South Dakota Magician Performs Magic on KSFY-TV

In case you missed my appearance on KSFY from February 17th – here is the video! I perform a really cool card trick that Shawn & Kamie thought was awesome!

I was on KSFY promoting my comedy hypnosis & magic show at Southeast Tech. It was my second year performing for the school and the show was absolutely phenomenal! They loved it so much they are ready to bring me back for a third time – I’m looking forward to it. 🙂

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Sioux Falls Magician in Magazine

Sioux falls orpheum

One week ago from today Travis Nye and myself performed our magic show at the Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater to roughly 300 people who came out to support local talent. My hometown of Sioux Falls has always been amazing about supporting these type of events. The show featured magic, mind-reading and mystery. We opened up the performance this year to all-ages and everyone absolutely loved it!

The comments we’ve received from the show have been phenomenal. The performance was very conversational and everyone felt as though they were a part of it, which made for an intimate experience. Travis and I both feed of spectators reactions and the audience last week was unbelievable. Thank you Sioux Falls for being awesome and supporting us!

Zstonish magician sioux falls

In other exciting news, this month of October I’m featured in 605 Magazine! It’s a magazine that goes all across the state of South Dakota. You can read the magazine at this link – 605Magazine.com

One of my favorite questions from the magazine interview was:

What is funniest or best reaction you’ve had from an audience member?

When the audience member forgets what card they chose. Just kidding.

The best reactions, for me as a magician, happen when things don’t go according to plan. Sometimes in my show strange things occur that I didn’t script out. While the audience may not realize the difference, inside I know it’s what created such an amazing reaction in that moment.

Sioux falls magician 605 magazine

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Sioux Falls – 24 Hour Bed of Nails Event!

Zstonish & Travis Nye Bed of Nails Event

Hey Sioux Falls! This Saturday at Badlands Pawn we are bringing you something crazy! Travis Nye will be laying on a Bed of Nails for a full 24 hours. Can he make it!? Find out for yourself. During the event I will be performing magic and mind-reading. We also will be live streaming the event online.

Zstonish schedule

Timeline:

Thursday Sept. 15th
6:30AM – We will be performing on the KSFY Morning Show

Friday Sept. 16th
6:30AM – Check out the KDLT Morning show as we will be performing magic and discussing the Bed of Nails event.
8:15AM Tune in to KBAD 94.5 Radio for more!

Saturday Sept. 17th
4:30PM – z*stonish & Travis Nye PreShow Party
5PM – Travis Nye Lays on the Bed of Nails
5-6PM – Photo Opportunity to Stand on Travis
6:55PM – #PremonitionLive Ticket Giveaway
7PM – Badlands Pawn Doors Close – Continue Watching via the Live Online Stream

Sunday Sept. 18th
10AM – Badlands Pawn Doors Open
10-11AM – Photo Opportunity to Stand on Travis
11AM – #PremonitionLive Ticket Giveaway
12PM – z*stonish Performs & #PremonitionLive Ticket Giveaway
1PM – #PremonitionLive Ticket Giveaway
1-2PM – Photo Opportunity to Stand on Travis
2PM – z*stonish Performs & #PremonitionLive Ticket Giveaway
3PM – KOKO Fit Club Presentation
4PM – KOKO Fit 30Day Free Membership & #PremonitionLive Ticket Giveaway
5PM – Breaking the Cement Block on Travis & Finale

Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewlery is located at 1600 Russel St., Sioux Falls, SD, 57104

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z*stonish End of Summer Update

It’s unbelievable how fast summer has gone and it was a busy one!

In June I had the wonderful opportunity of working with hypnotist Jim Wand all while breaking a world record with the most amount of hypnotists on stage in one show. It was such a great experience!

Hypnotica with Jim Wand

Then from there I traveled the Midwest performing my comedy hypnosis and magic shows for fairs and hometown festivals, with stops in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. I met a lot of new people at my shows and it was awesome!

Fair and festival entertainment

To finish up July I performed alongside Travis Nye in his hometown of Keokuk, Iowa. To a sold out crowd, we rocked the house with our show #PremonitionLive!

#PremonitionLive Keokuk

To finish up August I had an epic show at Wayne State! It was the second time I’ve performed my comedy hypnosis show for the college and they are excited to bring me back for a third show!

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Then to wrap up a fun summer, I finished with a street magic and hypnosis tour in New York and New Jersey. We got an insane amount of video footage of myself performing in Times Square and Jersey Shore. I’m excited to release the videos in a mini YouTube series, which I’ll announce soon!

New York & New Jersey Magician

(Of course while I was in New York I had to see Wicked on Broadway and Blue Man Group!)

Blue Man Group New York

Right now I am underway working with Travis Nye on our next big performance, #PremonitionLive which is playing at the Sioux Falls Orpheum on October 8th.

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Pen up the nose

This trick is horror, a slippery slope. If you let them do this, never expect them to behave: D:D

There is this one particular student of mine who is 9 now, a very active, energetic and clever boy who is quite on the bossy side, with a clear view of what he wants most of the time. This is just  to say he’s not the type of student who will wait for your instructions, does the exercises and harvests the teacher’s welldones. And he loves acting, loves magic tricks, loves the internet.

He arrived at the lesson with the determination to learn a new trick, I’d prepared one that he found uncool, so he started looking for better tricks on YouTube. After having seen a couple of tutorial videos (with me reassuring myself with the mantra “this is no waste of time, this is authentic listening”).
Finally he ended up with a tutorial in which someone makes a pen disappear-in his nose. Lovely. Definitely no. This is too dangerous, one might hurt themselves, nose bleeding, what is his little brother really wants to push the pen up his nose? (Once he swallowed a balloon!!)

He convinced me, giving me the chance to discuss the possible harm caused by practicing and performing the trick, we agreed on a pen that has no sharp point and he promised he’d reveal the trick to his brother and watch out for him.

Age: the older, the better, the trick itself can cause injuries (10+)
Level: A2+
Group size: one-to-one or very small groups (2-3) to allow you to carefully conduct the trick
Language: how to describe an object you like
Skills: speaking, a little reading and writing
Step 0
Ask your student(s) about favorite objects.

What’s your favorite / Do you have a favorite …
toy
thing in your schoolbag
piece of clothes
mug
pen
pencil
book
plant
piece of jewellery ?

Then ask them yes/no questions and list their answers (YESes and Nos).

Is it big?
Is it bigger/smaller than a grizzly bear?
Is it in one colour?
Does it have yellow?
Does it smell good?
Is it soft/hard?
Is it fluffy/shiny/furry/matte, …?
Do you use it a lot?

(Sometimes you’ll have to explain your questions, hmmm…)

Based on the list of YESes and nos ask them to reconstruct the information.

e.g. 1 yes, 2 no –> It’s big, but smaller than a grizzly bear.

(You can write this or make a voice recording.)

Step 1
Perform the trick

(Learn it from here.)

Tell them about your favorite pen and do the trick.

See the reaction, wait till they recover.

Repeat it as many times as it’s exciting. Ask them to guess how you’ve done it.

Step 2
Bribery

Tell them you’ll reveal the trick if they complete a mission. The mission is to put the parts of story/text in the correct order (textivate.com) or put the missing words back into the text (cloze makers, educaplay.com, learnclick.com), perhaps segment the text that you give them without spaces. (miniwebtool.com/remove-spaces/)

Here is an example text to use with this trick:
Ladies and gentleman, let me show you my favourite pen. It is long and thin, it has a lovely colour, and you can write with it like this, or you  can draw something. As i said, i love it. I even love the smell of it. Hey! Where is it? Is it in my nose? Is it in my head? No, it isn’t. It’s in my hand.

 

First published here: Pen up the nose

Magic Tricks to Impress your Girlfriend

Want to know about some fun Magic Tricks to impress your girlfriend or any girl. Professional Magicians always have a stock of fun tricks that can easily astonish a girl. Clearly Magicians are much better than normal guys to play the game of Dating. They are perfect in the art of getting attention and creating a mystery. But nothing to worry off, if you don’t know anything about Magic you can purchase some Magic tutorials from a Magic Supply Store, which also provides Magic Accessories or equipments.

Now let us have a look at some of the best Magic Tricks you can learn to get her number.

Magic Trick 1:

Do As I Do

This magic tricks is for two people who does the same things for the two different decks and finally come up with the matching Cards. Once you are mastered in this trick you can easily get the phone number in the process.

Magic Trick 2:

Here and There
This trick was made famed by the great magician David Blaine that includes two cards deal placed whereas one of the cards is tightly planted between her hands.

Magic Tricks 3:

Mind Reach

This magic trick is advancement of classic old trick in which she will pick and choose a series of Cards without seeing them. When it is the time the reveal the Cards she will come to know that she nailed every pick including the Card with your number.

Magic Trick 4:

Security

This is one of the best and most powerful Magic Trick to impress any girl. Once you are mastered in this Magic trick you can simply mind read the girl’s chosen number. In this trick tell a girl to write her number on the backside of your Business card then put the card in an envelope and seal it. You will then reveal the number written without ever opening the envelope.

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Magic Tricks to Impress your Girlfriend

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