The Magic Café
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Magic names and the media » » Close-Up Magic Week on Letterman (1 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2~3..7..10..13..16..19..21~22~23 [Next]
View Profile
Inner circle
Seattle, WA
5420 Posts

Profile of Magiguy
The Late Show with David Letterman
Monday - Friday, May 17 - 21, 11:35 p.m. ET/PT, CBS
During the first week of May 2008, David Letterman featured stage magicians Lance Burton, Mac King, Dirk Arthur, Steve Wyrick, and Penn & Teller.
And now, it's "Close-Up Magic Week" on The Late Show, featuring Jason Randal on Monday, John Carney on Tuesday, Johnny "Ace" Palmer on Wednesday, Steven Cohen on Thursday, and Michael Ammar on Friday.
View Profile
Special user
522 Posts

Profile of msmaster
I'll be watching.
View Profile
Regular user
170 Posts

Profile of phaddad2
Thanks for the info
View Profile
Inner circle
3095 Posts

Profile of insight
Excellent, looking forward to staying up and watching this!

View Profile
Inner circle
3038 Posts

Profile of tophatter
Pete Biro
View Profile
1933 - 2018
18558 Posts

Profile of Pete Biro
View Profile
Elite user
471 Posts

Profile of epoptika
I did not see any of the stage magicians who appeared on his show. How did he treat them? I know he appears to enjoy P & T but how about the other performers?
View Profile
Inner circle
So far I've managed to gimmick
1818 Posts

Profile of gaffed
Sounds like something Johnny Carson would have loved to do!
He loved magic and it was his hobby aside from playing drums.
Darryl use to be a frequent guest of his amongst some other well known close up magicians who would also be invited to perform at his home.
I'll have to try and stay up, or remember to watch it as I don't have a DVR.
I don't think I've seen Michael Ammar perform since a lecture I attended of his back in the early 90's. Should prove to be quite entertaining!
"Half this game is ninety percent mental."
~Yogi Berra~

"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible." ~St. Thomas Aquinas~

Twitter"A means of proving how pathetic and lonely you are in 140 characters or less." ~Anonymous~
View Profile
Inner circle
1630 Posts

Profile of Futureal
- all this stuff will be on YouTube the next day.
View Profile
New user
Pittsburgh Pa
57 Posts

Profile of magicofms
From what I remember Dave treated all the acts pretty well. He has come a long way from the late night days and Kamarr the discount magician:
View Profile
Loyal user
230 Posts

Profile of kcquinn50
Five hours until "close up Magic" night one!!!
View Profile
Special user
522 Posts

Profile of msmaster
I think it was Kammarr that gave Letterman a lack of respect for magic, glad his interest has been renewed over the years by more competent performers.
View Profile
Inner circle
1601 Posts

Profile of BanzaiMagic
Well, that was interesting. Jason did great considering Dave tipped the Masuada sleeve.
View Profile
Inner circle
Landrum, S.C. by way of Chicago
3412 Posts

Profile of Stanyon
The most amazing thing about "Close Up Week" on Letterman's is that magicians still try to steal Letterman's thunder. After all, like's all about Dave!

aka Steve Taylor

"Every move a move!"

"If you've enjoyed my performance half as much as I've enjoyed performing for you, then you've enjoyed it twice as much as me!"
Daniel White
View Profile
New user
63 Posts

Profile of Daniel White
Just got back from taping and Ammar was great!
Kevin Viner
View Profile
Loyal user
San Diego, CA
203 Posts

Profile of Kevin Viner
Not sure that Dave really tipped the Masuada sleeve -- do any of us really believe that audiences don't think that the sleeve might have SOMETHING to do with it?
View Profile
Eternal Order
Northern California
13417 Posts

Profile of TheAmbitiousCard
He seemed nervous to me in his hands; stiff and hesitant with a lot of tension. I also thought it was quite awkward how he came on stage with the deck in a strangle-hold. something seemed "up" to me even before he started; and obviously it was.

It also seemed like he lost his place during the himber wallet routine.
What he did best was handle Letterman's constant jabbering.

My guess is that Carney will be as smooth as glass.
But it is TV and sometimes the nerves can take over.

I wish all of them the best on a difficult evening with a difficult host.
Johnny had a lot more class and gave magicians a lot more respect than
Letterman does. Hand Crafted Magic
Trophy Husband, Father of the Year Candidate,
Chippendale's Dancer applicant, Unofficial World Record Holder.
View Profile
Inner circle
East Coast
3212 Posts

Profile of Rizzo
I agree Frank. I stll think back what Roth had to deal with on Letterman. I get the fact that its his show and you "never" upstage Mr Letterman but his constant interruptions and his unnecessary unfunny remarks must make it uncomfortable for some.
Andrew Zuber
View Profile
Inner circle
Los Angeles, CA
2661 Posts

Profile of Andrew Zuber
I'm with Frank...Jason seemed very was a little hard to watch.
Granted, I've never done TV and don't know the circumstances...I'm sure I would have been a mess trying to perform on national TV while dealing with Dave's form of heckling.
"I'm sorry - if you were right, I would agree with you." -Robin Williams, Awakenings
View Profile
Special user
Tell-Tale Shapeshifting
547 Posts

Profile of Papasmurf
I think before going on Letterman you have to hone your dealing with heckler skills.

Along with the poor handling of the Himber wallet, I was concerned with the exposure of sticky backed cards.

I really felt for Jason and I know I would of been a molten mess in that situation.

The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Magic names and the media » » Close-Up Magic Week on Letterman (1 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2~3..7..10..13..16..19..21~22~23 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.14 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL