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Blindside785
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Anyone see this last night? I've seen Jason a couple times on Letterman before. I find it hilarious when he's trying to grab a double lift, he counts the back of the cards with his thumb in broad daylight along with his pinky breaks are gInoRmous!He preformed the tricks well. Just wow lol his double lifts. I mean, he's a professional isn't he?
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I noticed it too but it's just cause we're looking for it and even if we do see it we know what it is. His prediction change trick seemed to do the best even though it was so simple. Simple hits hard!
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What was the upside down force he used? The jack of clubs or the jack of spades were the cards. He did have to fish a bit, but that was a neat force.
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I thought Mr. Randall was great!
I also appreciated the Letterman crew for shooting the performance properly and with respect. I was transported back to seeing magic on Carson's Tonight Show.

I was really thrilled for him!
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Yeh as soon as I saw the Jokers I said NFW great effect for Tv he did a nice Job . The audience really liked the cups with the water keeping it simple will always fool em .
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I was less than impressed with his most recent appearance. I've caught others and thought they were ok, but there were moments during this one that made me shudder. Like the double lift count that was mentioned and when he openly transposed the top and 2nd from the top card prior to the double in the "fishing" card trick.

Also, the whole performance lacked flow and seemed totally unscripted. Eek. While I've never performed on national television, I'd like to think that I would script the performace beforehand.

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You can't totally script a performance with Letterman...you never know when he's going to break in. While Jason lost his way at the start, I think he recovered.

As for the breaks and counting, I think the possibility of getting a trick wrong because he lost a break or missed a DL was more of a concern than getting caught by non-experts.

On one of his bar magic DVDs, Doc Eason showed the break he took for his twenty card routine...he might as well have put a wood-splitting wedge in there. Smile



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Poor material for a show like that. I thought it was really bad
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I didn't see it. But a woman at worked asked me if I had seen it. I said "no, was it any good?" She said that she and her husband really enjoyed it, and were definitely fooled.
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I think there was a misunderstanding in my post. By saying that his performance was "totally unscripted" meant that he didn't appear to have a script during any part of the appearance. That is different than saying "talk show appearances should be totally scripted", which I did not say.

As for the mention of Doc Eason, I agree. There's nothing wrong with a large pinkie break so you don't lose your place during a multiple selection routine. But c'mon, a professional should be able to do a strike double.

Jason Randall seems like a likeable guy. But I stand by my initial analysis that the presentations were sorely lacking. When you get to the level of performing on late night talk shows, your presentational skills, as well as technical skills, really should be above par.

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On 2007-01-19 16:25, Adam Hince wrote:
But c'mon, a professional should be able to do a strike double.


Vernon never used a strike dbl. Of course some will say Vernon wasn't a real worker.
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Adam Hince
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Neither was Slydini.

Kidding aside. Slydini and Vernon were masters of misdirection but were known for performing for magicians.

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On 2007-01-17 03:07, Eddie Garland wrote:
I thought Mr. Randall was great!
I also appreciated the Letterman crew for shooting the performance properly and with respect. I was transported back to seeing magic on Carson's Tonight Show.

I was really thrilled for him!




It must have been a rare night indeed. I’ve never seen Letterman show anyone respect like Carson did.

Letterman usually make me think of the kid in the audience that telling everybody “It went up his sleeve. It did , it did”!
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For some reason, Letterman is always a gracious host to Jason Randall. Is it just me or didn't David Letterman used to HATE magicians?

Methinks Randall may be a personal friend of Letterman. I mean, this has got to be at least the 3rd time he's been on the show.

I know Amy Sedaris is Dave's "goto" guest when he has a spot to fill. The night Randall was on, Sedaris was the first guest. It was also the night of the Golden Globes. Any merit to this theory? Who knows.

Adam

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Dunno 'bout that, but Penn & Teller sure did bug him...

>snicker<
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