Ta-Dah?

When I was working on a cruise ship last year, I became friends with the comic on the ride to the ship. We had never seen each other work, and he asked me about how I did my “Ta-Dah”. He was referring to the moment when you tell the audience the trick is over. I … Continue reading “Ta-Dah?”

When I was working on a cruise ship last year, I became friends with the comic on the ride to the ship. We had never seen each other work, and he asked me about how I did my “Ta-Dah”. He was referring to the moment when you tell the audience the trick is over.


I never thought of it as a “Ta-Dah“, but more of a “F*ck Yeah!” moment. In my head, it’s the moment where something amazing just happened it’s amazing, not just something cool happened. I’m trying to build it out to a moment where everyone understands what’s going to happen and why it’s amazing.


Also the shift from “Ta-Dah” to “F*ck Yeah!” is an energetic one. I’m going for a moment of an you believe that just happened, and not, wasn’t that cool. This change is reflected in my silent scrip that goes through my head while I perform.

Magic Apps…

Ugh, this summer for my Library tour I needed a way to either force some information, or get a peek at it. The problem with a peek is this that I need pretty much real time info, I can’t preshow it. I also need it to fit an “educational” bullet point in the show. The … Continue reading “Magic Apps…”

Ugh, this summer for my Library tour I needed a way to either force some information, or get a peek at it. The problem with a peek is this that I need pretty much real time info, I can’t preshow it. I also need it to fit an “educational” bullet point in the show. The bullet point would be researching.


The nice thing about researching is that I could use a book. The downside is that I need to force specific information. I need to force the size of an animal. I was going to use Inject 2.0, however the need for two devices to have working internet was something that I didn’t want to get involved in. This is a huge the problem with most magic apps.

If internet isn’t an issue, then the other problem is why are you using your phone. I use an app on my phone in my show on cruise ships, and there’s a good reason. I make a phone call, and a phone call at sea is very expensive, so obviously I’m not going to use a borrowed phone. The cellphone thing is easily overcome in a kids show, because younger kids frequently don’t have phone on them.


I heard about an Instagram prediction called Predict n’ Grab.

Predict n' Grab magic mentalism trick review

This is the solution. They now scroll through an animal facts Instagram page and stop at one of the pictures and that’s the force! I created a custom Instagram page that has all of the force info in the picture in meme form. Having the info in the pictures makes it much easier for a kid “research”.