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Joe Monti LIVE (Penguin LIVE) A REAL worker and HIGHLY-skilled performer came to Penguin for a VERY entertaining 4-hour live event. SUPPORT LIVE MAGIC. DOWNLOAD THE FULL LECTURE TODAY.
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“Joe Monti is a real worker and a great guy and the sort of person you want to hang out with because just being around him you will pick up things that will make you a better entertainer. If he is lecturing anywhere you can get to, go see him.” -Eric Henning
What will he teach?
Joe Monti is a funny, engaging and highly-skilled performer who knows how to make magic entertaining and commercial. His tricks are fast-paced, visual and deceptive. He truly loves magic and is enthusiastic about sharing it with others.
He's going to share some of the best-kept secrets in card and coin magic and talk about his experiences in all facets of professional magic entertainment... close-up, stage, and television. He's done it all.
Joe's set list will consist of unpublished card and coin material and his variations of effects from the likes of Derek Dingle, David Roth, Darwin Ortiz, Ed Marlo, Gene Maze and a host of others.
He'll show you hidden gems that were taught directly to him by some of the masters of our art.
Joe works fast and fun so this event promises to have a ton of magic jammed in for us all to learn and enjoy.
Who is he?
Joe Monti is a funny, engaging and highly-skilled performer who knows how to make magic entertaining and commercial. His tricks are fast-paced, visual and deceptive. He truly loves magic and is enthusiastic about sharing it with others. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Joe moved to the west coast years ago and has been a regular performer at, and member of, the World Famous Magic Castle since 1982.
He has performed for clients in 40 countries, with TV, Corporate and Global experience for more than 30 years. He’s performed at more than 300 colleges, hundreds of Fortune 500 events, and has been seen by millions of individuals LIVE! Joe was the Producer & Senior Consultant 3 years in a row for the #1 Primetime TV magic show on the planet -- Criss Angel's Hit A&E TV Show “Mindfreak” Seasons 4, 5& 6.
He has worked for top celebrities and was the only magician hired to perform at the cast parties for the world premiere of the first Harry Potter Movie. Joe Monti is a real worker and you’ll learn from his experience how you can be a better entertainer.
If you could ask ONE question to one of the world's most creative professional magicians, what would it be?
If you've never been to a magic lecture, theres never been a better time. Sunday March 2nd at 7:00pm, were live-streaming Joe Monti LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.
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ATTENDING COULDNT BE EASIER.
DONT WORRY IF YOU MIGHT MISS IT.
Reserve your seat anyway. Within 24 hours of ending, youll be able to download and/or watch the full lecture on-demand, and go over all the great routines and subtleties as many times as you want. Itll be waiting for you in your MyPenguinMagic area.
Magicians flock to see workers give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you wont find in any book or DVD. Yes, you'll be learning some incredibly powerful A-material, but the INVALUABLE stuff will be the insight you learn along the way.
This lecture is for everyone, from the beginner to the professional and for magicians and mentalists alike. Dont miss it!
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 13)8 of 9 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 15th, 2014
Time: 4 hours and 15 minutes (last hour interview)
Torn and restored card corner
A Slydini trick
A Larry Jennings 4 kings trick
Cups and balls
Monti can't focus for more than two minutes (I'm not kidding) before going off an a tangent about something completely irrelevant. Even his digressions have digressions. I felt like I was watching a hyperactive kid on a sugar binge at an open mic night. At times, I forgot what he was initially explaining (and so does he).
The first two effects took 1 hour 20 minutes to get through. 2 hours in, Monti says he's boring himself with his off-topic rambling. Several times he refers to the lecture being edited (he doesn't seem to realize that it won't be).
Monti needed to set an agenda in advance and have someone make him stick to it. But honestly, I don't think anything would have been able to do it.
Skip this lecture and go for another one.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 14th, 2014
Don't buy it!
He spends most time in trying to be funny with old and cheap gags.
Very CRAZY and mostly annoying for the good money I spent.
I recommend Penguin to establish a quality mark for the magic videos.
Off topic many times!!!! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 3rd, 2014
This is the first lecture that I've seen where I literally forced myself to sit down and watch the download (since I paid for it). It took him OVER an HOUR to explain two simple and short effects!!! It is NOT because he spent that time giving advice and subtleties, but because he talked about other things that are NOT related to MAGIC! There should be a lecture just for him that explicitly states "For Comedians Only!!!". Even though he is a great comedian, I'm not here for that. Very disappointed.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 4th, 2014
Way too many segues and asides for my taste. Get to the point already! The first thing he did took 1/2 hour to explain and it is magic that everyone knows already. This was hard to watch and after 45 minutes I simply gave up. I'm sure there are some good effects later on, but I'd rather watch Kevin Jamesb again and again than to watch this yuk yuk nonsense,
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 15th, 2014
Joe Monti was very funny, but did not do a whole lot of teaching. I did not care for his Slydini impression, which he did a lot of.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2014
He spends my time for nothing.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 25th, 2014
If youre an actual worker or moving into the industry, theres some great advice during the lecture, not just tricks!!
Joe Monti is a riot and theres never dead air time. Plus some great thinking for off beat presentations or how to approach coming up with them!!
Not for amateurs... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 9th, 2014
if you are looking for just trikcs... this is not for you! not many routines in the lecture, I think 5 or 6 (which are unpublished) are a real worker! especially the cups and ball! excellent one. The rest of the lecture is all about Joe's character.
This is not for amateurs, (they looking just for tricks) there are some great plot of showmanship (not everything but quiet some) and Joe is a real pro! I could use all his routine in my act which is very rear from just watching an other penguin lecture!
Avoid this lecture unless you want to be a professional Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 9th, 2014
Joe Monti's lecture was too long for amateurs who only want to learn card tricks and too short for Penguins longest lecture.
Too many real world stories about the legends of magic that most of us will never experience. Unless you have patience to understand the tangents that teach far more than the method of a trick please avoid this amazing experience and purchase 100 tricks with a Svengali deck.
Joe 's original jokes might be a shock to those who prefer using hackneyed lines " because they worked for the magician you saw at the comedy club ".
You're money is better spent buying other Penguin effects that require little skill but are actually great !
On a side note I think joe is a mental patient who needs sedatives and a room with cushions. Entertaining and clever yes.... But 6 real world workers that require lots of skill NO! Give me stuff I can buy today and put in my show tonight!
A+++ if you're a pro
D------ if you're a Master Magician only to your YouTube subscribers and immediate family..
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 31st, 2014
ain't too bad! but Monti (this time) wasn't good enough.
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