I'm sorry, but I slightly dissagree with most of these posts. This guy wants a character, and i find myself at a simular stage. I'm only 14 ( and i know i'm obviously a cocky kid) but I'm questionening the character thing. You are all saying you will grow into your charater. Well I myself feel i'm a lively character, and most magicians are characters. You can't make them. Thats what I'v realised. You have all mentioned it but not quite noticed, these people are the same in real life. You don't NEED to have traveled, or have more to talk about, you are a magician. But your also a person who has friends. I know i'm a laugh, i'v got to much confidence, so much so im sure it makes me fatter. My charictor is me, jay sankeys is his, blaines phyco thing is his, tommy cooper has his and so on and so on. They didn't invent it, they didn't really exagerate it. They are themselves.
However,,,,, in all these cases they are not them selves, because of one clear point. They are performing. We all got a bit crazy when we perform, I get very sarcasticy. And others do other things. I now find myself disagreeing with the almighty dai vernon in a way now. Because you cannot possibly be natural when performing, it is a made up word. No-one is natural. What he means is
Be your self.
But your self in front of an audience. Which is in effect a better you.