31 August 2022

Top 5 posts in August 2022

There were 28 posts at Canada's Magic this month.  Here are the 5 most viewed posts in the past 30 days: 

5. Vaughan: Bobby Motta Chapter 2 [Wed and Sat] - Anyone have any thoughts about the show to share?
4. An excellent synopsis of FISM 2022 by Ryan Joyce  - Great recap for those of us who couldn't be there.  Thanks Ryan!
3. Chris Ramsay's FISM 2022 recap - Great video recap for those of us who couldn't be there.  Thanks Chris!
2. The lives of female magic practitioners - At the University of Saskatchewan.

and the most viewed post this month  ...

1. FISM 2022 results - Congratulations to everyone involved!




30 August 2022

Chicago: Jonah Babins and Ben Train [Sep 1 - 4]

From the August 27th Instagram post by Jonah Babins:

The cat is out of the bag, and I’m so excited!!

I’ll be performing next weekend Sept 1-4 at the @chicagomagiclounge in the Blackstone Cabaret!

I’m so thrilled to be featured at one of the worlds most beautiful stages for magic.

Come see what I’ve been working on :)

I’m headed down with @train.ben and the @torontomagiccompany is taking over the lounge! Hope to see you there :)





29 August 2022

London: Aaron Matthews at the Western Fair [Sep 9-18]

Catch Aaron Matthews at www.westernfair.ca!


From the August 26th Instragram post by WesternFair


Check out these fair attractions that are FREE to enjoy with your fair admission!

Oh and new this year: Kids 10 & under, and 70+ attend the fair for FREE!
Learn more at www.westernfair.ca (link in bio)

🐶 The Canine Circus
💢 Smash Wrestling
💪 Mighty Mike
🤸 The Silver Starlets
🏍️ Ride the Vibe
🏒 The Hockey Circus Show
🚜 The Farmer’s Daughter
🎩 The Magic of Aaron Matthews
💫 Bex in Motion
🎼 Dan the Music Man
🤡 DooDoo the International Clown
🎸 Marky Monday





28 August 2022

Danny Kazam on John Marshall's Comedy & Magic podast

From the YouTube upload Comedy and Magic Podcast Danny Kazam 8-22 -22:

Comedy Magician Danny Kazam joins me on this show today, to share his Incredible Journey as a family entertainer. His inspiration behind his magic and more. And Danny Is also a very talented Ventriloquist.




27 August 2022

Dave Curran in the Toronto Star

From the August 21st article "As Toronto experiences comedy-club boom, meet some of the folks behind the jokes" by Briony Smith in the Toronto Star:

Jokers, run by Curran alongside Tommy Larocque and Yuk Yuk’s alum Steve Kalantar, bills itself as one of the only comedy club in the 905, and hosts shows like Stars of David (featuring Jewish comedians) and the RICE: Asian Comedy Showcase. Curran’s excited about the rising number of clubs in the GTA. “Competition always ends up being better for the consumer,” he says. “Different clubs have different philosophies regarding booking. This gives the consumer more options and better shows.”

Read more.


You can read more about Jokers in our June 30th post Jokers is serious about comedy.





25 August 2022

Hamilton: Graemazing in Smooth Comedy [Aug 26]

From the Smooth Comedy Eventbrite page:

Smooth Comedy is a monthly variety show that is based around sketch comedy, standup, magic etc etc. Every month at the world famous Staircase Theatre (up in the Brightroom!) Smooth Comedy comes into your life and makes you feel all the feelings that you've been missing out in your life. $15 online $20 door.

FOLLOW us @smooth_comedy (instagram) @smoothcomedy (tiktok) @comedysmooth (twitter)

hosted by Darren & Kym!

featuring Zach Berge, Rena Taylor, Devin Bateson!

Magic by Graemazing

Standup comics Ben Stager, Anna Menzies, Gavin Stephens, Kyle Patan, Matt Surina








24 August 2022

Calgary: Licks & Tricks - Music & Magic hosted by Andrew Abildgaard & Ryan Pilling [Sep 3]

From the Facebook event:

An evening of music and magic with Andrew Abildgaard (Bullets & Bronze) and Ryan Pilling (in alphabetical order) at the Haysboro Community Association.




23 August 2022

Halifax: Vincenzo Ravina's "Actual Wizard" [Sep 1 - 11]

From the August 16th Facebook post by Vincenzo Ravina:

My new show, Actual Wizard, will be at the Bus Stop Theatre for the Halifax Fringe Festival in September! Tickets are on sale now at

Why not share this post with your friends? That could be cool!

Dates and Times:
Thursday Sept 1st - 8:20 PM
Saturday Sept 3rd - 3:00 PM
Tuesday Sept 6th - 8:20 PM
Saturday Sept 10th - 11:59 PM (midnight)
Sunday Sept 11th - 6:00 PM

In this unusual magic show, actual wizard and Halifax magician Vincenzo Ravina (as seen on the CW’s hit show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us) will emerge from his mysterious smoke-filled cave to show you some strange stuff. There might be: Potions! Ghosts! Playing cards! Guests! Murder! Actual Wizard is funny, mystifying, absurd, and experimental. 





22 August 2022

Richmond Hill: Matt DiSero at Jokers [updated]

Updated on August 23 to add:

  • possible date change
  • check Jokers.ca for details


From the August 9th Instagram post by Jokers:

Mind blowing magic!” - Breakfast Television

“An Unforgettable Show!” - Toronto Star

August 25th HEADLINER @mattdisero ✨

Tap the link in bio to get your tickets before they disappear 🎟

Produced by @torontomagiccompany 🪄







20 August 2022

Benjamin Déziel in the Nunatsiaq News

From the August 17th article "Magic Ben up to his old tricks in Nunavik" by Cedric Gallant in the Nunatsiaq News

Surrounded by captivated children, Benjamin “Magic Ben” Déziel was deceiving, creating illusions and entertaining his small crowd. He is a magician, one of the few in Nunavik.

At the age of nine, Déziel started performing magic stunts in his hometown of Kangiqsujuaq. His first exposure to the craft was at his parent’s wedding, where they invited a magician who happened to be a mentor for famous Quebecois magician Luc Langevin. Déziel was mesmerized by the performance and asked his father how the magician did his tricks.

His dad replied, “Well, you’ll have to become one to know.”

Read more.



19 August 2022

Saint John: Magic at the 2022 Fundy Fringe Festival [Aug 22- 27]

Lots of magic happening at this year's Fundy Fringe!


Dangerous Lies

  • Tabraze Sheikh
  • An honest, suspenseful true story about growing up as a visible minority post 9/11. Through compelling storytelling and astounding magic Tabraze’s award-winning show takes the audience on an intimate and interactive journey of discovering his place in the world; while facing the dangerous lies society thrusted upon him.


The Magic of Mr. ZAPZ

  • Come see New Brunswick’s premier family entertainer. Mr. Zapz will have you scratching your head and laughing out loud in this all-new show designed for the whole family! Award-winning Magic, Comedy, Balloon Art, and plenty of FUN!


Seeing Is Believing III

  • Magic Circle of Saint John
  • Witness astounding and amazing magic! Be baffled by an eclectic selection of awesome magic and mystery. Join us for an evening of fun, laughter, and excitement presented by talented members of the Magic Circle of Saint John.





16 August 2022

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15 August 2022

Edmonton: Ron Pearson's "The House Always Wins" [Aug 12 - 21]

From the August 13th Facebook post by Ron Pearson:

Spend some time this Fringe at Ron’s Joint, where you will find out the secrets of Monte Mobs and Poker Cheats. Can luck be controlled? Is it possible to beat the House? Join magician Ron Pearson as he shares his 50 year journey into sleight of hand, gambling and cheating. For tickets, go to https://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/event/601:4351/

Show Times:
Aug 12, Friday, 6:00 PM
Aug 13, Saturday, 7:00 PM
Aug 14 Sunday, 6:30 PM
Aug 16, Tuesday, 9:30 PM
Aug 17, Wednesday, 3:30 PM
Aug 18, Thursday, 7:45 PM
Aug 19, Friday, 5:30 PM
Aug 20, Saturday, 5:00 PM
Aug 21, Sunday, 2:30 PM







14 August 2022

Rod Chow on CBC Radio and at CTV News

Updated at 10am to add:


From the August 11th article "Vancouver man the first non-American to be president of magicians' society" by Kendra Mangione at CTV News:

A Vancouver man is the first outside of the United States to be made president of a very specific group: the Society of American Magicians.

Rod Chow follows in the footsteps of greats like escape artist Harry Houdini.

He said it all started with card tricks, then his act expanded to include money. His website describes him as a "master money manipulator" who is "sophisticated, stunning and sensational."

The magician who's often found performing at the Richmond Night Market or around Vancouver's Chinatown seems to have caught the attention of his peers.

Read more.



13 August 2022

Canada’s Got Talent season 2 casting closes August 17th

From the August 11th Facebook post by Paul Romhany:

Canada’s Got Talent is looking for grand illusionists and escape artists for Season 2!

Casting closes on August 17th. We LOVE when an act has a surprising or unique element, so keep that in mind for any interested parties!

To apply, simply fill out one of the forms below and include a 2 minute audition video that is as close to the act you want to share with the judges as possible.

Solo Act: https://cgt2solotalentacts.castingcrane.com/
Group Act: https://cgt2grouptalentacts.castingcrane.com/

All acts MUST fill out one of the forms above but please let us know if you have pressing questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing your application!

If you have any questions, please reach out to cgtcasting@meminc.ca

CGT Casting






12 August 2022

11 August 2022

Darcy Oake tour [October]

Buy your tickets through https://darcyoake.com/tour/


From the August 9th Instagram post by Darcy Oake:

Canada 🇨🇦 it’s going down!! Couldn’t be more excited to hit the road this October! Ticket presale starts tomorrow using the code ‘DarcyLive’ Link in bio! Tickets officially on sale this Friday (Aug 12)





10 August 2022

Carisa Hendrix in the Sturgis Journal and winner of the Abbott's Get Together Jack Gwynne award

Congratulations Carisa!


From the August 8th article "Despite obstacles, Magic Get-Together entertains local crowds" by Jef Rietsma at the Sturgis Journal

“When Michael Carbonaro had to bow out earlier in the week, Lance stepped up and, even though he wasn’t here this week to perform, he agreed to fill in,” Bordner said. “Lance was the ultimate pinch hitter in this case, like having Babe Ruth come to bat for Lou Gehrig.”

Here’s another example.

“Then, we had Lucy Darling came in at the last minute, she flew in immediately from somewhere out west, I don’t even recall where,” Bordner said. “She did an incredible job and really added a lot to the show. A very lucky and fortunate situation for us”

Read more.

From the August 8th Instagram post by Carisa Hendrix:

I beat all these guys to win the Abbott's Get Together Jack Gwynne award for performance excellence!!




09 August 2022

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