Before I finally witnessed him in person a couple of years ago when he was at the Magic Castle, Juan Tamariz was not my cup of tea either. The problem was that I had only seen him in videos like this one, or in short pieces on TV shows, not at all unlike what was seen here. But when you see him in person, in a full performance, I think one gains a whole new perspective and appreciation for his art. I know I did. During a full performance, his character is given the opportunity to be fully developed in front of the audience and it has context. Hes not just some manic old dude doing a card trick which, without that context or experience, is what might be seen here.