Golden Buzzer!

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Golden Buzzer!

Postby Tarotist » April 2nd, 2024, 10:46 pm


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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Tarotist » April 2nd, 2024, 10:50 pm

Oh, here's another little one!
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/HWPToo31CfA

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 2nd, 2024, 11:48 pm

How lovely! Congratulations, Mark. (And only Mark Lewis can get a standing ovation going down the stairs.)
We all get to say that we knew you when.

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Tarotist » April 2nd, 2024, 11:56 pm

Yes. I did find it somewhat humbling that they did not trust me to walk down the stairs without killing myself. Same thing with AGT. They insisted on helping me down. This time I was determined to do it by myself. They have all these really dangerous acts but they didn't think I could go down 7 steps!.

Anyway, I came across another video which shows me backstage:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1518086495437002

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Brad Henderson » April 3rd, 2024, 12:56 am

Great

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Doug Thornton » April 3rd, 2024, 2:29 am

Thanks for sharing that, Mark, and congratulations!
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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Jeffrey Cowan » April 3rd, 2024, 3:51 am

Fantastic. Kudos, Mark!
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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 3rd, 2024, 12:34 pm

Amazing! Congratulations, Mark.
Three things:
1. Use some of the dough to buy a pair of hearing aids.
2. Take a nice vacation with your wife.
3. Bank the rest of the money.
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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Edward Pungot » April 3rd, 2024, 2:31 pm

Congratulations Mark.
Your magic performance was truly engaging and captivating. I haven’t smiled and laughed in a magic show in a really long time. You are quite the magic entertainer.
Thank you for sharing the clip.

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Marco Pusterla » April 3rd, 2024, 2:35 pm

Congratulations Mark! A brilliant performance by a past master of the art! The colonies still have something to learn! :lol:
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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby kkelly » April 3rd, 2024, 5:59 pm

Fantastic! you slayed them mark!!

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby I.M. Magician » April 3rd, 2024, 6:17 pm

You did good Mark. Congrats!

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Anthony Vinson » April 3rd, 2024, 6:37 pm

Congratulations, Mark! It was a delightful performance from beginning to end.

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Tarotist » April 3rd, 2024, 6:46 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Amazing! Congratulations, Mark.
Three things:
1. Use some of the dough to buy a pair of hearing aids.
2. Take a nice vacation with your wife.
3. Bank the rest of the money.


I have a hearing aid. The way it works is I put my hand behind my ear and say "Pardon?". It always works, requires no change of batteries and costs me nothing. Best of all it irritates people that know me and I always consider that to be a great blessing which brings me much joy.

As far as I am aware I do not have a wife therefore there is no need to take her anywhere.

With regard to the money I am reminded of the time years and years and years and years ago when I was working for Ron MacMillan in the early International Magic days he used to put up a sign in his shop saying, "FIGHT POVERTY---BUY HERE!". I always found that amusing.

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 3rd, 2024, 11:01 pm

Sorry, I thought you were betrothed.
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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Tarotist » April 4th, 2024, 12:12 am

I am married to magic.

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Tarotist » April 4th, 2024, 8:07 pm

CGT also asked me what I was going to do with the money. This was my response:

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5T3NnSPsbw/

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Tarotist » April 5th, 2024, 2:18 pm

I came across this review on the internet. The first little paragraph gives a clue to my own personal philosophy regarding magic which is to let them underestimate you and then you go in for the kill! I find that far better than starting off all slick and professional! Not for everyone of course but I have found it has always worked for me!
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Mark Lewis

During his pre-audition interview, Mark came across as a bit of a doddering old man, playing up his age (79), his hearing loss and his somewhat curmudgeonly attitude. But when it came time for his magic tricks, he showed he was right on point and perhaps the sharpest person in the room.

For his first trick, Mark selected a card from a deck (the camera showed he had chosen the ace of spades). Without showing it to Kardinal, he asked Kardi to name any card in the deck – and Kardinal picked the same one, and was shocked to see Mark reveal it was the same. Now, that might have been only dumb luck or coincidence. But that’s still a pretty neat thing for it to have worked.

For his second trick, he asked Lilly to select a card and put it back into the middle of the deck. After shuffling, Mark flipped over the top card – and it wasn’t hers. He then gave her that wrong card, and asked her to use it to cut to a different card in the middle of the deck. That wasn’t hers, either. But then he told her to look at the card in her hand – and it had turned into the one she had originally selected.

For his final trick, he asked Trish to select a card and then he shuffled the card back into the deck. He selected five cards, asking for five guesses as to which one was hers. He showed them to her one at a time, and if they weren’t hers, he put them face down on the table in front of her. After the fifth, he asked her to put her finger on one of the cards that wasn’t hers. But when she turned it face-up – it was hers.

The judges were, in Kardi’s words, flabbergasted by the magic. But as much as they liked the tricks – and maybe even moreso – they loved Mark’s personality and character. The tricks were all aces, and the judges were all Yesses.

After a commercial, the show returned with a replay of highlights from Mark’s audition. Howie then called for a producer and asked them to hold up the show for a minute, and then asked Lindsay to call Mark back to the stage. When he did, Howie read an e-mail that Mark had sent to the producers of the show during the audition process, in which he complained about the prospect of having to wait in a holding room with other contestants. Howie felt that Mark’s attitude/character was worthy of being rewarded. So he called Lindsay down to the judges’ table, and the judges and Lindsay awarded Mark with their Group Golden Buzzer, putting him through to the next round and earning him a cool $25 grand.

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Tarotist » April 17th, 2024, 4:35 pm

Dustin Stinett wrote:How lovely! Congratulations, Mark. (And only Mark Lewis can get a standing ovation going down the stairs.)
We all get to say that we knew you when.


I just discovered yesterday why I got a standing ovation going down the stairs! I had a closer look at the video. Misdirection! While everyone was watching me they weren't watching Howie! See if you can spot it here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Id4703fH33o

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Dustin Stinett » April 17th, 2024, 5:26 pm

Tarotist wrote: ... they weren't watching Howie! See if you can spot it ...

It still counts.

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Tarotist » April 17th, 2024, 7:44 pm

Here is a view of the people on the side of the stage! They are going nuts!

https://www.facebook.com/reel/112705292 ... it&__cft__[0]

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Re: Golden Buzzer!

Postby Tarotist » April 23rd, 2024, 10:10 am

Here is my favourite write up of the entire affair!
https://seeitlive.co/hilarious-senior-g ... ark-lewis/


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