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The Late Show with David Letterman
Monday - Friday, May 17 - 21, 11:35 p.m. ET/PT, CBS
During the first week of May 2008, David Letterman featured stage magicians Lance Burton, Mac King, Dirk Arthur, Steve Wyrick, and Penn & Teller.
And now, it's "Close-Up Magic Week" on The Late Show, featuring Jason Randal on Monday, John Carney on Tuesday, Johnny "Ace" Palmer on Wednesday, Steven Cohen on Thursday, and Michael Ammar on Friday.
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I'll be watching.
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Thanks for the info
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Excellent, looking forward to staying up and watching this!

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NICE !!
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I did not see any of the stage magicians who appeared on his show. How did he treat them? I know he appears to enjoy P & T but how about the other performers?
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Sounds like something Johnny Carson would have loved to do!
He loved magic and it was his hobby aside from playing drums.
Darryl use to be a frequent guest of his amongst some other well known close up magicians who would also be invited to perform at his home.
I'll have to try and stay up, or remember to watch it as I don't have a DVR.
I don't think I've seen Michael Ammar perform since a lecture I attended of his back in the early 90's. Should prove to be quite entertaining!
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- all this stuff will be on YouTube the next day.
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From what I remember Dave treated all the acts pretty well. He has come a long way from the late night days and Kamarr the discount magician:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iYTVcCvTUs
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Five hours until "close up Magic" night one!!!
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I think it was Kammarr that gave Letterman a lack of respect for magic, glad his interest has been renewed over the years by more competent performers.
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Well, that was interesting. Jason did great considering Dave tipped the Masuada sleeve.
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The most amazing thing about "Close Up Week" on Letterman's is that magicians still try to steal Letterman's thunder. After all, like Oprah...it's all about Dave!
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Just got back from taping and Ammar was great!
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Not sure that Dave really tipped the Masuada sleeve -- do any of us really believe that audiences don't think that the sleeve might have SOMETHING to do with it?
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He seemed nervous to me in his hands; stiff and hesitant with a lot of tension. I also thought it was quite awkward how he came on stage with the deck in a strangle-hold. something seemed "up" to me even before he started; and obviously it was.

It also seemed like he lost his place during the himber wallet routine.
What he did best was handle Letterman's constant jabbering.

My guess is that Carney will be as smooth as glass.
But it is TV and sometimes the nerves can take over.

I wish all of them the best on a difficult evening with a difficult host.
Johnny had a lot more class and gave magicians a lot more respect than
Letterman does.
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I agree Frank. I stll think back what Roth had to deal with on Letterman. I get the fact that its his show and you "never" upstage Mr Letterman but his constant interruptions and his unnecessary unfunny remarks must make it uncomfortable for some.
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I'm with Frank...Jason seemed very nervous...it was a little hard to watch.
Granted, I've never done TV and don't know the circumstances...I'm sure I would have been a mess trying to perform on national TV while dealing with Dave's form of heckling.
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I think before going on Letterman you have to hone your dealing with heckler skills.

Along with the poor handling of the Himber wallet, I was concerned with the exposure of sticky backed cards.

I really felt for Jason and I know I would of been a molten mess in that situation.


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