I was performing in Dashwood (a town just north-east of London, Ontario) recently and this picture here says it all. In what other job can you get kids and their to laugh out loud at magic and illusion and get paid for it? Continue reading
All of my shows are a combination of non-verbal magic performed to a musical accompaniment, speaking routines with a humourous twist and non-embarrassing audience participation. The silent and speaking routines will be performed with or without a face-mask depending on the distance the audience is away from the performance area. Typically, that distance is 8-10 feet anyway and clearly marked with tape or a length of rope.
For the audience participation routines, depending on which routine is included in the show, most can be done with the volunteer physically distancing in the audience if they so choose. If they wish to come to the stage, it will be necessary that both of us wear a mask (as per the Ontario Public Health guidelines) and they will be seated on a stool 2m away. However, this will not diminish the entertainment value of the magic.
All of the props used in the show are either brand new ‘out-of-the-package’ or are thoroughly disinfected before, after and sometimes during the performance.