FREQUENTLY ASKED; OCCASIONALLY ASKED; AND WHAT I SUSPECT MAY BE SOME UNASKED QUESTIONS:
What are your fees?
A: My fees vary based upon the time, date, and location (travel time, expenses, hotel if needed). In December, everything is double or triple what I usually charge because of the demand. Is it during the day or night? Weekend or weekday?
Q: How far do you travel?
A: As far as you need me to. I regularly have to fly for performances.
Q: How far in advance do we need to book you?
A: The further in advance the better, but I am always on-call and available for last minute performances.
Q: We have a pretty rough and rowdy crowd and may have some hecklers, are you okay with that?
A: Yes. Life is one big heckle and one must heckle back. It becomes part of the show.
Q: Do you perform for kids?
A: Yes. Some kids interrupt the performance endlessly in need of attention, but I'm well versed in dealing with that from years of performing for adults 😉... you know the type. I do prefer to entertain adults because the kids haven't lived long enough to understand some of the premises I put before them. I never liked to be excluded from anything when I was a kid so I will not exclude kids from my show. The age of reason is best.
Q: What is your favorite kind of audience?
A: As Oscar Wilde wrote, "It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious." In case that is not enough to answer the question, an audience that is intelligent and paying attention is best.
Q: Will you incorporate our product into your performance in some way?
A: Yes, for a fee.
Q: Will you do something special for our guest of honor and include them in your show?
A: Of course!
Q: Do you perform at the Magic Castle?
A: Occasionally I will do an informal performance there, but never a scheduled show that you can come see.
Q: Can you get me into the Magic Castle?
A: Yes, as long as I know you.
Q: Do you teach magic?
A: No, but I will help an existing magician with their magic if they ask and if I have something to add to it.
Q: Since you're not available, do you know of any other magicians you recommend?
A: Yes, I am happy to put you in contact with an excellent magician.
Q: Is there someplace we can come see your show publicly?
A: Yes, but I only sell the tickets in-person out of my front pocket.