Review: Jon Armstrong’s I Do Card Tricks and I’m Funny

I saw this show last year, and I am friends with Jon, so I thought I would attend again. His shows were pretty much sold out, which is good- this has been a successful Fringe for him, and no wonder. I don’t see how anyone could not like his show.

Now, I am a magician of a “different” sort, but that doesn’t mean we can’t all get along. I have heard magicians of my sort defaming magicians of Jon’s sort, but you know, I don’t think we’re really all that different. So I talk to demons and Jon works with cards- magic is merely an expression of will. He trained his will with cards, and his talent shows. I can’t imagine the work he must have put in over the years to achieve this level of skill. He can do such amazing things with cards that even someone like me who speaks with demons cannot help but be astounded. I would hear my friends express their disbelief afterward- they did not know how any mortal man could accomplish such feats. They thought there must have been at least a little devilry involved.

A lot of the act was the same as last year, but it was still great and bewildering to see it a second time. Some if it was new, and it was great to see new things to blow my mind. No, seriously, the things he does with cards are great. And he is funny. So I recommend this show to anyone who likes to be amused.

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~ by korakaos on June 25, 2011.

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