08 April 2023

A peek behind the curtain with Piff the Magic Dragon [2023]

We were delighted to interview Piff the Magic Dragon ahead of his upcoming Canadian tour!

A peek behind the curtain with Piff the Magic Dragon 

Casino Nova Scotia [Apr 28]
Casino NB [Apr 29]
Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls [May 21 -23]
TCU Place, Saskatoon [Oct 10]
Casino Regina [Oct 12]
Club Regent Event Centre, Winnipeg [Oct 13]

Read our 2020 interview where we learn about Piff's:
- first memory of magic
- inspirations
- take on Canadian audiences
- connection to Canadian magic
- most memorable touring misadventure
- pre-show rituals, and
- mental health tips
Was there anyone or anything that was instrumental to you becoming a magician? 

My journey into magic was influenced by a combination of different factors. I was captivated by magic shows, books, and DVDs that I came across during my childhood. However, it was my chance encounter with a card trick performed by a fellow student at university that truly sparked my interest in magic. From there, I delved into magic books and sought advice from experienced magicians who became mentors, helping me develop my skills and hone my craft.

What magic-adjacent disciplines have you studied? 

I have studied several magic-adjacent disciplines, such as theater, voice, and acting. These experiences have greatly informed my stage performances by enhancing my stage presence, audience engagement, and storytelling abilities. As a result, I've been able to create a more well-rounded and captivating show for my audience.


What is your most important self-care practice while on tour?

My most important self-care practice while on tour is ensuring that I get enough rest. Traveling and performing can be physically and mentally demanding, so it's crucial to make sure I'm well-rested to maintain my energy levels and stay sharp. In addition, I also make sure to exercise regularly, eat healthily, and take time for relaxation and mindfulness.

Watch Piff's special 
on YouTube.


Did you ever get discouraged and think about quitting magic?  
Of course, as with any creative pursuit, there have been times when I felt discouraged and considered quitting magic. But what encouraged me to continue was my passion for entertaining people and the desire to create unique magical experiences. Additionally, the support from my friends, family, and fellow magicians helped me overcome those moments of doubt.

What about your 2023 show would "2013 you" find unbelievable to imagine as your current reality?
If 2013 me were to look at my 2023 show, I think the most unbelievable aspect would be the scale and success of it all. Back then, I could never have imagined performing in front of such large audiences, collaborating with renowned magicians, and even having my own TV specials. The growth and evolution of both my act and character have been truly remarkable, and I am extremely grateful for how far I've come.


Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
I'd like to share that Mr. Piffles, the World's Only Magic Performing Chihuahua™, has been an essential part of my act and a constant source of joy and inspiration. We've built a strong bond over the years, and his presence has undoubtedly contributed to our success. Mr. Piffles is not just a canine sidekick, but a true partner in crime, and I couldn't imagine performing without him.


Thank you Mr. Magic Dragon, for making the time to answer our questions! 

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Learn more about Piff at his website PiffTheMagicDragon.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.













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