, I anticipate being able to put on another pub show soon. Stay tuned to the blog for more info about future shows and about how the first one goes on 28th April 2010.

My first stand-up comedy experience

When I work as a close-up magician, I always add comedy to my magic by improvising jokes based on things that people say, the environment that we’re in and the things that happen during my act. I don’t use pre-written corny jokes like many other close-up magicians, but instead try to improvise comedy based on the audience and the magic. This creates a much more personalised and unique experience for everyone; including me!

My latest challenge to myself was quite different though: stand-up comedy without magic! It has always been a goal of mine so I decided to make it happen recently. The audience reacted really well and I’m proud that I pushed myself out of my comfort zone to try it. I won’t be quitting the day job (a professional close-up magician!) but I’ll definitely be doing more stand-up comedy in the future; perhaps combining my skills as a magician with stand-up comedy.

Below are a few photos of the event:

Close-up Magician

Andi Gladwin magician

Stand up comedy

Tune in next time to see the results of my next goal: to be the third member of Jedward.