micah cover’s Event Journal

Fake honesty 920
Thursday June 6, 2013 / 6:00pm
How to Convincingly Fake Honesty
1 ticket
General Admission Special

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As a professional magician, my reviews of other magicians' work usually range from the smug "I Would Have Done That Differently" to the appreciative "I Really Like How He Did That" to the humbling "Okay, How the @#$% Did He Do That?!?" David & Leeman have forced me to create another review to add to my repertoire: "I'm TOTALLY Jealous of These Guys, and Please Don't Tell Them." I loved this last year, and under the assured hand of multi-award-winning magician/director Jon Armstrong, it's only gotten better. Their chemistry is undeniable - both between them and the audience - and their magic is inventive and brilliant, ranging from sleight of hand to mentalism to bizarre magic and more. Their Program Finale and Spirit Cabinet are both Master Classes in Making an Effect Your Own (who knew poltergeist phenomenon could be so funny?). Unlike so many other "look at me" magicians who will bore you with sleight after sleight with the pace of a mentally damaged snail and the personality of a salad bar, you'll be spending time keeping up with THEM - both with their magic and their rapid-fire humor. The show moves like a blitzkrieg of entertainment. And if you don't like one moment, who cares? The next moment will blow you away. I happened to like them all. And the moments are really what set this show apart. Leeman's habit of "catching" props thrown from audience members, for example, breaks cliches for magicians and is just plain hilarious for everyone else. That one moment (repeated, thankfully) is one of the funniest things I've ever seen in a magic show. These moments alone are worth the price of admission. And with Goldstar's prices, I don't see how you can go wrong. Highest recommendation.