“Most magicians, when they’re going to show you a card trick, they’ll try really hard to convince you that their deck of cards is an ordinary deck of cards,” explains Jason Bird. “We are always lying.”

That’s a cute opener for a neat trick he performed on KTNV to promote his new show, FABLE. The trick starts at at the three minute mark, before that, Bird talks about his beginnings in the magic industry and about the show:

It’s kind of a new concept. It’s kind of a mash up. We’re kind of creating story world then interacting with the audience through that world. 

Apparently this narrative-driven experience features some of Bird’s classic tricks, a thoughtful message and a ton of audience participation. It made its debut last Sunday, and we’ll let you know if it’s going to be a regular thing. 

According to his surprisingly useful website, Bird has performed 5280 shows during the course of his 20-year-career, “inspired” 350000 individuals, and has heart 667 decks of cards. I don’t know what that last one means, either.