The theatre that she saw me at just emailed me to have me come back and perform at that their monthly variety show called Spin the Bottle on 12/2/11. This is a late night Cabaret / Variety show that starts at 11pm and I think it’s for ages 21 and up.
One of the cool things about Google is that sometimes you can find things you weren’t expecting. Every now and then I find pictures of me performing that I didn’t know about. Here’s a bunch of pictures from a magic show I did at a library over the summer:
If you have any pictures of me performing feel free to use contact me and I’ll give you an email with a big inbox so that you can send them to me!
I know it’s early to start thinking about Christmas, but the early bird gets the worm. Usually most of my company Christmas parties start to call to schedule their magic shows in October. If you are thinking of having live entertainment for your company’s holiday party now’s the time to start doing your research so that you are ahead of the game when everyone else starts next month.
Here are some questions that you might not have thought of ask when you are contacting entertainers:
Are they properly licensed as a business? If they aren’t and your company get audited by the IRS and don’t have the proper W-9 tax forms from them you might have some trouble!
Do they have insurance? This is a big one because accidents happen. Let’s say through some wacky circumstance something gets broken at the venue you’ve rented out and it’s the performers fault. Your company is on the hook to pay the venue for whatever got broken, then you have to try to get the performer to pay you! When the entertainment has insurance then you’re covered!
It’s little things like being licensed or insured that separate the true professionals from the amateurs!
At the end of last month I performed at a Back To School BBQ in Covington. This show was sponsored by the King County Library System. In the show I performed my family magic and comedy show and after the show they had me cut silhouette portraits at the KCLS mobile library. He’s a picture of the fabulous ladies from the library with me:
If you look on the upper edge of the table on the left and right side you can see two silhouette portraits that I cut of the librarians!
Silhouette portrait cutting is something that I’ve been doing for about 4-5 years now and only recently have been offering it as an addition to my performances. If you’ve never seen silhouette portrait cutting here’s a quick little video of me cutting some:
This is a fun little thing you can add to your event that requires little or no set up and everyone gets a personalized piece of art to take home. This can be done roving or stationary for an event of any size! For more info on bringing me to your next event to cut silhouette portraits give me a call at 206-669-3928.
On Friday I did a show at the Odd Duck Studio in Seattle. For the middle third of my show I presented my flea circus, here’s a picture of Roky the flea raising the flag during the Star Spangled Banner:
The rest of the show I did some Stand Up Comedy and my new handcuff magic trick. Here’s a couple more pics from the rest of the show:
I worked with Nigel Larson the last time I performed at the Tacoma Comedy Underground and he’s funny, so this will be a great show! I’ll be fresh off a road trip to Eastern WA performing in Casinos and this is my last stop before going home! I’m not sure what material specifically I’ll be doing in this show, but it will probably be a couple of new-ish things that I’ve been working on like the Flea Circus or my new handcuff trick!