Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

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Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 23rd, 2008, 10:47 am

The MAGIC e-update reports:

The Ellen Degeneres Show
Thursday, October 23rd, 3:00 PM ET/PT, CBS
Keith Barry, who bills himself as a hypnomagician, blending magic, illusions, and hypnosis, makes his second appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Thursday, October 23rd. Barry performs October 28 through November 27 at the Planet Hollywood Showroom in Las Vegas.
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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Ryan Matney » October 23rd, 2008, 11:31 am

Ellen must be the most magic friendly TV show on right now.
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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby mrgoat » October 23rd, 2008, 12:24 pm

Maybe her booker is a magician?

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Dale Shrimpton » October 24th, 2008, 7:25 am

Ill be interested to hear what he did.Keith has been doing the chat show rounds here in the uk too.

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Magic Newswire » October 24th, 2008, 9:50 am

We have a clip of his appearance on MagicNewswire.com for your viewing pleasure.

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby flynn » October 24th, 2008, 1:20 pm

Ryan Matney wrote:Ellen must be the most magic friendly TV show on right now.

She exposed The Guiltone trick to everybody too that one time Neil Patrick Harris was on.

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Danny Archer » October 24th, 2008, 2:17 pm

Keith will be interviewed at the upcoming MINDvention in Las Vegas...
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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby David Vamer » October 24th, 2008, 6:44 pm

So...he read her body language WHILE cutting? Uh, wouldn't he have had to have known who it was from the first cut in order to make all the cuts come out correctly?

I HATE logical disconnects that ruin the plot.

And please, enough with the pseudo-psycho-kinesthetic nonsense. It's been done to DEATH.

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Mark Paulson » October 24th, 2008, 8:54 pm

The audience sure seemed to have enjoyed it.

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby David Vamer » October 25th, 2008, 3:50 pm

Absolutely, Mark! Ultimately, that's what matters most.

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Brad Henderson » October 25th, 2008, 8:01 pm

Mark Paulson wrote:The audience sure seemed to have enjoyed it.


(Some) audiences also enjoyed Mission Impossible III

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Jim Maloney » October 25th, 2008, 9:34 pm

Brad Henderson wrote:(Some) audiences also enjoyed Mission Impossible III


Hey! I liked MI:III!

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Steve Hook » October 26th, 2008, 12:36 am

Why the sour grapes? The guy has almost no time to do two or more tricks, which he did successfully, and the host loved it (while she was positively promoting magic once again.)

Why the (predictable) negativity? Sheesh.............

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Brad Henderson » October 26th, 2008, 1:17 am

I do not think "the audience liked it" is always the litmus test of success. I did not see the performance, he may have been great. But there are many things that large numbers of people like that still are not the bar to aim for.

McDonald's is loved by many. But if I were a chef, would they be the model to hold up for emulation? For some people - who are targeting that market - yes. For everyone, no.

Personally I would rather listen to the Montreal Symphony or Oscar Peterson over Brittany Spears or Milli Vanilli any day. Simply because large numbers of people like something does not make it good.

That was my point.

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby David Vamer » October 26th, 2008, 5:38 am

Ellen IS the McDonald's of TV. That being the case, Keith's performance was perfectly targeted.

Sadly, the TV equivalent of le Cirque does not jump immediately to mind as I try to stretch the analogy.

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Jim Maloney » October 26th, 2008, 7:34 am

Ellen is one of the funniest people around today. I would hardly call her the "McDonald's of TV".

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Jon Allen » October 26th, 2008, 8:57 am

There was a tricky moment when she took the mini deck of cards out of the box and she had to put them back.

Mind you, it's a fine looking box and an excellent effect! :-)

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby David Vamer » October 27th, 2008, 3:15 am

Ellen is a daytime chat show. It's funny, sure, and entertaining. But of COURSE it's the McDonald's of TV. It's tasty, inoffensive, and designed to appeal to as many viewers as possbile.'

As opposed to, say, "The Daily Show", which is also funny, but not aimed as as wide an audience. Or, Neil Cavuto, just to keep the politics even.

Keith's effect was perfect for the venue and the audience.

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Dale Shrimpton » October 27th, 2008, 4:23 am

Ive not watched the clip yet, but it sounds like he did the same as he did on the paul o'grady show here in the u.k.

I only hope that he has managed to cut down the amount of stuff he does, because in the show here, he managed to stuff 4 effects into 6 minutes.
Those effects including the phantom artist, a multi headline newspaper prediction, and The late Ted Leselys sough of horses wings book page transportation effect. and brainwave.

each of these effects, could be played out over 5 minutes, with no problems, in order to perform them well. rushed and squeezed into the short time given, removed any impact.

the audience reaction was poor,thought the host,Paul OGrady, and other guests, ( Jackie Collins, and Scarry Spice Mell B) was predictably over the top, thanks to the cameras.

lots of" OH MY GOD HOW DID YOU DO THAT"s.

This reaction is becoming the televisual equivelant of cooker shows " MMMMM, That's delicious"

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby Jim Maloney » October 27th, 2008, 11:04 am

It's probably a stupid argument to have, but I still take issue with Ellen being compared to McDonald's. Yes, they both have wide appeal. McDonald's, however, has managed to bring sub-par food (which I still find to be pretty tasty on occasion) to the masses. I don't see anything sub-par about Ellen or her show.

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Re: Keith Barry on Ellen Degeneres Show TODAY

Postby David Vamer » October 27th, 2008, 5:08 pm

Jim...in the spirit of bipartisanship, can we agree that Ellen is, say, the Outback Steakhouse of TV?


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