Magicians?? on Craig Ferguson last night

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Postby Steve Cobb » 06/03/10 02:57 PM

Was Wondering if anyone saw the "Magicians" last night on Craig Ferguson. They were so bad, I don't even know where to begin. What did you guys think?
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Postby DrDanny » 06/03/10 04:44 PM

Do tell.....
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Postby Brad Henderson » 06/03/10 04:46 PM

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Postby Brad Henderson » 06/03/10 04:46 PM

My bad - I see this was posted 15 months ago.
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Postby Steve Cobb » 06/03/10 04:57 PM

No that wasn't it. It was sort of a Twilight Zone Flashback to the 1970's. The one guy had a shirt he wore from like 1971 and he did a Zombie ball routine and for the first 15 seconds his partner?? did something I can't even describe. The whole segment was like 94 seconds long. I can honestly say it was the worst piece of Magic?? that I have seen in my life. I Tivo'd the segment just to make sure I wasn't having a nightmare. Before they came on, Craig said they had an upcoming show at a hotel in Vegas in the fall. "The Horror" Leave NOW!! The call's coming from inside the house......
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Postby Brad Henderson » 06/03/10 05:54 PM

Jamy Swiss is on tonight I think.
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Postby Pete McCabe » 06/03/10 06:18 PM

I think we can say with confidence that Jamy will not be doing the Zombie.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 06/03/10 10:50 PM

I just watched it on my DVR. My reaction is, "WTF???"
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Postby Magician66 » 06/03/10 11:08 PM

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Postby DrDanny » 06/04/10 12:13 AM

Oh, come on! That was FUNNY!
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Postby TCG » 06/04/10 01:41 AM

Avast ye mateys!
That is one puffy shirt!
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Postby mrgoat » 06/04/10 03:57 AM

Wow. That was brilliant! The poofy (sic) shirt chap looked like a young Oliver Reed.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/04/10 07:02 AM

Larry and Rafael are there names. They have a big illusion show opening at the Hilton in Vegas. I think they have a website, and they might be hooked up with Siegfried and Roy in some way.
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Postby DrDanny » 06/04/10 08:45 AM

Yes, "hooked up with" is the correct phrase, I think.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 06/04/10 09:18 AM

Brad Henderson wrote:Jamy Swiss is on tonight I think.


Any reviews or feedback on his appearance?
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Postby CraigMac » 06/04/10 09:29 AM

Richard Kaufman wrote:Larry and Rafael are there names. They have a big illusion show opening at the Hilton in Vegas. I think they have a website, and they might be hooked up with Siegfried and Roy in some way.


A website? Indeed they do. And what a cracker it is:

http://larafmagic.com/laraf.swf
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Postby CraigMac » 06/04/10 09:31 AM

Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Brad Henderson wrote:Jamy Swiss is on tonight I think.


Any reviews or feedback on his appearance?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXK1MV-f0Us
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Postby Seuss » 06/04/10 11:25 AM

This Ferguson kid is really unfamiliar with the proper way to showcase a magician. He actually spoke to the guest and let him show he is a human with a personality? Shocking stuff.

In all seriousness loved Jamy's performance
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Postby Bob Farmer » 06/04/10 12:59 PM

Jamy was great -- his decision NOT to do the Zombie routine was sound.
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Postby Eric Fry » 06/04/10 03:26 PM

He did bold effects that will leave the imitative duffers in the dust. It was good to see a master. He may have been a bit nervous but it came across as good energy.
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Postby Jeff Haas » 06/04/10 03:58 PM

Bob, he could have used a puffy shirt. Just sayin'.
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Postby Curtis Kam » 06/04/10 05:19 PM

Bravo Jamy, great performance, and the first (recently) in which the magician had an actual dialogue, if not a conversation, on a talk show. What a concept. It was nice to see someone treat the host like an average enthusiastic layman, and the magic as if it naturally deserved to be on television.

And of course, Mr. Ferguson's card choices were sweet. I guess Vernon's claim that for some strange reason, nobody picks the nine of diamonds just isn't true anymore. :)
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 06/04/10 07:41 PM

Very nice for a change, this whole suddenly-developed style of sitting next to the hosts desk and just working.

The best I've ever seen Jamy!
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Postby Michael Kamen » 06/04/10 10:55 PM

Convincing proof that card magic can be as exciting a genre as any we have. Jamy was wonderful!
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Postby Frank Yuen » 06/04/10 11:27 PM

TCG wrote:Avast ye mateys!
That is one puffy shirt!


But I don't wanna be a pirate!
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Postby Michael Kamen » 06/05/10 04:14 PM

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Postby Silly Walter » 06/05/10 05:17 PM

I watched Jamy's clip and he did a great job. It seems like Jamy had planned on ending with the card to pocket watch but actually got a two trick encore. I think even Jamy was surprised but that was a great segment and a lot of fun to watch.
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Postby Brian Morton » 06/05/10 05:25 PM

Curtis Kam wrote:I guess Vernon's claim that for some strange reason, nobody picks the nine of diamonds just isn't true anymore.


Let us recall that for a Scot, historically the Nine of Diamonds is not your ordinary card.

And yes, Jamy kicked ass. :)

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Postby James Cotton » 06/06/10 06:05 AM

It's the best I've ever seen Swiss. Normally he's hard to like, but he seems to have mellowed.
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