Santa Mike

Dad (Santa Joe) retired last year. He’s 90 so it was time. He’s passed the sleigh bells to me and I’ll be dropping by the homes of people wanting a visit from Santa during the holiday season this year instead of dad. Yesterday, I donned the outfit for the first time and did a photo shoot. I’m happy with the results and looking forward to making the rounds. Call if you’re looking for a professional Santa for your event.

Magic and Macaroni

On Sunday, November 17, Steve Rodman presents a dinner magic show starring the incomparable, award-winning magician Eric DeCamps. The show will also feature Long Island’s Silliest Magician, me, and strolling magic by Bill Krupskas. The show takes place at Mia’s of Valley Stream. $50 covers the cost of a scrumptious Italian dinner and show. Call 516-825-2117 for information and reservations.

This Weekend Public Shows

I am thrilled to be performing for the public at Brightwaters Farms in Bayshore this Saturday and Monday starting at 11:30AM. For information call 631-665-5411.

He’s Coming to My Parlor of Mystery

While I like to think I am a darn good kid’s magician, I know a great one when I see one. Mario – the Maker Magician is a great one and he’s coming to the Parlor of Mystery on August 21. This is a great opportunity to take the kids or grandchildren to see a truly unique children’s magic show.

New Routine

One of the things I am most proud of is the original magic and routines I develop. This week I had the pleasure of videotaping a few new pieces I have been working on, all of which are being offered to the magic community and are almost ready from prime time.

The first is a reissue of my Celebrity Presage. (More about this in coming posts.) Celebrity Presage is a fun routine and prop I created for my audition at 4F, an invitation-only magic convention held annually in upstate NY. If you are lucky enough to find sponsors and be invited, you must perform in front of 200 of the best close-up magicians in the world. Yes, it was scary.

The other two pieces are new pieces that I have been working on for the last few months. One is a topical piece that features special cards I created with emojis. The routine is fun, and I think a fooler.

The third piece is a mental magic piece that features celebrity autographs. Take a look at the video and you’ll get the idea.


Summer’s Here and the Heat is On

Wow, it was a long hot July 4 weekend. Saturday was very hot and very humid but it was a great day nonetheless.

Are you planning to hire a performer for a party this summer? Are you thinking of having the party outdoors? Regardless of who you plan to hire remember he or she will expend lots of energy to make their show exciting for your audience and they will get hot.

Plan to have your performer work in a shaded area, either under a nice big shade tree or under a canopy. Your audience will too. Better yet think about doing the show indoors and bringing the kids in just for the show, then back out after the show.

Let the show be the hottest part of your party and not the performance area.

Vanish Magazine

Vanish magazine is an on-line magic magazine that is published monthly. The July issue has a 5-star review of a new piece of magic that I offer to other magicians. Here’s the review and a video of me performing it at The Parlor of Mystery.