Showing posts with label Shin Lim. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shin Lim. Show all posts

15 May 2020

Penn & Teller: Try This at Home - May 18

A little bird has suggested that perhaps there will be Canadian content on the show in addition to Shin Lim!

From the Futon Critic:
Premiering Monday, May 18 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT), PENN & TELLER: TRY THIS AT HOME is a special for these unique times. Filmed entirely at the homes of Penn & Teller and their friends around the world, PENN & TELLER: TRY THIS AT HOME showcases new magic Penn & Teller and their magician friends have developed at home and teaches viewers how to do an array of tricks themselves while being joined by celebrity guests including Elle and Dakota Fanning, Michael Carbonaro and Shin Lim.

16 January 2020

Shin Lim makes guest appearance on "America's Got Talent: The Champions"

From the January 13 upload "Marc Spelmann Blows Minds With Magic! - America's Got Talent: The Champions" on the "America's Got Talent" YouTube channel:
"America’s Got Talent: The Champions" brings together the world’s most talented, memorable and all-around fan-favorite acts from past seasons of "AGT" and the other "Got Talent" franchises, spanning 194 territories.

28 December 2019

Shin Lim takes on Bohemian Rhapsody

From Shin Lim's YouTube channel:
This was extremely challenging making this video!
Absolutely no CGI was used on the card tricks in this routine.

One of my all time favorite songs, I hope you like this tribute to it.

17 April 2019

Shin Lim's LIMitless tour

From Colin Cloud's Twitter feed:
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05 January 2019


Canadians include Shawn Farquhar, Luc Langevin, and Shin Lim.

From MagicTube as translated through Google Translate:
Do you like magic? Looking for the video of a magician ? MagicTube gives you categorized access, by menu and keywords, to the best videos of professional magicians (conjurer, illusionist) published on the web via hosting sites such as YouTube, Dailymotion, etc ...

The site is for magic enthusiasts or anyone who wants to discover through magic videos of the best current or past numbers.

The site references more than 400 magicians' videos from 26 countries.
Read more

View untranslated site.

28 December 2018

Review: The Illusionists

From the November 28th article "'The Illusionists — Magic of the Holidays': Theater Review" by Frank Scheck in the Hollywood Reporter:
Shin Lim, who pocketed a cool $1 million as an America's Got Talent champion, performs sleight-of-hand card tricks. While close-up magic inevitably loses something in a large auditorium (even if you're sitting down front, you inevitably wind up looking at the video screens), the young magician is such a master of his craft that it doesn't matter. His fluid movements are beautifully choreographed and executed, achieving a near poeticism enhanced by his slyly confident manner.

Oake delivers some of the evening's most lavish illusions, including several in which he miraculously appears and disappears. His muscled, tattooed physique and shaved head make him appear far more threatening than he actually is. Plenty of magicians perform a bit in which they make doves appear out of thin air, for instance, but not many seem fond enough of the birds to kiss them.

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20 September 2018

Congratulations to Shin Lim!

From the September 19th article "Magician Shin Lim Crowned Season 13 Champion of America's Got Talent" by Karen Mizoguchi in People:
“When you told me at 16 that an awkward, shy kid would one day be performing at the Dolby Theatre performing on America’s Got Talent, I wouldn’t have believed them. To compete on AGT, it means the world to me,” said Lim, who opened up about his carpal tunnel syndrome due to a career-ending injury to his thumb tendons.

The 26-year-old self-taught magician, who was born in Canada and currently lives in Acton, Massachusetts, wowed audiences through sleight of hand magic and close-up tricks. For his final trick, Lim performed a card trick with host Tyra Banks and American Ninja Warrior co-hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila.

Read more.

Watch the announcement from the America's Got Talent YouTube channel:

Watch his final performance on the America's Got Talent YouTube channel:

08 September 2018

Shin Lim smoking the semifinals of America's Got Talent 2018

From Shawn Farquhar's Facebook page:
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21 August 2018

AGT live show recap

From the August 17th article "'America's Got Talent' Recap: First Live Show Stuns And Excites" by Carolyn Lipka in Forbes:
Shin Lim’s intricate and mind-bending close-up magic had him producing cards out of thin air, changing their patterns and ultimately making them disappear. Shin Lim is a powerful stage presence with tricks to match and I have no doubt that he’ll achieve success in magic regardless of his ultimate performance on the show.

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From the IBM Twitter feed:

24 July 2018

Shin Lim on AGT

Last Friday America's Got Talent leaked some footage of Shin Lim's appearance on tonight's (?) episode.

Watch "LEAK: Shin Lim Proves Magic Is Real With Unbelievable Card Tricks - America's Got Talent 2018" posted Jul 20, 2018 on the America's Got Talent YouTube channel:

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If you missed his previous appearance, watch "Shin Lim: Magician Blows Minds With Unbelievable Close-Up Magic - America's Got Talent 2018" posted May 28, 2018 on the America's Got Talent YouTube channel:

16 February 2018

Toronto: Lior Suchard and Shin Lim

From the Ring 17 website:
Coming up in March, mentalist Lior Suchard and Canadian card-flipper extraordinaire Shin Lim will be appearing at Roy Thomson Hall.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto

Tickets at

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27 September 2017

Shin Lim in the Boston Globe

From the Boston Globe article by Dan Morrell:
Toward the end of magician Shin Lim’s “Dream Act” routine, his hands slowly rise to his head, palms up. Just as the accompanying dramatic orchestral music swells, he opens his mouth, expelling a cloud of smoke and revealing a folded playing card that had been inexplicably moving between both of his hands and his vest pocket.

Fellow magician Don Greenberg watched Lim, then 23, perform this act in July 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida, as part of a competition run by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Greenberg had helped organize similar events for the brotherhood in the past, but this time he was there as a spectator. He and his wife, Sharon, were part of a group of more than two dozen audience members and two contest judges gathered in a Hyatt conference room to watch Lim. Greenberg had seen Lim perform in national competitions for years and had always thought he had good hands. But he was struck by this routine — Lim’s precise movements, his intensity, the crescendos of the music. It was cinematic. At the moment that Lim put his hands to his head, released the smoke, and revealed the card, Greenberg looked over at his wife. Her eyes were welling up with tears. Oh, my God, he thought, she’s crying. How the hell did that happen? You don’t expect someone to make your wife tear up with a just deck of cards.

Read more.

22 September 2016

Macau: Shin Lim at Franz Harary’s House Of Magic

From Studio City Macau:
5 August 2016 to 11 November 2016

This North American FISM winner and IBM Close-up Magician of the Year joins The House of Magic to showcase his ground-breaking mystical style.

Read more and buy tickets.

[via iTricks]

08 April 2016

Quebec: Eric Jones at CAMaraderie 2016

I had the pleasure of meeting Eric at Sorcerers Safari in 2011.  He's a fabulous addition to this year's list of performers!

From the festival de magie:

... our guest, Shin Lim, unfortunately got injured and will not be able to perform magic for a few weeks. He had to cancel his visit to the CAMaraderie in Québec.  We wish him a prompt recovery and hope to have him with us in the next years.

Good news, we will have the chance to have Eric Jones, close up specialist, in Québec city for the CAMaraderie.  He will do a lecture, he will perform in the close-up gala and in the grand gala on the Saturday night.  This will be a great occasion to meet this exceptional magician.

... notre invité Shin Lim s'est malheureusement blessé à la main. Il ne pourra pratiquer la magie pendant quelques semaines. Il a donc dû annuler sa présence à Québec. Nous lui souhaitons un prompt rétablissement et nous espérons que nous pourrons le recevoir dans le futur.

Bonne nouvelle, nous aurons la chance de recevoir le magicien Eric Jones, spécialiste de magie de proximité, à Québec lors de la CAMaraderie. Il offrira une lecture en plus de performer lors de notre gala de micromagie et du grand gala du samedi soir. C'est une occasion exceptionnelle de le rencontrer.

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27 March 2016

Get well soon Shin!

From Clive Court's Facebook page:
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Tough break! Just as the TV opportunities around the world were beginning to build for Shin Lim, an injury to his hand...
Posted by Clive Court on Friday, 25 March 2016

12 March 2016

Shin Lim in the Huffington Post

From the Huffington Post:
I saw my first magic show when I was 6 years old at a friend's birthday party. While I was easily fooled at that age, I remember not being impressed by the magicians 'tricks.' Now, twenty-something years later, the only moment of magic I witness is when a new episode of Scandal is uploaded to Netflix. So when I came across Shin Lim, an internet 'sleight of hand artist' (aka magician) with 17.5 Million video views, I wanted to find out how someone practicing an art form I thought was dead, could engage and entertain the easily distracted modern audience. By melding new media, music, and sleight of hand card tricks, Lim, a self taught playing-card fiend, returns simplicity to the spectacle of magic. And if I'm honest, something about his authenticity makes even skeptical 6-year-old me believe in the wonder of magic - at least for a few minutes.

Read more.

[via Clive Court]

13 February 2016

Canadians on the list of "Top Ten Magicians of the 20th Century"

Have a look over at The Top Tens and see how Doug Henning, Dai Vernon, Shawn Farquhar, and Shin Lim are ranking in their list of "Top Ten Magicians of the 20th Century."

While you're there, add your vote!

24 December 2015

Canadians at Magi-Fest 2016

Who'd I miss?

From the Magi-Fest website:
Magi-Fest 2016 
Jan 28 - 31 2016, Columbus, Ohio
  • Shin Lim
  • Eric Leclerc 

 Read more and register.