A few months ago I was at the Magic Castle. At 9:30 a group of us watched the episode of "Just Shoot Me" on NBC, which featured Steve Valentine as a flamboyant magician.
Included in the group watching the show was Steve himself, who was performing the late closeup.
When the show ended, we walked downstairs and saw Steve's show. Not only did he fool the hell out of everyone, but he had the audience roaring with laughter the whole time. Still the best show I've ever seen at the Castle.
After the show I met Steve and chatted with him. Turns out he's an incredibly nice guy to boot.
If you ever get the chance to see Steve, don't miss it.