I’ve never mentored an individual before, nor have I ever been asked to for that matter. Quite honestly I used to think I had nothing to teach. So when a dear friend asked if I could give some advice to a beginning magician I saw it as an opportunity to step into uncharted territory. What I thought was going to be a 30 to 45 minute magic course at the park became a two and a half hour lesson on everything I’ve done wrong and everything I’ve done right. I got to know this kid very well. His accomplishments, his worries and his aspirations in Magic. Keep in mind, I never had a magic teacher, not that it’s a bad thing but having someone give honest advice from the start might have been a very helpful. I shared with him the stories of my encounters while street performing, travelling to other states for gigs and even that one time I sat down cried in the streets of Santa Monica when I first started. He listened intently. The one thing I remember saying to him was, “Get the audience interested in who YOU are. YOU are the magic, not the deck of cards in your hand, YOU…Oh and practice a lot.” So here’s to you Adrian, I’m wishing this kid all of the luck in the world and I can’t wait to see him on stage for the first time.
The crowds energy at last night’s Icehouse Comedy Club show was off the hook! Huge thanks to those of you who came down to watch me share the stage with a hilarious lineup of comics. #TheGreatOmar #WhipeFace #Magia #Comedy #Magic #IceHouseComedyClub