Marco Takes First Place
From: Peter Monticup
Here is an update on last night’s contest.
We nearly sold out the house last night at the Gateway.
All 7 magicians were fantastic and everything went so smoothly.
Each doing completely different magic and the audience loved them all.
Our celebrity judges were great also with their comments, especially John Coleman who was so funny with his running gag, saying to each act, “I think you should win”.
Jim Oberg was up first with a favorite of mine, The Floating Table
Next J.J. Slatner who was so funny and loved his audience participation with four kids on stage.
3rd up was Watt Hyer with his pail and liquid mystery
then Marco – funny, clever and a perfect ending right before intermission
After intermission I brought out Larry Lessner who came out in classic white tie and tails doing manipulation and some of the best mentalism I’ve ever seen.
Then Bafflin Brian Bence with his talking board
and to close the show was Tobini who keep the audience amused and amazed.
The 1st place winner, receiving a cash prize was Marco
2nd place, receiving cash was Larry Lessner
I gave Burt Wonderstone DVD’s to all of the other performers and the judges too.
Sideshow, Steve Pittella also kept the show running smoothly as he was our back stage man, making sure all props were on and off stage and ready for the next act.
The show started at 7:30 and ended about 9:45
A great audience and a great night of Magic.
Look for another Magic Contest coming to the Gateway again soon.