When David Blaine says he’s only showing up to “try a few classics”, you should definitely take that with a grain of salt. And when he asks you if you want to see a card trick or needle-and-thread trick, know you’re going to get both. Such is the case when Blaine made an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night, who proceeded to sew his mouth shut before fanning out a normal deck of cards for a trick, as you can watch in the video below.
(Content warning: If you don’t like needles or seeing needles poking through skin, you probably shouldn’t watch this video.)
We actually got to see this trick performed in front of us when Blaine appeared for an interview at the 2017 Genii Convention (though the audience was asked beforehand not to share the details of the trick on social media), and our faces were just as thunderstruck as the cast and crew of The Tonight Show.
So, uh, yeah. Oh, and stick around for the end, because Blaine can’t just end a routine with a “simple card trick” like this.
If you want to see more of that (you know you do), David Blaine’s 2018 North American tour kicks off on May 6 in San Diego, and currently has tour dates scheduled up until July 14. Get your tickets here.
Theory11 teased “something crazy” for last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but I don’t think anyone expected something like the video embedded above.
In the nine minute trick, Dan White plays a little game with Jimmy Fallon and Questlove, making the two of them reach into a box, feeling around for the object inside, and describing what they think it is. White then reveals the object to be something completely different, like a soup ladle or a ball of yarn. This continues until White places Questlove’s phone in the box. Things get weird from there.
You can see it in Questlove’s face at the end. He knows what’s coming but doesn’t want to believe it.
You can check out more of Dan White’s work, including information on upcoming shows, on his website, nomadupstairs.com.
It’s no secret that Jimmy Fallon loves magic, especially if the array of performers who continue to appear on his show is any indication. Be sure to tune in to The Tonight Show this evening as Theory11 has confirmed via Twitter that they’ll be appearing on Fallon’s talk show, along with illusionist Dan White with a routine that promises to be “something crazy”.
— theory11 (@theory11) February 1, 2018
Dan White is practically a regular fixture of the show at this point, with tonight’s appearance marking his seventh on the show. You can check out his time traveling card trick in the video below.
Theory11 and Jimmy Fallon aren’t just fans of each other’s work—they’ve collaborated on a special, premium deck of cards inspired by The Tonight Show‘s legacy, which you can snag at Theory11’s online store for $9.95.
In case you end up missing it, don’t worry. We’ll be sure to post the clip on GeniiOnline as soon as it goes live on YouTube.