This lecture contains language and themes that some may find offensive. Intended for a mature audience only.
“The magic of your words touched everyone.” –Oprah
“This guy is pure showmanship.” –Piers Morgan
“Scott sports and amiable, self-deprecating stage presence as he does tricks only magic aficionados are likely to have seen elsewhere.” –Las Vegas Review Journal
”Wow…I’ve never seen magic like that before.” –Michael Jackson
“Very unique and different for a magician.” –Sharon Osborne
“I’ve seen levitation before but not like that. Amazing!” –Howie Mandel
“Wow, you guys are still applauding? Maybe we should bring the magician back out here.” –Dennis Miller
What will they teach?
Safety Pin Swallow Scott’s take on a version of the timeless Razor Blades or Needles from the mouth. This one is not only extremely deceptive, but also super easy to make at home with stuff you probably have lying around.
Apple Jacked Scott shows you an alternative routine with his version of Gene Elmo’s “Silk in Apple,” and goes over some of the fine points of the routine. This is great for all audiences, from kids to the most skeptical adults. Its a real fooler!
Mexican Paper Tear Scott tips the work on his diabolical version of the Leipzig Cigarette Paper Tear. This is a funny routine packed with jokes and one-liners but is really a powerhouse, pack small, play big effect.
Musicallity Scott discusses ideas for effectively choosing and using music in your act. He talks about how music can really inform your magic and stage presence. Demonstrating a simple Linking Ring routine to three different pieces of music, Scott illustrates and comments on how each one is becomes different, just by the song choices. He follows this up with a performance of his CARD TUNES routine, which uses several different songs, and allows you to see how music can instantly spark memories, emotions and feelings.
Crack Date This is Scott’s irreverent and funny fusion of Al Koran’s “Gold Medallion” and TA Waters “Back Date.” With a prediction that ends up in the most unlikely of places. Imagine if Derek Zoolander was a mentalist!
Cake in Hat Scott’s out of the box twist on the classic Al Baker “Baking a Cake in a Hat” is one that you will use for your kid shows or birthday party gigs. It takes the magician in trouble syndrome to a new level and makes the kid the hero. It has a huge, surprise production at the end as the cake vanishes, which leaves the kids screaming and laughing out loud!
White Russian Roulette Famous for his Russian Roulette routines, “Shattered” and “Nailed It,” Scott once again dips in to that well and comes up with a bucketful of fun. This is a non-lethal, but heavily consequence filled routine that pits your cel phone against a spectators, all to win a “fabulous prize.” The ending is one they do not see coming, and revives a long dead classic effect of magic that is electric!
Who are they?
Scott’s magic reached millions on NBC’s season six of America’s Got Talent where he advanced all the way with his large stage illusions. With articles in People Magazine and Nations Business, the Oprah Show took notice and Scott was invited by Oprah Winfrey to make a guest appearance on her show. Scott had the honor of headlining on the Las Vegas Strip at Caesars Palace for over seven years and four thousand performances of large grand illusions fused with stand-up comedy magic. Scott’s magic has been featured on Penn and Teller’s “Fool Us” on the CW, The Sify Channel, Discovery Channel and NBC. Scott has appeared in Paris on the world class and prestigious Le Grand Plus Cabaret Du Monde. Whether it be the intimacy of a close-up sleight of hand performance, stand up comedy magic, or the all out spectacle of a large stage show, Scott Alexander’s delivery is always lighthearted, somewhat irreverent, amazing, quick-witted and sure to leave you filled with wonder and laughter.
Dan Harlan is famous for creating some of the greatest magic effects of the modern age: Card-Toon, “Hold It, Buster!”, Starcle, and The Awakening just to name a few! His vast knowledge of magical methods, combined with his theatrical training, provides audiences with a uniquely engaging experience. You never know what to expect from Dan Harlan, but you know it will be entertaining and amazing!
Dan Harlan has made a few TV appearances nationally and internationally, plus he’s worked behind-the-scenes as a consultant for many other top professionals, including Jeff McBride, Kevin James, Keith Barry, and David Copperfield. He’s also starred in numerous instructional magic videos, including Bandshark, The Close-Up Magic of Dan Harlan, Magic With Rubberbands (3 Vols), Pack Small Play Big (5 Vols), Premium Blend (6 Vols), Ultimate Impromptu (3 Vols), Mindbogglers (4 Vols), The Minotaur: Final Issue, A Little R&B, and most recently SpeakEasy! Chances are actually good that you’ve performed something he created! Harlan has performed in just about every conceivable type of venue for audiences of all ages from Close-Up to Stage, Kid’s Shows to Corporate, Comedy Clubs to Concerts. He’s done it all, and he continues to be one of the most requested magical teachers in the world. Recently, Harlan was hired by Neil Strauss, Best Selling Author of “The Game,” to give a private seminar on Bar Bets and Con Games for one of his events.
And, most of all, he’s the amazing, talented, always-working host of Penguin LIVE!
If you could ask ONE question to one of the world’s most creative professional magicians, what would it be?
If you’ve never been to a magic lecture, there’s never been a better time. Sunday, December 25th, at 7:00pm, we’re streaming Scott Alexander and Dan Harlan Holiday Special LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour online lecture. Watch and learn things you won’t find in any book or DVD.