Criss Angel on Larry King Live!

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Postby David Thomas » 12/29/08 04:18 PM

Criss Angel will be on Larry King live at 9 PM eastern time tonight.
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Postby MaxNY » 12/29/08 06:53 PM

Honorable mentions...Philippe Petit on Conan tonight...Jeff Altman on Letterman tomorrow night.
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Postby Magic Newswire » 12/29/08 08:55 PM

This was a schedule change from a scheduled appearance on New Year's eve...
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Postby Magic Newswire » 12/29/08 10:23 PM

Summary as it happened:

Summary:

Is it me or does Larry seem bored to death?

Nice mention for Jeff McBride though.

Ohh.. nice.. Jimmy Grippo slips into the conversation.

Future plans? Wants to ride his motorcycle to the top of the Luxor and Vanish when he reaches the light.

Magic Influences: Houdini & Richiardi

Apparently, he's still married.. battling over money. I had no idea that the divorce was still in progress.

Holly makes her appearance. We move into People magazine mode. "First Public Interview." ::yawn::

Bleh, Bleh, Bleh.. "How we met..." Bleh, Bleh, Bleh "Our first date was at Believe Premier"

Good lord.. Can Larry say "The Mansion" one more time?

More about Hef... Bleh, Bleh, Bleh

Most proud of award from Make A Wish foundation

Bracelet = Love Live Forever with Mother & Father's initials.

Larry tells Criss that he's one of his favorite people.
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Postby MaxNY » 12/29/08 11:21 PM

I don't do card...anything, but that was a pretty powerful illusion!

He said that most of his illusion are original. Really?
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Postby CraigMitchell » 12/30/08 12:03 PM

Great PR for Believe ... and from the snippets shown, the visuals still look amazing ... the 100% attendance figures for the show - though - seem a little optimistic ;-)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/30/08 12:49 PM

No, he stated that attendence was 108% ... what the hell does that mean? Best-selling show in Vegas?
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Postby David Vamer » 12/30/08 02:13 PM

the 100% attendance figures for the show >>>>>

Wellllll, TECHNICALLY, 100% of the people who attend the show...attend the show. ;-)
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Postby SaSha » 12/30/08 02:37 PM

Larry did... Larry did... he briefly talked about my Uncle Jimmy's phenomenal card masterstrokes after Criss's typical card thingy. How sad Criss did not acknowledge my Uncle Jimmy nor the brilliance and genius he had with cards. Card for card my Uncle Jimmy would make Criss look like he was doing childs play.

About the attendance [Criss stated for Believe], one can find seat fillers anywhere.
108%? That would mean 8% were sat in extra chairs or standing. Yeah, right. Like Luxor or the fire marshals would allow over occupancy.

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Postby Magic Newswire » 12/30/08 07:54 PM

Do we think that Criss knows who Jimmy Grippo was? Keep in mind, his major inspiration was Houdini. What was that famous quote about Houdini's lack of skill with sleight of hand? Putting his hand in a paper bag or pile of leaves?
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/30/08 08:04 PM

Houdini's abilities with a deck of cards are not unimpressive. There is film of him performing adept card manipulations, and in Gaultier's Magic Without Apparatus he is stated to have done an excellent Pass. He was known to perform the effect with the Pass of causing a face-up selection to jump from the middle to the top of the pack.

There is no reason to believe that Criss Angel knows who Jimmy Grippo is other than having possibly heard some stories since he went to live in Vegas.
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Postby David Vamer » 12/31/08 03:52 AM

The MGM call center laughed and laughed at Criss' "108%"
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Postby David Vamer » 12/31/08 03:53 AM

BTW, Cirque would never use House Seats or any similar service for their latest and greatest. That would be like a public admission of failure.
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Postby CraigMitchell » 12/31/08 05:40 AM

Criss should have dodged the question and just said 'the show was doing really well' rather than resort to fictitious numbers ...

I understand the need to maintain PR, but you just look silly claiming the show is over sold and the #1 selling show in Vegas - when nothing could be further from the truth.
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Postby Jacky Kahan » 12/31/08 09:34 AM

here is the LINK
and BEST WISHES TO ALL

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Postby CraigMitchell » 01/03/09 05:50 AM

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Postby wkitwizard » 01/06/09 07:44 PM

The "buzz" in Vegas is that all the preview shows of "Believe" were awful. All audience members who exited the show stated they thought it was complete crap. They appreciated the Circe creative work, but the star was a flop.
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Postby David Vamer » 01/06/09 07:51 PM

Really? I hadn't heard....
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