Children’s parties are great fun to perform my magic shows but the best ones are ever are fifth birthdays! The children are the most fun for me as a magician at that age. They love to dance, they love to laugh, they have confidence to be brilliant volunteers on stage and they have a great sense of wonder to enjoy magic.
I offer magic shows in homes and in party venues and for schools and family events in South London and Surrey.
It was a little disconcerting when I first got a few mean comments/hate(?) comments on my YouTube videos. But then they really started to make me laugh. I love how people have to state that comedy is “NOT FUNNY!” Because something is not funny to me, that does not make it not funny. That is the wonderful and ghastly truth of comedy; that you can never create a joke that makes everyone laugh.
As I started to get some success on YouTube they really seemed ridiculous and I began to screen shot them to make a video. Shall I make a part 2?
Piers Morgan professed to the unfairness of those judging him to be racist for his relentless criticism of Meghan Markle. He chose to air his grievences on the most right wing news station in America, the laughable Fox News. Actually, I have met Piers Morgan on Britains Got Talent and in the green room at This Morning and he was really friendly. Unlike Simon Cowell who’s pantomime villain persona is not pleasent to be on the other side of.
Been having fun making some parody videos of late and enjoyed doing this one of Piers and Tucker Carlson. I know little about him but he sure looks angry.
I know I am a fool! But I am getting quietly optimistic that we could be back at parties soon. I do hope so because it’s how I make a living! Rishi Sunak’s grants for self employed have ticked me along; I’ve ended up earning about 1/3 my usual income in the last year and obviously my diary for the year ahead is empty.
I have been volunteering recently at a vaccination centre in London and just WOW! It’s run brilliantly and the lovely other volunteers I work with make it a pleaure to be standing in a freezing car park directing cars and pointing people to the right path. I’m pretty star struck at the tea making zone to rub shoulders with the awesome NHS staff. What a time it has been for them it has been and how amazing they are.
I do not know what will happen in coming months and have really become numb to the good and bad news, but I need to be ready to go and up for a party because turning up full of enegy with a big smile on my face is what I am paid for. So I am working hard learning new magic tricks, writing jokes and getting fit. And boy has the last year given me material to write about!
For now, it’s not party time, so keep wearing your mask. Follow the guidelines and get a vaccine as soon as you are offered one! I’ve had my first dose and looking forward to the second one.
What do you think? When will you be having parties again?
Oh, PS I made a new showreel video of what I do. It’s pretty crazy and good fun.
I had great fun making this one. I had seen bits and pieces of TGBBO with my wife as she loves but I wasn’t really into it but had an idea to do a video about it and I got really into the show. I think the dynamics of it; the music the bright backdrop and the range of characters are brilliantly done. I also think there’s an awkward chemistry between that the cast that is actually really fun. Embrace awkwardness! It’s hilarious.