I am a university student in the UK and so am notoriously short on money. I have admired joshua jay
for a while now but the effects on the penguin were always a little out of my price bracket. Prism,
hancock, and cornered are all covered in this lecture as well as a spectacular oil and water routine
that kills when I perform it. The tricks are numerous and his insight is second to none, the man is
inspirational and his presentation style is so chilled and relaxed that I literally had to have a
beer while I learned. The difficulty is medium with a reserved standard deviation (some really easy
tricks and some more challenging ones) all however absolutely kill when i perform them.
Just buy it honestly, it so worth the money I can't even tell you, he is absolutely cracking and
his magic is original and hard hitting
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This was my first penguin live lecture and it was just awesome! I mean it goes to say a lot that I
was inspired enough to actually put the effort to write a review about it.
Josh seems like
a really genuine and helpful guy, and he shared so much wisdom and great tips from his real world
experience. This lecture is totally worth it, going 3 hrs and even sharing some effects he sells
I really enjoyed watching this, not just the learning part but the
performance too, I was repeatedly blown away! The guy's a genius. I will definitely be watching this
one many times over.
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Lasting over three hours, this lecture has a fantastic mix of tricks, sleights and conversation. The
vibe is relaxed and intimate, and there's much talk here about presentation and creating effects.
The opening "Hitchcock" card trick is a stunner, not too difficult, and one that few people will
have seen. This was my first Penguin lecture and I really appreciated the format and the length.
Will definitely be checking out others, but for those who missed, this download is recommended.
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This is definitely one of the better penguin live lectures. The tricks include cornered but he
teaches you how to restore the little piece as well and gives a few other tips. He also teaches
Hitchcock four pieces are shown and four cards are selected then the cards turn face up in the deck
with their corners missing and the pieces from the very beginning match. He also has a nice oil and
water, a triumph, his prism deck, any card at any book number, a nice vanish of 3 coins, a nice
mentalism classic done with cards a few nice four ace productions.
He also has a few
stories and Q&A. Joshua also seemed like an EXTREMELY nice guy. Overall if you want a lot card
trick, hear a few interesting stories, and the genius of Joshua Jay I Can't recommend this lecture
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Joshua Jay is one of the most down to earth and absolutely amazing magicians on the face of this
planet. His material is untouchable and original. As we'll as the audience asks questions he doesn't
hesitate to answer and help his fellow magician. This guy is going places, in the next 5 years he
will be one of the worlds best magicians. I call him the KING of magic.
I have watched over
25 lectures from Penquin and have attended many more including Pavel, Daryl, etc.... which were
great, However this guy is just a step above the crowd. Please have him back, as I would pay any
amount to see him lecture or even see his show. If anyone out there knows where he performs
nightly, or where he is going to be in the next few months, I would love to watch his show. As a
magician I have never wanted to see another magicians show as, I already knew most the material.
However with Joshua, the originality is unreal, and he does a great job at blowing magicians minds.
A true magical genius and such a down to earth guy it's hard to believe. A MUST SEE
I absolutely loved this lecture. He does a great job at teaching and inspiring!
If you want to hear from who in my mind is one of the best magicians in the world and learn some of
his secrets then BUY THIS! He doesn't just give away great tricks, but he also gives great advice
that shouldn't be ignored! Because it is being ignored far too much and it drives me crazy. So buy
it, watch it and learn from it.
Joshua Jay is a top tier performer with an incredible mind for inventing magic effects. His lecture
is outstanding. He teaches extraordinary effects, some easy and some challenging. This is A-level
material. Almost every magician and mentalist will glean effects that they will be able to
incorporate into their own performances. In addition to teaching magic tricks, he shares his
creative process. By example, he challenges and inspires us to take our magic/mentalism to the next
level. This lecture is worth far more than the asking price. It is priceless.
Top 5 Penguin lecture. Different material that is theatrical and visual. A must buy for the serious
close up performer.
Joshua is an excellent lecturer. (And of course, an amazing magician). His ideas are creative;
his subtleties insightful; his explanations clear; his routines practical and usable. He also
shares some deep insights on the concepts and principles of magic. And his endearing manner makes
it all a joy to watch. I will be watching it over and over.