Dan Sperry’s particular flavor of shock illusions may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but I adore him and his whole weirdo thing. So it was nice to see him give his spin on magic history in a brief video clip from Decades. The classic television channel posted a YouTube video with Sperry sharing a few nuggets about some iconic performers over the ages and how professional magic has evolved. No matter what, he notes, it’s an art that is “best seen live.”
If you’re even a casual student of magic history, you’ll know that this is a cursory presentation at best. But listening to Sperry talk about legends like Doug Henning (who he endearingly calls a “goober”) and David Blaine is still a good time. Plus he does the interview accompanied by a large white parrot, further securing my deepest esteem.
Shock illusionist Dan Sperry returns home to Minnesota this week for the holidays (as well as a show which took place on November 18), and he took some time out of his schedule to appear on local TV network WCCO to perform some magic for the hosts. Burning his fingers and making spiders appear so early in the morning might seem out of place for a magician, but Sperry offers some wise words: “You don’t have to get up early if you don’t go to sleep.”
Every day is Halloween for anti-conjurer Dan Sperry, who impressed Megyn Kelly with his distinctive brand of trickery on The Today Show. Given how the trick unfolds, it seems clear we need to launch a series of PSAs educating the public about suits of cards. The curly ones are clubs, Joy.