Cyril Takayama does an amazing sleight of hand routine with a cigarette.
Teller, of Penn & Teller explains two of the psychological tricks behind two slight of hand illusions. He uses a routine to do it and amazingly, as he uncovers the tricks he uses them in plain sight and we still can’t figure out how the heck he’s doing it.
This is pure genius, it really is. Magic like this is performance art, theater, and illusion all rolled into one. Teller is a a master of it.
Turn up the sound to hear him clearly, it’s worth it to hear the dialog.
Bill Malone tells the story of Sam the Bellhop. Excellent card control close up and wonderful banter.
Ricky Jay is without a doubt, the greatest close up magician around and this is a scene from a David Mamet produced Broadway show he did a while back: Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants.
His speciality is cards…