I think you might enjoy this short video. As you will see, I practice proper, safe, social distancing, while still having fun, and making magic in my imaginary movie house.
Medical experts suggest we avoid crowded indoor events and say it’s okay to be outside as long as we practice social distancing or wear a mask. That means while the warm weather is here, you can enjoy a magic show in the backyard with your family and friends, provided you take the necessary precautions.
I’ve created a show that involves the audience but does not require that volunteers come up and hold props or participate close up. They can remain six to eight feet away, wiggle fingers, say the magic word, call out the name of a card, say stop and participate in the magic from afar. So, take advantage of the excellent weather and have a magical backyard birthday party. You’ll be surprised how much fun you and your kids will have.
Of course, I am always available for a Zoom show. Virtual shows on Zoom are great fun for all involved.
Trick or Treat
I know it’s not Halloween, but I have a treat for you just the same. Every Monday at 11AM on the Parlor of Mystery Facebook page, I stream a live show called Trick or Treat. Trick or Treat is cross between a typical late-night talk show and the now deceased, James Lipton’s Inside the Actor’s Studio. Of course, my interviewees are magicians and comics, not notable actors and directors. It’s not for kids. It’s for mom and dad and anyone else who likes clean adult humor and learning about magical artists.
As of this writing, there have been 11 Trick or Treat shows. I enjoy producing the show each week and work long and hard to make each show more interesting and technically better than the previous one. Every week I challenge myself to perform a new feat of magic designed explicitly for the ‘display only’ environment. That is to say, tricks that do not require audience participation. And each week, I pick a topic like karma, magic gone awry, or bad hair and scour the internet for the best photos and videos on that topic. Some are quite funny.
If you haven’t watched the show as it streams, you can view the show after it streams on Facebook or on my personal YouTube channel. Subscribe to my channel so you won’t miss a show.
Here’s a link to my YouTube channel where you’ll find past shows and other original videos.