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"By any standards, Jon is one of the finest magicians and entertainers you could possibly learn from. What Jon doesn't know about entertaining people with magic -- and earning a good living into the bargain -- isn't worth knowing. This will be a terrific lecture of brilliant thinking and top-class entertainment... don't miss it!" - Ian Rowland

"Jon Armstrong's Magic is a worker's dream! I have seen him devastate audiences at the Magic Castle and other venues. They were laughing and gasping at the same time! As a teacher, his explanations are easily understood. Adding Jon's material to your repertoire will add to your reputation as a great and magical entertainer." - Paul Green

"Jon Armstrong creates engaging plots, practical methods and wickedly entertaining presentations. I mean "Tiny Plunger", come on!!" - Bill Abbott

"Jon is the real deal. A voice in magic worth listening to for anyone who wants to improve both their technique and performance." - Ben Seidman

"Jon's dedication, commitment, and passion for the art of creating moments of magic is infectious. As a teacher his magic is clear, clever and fun, not to be missed." - Garret Thomas

"During an Armstrong performance, we can all learn something from a guy who loves what he does, and is simply great at doing it." - Rob Zabrecky

"If Jon Armstrong were a comic book character, he'd be a super knowledgeable sidekick with magical powers that saves the day. Now he's ready to make you the hero as he shares his most powerful secrets, expertly instructing you in how to produce the kind of miracles that have made him a crowd pleasing multi-award winner. If you want to master the superpower to astound and amaze an audience, you want Jon Armstrong." - Bruce Gold

"Jon Armstrong is a masterful entertainer and teacher. Oh, did I mention the exquisite magic he does? Look, listen and learn! You will be thrilled you did." - Peter Samelson

"Jon's magic is strong, commercial and best of all fun." - Asi Wind

"Jon is a wonderful magician: incredibly skilled, funny, creative and entertaining. He brings the same stellar level of ingenuity and craftsmanship to his scripting and routining as he does to his sleight-of-hand. His work directing other magicians is extremely insightful, not to mention generous. Jon makes everything he touches in magic better." - Chris Philpott

What will he teach?

Jon Armstrong is back at Penguin LIVE to share his cruise ship & corporate act with you! This is a complete parlor act that can play from 50 to 1,000 people, all designed to fit into 1 simple carry on case.

First, you'll have a front row seat to watch Jon's full 30 minute act, in front of a live audience. Then Jon will teach you everything you need to perform it, along with all the fine details he has learned from hundreds to thousands of performances.

We know you are going to love watching Jon perform, not only because he is funny, but the magic you will learn is incredible. And in this act Jon covers a huge variety of strong stand up magic including: Bottle productions, his ring and bow tie routine , appearing decks, mentalism... and of course, tons of killer card magic. Including his famous Card Under Watch routine.

Who is he?

Winner of numerous awards, including Close Up Magician of the Year, Jon Armstrong has brought his amazing skills and magical comedy to prestigious audiences in over 30 countries worldwide. 

Where can you see the greatest creators and performers share their professional magic act in front of a live audience and then teach you to do it? Only Penguin LIVE: ACTS!

The world's best magicians spend years developing the perfect act. Magic fans almost never get a chance to learn the real secrets behind what makes the top pros act so amazing. Until now. Penguin Live Acts gives you exclusive access to the biggest names in the industry, as they share how to perform their powerful A-material.

First you'll get to watch the show, performed for a real audience, from start to finish. Then you'll go behind the scenes to learn about the routines, and the real secrets about building an act that can take decades to learn.

Many of the ideas shared have been held back for years, and you can only learn it at Penguin LIVE: ACTS!

Want VIP access to EVERY FUTURE Penguin LIVE we film? Check out Penguin LIVE: All Access Pass!


Purchase this product and on September 9th anytime after 12:00pm Eastern, click the MyPenguinMagic area at the top of the Penguin site. You'll see the "learn" button appear next to this lecture.

This product is for everyone, from the beginner to the professional and for magicians and mentalists alike. Don't miss it!

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 9th, 2018
I love Jon Armstrong's material but this was a real treat to see his stand up act that he performs on cruise ships. No stone is left unturned in this "lecture" as he goes over how he packs the show, how he presets the show and obviously how he performs the show. I think the biggest takeaway from this was why he performs what he performs which was super interesting. I really love this mini lecture and if anyone is looking for super strong, practical routines, get this now!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 10th, 2018
Jon Armstrong is as good as it gets. He's a working pro who knows how to entertain with high quality magic. Do yourself a favor and get this lecture today. Your audiences will thank you!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 15th, 2018
Jon's lecture is fantastic. First, as with the ACTS, he performs his full show. I've seen Jon own the stage in person and you can always learn from him.

Look, you could focus on the routines in this lecture and walk away with some great items. The REAL value here is how Jon presents his magic, structures his show and why he made certain choices. You're witnessing a professional who does this show for paying audiences. The advice and lessons he shares are priceless.

Each one of these routines are practical, fun and interesting. He has nice little touches added onto each one.

The bottle production has some nice tips for anyone who uses a splash bottle gimmick. The 5 Card Opener/Box is GREAT, if you are an someone who performs Bill's routine you may want to peek at this. Jon solves an issue I've had with the routine.

The ring and tie routine is freaking GENIUS. He teaches you everything you need to know to make this yourself. It's a great item with a LOT of magic.

The handling of reflex/ whack your pack is amazing. You will want to do this!

If your goal is to work toward being a pro... You should watch and absorb this lecture.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 14th, 2018
This performance is interesting, but I confess to being a little disappointed by the length of certain routines. Also, I stayed on my end in terms of the explanation of the first routine (5 cards repeat) in the version of Jon Armstrong. It's a classic very routine but it would have been very interesting to have its operational mode.
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