Category Archives: Magicians in the News

Penn Jillette on Magic and Politics

It’s probably safe to say I enjoy political discussions, interesting similes and metaphors, and magic more than the average person. Penn Jillette’s recent column in the Wall Street Journal had all those things. It’s an interesting read about suspension of disbelief and how … Continue reading

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Magician John Cassidy in Balloon at White House

John Cassidy, who performs a “balloon freak show” and subtitles his website “comedy, magic and really weird things with balloons,” performed for Michelle Obama at the White House on Oct. 11. Photographer Chuck Kennedy captured the moment. Some cards are … Continue reading

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Magician Scott Hammell ‘disappears’ behind canned food

Scott Hammell’s stunt — living in a glass box that people covered with cans to make him “disappear” — is a really great magic trick. He was raising money for a food bank in Toronto, where he lives. He grabbed … Continue reading

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Penn Jillette’s TSA-grabbed crotch

Amid airplane passenger concerns about the new, naked body scanners you apparently have to go through or else get patted down, the media is revisiting a 2002 blog post from Penn Jillette about an experience going through airport security, in … Continue reading

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