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Masters Of Illusion

Last week I traveled to Hollywood, CA to film multiple segments for the hit series on The CW, Masters of Illusion. I got to perform my signature card manipulation act, my paper balls over the head routine, as well as, be a part of a couple of spots during Murray: Celebrity Magician’s comedy magic routines.

The Morning Blend, Dec 2014

Murray and I are guests on The Morning Blend talk show in Las Vegas to talk about our new show at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

The new show is in the 300 seat Sin City Theater at Planet Hollywood. Our neighbors at Planet Hollywood are superstar ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and pop princess Britney Spears.

Muckleshoot Casino in Washington State With Mark Bennick

I just returned from Muckleshoot Casino in Washington State. I was hired by Mark Bennick to be the guest act in his full evening illusion show, as well as being hired as lighting designer and stage manager. In this 60 minute evening show, I performed two acts, my signature card manipulation routine and my floating silver ball routine. We performed three shows, one per day at 7pm, November 6 – 8, 2014.

Travel Weekly Magazine: BEST CLOSE-UP MAGIC: Murray Celebrity Magician

Comedy magician Murray SawChuck and his sidekick Lefty do amazing close-up tricks that take years to master and are no less thrilling than making showgirls disappear. His afternoon show at the Tropicana’s Laugh Factory is rounded out with some impressive illusions and funny shtick.

Lefty performs Paper Balls Over the Head

This is a fun routine that involves my character LEFTY and an unsuspecting volunteer from the audience. The main technique that I use in this routine is “misdirection” and how it can fool an audience member. Ironically, the volunteer is fooled throughout the routine, while the rest of the audience is in on the secret, as they can clearly see what is happening. And what “is” happening, is that I am throwing the paper balls over the volunteer’s head, again and again, without her noticing it.

Michael Turco – Magic Spade T-Shirt Design

This summer, Michael was headlining at Six Flags Magic Mountain with his illusion show “Magic & Mayhem.” The show, which ran three times daily, featured large-scale illusions as well as audience participation tricks. Since most of the audience were kids and teenagers, Michael wanted to have a cool and hip t-shirt that would say magic, but the design would be cool enough that even if you weren’t the biggest magic fan, you would still be a fan of the shirt.

Kalani Kokonuts – The Showgirl of Burlesque

Douglas was hired by Kalani Kokonuts to create a digital media kit that included an EPK, as well as a new sizzle reel. The challenge was to show the various routines, highlight the countries and cities around the world she has performed, and include accolades and quotes from the press. With so many gorgeous costumes and photos to chose from, it was hard make the EPK less than 50 pages!

Access Hollywood Live – Masters Of Illusion (CW)

On Wednesday, July 30th 2014, I consulted on Murray’s first appearance on Access Hollywood Live. Murray was on to promote his upcoming appearances on the CW’s new series, “Masters of Illusion.”
I spent time with the director going over camera angles and shot selection for Murray’s performance of the Bo Staff illusion.

What’s On Cover – Meet Mr. Personality

It was quite the thrill to walk into work at the Tropicana, and see myself, along with Murray and Chloe, on the cover of What’s On Magazine. The photos they selected for the cover and inside article were from two photo shoots that we had at the Neon Boneyard. The article focuses on Murray not only be a magician, but on his personality and his long career on reality TV.

Riverside Casino, Laughlin, NV 2009

The featured video was shot at the Riverside Casino in Laughlin, NV.

I was the guest act in a show, and this was an opportunity for me to present my floating ball and card manipulation routine in a more cool and hip light, as opposed to my typical Lefty character.

The Magic Castle, Hollywood, CA

For one week only, Murray shut down his Las Vegas show and brought it to the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. This private club is the most exclusive magic club in the world.
Normally, there are three magicians that headline the show in the Palace of Mystery, but for this special week, Murray and I split the bill.

New TSA Security Video at Las Vegas’ McCarran Airport

It was a real thrill to be selected, along with Murray and Chloe, as one of the Las Vegas entertainers to be featured on the new TSA Security Videos. Flying all around the world performing over the last ten years, I had seen the old security videos which featured Vegas entertainers like Wayne Newton, Lance Burton, and Rita Rudder. Over the past 10 years, some of the TSA practices have been adjusted, so new videos needed to be created.

Boomtown 2014 SHARE A Magical Evening

On May 3, 2014, I had the opportunity to perform some magic with Murray: Celebrity Magician at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles for the “Boomtown 2014: SHARE A Magical Evening.”

We were fortunate to be on the same bill as Tony Award Winning Broadway icon, the incredible Ben Vereen for this gala charity event.

And we also we joined on stage by the ladies of SHARE, who did two amazing dance numbers.

Free Cone Day

Who doesn’t like ice cream? And ice cream that helps a wonderful charity tastes even better! On April 8th, 2014, Murray, Chloe and I donated our time and scooped ice cream at the Ben & Jerry’s at the District in Green Valley Ranch.

Property Brothers

After a great holiday season of shows at the Tropicana, we had a surprise guest performer in January.
Jonathan Scott, one half of the TV duo the Property Brothers debuted a new magic trick in the show where I play Lefty in, MURRAY: Celebrity Magician inside the Laugh Factory at the Tropicana hotel and casino.

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