My crazy career

From rock and roll bands to a circus contortionist to a balloon modelling specialist to a funny magician I have always had great fun in what I do. I never liked to follow the crowd and always strived to keep pushing forward changing and improving on what I do. My new project for 2020 was weekly YouTube videos. I am having great fun making them.

I had a fun day with magician superstar and lovely guy Brendan Rodrigues recently doing an interview with him and him doing an interview me. We have a very different style in the world of magic but we have a mutual respect for each other and always a great laugh.

My magic teacher and CRAZY friend

Michael Wo is the best! He’s always full of jokes and fun. Michael sells magic but he performs non-stop all day long for mostly non-paying passers by. If he makes people happy and has them laughing and can make aa few sales along the way then Michael is happy. He’s such a giving person and helped me so much when I was first getting into magic teaching me all sorts of tricks.

Canden Town Funny Magician Michael Wo

Michael is an amazingly funny and lovely magician. Go to his magic shop. He is there (nearly) every day in Camden Lock market in Camden Town, London; not far from Camden Town and Chalk Farm tube stations. Great for gifts for kids and grown up kids. Michael Wo’s YouTube Channel

Turn off the news!

I am all for folks being more informed. I myself have an impressive degree in politics. Less impressive being a 2.2 from Northampton Uni but nevertheless. What a time of information bombardment we are thriving in. But it’s too much. News is grim by nature. “Why don’t they report positive things?!” It’s not news that’s why fam. We expect things to be good and assume they are and will be so news is bad news and it’s bad. So don’t wake up to bad in your ears and take a break from it once in a while.

I made a funny (WHO SAYS?) video on the topic. You will like it. I promise or your money back.

Under the Mask

Funny new vlog about funny friends, beards, bass playing and upbeat looking ahead. Had great fun editing this with Adobe Premiere Pro. Spent about 20 glorious hours with PP. I’m always learning new tricks every time I work with it.

New funny video every Wednesday at 6pm. SUBSCRIBE BABY!

Video Vlog

Rude comments and lovely postman. Aw, what a joy it is to get a knock at the door and be greeted by my lovely beaming smiled postman Simon. Was so happy to get a bit of him into my video vlog I made a few months ago in more innocent times.

I got a great comment on another video that I responded to in this video. It’s funny that now I am kind of hoping for horrible comments so I can use them for laughs.

Missing the Magic

My magic career was going great before the lock-down. It’s a funny time to be a magician/entertainer. Should I work on new magic and writing for my shows? Or will what I work on now go stale before parties start up again? For now I am working more on getting very fit and doing my comedy YouTube videos. I can’t wait to get out there and have fun and play with a room full of fun loving families.

Bought Some Gymnastic Rings

WOW! I love them. Amazing to be outdoors working out in this recent glorious weather in UK but for those of you who like to do strong workouts you’ll know that the floor is a bit tricky to do pulling workouts so I bought some gymanstic rings and made a funny video about them.

Gymnastic rings YouTube video

I had seen guys putting up rings in parks before and always they were ostentatious freaks which yes is rich coming from me who hangs about in parks putting my legs behind my head, twisting balloons and whatever else bat crazy pursuit I am digging this week.

I love the rings! They are hitting so many muscles I have never felt before. I have done three workouts on them so far and I am getting good sets in. Dips are something I can do quite a lot of on chairs, bars, etc but on the rings….WOWZA! I managed 3 sets of 1 rep of dips on the rings today. It’s a killer but beautifully so. Can’t wait to get back on them in a few days.

Keep Smiling (Music Video)

Keep smiling Ritchie! ““Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, and sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh

I really had to take this attitude throughout this grim time. I was blessed to have a lovely wife with the same outlook. I also cleaned up my diet and started working out near daily. And we were so lucky to have great weather in London in April. How was it where you were?