Showing posts with label Mark Lewis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mark Lewis. Show all posts

20 May 2018

Mark Lewis Trivia

Mark had this to say on Facebook:
I once ran away with the circus! This is from 42 years ago! I am still doing the same two tricks! Both card tricks! I suppose I should learn something new. Still, I bet this is the only card act in history to be seen in a circus ring!


From the Puck's Canadian Travelling Circus Facebook page:

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02 January 2018

Toronto: The newest hat and rabbit trick in the book

Tonight's performers (January 2nd) are mentioned at the bottom of the post.

From The Toronto Magic Company Facebook page:

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Also from The Toronto Magic Company Facebook page:

31 January 2016

Rounding the Central rings in February 2016

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- Executive meeting.
- Gazzo lecture.
- Inter-club event.
- Chastain Crisswell.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Auction.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- TBA
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- TBA
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- Literacy magic.
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Charity Show:  Rehabilitation Hospital Show.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- TBA
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Mark Lewis lecture.


Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

25 March 2014

Wendy's missing seven

Earlier I mentioned that there were 7 missing videos from the “Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger Magic Show.”

Here they are!

Watch Extra Trick 4, Ken Margoe, on YouTube:





Watch Extra Trick 5, Baldini, on YouTube:





Watch Extra Trick 6Rob Testa, on YouTube:






Watch Extra Trick 7, Baldini, on YouTube:





Watch Extra Trick 8, Baldini, on YouTube:





Watch Extra Trick 9, Mark Lewis, on YouTube:





Watch Extra Trick 10, Adam Swaye, on YouTube:

Wendy's makes magic

Last summer, a number of Canadian magicians were involved in an ad campaign for Wendy's.

From Strategy Online:
Working with agency MacLaren McCann, Wendy’s auditioned 10 different magicians and asked them to incorporate the burger into their routines. The stunt was filmed, with each of the 22 magic tricks shot in one take, and uploaded to Facebook and YouTube over several weeks as part of the “Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger Magic Show.”

Read more.
[via Reality Based Magic]


Those of you who were paying close attention, remember the following acts:

Which means we're 7 tricks short of the 22 shot.  According to the post at Reality Based Magic, at least one of those involves Mark Lewis.

Off to search the internet we go!


17 June 2013

Toronto: Mark Lewis Hypnosis Show

From Ticketwise:
Date: Saturday - July 6, 2013
Location: The LOT - Toronto - Cabaret 

Mark Lewis in his new show displays the incredible hypnotic powers of the mind in ways often hilarious... sometimes spine-chilling...but always fascinating.

The show consists of volunteers being hypnotized on stage and participating in various comedy situations.

Read more and buy tickets.


04 May 2013

Toronto: Mark Lewis magic show

From The Lower Ossington Theatre:
Performance dates/times:
    10:00AM - May 4, 11, 18 & 25
    12:00PM - May 5, 12, 19, 20 & 26

Event details:
From the second the show starts, right through to the very end, the 
children will be laughing with delight! The show is 60 minutes of 
sheer mayhem, madness, and magic! Through his decades of experience, 
Mark Lewis has achieved a rapport with his young audiences that is 
unequalled in this area of entertainment!

Read more and buy tickets.

11 March 2013

Toronto: The Mark Lewis Magic Show

"The Mark Lewis Magic Show" is back at the Lower Ossington Theatre for March Break.

From Ticketwise:
From the second the show starts, right through to the very end, the children will be laughing with delight! The show is 60 minutes of sheer mayhem, madness, and magic! Through his decades of experience, Mark Lewis has achieved a rapport with his young audiences that is unequalled in this area of entertainment!      

Read more and buy tickets.
 
For a limited time, ticket discounts can be found at Parents Canada

23 February 2013

In which Mark Lewis reads my mind

Well, he did a pretty good job of reading my mind.  Though the question was not quite as general in my head as what he asked, and I may have had a few different words in mind to express the thought.

I'm back to othe question I asked earlier this week, Does Magician of the year mean the same thing as Perfomer of the year? (The comments to the post have started to sway my orginal stance.  I am also astonished that 93% of you that voted in the poll so far, have voted that amateurs should be eligible for the award -- I was sure there would be hundreds of "no" votes by now!)

But back to Mark Lewis.

On the Canadian Association of Magicians website post, Nominations for Magician of the Year, Mark asked:

The “proficient magician” part of things may cut possible nominees down quite drastically. Is it possible to nominate someone who is utterly useless as a performer (as most are) but has contributed in some other way ?



Go to the CAM post to read Shawn's answer.

And an update from Shawn in his latest e-mail to remind CAM members that time is running out to nominate someone for the award:
We have over 40 nominees and there is a clear first place and three very close contenders for the final spots on the actual ballot.



So there you go.  I can't wait to see who makes it to the voting round!




22 December 2012

25 November 2012

Toronto: The Mark Lewis Magic Show

Updated December 18th to extend the run to the end of January.

From Toronto.ca:
Starts: December 2, 2012
Ends: December 30, 2012  January 27, 2013
  
From the second the show starts, right through to the very end, the children will be laughing with delight! The show is sheer mayhem, madness, and magic! Through his decades of experience, Mark Lewis has achieved a rapport with his young audiences that is unequalled in this area of entertainment!
Read more

For more information, visit the Lower Ossington Theatre website or visit Ticketwise to purchase your tickets.

02 June 2011

Jeff Pinsky interviews Mark Lewis

Jeff Pinsky just posted his interview with Mark Lewis under the "Conversations" section of The Browser’s Den of Magic website.  Mark discusses “The Lives of a Showman” and more! 
 
To watch, visit BrowsersDen.ca or view the first part on YouTube below:

29 May 2011

The Bistro is OPEN!

In April, James Munton launched The Magic Bistro.  According to James, most of the members are working professional and semi-professional magicians.  There is very little moderation.  For the most part, people are free to post whatever (and however) they like. Mark Lewis is the moderator of the Pitch section and Paul Pacific is the moderator of the Mentalism section.

There is even a permanent "Ask Mark" section should you have a burning question for Mark.  Have a read of his "Drawing a crowd" thread from the Pitch section.  There's lots of good stuff in there.

This online community has some Facebook-like features which will become more important as the site grows. James plans to expand the Articles & Routines section and he invites contributions.

What are you waiting for?  Have a look around.  Everyone is welcome at The Magic Bistro!



[h/t: John Pellatt, Paul Pacific]

Mark Lewis: The Magic Café Forum special guest of honor

From May 29th thru June 4th, Mark Lewis will be the special guest of honor at the Magic Café!

[h/t: James Alan]

09 May 2011

Magical blogs

Recently, someone asked "Any good magic blogs out there?"  Good question. 

Here's a list of blogs written by magical Canadians (former and current) about which I'm aware:
Please leave a comment if you'd like to be included or know of others that I'm missing.  The list will appear as a feature in the middle column, below the "Sponsored by" section, under the title "Magical blogs."

07 March 2011

Book launch: "The Lives of a Showman"

Last Friday I had the pleasure of attending a book launch party for “The Lives of a Showman” by Mark Lewis. (I live tweeted the event with the tag #TLOAS though I missed tagging a few tweets here and there.)

Upon entering Browser’s Den of Magic, I was instructed to direct my attention upward. Hanging from the ceiling were more than a dozen cheerful Lee Asher sign creations containing “Markisms” such as “If they were all the nine of hearts it would look like this” and “You're quite slow, do you work for the post office?” The mood was set!

It was clear that Mark has a tremendous amount of support in the local magic community! I found myself shoulder-to-shoulder with Jeff Pinsky, Jeff Hinchliffe, Ariel Fralich, Mia Ngueyn and Adam Harmes who had all made contributions to, or were mentioned in, the book. Other notables present include*: Gordon Precious, Owen Anderson, Paul Pacific, Chris Westfall, John Pellatt, Richard Lyn, John Michalson, Shawna Ross-York, Dan McLean, Steve Shrott, Joe Schwarcz and young Daniel (one of Mark’s students).

While reading from his book, we were regaled with stories of Mark’s experiences with The Worst Audience Ever at The Blue Angel and his early days of (not so) psychic readings in Ireland with Adam Harmes. Mark also read a piece written about him by Mai Nguyen, winner of the Jerry Gladman Memorial Scholarship in Journalism.

To round out the evening we were treated to James Alan’s rendition of Mark’s “Pig Trick” and then we all laughed ourselves silly through Jeff Hinchliffe’s impersonation of Mark doing his Svengali deck hustle.

It is always a delightful experience to hear an author read his own words. If the rest of the book is even half as entertaining as the launch party, it should be a good read indeed!

To purchase “The Lives of a Showman” visit Mark's website, Browser’s Den of Magic or contact your local magic dealer.


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* If I’ve missed listing anyone who was there please send me an e-mail or leave a comment below! Thank you to John Pellatt, Ariel Fralich and James Alan for providing attendee intel on the parts of the room I didn’t make it to.

29 January 2011

Toronto: March magic for kids!

This March, Magicana presents Piff Paff Poof!

Poof the rabbit and his magician Julie Eng will be performing at The Lower Ossington Theatre (aka the LOT) in Toronto.  Audiences will see some amazing magic for the young at heart – colourful, visual, participatory, funny and, most of all, magical. 

In addition, Poof will also be joined by either Mark Lewis or Tricky Ricky (Richard Lyn), two of Canada's best children's entertainers.

Visit the Piff Paff Poof website for more information or to purchase your tickets!

26 January 2011

Mark Lewis: "The Lives of a Showman"

Mark Lewis (magician, hypnotist,palmist and tarot card reader) has just published his memoirs, "The Lives of a Showman."

David Ben had this to say about the book:
"The Lives of a Showman is not just a self-portrait of a magician, grafter and seer, but it is also a portrait of a landscape-one spread across several countries and continents. From night clubs in London, to hustling in Blackpool, to upheaval in Ireland during "The Troubles", and the open space of the new world. We are richer for it." —David Ben
Visit Mark's website to learn more about Mark or to purchase (or read more reviews of) his book.


[h/t: Ariel Frailich]