The W.C. Fields bar at the Magic Castle is the perfect setting for Pop Haydn to perform Eddie Fechter’s hilarious “Eight to Twelve.” Swaying like he’s been helping himself to the stock, Haydn gets more and more intense as the trick goes on, eyeballing a hapless volunteer who cannot seem to accurately count the cards he’s given. It’s a slow build trick that ends in hilarity.
We’ve covered Haydn before, and everything I wrote then still stands. He’s an excellent card manipulator who makes incredibly complex tricks look easy while keeping up an amusing man-out-of-time patter. Check out his take on Fechter’s “Be Honest.”