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FREQUENTLY ASKED; OCCASIONALLY ASKED; AND WHAT I SUSPECT MAY BE SOME UNASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: How far will you travel?
A: As far as you need me to. Any country or universe.
Q: What are your fees?
A: I charge a flat fee 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? Domestic or international?
Q: Where are you located?
A: Less than two miles from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. I fly out same day if needed and can be in New York City or any other city in the US the same day if needed. The current direct flight price to NYC is $516. You pay that and the fee for the performance. Due to my special status with travel agencies, I do not pay for hotels, which means you don't have to pay for it.
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: I don't encourage it, but 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. 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: 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?
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: If 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, you can buy tickets to my upcoming show in Newport Beach here.
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