27 March 2024

Canada's Got Talent: Getting to know Mark Lewis

Next in our series of short interviews with some of the magic acts listed in the March 5th Canada's Got Talent media release is Mark Lewis!

You may already know that Mark:

We're delighted that Mark made time to answer our questions ahead of his April 2nd appearance on the 2024 season of Canada's Got Talent!



Who inspires you that is not a magician?
Nobody really! Or maybe there is but I can't think of any right now!
What is your first memory of magic? 

I was nearly 13 years old and went into a library and saw a book on magic. I took it out on loan and that started the whole thing off and it has lasted 66 years!


Who from the magic community inspires you?

Nobody really! I think the best magicians are all dead!  In other words there are many, many magicians from the past that inspired me. David Nixon in the UK certainly did. As did David Berglas, Harry Lorayne, Tommy Cooper, Paul Potassy and many, many more! However, I can't think of anybody alive that does! That is probably a sign that I am an old misery born in the age of the dinosaur!


Was there anyone or anything instrumental to you becoming a magician?

No. I was completely self taught from books. I never met a magician for the first two years of my studies and I thank God every day for it! I think I went downhill very slowly after that! 

Mark Lewis

📸 : CGT

Did you ever get discouraged and think about quitting magic?  
I have never even for a single second thought about quitting magic. I have devoted my life to the art.

Do you have any tour or pre-show rituals you’d be willing to share with our readers?
Not really. I do know the great Howard Thurston used to jump up and down before going on stage saying, "I love my audience! I love my audience!" Of course he had never worked the working men's clubs of Northern England or to drunks in the middle of the night in London night clubs like I have!

Why is now the right time for you to be a part of Canada's Got Talent?
Because I am 79 years old and nearly dead! I don't think they accept applications from the spirit world so I better do it now while I am still above ground!

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
Not really. I have probably said too much as it is! 



Thank you Mark, for making the time to answer our questions!  Break a leg on CGT!

Learn more about Mark at his website MarkLewisMagic.com and follow him on Facebook and YouTube.

Watch Canada's Got Talent Tuesdays on CityTV.





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