Performing Magic

The AMAZING, TOP SECRET Technique I Used to Beat TEN Magicians to a Gig!!!

UPDATED: 27TH MARCH 2018 I was reading through some old blog posts and came across this one from 2013 (God, that seems so long ago). What struck me most was how the main point – the importance of booking a PROFESSIONAL magician – is increasingly relevant today; a time when pretty much anyone can build …

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“What you can do with a smartphone and some passion” (or “The Shit Chester Interview”)

UPDATED: 21ST JUNE 2018 Most of my working life as a magician is spent doing very “work-y” (i.e. boring) things: working on the website, writing promo material, watching Netflix etc. You know, the important stuff. Yesterday’s workday, however, was unlike any of my previous ones. I’d been asked by the mighty @shitchester if I would …

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How To Be Fun(ny) – Part 2

In my earlier post, we looked at ways to set yourself up to be fun(ny). One of the key elements was about knowing what makes YOU laugh. You have to realise that if something makes you laugh, it’ll make others laugh too, so focus on that. You’ll “sell” a joke much better when you believe …

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TLAM: Think Like A Magician

Following a recent conversation with a colleague, in which I was asked to “think bigger” about what I wanted, I began to explore the idea of teaching ideas that, while based on magic technique and theory, have real world applications, and could actually prove useful to people. The more I looked into this, the more …

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