Strange Boy is disenchanted. Using sound bites of other magicians speaking in place of the predictable patter that usually accompanies prestidigitation the monotony of the magicians script and its predictability is expanded and exposed. If we are just going to be saying the same things over and over again then there’s no point in saying anything at all. We are all predictable, even magicians.
‘Watch closely’ – David Blaine
‘You Wont believe Your eyes’ – Paul Daniels
‘Its really just.. an illusion’ – David Copperfield
‘Watch’ – Dynamo
‘You wont believe your eyes’ – David Copperfield
‘Its just Illusion’ – David Blaine
‘Watch’ – Houdini
Strange Boy is the cabaret character of performance artist and liar Tom Cassani. Strange Boy has spent many years learning how to do very useless things very well. Strange Boy combines prestidigitation, body horror and magic to conjure up almost impossible images and illusions of the surreal world he finds himself in most days.
A Kind of Magician was part of PUG#8 at The Stand Comedy Club 25 August 2019.