We watched Houdini a few weeks ago, and if you haven’t already, you should check it out because it’s really good. Naturally, we now want to be magicians, and even though Houdini classified himself as an escape artist, pulling a rabbit out of a hat seems like a lot more fun than trying to escape a water filled chamber while tied up in chains. Since we now have an immense amount of knowledge in the magician profession, we figured we’d put our brains to the pavement and come up with the two most important aspects of being a magician: the name and the assistant.
Eugene The Dazzling Magician
I know what you’re thinking: “Ryan, you just typed the word magnificent into Microsoft Word and used a synonym to create your name.” Well you’re right. At least it’s better than “David Copperfield”. Real original name DAVE. Being a magician is all about the illusion, but I want to make my act more about the show. Basically what I’m saying is that there will be very little magic going on. Instead, I’m going to dazzle the audience. Sometimes by song, sometimes by feats of strength, sometimes by catching my breath from said feats of strength. If the audience ever gets tired of me (which I’m sure they will) that’s when I’ll pull my trump card: no, not Donald Trump, but my assistant George Clooney. Game. Set. Match. George Clooney magic show.
Matt, The Marvelous
Quick hands? Check. Looks good in a tuxedo with tails? Check. Owns a magic wand and top hat? Check and check. Here’s how I start my rise to super stardom. Break into the magician scene with a few birthday parties. Have those snot nosed kids eating out of the palm of my hand, and before you can say abracadabra I get an offer for a full-time gig at the Providence Marriott. After networking with traveling business men for a few months, I get moved up to the big leagues…Vegas baby. I fly out to Vegas, call up Tony Danza (lets face it, he isn’t doing anything anyway), and the rest, my friends, is history. “Matt and Tony’s Magical Gathering”, I can see it now. Our first trick? We make Kim Kardashian and Kanye West disappear. A magician never reveals his secrets, but I’ll give you a hint on this one….it has nothing to do with magic…