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Stardust on The Street

Woke up. Yawned. Put on shoes to go and buy milk. Walked to the corner shop on Hollywood Blvd. Found a big crowd blocking the pavement. Wondered what they were there for. Assumed it was some typical blockbuster movie publicity thing. Paused to have a look. RIP David Bowie; 1947 – 2016. It’s funny; big …

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Last Minute Christmas Theming

After the success of Simon and Ghostfunkel at the Variety Collective Halloween Special back in October, Dave Lee and I were invited to do a spot at the VC’s Christmas special. Well, it’s happening two days from now. We have some rough ideas for the set, but as usual with Simon and Davefunkel co-productions, most …

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Short, Sweet, and Highly Commended

Wow. I figured the Short and Sweet theatre festival would be fun, interesting, and a good chance to meet some new people and bounce ideas around. That all went as expected. What I didn’t expect was to walk away with an award for “Highly Commended New Theatre Work.” One of the things that’s interesting about …

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Photos by Homer

Homer Liwag has a fairly well established reputation for being a goddamn genius. In between his duties as David Copperfield’s design director, he’s also an amazing magician, magic creator, designer, illustrator, videographer, photographer, and all-round polymath. Though I first heard of Homer though his magic products CoinOne and CoinTwo (which I purchased purely because of …

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Short and Sweet – A Short Theatre Festival

Short and Sweet is a performing arts festival that celebrates short-form theatre. You know; like a short film festival, but with live theatre pieces rather than films. Long story short, I’m going to be presenting a performance piece there next week. This year’s Melbourne Short and Sweet is split into three categories; Dance, Theatre, and …

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Simon and Ghostfunkel

A few weeks ago the Variety Collective held its annual Halloween show. Dave Lee and I agreed to put something halloween-themed together. We had some rough ideas, but nothing concrete. On the morning of the show, we decided that we really should probably actually write something. So, over brunch, we put this together… There was …

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The Variety Collective

The Variety Collective is a weekly variety show in Melbourne. It was formed when a bunch of comedians, magicians, musicians, circus artists, and other unconventional performers decide they want somewhere to strut their stuff for the public. While there are a heap of comedy clubs and live music venues out there, places to see variety …

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Five Days in China

Last week I was hired to perform at a Magic Convention in China. It was one of the weirdest – but also greatest – experiences I’ve had in a long time. This was the China Beijing Asia College Magic Convention (trust me, it makes more sense in Mandarin). It was a four day event of …

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Unorthodox Entertainment

A theatre full of orthodox Jews makes for a surprisingly engaging audience. I received a call a couple of months ago from friend, mentor, and 50+ year entertainment industry veteran Chuck Fayne. He wanted to check whether I’d be willing to help out with a charity fundraiser show that he organises each year. The show …

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Simon and Davefunkel – Live on Gay Radio

Back around the time of the Melbourne Magic Festival, mutual friend Jo Prior asked Dave Lee and myself if we’d be up for doing an interview on her radio show. Being shameless publicity whores, we said yes. At the time we were insanely busy with the Magic Festival, and hence didn’t stop to check much …