This is one of the most magical things I’ve seen in a LONG time.
There is a major lesson here for magicians and I hope you catch it.
It’s not your magic that’s important…it’s the experience you create for your audience. It’s the entertainment value you deliver.
I’ve been saying it for years, but I think this video is the best thing I’ve seen that actually represents that idea fully and completely.
Without the monkey, this magician is very mediocre. WITH the monkey, he has a home-run act that he can perform ANYWHERE for ANYONE on ANY STAGE.
It has universal appeal and I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t want to watch this guy do magic tricks for his monkey.
Heck, I’m not ashamed to admit that I was almost brought to tears by the overwhelming sense of wonder that the chimp re-ignited in me. As a magician, I’ve seen a lot of great reactions to magic (including thousands of live performances for children), but the chimp’s reactions in this video were absolutely pure, completely uncomplicated, and truly magical and wonderful in and of themselves.
There are going to be some magicians out there who complain about this guy’s magical ability and the tricks he selected.
I’ve got three words for you…”Get a LIFE!”
This is one of the top 3 magic acts I’ve EVER seen.
Please comment on this post and let me know you’re alive out there.