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hollywoo
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I really enjoy Jim Critchlow, from what I've seen of him. I love the needle trick, especially Teller's version, which I think is genuinely beautiful. I enjoyed Dan Sperry's jolly rancher trick on America's Got Talent. I enjoy magic with a tinge of horror in its wonder, whether there's a story or just the (apparent) potential for gore.

Who else should I look at for inspiration and entertainment?
weepinwil
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I would have suggested myself, Weepin' Willie, but then I noticed you said inspiration, not aspiration. Sorry.

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I saw Simon Drake's show in May, at his dinner theater in London. Much more bizarre/halloween magic than mentalism. The show was well choreographed, with music, special effects, lovely assistants, etc. I have not seen many bizarrists, but he is likely top tier.

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Al Desmond
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On Jul 1, 2017, weepinwil wrote:
I would have suggested myself, Weepin' Willie, but then I noticed you said inspiration, not aspiration. Sorry.

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I was going to suggest one of your clients. But I would have been dead wrong (look at me, trying to "out-pun" the mortician).
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Todd Robins & Harley Newman - both Master showmen and entertainers. These gents exemplify the art of taking the audience for a gut wrenching ride while looking forward to the trip. The essence of bizarre entertainment.
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On Jul 1, 2017, weepinwil wrote:
I would have suggested myself, Weepin' Willie, but then I noticed you said inspiration, not aspiration. Sorry.

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I was going to suggest one of your clients. But I would have been dead wrong (look at me, trying to "out-pun" the mortician).


Remember Al, you can laugh Death in the face if you want, but Death always has the last laugh.
"Til Death us do part!" - Weepin Willie
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I'd kill to see a performance of yours weepinwil, that's two customers!
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There are a lot of really good performers of bizarre magic, but it is hard to avoid making an apples to oranges comparison as each performer has their own style and bizarre is a term that has many meanings. Also I am bound to leave someone I love off this short list, I beg forgiveness on this.

I agree with the suggestions of Simon, Jim, Todd, Harley, Rob Z and the good Prof, and will raise you two Christians (Cagigal and Chelman), plus Paul Voodini, Todd Landman, Joe Diamond and David Parr to mention only a few. There are many more. I also think of some of Derren Brown's material as being close to Bizarre Magic(k) too.
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I'd kill to see a performance of yours weepinwil, that's two customers!


Just bring over some body and we will embalm them. lol Thanks for the great compliment.
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Thanks for the mention, Bryn!
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Most definitely the one that inspires me most.
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TEB 3, Jim Magus and E Raymond Carlyle deserve a mention. See I knew I'd forget someone, and I bet some more will pop into my head about the time I finish posting this.
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Not yet mentioned: Roni Shachnaey and Steve Drury.

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Todd. I could listen to him all day. And Adam Daniels is very entertaining too.
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Well being I seem to have been forgotten I'll mention my own name
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I don't watch a lot of other performers very often, but I'd add that Adam Weiss's Krabat video (You can YouTube it) is beautiful and bizarre.

A quick list would be to pull up everyone who's performed at ECSS.
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Well being I seem to have been forgotten I'll mention my own name
VLAD


Pretend that I said it: Vlad! Most definitely. One of those brilliantly rare bizarrists who really does not need an effect in order to create an effective performance.

I would also add my voice to those admiring the Todds (Landman and Robbins), Roni, Voodini, Carlyle, and Jim Magus.

Amongst the 'youngsters', I am very encouraged to see Aiden Sinclair and Joseph Daniels taking up the torch.

There are certainly others, but, once you start admiring, where do you stop?!? (Such as Neil Tobin--I wouldn't want to forget Neil!) So many!

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John Riggs needs to be on this list. His presentation of Slydini silks is capital "D" dark. That's right... Silks lol. Great work on Oracles, effects with Tarot, and much more. I guess we mostly know him as a mentalist, but his heart is bizarre.
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