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08 April 2017

Canadians on "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" season 4

Updated November 24th at add Ekatarina, Matthew Johnson, Shin Lim, and Jean-Pierre Parent.

Updated on May 24th to add Richard Forget!

Updated on April 17 to add Yan Markson!

Updated at 1:55pm to add Patrik Kuffs!

Information is slowly leaking about about the contestants on season four of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us."  So far I've spotted Murray Hatfield, Sheldon Casavant, and Patrik Kuffs.  (And a teaser from Shawn Farquhar.)  Tell me, who am I missing from Canada?


From Murray Hatfield's Facebook page:




From Sheldon Casavant's Facebook page:






From Yan Markson's Instagram:




From Richard Forget's Facebook page:

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From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:

23 November 2016

Patrik Kuffs: 25 years magic

From Patrik Kuffs' Facebook page:

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06 August 2014

Montreal: Patrik Kuffs

From the Perfect Magic Facebook page:


09 July 2014

Montreal: Lab Magique

There is a magicians’ association in Montreal called REGROUPEMENT DES MAGICIENS QUÉBÉCOIS. Its purpose is to promote the art of magic in Quebec and is open to professionals and amateurs to exchange ideas, techniques, etc. Phil and I were invited to a show they were presenting in an intimate cabaret like theatre  in a room upstairs of Le Fripon, a restaurant in Old Montreal, on Jacques Cartier Square. Go know! It’s a “LABATOIRE EXPÉRIMENTAL POUR MAGICIENS ET ARTISTES  DE VARIETÉ”. I say its a great idea because its a place that seats about 65 people and it was full, and it’s presented like a real show, which it is, with an M.C. who was Eric Electrik that night, with several magicians performing. This is a place for them to try out their stuff.

Read more.

Also from the article:

  • Patrick Reymond September 24, 2014, 
  • Loran - October 22, 2014 and 
  • Patrick Kuffs – November 19. 


20 November 2011

[Guest post] Patrik Kuffs in Toronto

The following is a guest post from an author who wishes to be known as The Magic Demon.

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PATRIK KUFFS IN TORONTO
Review by The Magic Demon

Montreal-based magician, mentalist and comedian Patrik Kuffs appeared in Toronto at the Browser's Den Saturday night (November 19th).

Throughout the evening, Patrik easily charmed everyone with his wry wit and quirky humour as well as impressing them with his insightful advice on real world performances. Playing to an packed room his two hours-plus lecture enlightened, informed and entertained.

Moving quickly from one effect to another he demonstrated and then explained a wide range of surefire audience pleasers including a close up design duplication worthy of Annemann; numerous compelling card effects (his card stab/knife routine was especially well-received); a novel handling of a classic book test; intriguing possibilities utilizing shiners; an innovative stage design duplication concept; a clever routine with a unique and inexpensive homemade version of a mentalist's most invaluable prop; and some classic spoon and fork bending.

Also particularly memorable was his TT gag... if you were there, you certainly remember the huge laugh it received! (I'm sorry - I know I've left out a lot but I was enjoying myself so much I repeatedly forgot to take notes.)

As he explained every effect there were frequently small gasps of appreciation throughout the room at the simplicity but ingeniousness of his methods.

Perhaps best known for his excellent DVD on metal bending, Patrik surprised the crowd by revealing it actually only played a very small part in his professional career of over 20 years.

As a bonus he gave away two special gifts to everyone in the audience - including the secret for a seemingly impenetrable impromptu blindfold made with materials readily available in any home.

Patrik at one point modestly referred to his lecture notes package, on sale and a real bargain, which were scooped up by many in attendance. He went on to apologize that he wasn't actually very good at selling. Not true! When it comes to his magic and winning over an audience, Patrik Kuffs really knows exactly how to sell himself... and does so brilliantly.

If you ever get a chance to see him lecture you will come away with several practical workers in your notebook ready to put into your act right away. Thank you Patrik for an extremely fun and rewarding evening.

Additional thanks to Jeff Pinsky, the Browser's Den's most gracious host, for presenting Patrik in Toronto.




Thank you The Magic Demon for guest posting at Canada's Magic!

02 November 2011

Toronto: Patrik Kuffs lecture

From The Browser's Den:
PATRIK KUFFS MAGIC, COMEDY & MENTALISM LECTURE
Date: Saturday, November 19
Location: Browser’s Den of Magic
Ticket Price-FREE…THAT’S RIGHT…FREE!!
Read more.

21 October 2011

Montréal: Night of the Living Standups

From Perfect Magic:

NIGHT  OF  THE  LIVING  STANDUPS
David "Axe-Wielding" Acer headlines halloween weekend at THE COMEDY NEST with special guests Mike “Barely Undead” Paterson and DeAnne “Your Brain Looks Delicious” Smith.

Also:

• World-renowned mentalist Patrik "Don’t Mind Me I’m Just Sucking Your Blood" Kuffs (Oct. 27th)
• Interdimensionally acclaimed magician Michel "The Soft-Handed Strangler" Huot (Oct 28th)
• Sleight-of-hand superstar Richard "I Ate His Liver with Some Fava Beans and a Nice Chianti" Sanders (Oct 29th). 
Read more.



[h/t: Perfect Magic]

14 August 2011

Festival de magie de Québec

From FestivaldeMagie.ca:
Du 1er au 5 septembre 2011, vous êtes conviés à la première édition du Festival de magie de Québec, un événement organisé par GM Développement et le magasin Benjo, avec l'appui du commanditaire la Caisse Desjardins du Centre-ville de Québec.

Read more.

 Les magiciens:

[h/t: CAMmagic.org]







25 June 2011

Abrakabaret (Montréal): the first night

[Not to be confused with Toronto's Friday Night Magic rebranded as Abracadabaret in 2010 and produced by James Alan.]

The website of the Regroupement Québecois magicians has a video summary of the first evening of Abrakabaret hosted by Patrik Kuffs.  Visit the Arakabaret Facebook Page or view the show poster for more information on the remaining 7 shows which run from July to December.

For those unfamiliar with the Regroupement Québecois magicians website, it is a site for professionals and enthusiasts from around the world.  There is a discussion forum covering topics such as mentalism, live performance and close-up magic.



[h/t: Eric Levesque]