Showing posts with label Murray SawChuck. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Murray SawChuck. Show all posts

15 January 2019

Canadians in Masters of Illusion 2019

I spy Greg Frewin, Chris Funk, The Evasons, and Murray SawChuck.  Who am I missing?

Wikipedia suggests the 2019 season is season 9, but the performers are all referring to it as season 6 as it is the 6th season with the CW.


From Greg Frewin's Instagram:

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From Chris Funk's Twitter feed:






From The Evason's Twitter feed:



From Murray SawChuck's Instagram:



21 June 2018

Masters of Illusion 2018 (season 5)

I spied Chris Funk, Murray Sawchuk, Billy Kidd, and Greg Frewin.

Who'd I miss?

Masters of Illusion returns for a fifth anniversary season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central.


Watch the promo on Chris Funk's Instagram:

21 May 2018

The Magic Word with Scott Wells

For those of you who don't already know, Scott Wells hosts a podcast for magicians.

Recently, he's published a few which may be of interest to you!

From "410 - Carisa Hendrix - Getting Uncomfortable" on The Magic Word Podcast:
Carisa Hendrix is a magician who is on the rise. Oh, also, she happens to be a woman. She is one of the new breed who I believe is one of the "Stars of Tomorrow" as she pursues her dreams on stage. Most young people I see today seem to be involved in close-up and entertaining small groups of people, but few true entertainers are comfortable on stage in front of a large audience. Carisa is one of that rare breed.

She suggests that we should step out of our comfort zone and try new things that stretch our boundaries and move into new, perhaps uncomfortable, areas that will make us better performers and people. She says that artists should practice "moving towards the place of greatest discomfort and just sitting in that space." She suggests that magicians should not be afraid to fail.

On another matter, there was quite a bit of controversy about her July 2017 cover on VANISH Magazine. She addresses it quite well and succinctly on her blog.

Read more and listen to podcast.



From "423: Neil McNally - The Doug Henning Project" on The Magic Word Podcast:
Neil McNally is a passionate man. He is most passionate about Doug Henning and he hosts a weekday blog called "The Doug Henning Project". Who could imagine that there would be that much to reveal about this iconic figure. We recently "hit a nerve" with the podcast #415 with Chip Romero as that episode was one of our most downloaded podcast. So, it was a natural thing to chat with the webmaster of "The Doug Henning Project" so those who are interested in Doug Henning could learn even more. Neil is not a performing magician though he is taking lessons at The Magic Castle. But his passion is history and collecting of Doug Henning. He is also producing a documentary on Doug Henning and will soon be crowd funding his project.

Read more and listen to podcast.


And one from the archives.

From "201 - Murray Sawchuck - Celebrity Magician" on The Magic Word Podcast:
Murray Sawchuck recently completed two and a half years at the Tropicana's Laugh Factory in Las Vegas. On December 20, 2014, he will begin a new afternoon show at Planet Hollywood's "Sincity Theater" along his wife, Chloe, and his partner, Lefty. Murray will add illusions to his comedy magic show plus bring in different aspects of his other appearances on television such as "Pawn Stars" and other shows.

During our conversation, Murray talked about his upcoming appearance on Hallmark's Home & Family morning talk show. After you have listened to the podcast, then be sure to come back to watch this video. The other two videos below are from a couple of his appearances on "America's Got Talent" (sic).

Read more and listen to podcast.








[With thanks to The Magic Demon for sending this along.]

19 April 2018

Regina: Murray the Magician

From Casino Regina:
April 20, 2018

Murray the Magician - As seen on Pawn Stars, America's Got Talent & YouTube!

Murray who is currently headlining at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas strip nightly really made his mark as a household name when he exploded onto the entertainment scene after his successful run as a semi-finalist on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” The #1 network summer series was viewed by over 22 million fans nationwide. Murray dazzled the judges: Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel by producing a Ferrari from thin air, transforming a girl locked in a cage into a 450 pound tiger and did the largest trick ever on “AGT” by vanishing an entire 1918 steam train locomotive in mere seconds. All of these illusions took place before a “live” and national “TV” audience, and brought standing ovations from the judges.

Murray has won over 32 awards for his performances nationally and internationally and received the title of “World Champion.”  He has delighted audiences in theatres from Monaco and Paris to Las Vegas and the legendary Playboy Mansion.  Recently he was honored with 4 awards, The Hollywood FAME Award for contribution to Magic on TV, the LA Comedy Award for BEST COMEDY SHOW, TOP 100 Business Men of Nevada and 100 Most Distinguished Men of Nevada.

Read more and buy tickets.

05 March 2018

Can you spot the Canadian magician?

Watch a one take video featuring Sound Collage and 11 different magic acts!

From The Music Show Facebook post:

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[via GeniiOnline]

25 October 2017

Canadians at the FREE 2017 Magic Master Summit

From what I could tell from the schedule in yesterday's post, the following Canadians will be lecturing at the 2017 Magic Master Summit:
  • Eric Bedard: Secrets to Getting Booked To Entertain Celebrities!
  • Murray SawChuck: Bonus Lecture! and
  • Trevor & Lorena Watters: Working And Traveling As A Couple and Duo Act

Who'd I miss?

What are you waiting for? Register now!





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24 October 2017

FREE: Magic Master Summit 2017*

Did you enjoy last year's wildly successful "Magic Master Summit"?  I confess to binge watching as many of the sessions as I could!

David DaVinci is at it again, with another spectacular line up November 13-17, 2017!  Scroll down to read more details, view the schedule, and register!







Dear Friends,

Have you heard about this?

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Featuring more than 30 presentations, from more than 26 experts, totaling nearly 40 hours of incredible secrets!
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Are you experiencing one of these top 5 problems that other entertainers are experiencing?
1) Not enough shows.
2) Not enough money.
3) Not enough “A” material.
4) Real job won’t give you time off to do shows, but you’re not making enough doing shows to quit your day job... yet.
5) Show isn’t good enough to get the gigs you need to pay the bills.

With all the venues out there, the only reason you’re not working more, is you.
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and the list goes on, and on...

I’ve heard countless times “I hated magic shows until I saw your show.” Although we’d all like to think our shows are GREAT, that’s not the case… there are a lot of magicians (and other variety acts) out there not doing a good enough job, and it reflects poorly on the industry.  


Remember in the mid 90’s when World’s Greatest Magic aired every year for 5 years, the day before Thanksgiving? There was nearly 10 hours of incredible magicians! 

It's time to make variety entertainment amazing again by breaking it all down into these five essential categories that are ESSENTIAL to your success as an entertainer:
1) You
2) Your Market
3) Your Marketing
4) Your Team
5) Your Systems

The good news is that this coming November 13-17, 2017, we've assembled a some of the greatest minds in entertainment in one location; giving you nearly 40 hours of free presentations to help you fix what's currently broken in your performance business! They'll give you the tools and the knowledge to help you go make six or seven figures a year in entertainment! Think it's impossible? Think again! We've included several millionaires in these presentations just to prove our point!

Check out this year's schedule!

November 13, 2017 - Day 1:
• Jeff McBride - Pack Small Play Anywhere!
• Michael Finney - Behind The Scenes Of A One-Man-Show
• Michael Trixx - Six Figure Income From $150 Shows!
• Jessica Jane Peterson - Secrets to Success in Entertainment
• Chris Randall - Overcoming Addictions To Achieve Higher Success

November 14, 2017 - Day 2: 
• Garry Carson - How to Make $500,000 Per Year, Doing Fund Raising Shows!
• William Rader - Secrets to Making $1,000 In The Back Room of Restaurants
• Zach Zimmerman - Being Funny Onstage, Even If You're Not
• CustomMagicKits.com - Back Of Room Sales
• Eric Bedard - Secrets to Getting Booked To Entertain Celebrities!
• Murray SawChuck - Bonus Lecture!
• Jeff McBride Bonus Lecture - Bonus Lecture On Competitions

November 15, 2017 - Day 3:
• Tony Clark - Insider Secrets To The Business of Entertainment
• Greg Gleason - The Art of Touring Behind The Curtain Details
• Bill Gladwell - 2-Walling Secrets • 2.0 Troubleshooting
• Robert Kalina - How To Be The Act That Producers Look For
• Michael Stedman - FanCraft 2.0 To Grow Your Social Media
• Michael Trixx Bonus Lecture

November 16, 2017 - Day 4: 
• Bizzaro - Creating Unique Masterpieces To Fit Your Character
• Lefty - Details, Direction, and Professionalism
• Chance Wolf - Turning Ordinary Tricks Into Miracles
• Andy Amyx - Photographing Magic & Putting Out Products
• Lauren Phillips - Production and Stage Managing For All Styles of Acts
• Garry Carson Bonus Lecture

November 17, 2017 - Day 5: 
• Tobias Beckwith - Building and Managing Your Entertainment Business
• Niels Duinker - Brand Consistency To Better Serve Your Market
• Fielding West - Stagecraft 101
• Trevor and Lorena Watters - Working And Traveling As A Couple and Duo Act
• David DaVinci - How to Get $50,000 Worth of Free Publicity 
• Andy Amyx Bonus Lecture

$1,000.00 Grand Prize Contest Update:
Don't forget to check your email after completing registration for some important information about the contest, and how you can enter to win $1,000.00 USD!

There are SO many amazing lectures coming up, so make sure you block your calendars, and get ready to boost your career!

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• Booking Form (Used for your records for all types of events)
• Client Invoice (To instantly make you look more professional)
• Confidentiality Agreement (Basic version for your casual performance settings)
• Confidentiality Agreement (Expert version for those really important contracts and secrets)
• Cover Letter (To get you started in the right direction)
• Letter of Agreement (Simple contract for most shows)
• Model Release Form (Giving you the unlimited permission to use someone’s image for your promotional or business purposes)

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28 August 2017

Richmond: Murray SawChuck

Murray SawChuck, is coming to River Rock Show Theatre on Friday, October 27, 2017. 

From Ticketmaster:
Murray SawChuck, one of the most sought after viral magicians with over 500 million online views, is coming to River Rock Show Theatre on Friday, October 27, 2017. Hailing from Burnaby, BC, Murray is returning to his hometown for one show only. Murray made his mark as a household name when he exploded onto the entertainment scene after his successful run as a semi-finalist on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” He impressed judges by producing a Ferrari car from thin air, transforming a girl locked in a cage into a 450 pound tiger and did the largest trick ever on the show by vanishing an entire steam train locomotive in mere seconds.

Read more and buy tickets.


31 March 2017

Murray SawChuck meets The Twins

From Burnaby Now:
If you happen to be a reality TV fan, you may catch Burnaby’s own celebrity magician front and centre on The Twins – Happily Ever After.

Yes, I'm talking about Murray SawChuck, headliner at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, who is featured on the upcoming April 3 episode of the ABC show (which, for the uninitiated like myself, follows the exploits of twins Haley and Emily Ferguson, fan favourites from Ben’s season of The Bachelor).

In the episode, the twins took on Vegas and auditioned to be Murray’s assistants on the Las Vegas strip.

Read more.

18 February 2017

05 February 2017

Murray and the top 3 most random tricks

From the Murray Magic YouTube channel:

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[via iTricks]

12 December 2016

Murray on the red carpet of the 85th Hollywood Christmas Parade

From iTricks:

Jaime Monroy of Bionic Buzz interviewed Murray SawChuck, Lefty Leferovich and April Leopardi at the 85th Hollywood Christmas Parade, which will be aired on The CW Friday, December 16 and re-aired on Hallmark Wednesday, December 21.

Read more.
 

From the Bionic Buzz YouTube channel:





05 December 2016

Illusionist Jonathan Scott on the "Today Show"

I had no idea that one of the "Property Brothers" was a professional illusionist from Maple Ridge, BC!  Watch Jonathan do some quick magic on the "Today Show" clip below.  You can also watch Jonathan perform with Murray SawChuck later in the post.


From the IBM Facebook group:

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From Murray SawChuck's YouTube channel:

26 November 2016

Murray SawChuck in the 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade

From a press release sent to me by Dennis Schick (thanks Dennis!):

November 20, 2016

Dear Members of the Magic Press:

Three magicians will appear in this year’s parade:  Tommy Wind, Murray SawChuck and Naathan Phan.

It’s here, the historic 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Featuring Marine Toys For Tots Foundation which will fill the streets of Hollywood with holiday joy on Sunday, November 27, 2016.

05 October 2016

Vote for Murray SawChuck to co-host "Live with Kelly and You"

Did you hear?  Murray's in the top 20 contenders!

Visit the Live with Kelly Facebook page and vote for Murray SawChuck to co-host "Live with Kelly and You."

You can vote until Sunday October 9th.  Vote early, vote often!

06 September 2016

[Guest post] Can Canada's top mentalists fool Penn and Teller?

The following is a guest post from Clive Court.

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MEET THE EVASONS---THEY READ A LOT OF MINDS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. BUT CAN THEY FOOL PENN AND TELLER?

TORONTO,Ont--(Sept.1)   The Evasons are a Toronto couple who make a good living reading the minds of corporate and political leaders on the U.S. East Coast.

On Wednesday, Sept.7, at 8pm.ET, they will challenge the famous Las Vegas magical duo on Penn and Teller:Fool Us! the popular primetime series on the the CW Network.

Recognized as one of the world's top mentalism acts, The Evasons appear to be part of an emerging trend which is bringing more magical and visual entertainers to primetime TV audiences in the United States.

Network TV series like NBC's America's Got Talent, CW's Masters of Illusion, and Penn and Teller:Fool Us! are introducing a greater number of magical and visual entertainers to North American viewers.  This, in turn, has meant more exposure for Canadian magicians.

Why is this?  Because Canadian magical entertainers are ranked among the best in the world by other nations. The Evasons are known worldwide for their second-sight act where a blindfolded Tessa describes in intimate detail the personal items held up by members of the audience.

Although based in Toronto and Annapolis, Maryland (just outside Washington,DC) Jeff and Tessa are in demand around the world as entertainers for major corporate and international conventions.

Born in Toronto, Jeff met Tessa in the early 80s while hosting a fashion show where she was a model. Tessa was working part-time while studying at Ryerson University. They have been together since 1983.



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For further information, photos and video:  Please go to www.evasons.com.

NB.  A great example of a Canadian magician appearing on a US network primetime show was Winnipeg's Darcy Oake introducing guest artists from The Illusionists (on Broadway) on the August 31 edition of America's Got Talent.  Among the other Canadian magicians appearing on US primetime TV this summer were: Shawn Farquhar, Murray SawChuck, and Vitaly Beckman (from Vancouver); Mahdi Gilbert, Neil Croswell, Ryan Joyce, and Matt DiSero (from Toronto); and world-champion magician, Greg Frewin, from Niagara Falls.


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Thank you Clive for guest posting at Canada's Magic!

30 July 2016

Murray SawChuck on Masters of Illusion

From Murray SawChuck's YouTube channel:

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[via iTricks]

27 July 2016

Did you catch the Magic Master Summit*?

Magic Master Summit affiliate  
Did you catch any of the presentations in last week's Magic Master Summit?  Try as I might, I didn't get to see them all.  (A big shout out to Kidlet and KOP for their patience with me as I gorged on magic videos.)

If you missed some or all of the free event last week, fear not!  You can purchase a "LIFETIME PASS," and watch the entire event, from beginning to end, over and over, as many times as you like, for less than $6.57 per lecture!  (Dave Womach's even offering up a 100% Money Back Guarantee.)

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Some of the videos I watched:
  • Rick Thomas (Performance and Personality):  I could have used some of his advice back in my high school days.
  • Bill Gladwell (How to make $380,000 / year by "2-walling"):  Interesting contract advice.
  • Dr. Joe Vitale (Easy and OUtrageous Marketing Techniques):  Enough said.
  • Shawn Farquhar (Making Magic More Memorable):  Are you a tuxedo person, or a coverall person?)
  • Chris Randall (Magic and Street Busking):  The video includes instructions on two effects.
  • Greg Frewin (The Creative Process):  Greg shared his interesting tactic to get creative time during his cruise performance days.
  • Murray SawChuck (Marketing and PR for Entertainers):  Do you agree with Murray's "random call" theory?
  • Glen Foster (How to build a HUGE Fanbase):  Don't for get to take advantage of his discount for people who have seen this talk.
  • Robert Stephens (Secrets to Six-Figure Strolling Magic):  Fun listening to him describe when things literally hit the fan.
  • David Farr and Brad Ross (Internet Marketing and Lead Generation):  Giving away to Magic Master Summit attendees, for FREE, an information package valued at close to $200!)
  • Theresa McLean (Secrets to Costuming):  Fun stories and great costuming advice.


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* Disclosure: I am a Magic Master Summit Affiliate and I am eligible to make a commission with every sale made using the links posted on this site.

04 July 2016

Have you registered for the 2016 Magic Master Summit*?

Magic Master Summit affiliate  
Updated November 2017 to add:


Back in May, I shared with you information about the 2016 Magic Master Summit, a FREE online magic convention featuring more than 30 presentations, from more than 24 experts, totaling more than 50 hours of incredible secrets!

Did I mention, it's completely FREE, July 18-22, 2016?

Here's the tentative schedule:

Monday - July 18, 2016
  • Rick Thomas
  • Brad Ross
  • Dan Sperry
  • Bill Gladwell
  • JC Sum

Tuesday - July 19, 2016
  • Shawn Farquhar
  • Dr. Joe Vitale
  • Kristoffer Olson
  • Justino Zoppe
  • Chris and Neal
  • Chris Randall
  • Jim Gravina

Wednesday - July 20, 2016
  • Greg Frewin
  • Murray SawChuck
  • David DaVinci
  • Steven Yerardi
  • JC Sum
  • Glen Foster

Thursday - July 21, 2016
  • Reza
  • Josh Knotts
  • Brad Ross
  • David Farr
  • Stacey Smithson

Friday - July 22, 2016
  • Josh Knotts
  • Wacky Chad
  • Ken Weber
  • Kyle Knight and Mistie
  • Justino Zoppe


From what I understand, the sessions are each free for 24 hours, then after that if you want to purchase access to them, you'll have the ability to go back to review them.

What are you waiting for?  Register at Magic Master Summit today!



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17 June 2016

Catching up with The Dave Attwood Show

Dave's been busy this year, recording new podcasts every week or so.  Have a look at who he's been interviewing, then click through to his site and have a listen!

From Attwood Magic:
The Dave Attwood Show

A glimpse into Dave's mind and his slant on current events, celebrity news, relationships and the ever changing roller coaster ride of fatherhood.

Episode 130, 2016-06-04 (Mike Norden and Gordon Boyes)
Episode 129, 2016-05-28 (Raul Fernandez and Frank Padilla Jr.)
Episode 128, 2016-05-22 (Anastasia Synn)
Episode 127, 2016-05-14 (Greg Dow AKA The Shocker, Bizzaro, Krystal Lawrence)
Episode 126, 2016-05-07 (David Regal)
Episode 125, 2016-04-30 (Murray Sawchuck)
Episode 124, 2016-04-09 (Kenrick ICE McDonald)
Episode 123, 2016-04-02 (Trevor And Lorena Watters)
Episode 122, 2016-03-26 (Bill Abbott And Jamie D Grant)
Episode 121, 2016-03-19 (Eric Knaus aka The Great Zucchini)
Episode 120, 2016-03-12 (Kainoa Harbottle)
Episode 119, 2016-03-06 (Max Maven)
Episode 118, 2016-02-27 (Lee Asher)
Episode 117, 2016-02-14 (Karl Hein)
Episode 116, 2016-02-13 (Shawn Farquhar)
Episode 115, 2016-02-06 (Jeff McBride)
Episode 114, 2016-01-30 (Dan Harlan)
Episode 113, 2016-01-23 (Oscar Munoz)
Episode 112, 2016-01-17 (Joe M. Turner)
Episode 111, 2016-01-09 (Jason England)

Read more and listen to podcasts.