My Summer Lair Chapter #118: When You Think Of A Magician What Do Picture In Your Head?
Maybe a top hat…a magic cane? Harry Potter? David Copperfield? David Blaine?
Jonah Babins is working to change that faulty perception. He wants to reveal to you a casual magic consumer the diversity and beauty of magic: beyond the tropes but also including the craft.
It’s not enough to just do the whole pick a card, any card bit. This is a performance…magic as a medium warrants that standard of excellence. In this interview I compare it to stand up comedy. Really, it’s a discussion on craft which is not limited to magic.
And! Stay to the end as Jonah performs a magic trick which is a) amazing! and 2) something you can follow along at home as you listen. WHAT?! Now that’s magic.
Jonah Babins along with Ben Train was recently on Penn and Teller’s Fool Us magic TV show and here is that clip.
Host Sammy Younan
Recorded: Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm (at WeWork)
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