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06 May 2013

Win tickets to see The Comedy & Magic of Jean Pierre in Toronto

Updated May 10th: The winners have been announced!

I have 2 pairs of tickets to give away to my readers, for "The Comedy & Magic of Jean Pierre" on May 10th.  This family friendly show is at the Jane Mallet Theater (The St.Lawrence Centre for the Arts) in Toronto.

I will be holding a random draw for each pair of general admission tickets.  (There will be two winners. Each winner will receive a pair of tickets.)  The draw results will be posted on Thursday, May the 9th.

To enter:
  1. Leave a comment on this post, telling me your favourite children's magic trick (either done by children or shown for the amusement of children), and why.  (You do not need to be a magician to enter the contest.)
  2. Leave your name, along with a way that I may contact you (e-mail address, phone number, website, Twitter handle) so that I may notify you if you win.

The fine print:
  • To participate in the contest, you must be 18 years of age or older.
  • One entry per person.
  • You must be able to use the tickets as offered.  (No cash value will be offered if you cannot use the tickets.)
  • Photo ID will be required to claim the tickets at the theatre box office prior to the show.
  • The odds of winning depend on how many people enter the contest.
  • Contest closes on Wednesday, May the 8th at midnight, EST.

With thanks to Tristan from Strut Entertainment for generously making these tickets available!


  1. My favorite to perform for children is the Vanishing Bird Cage. I love the expression on their faces when a bird cage they are holding vanishes.

  2. I don't perform for children, but simply pulling a coin out of a small child's ear always gets such a delightful reaction, particularly the giggling! Ariel Frailich, ariel@isawthat.com

  3. Stephen Kirkegaard06 May, 2013

    Fraidy Cat Rabbit. The Kids get so excited that they have figured it out, and have a great time in their determination to catch out the magician.

  4. I have been using Spotty for many years as a running gag throughout my show. Each time I take it out I repeat exactly the same words and there is a different reason why it didn't work the previous time I tried it. More often than not the children are soon saying the words with me. When the trick finally works and the spots disappear, I get a huge response from the kids. On top of that they then get the sucker ending.

  5. Having issues getting comment to stick. Will add trick if this entry works.

  6. i love the trick where the magician can uncover a card that's been signed by someone in the audience. when placed back in the deck,shuffled and all, it somehow appears in a sealed box elsewhere! i just love how magician execute this sort of tricks and make the greatest jokes.