I'm a big fan of Mac King's and this was a wonderful opportunity to hear wisdom of his pertaining to
a long career in magic.
I did not go in looking for tricks to perform, but for insights
and thinking related to creating and performing. He delivered.
One small drawback, and I'm
including this just in case my critique can have any influence on future lectures, is that host Dan
Harlan had a tendency to speak over Mac and interrupt him, particularly during the Q&A. I know it
was unintentional, and Dan is a cool person, but a good rule of thumb would be: if the guest
lecturer is speaking, the host's mouth needs to stay shut :)
I don't want to end my review
on a critique, so I will say that topics discussed included: packing light, pocket management,
politics (getting along with other performers at a club), spectator / audience management, dealing
with bad crowds / bad shows and way more.
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Go to see this lecture !
You have a lifetime of work inside ;-)
if you want to
win 20 years in your artist's career you have to
Watch and carefully watch this lecture, take
notes, take your grandma with you if you want, take the love of your magic and enjoy ;-)
watched a lot of lectures in Penguin but this Penguin Lecture is a must watch from any point of
view, creativity and much more !
A lot of lectures are made by guy who said they are
lecturers but i sleep in the first 15 minutes :( ok maybe 20...
Here you feel, even If Mac
King is not a professionnal Lecturer like he said the last one was 20 YEARS AGO
BUT BUT he knows
the rythm and how to keep the focus in this 4HOURS lecture, it's a fact or a gift but i will say
INTELLIGENCE or SMART AWARENESS IN THE PRESENT
SO MAC KING KEEP IT UP
MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE OTHERS AND WHAT YOU BRING FOR US BECAUSE SOMETIMES I AM SO DISAPPOINTED
ABOUT WHAT I SEE AND THE LACK OF ORIGINALITY I SEE IN THIS LECTURES
THEY ALL FORGET ABOUT WHAT
THEY ARE SHOWING IT'S NOT FOR THEM BUT FOR US ;-)
DAMMMM I LOVED YOUR LECTURE ;)
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You learn so many good rope tricks and some funny gags. If you are a stage magician, you should get
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I was so happy to see a comedic magician on the Penguin Live Roster. I remember making the
suggestion a couple of months ago and I'm so glad that Acar managed to get the Legend Mac King.
I am currently only an hour into the lecture and already I can see that it was
money well spent. The rope routine where the knot moves on the spec's piece of rope is priceless! I
can't wait to see what else he will be doing. I look forward to many more comedic magicians on the
Penguin Live lineup.
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Mac King Lecture was outstanding. I watched it 2 times. I have all ready started working on his rope
routine. He explains it very well and takes his time for each step. I have nothing bad to say about
this Live Lecture. Great work Mac King.
The one routine that I use the most from this lecture is the rope routine.
itself is entertaining and contains lots of insightful stories and lessons. All the little tips
from a successful entertainer really add up.
4 hours is a long time to spend with anyone. Dont miss this opportunity to learn from one of the
greatest. Even the smallest gags that are taught can have BIG impact. If you want to improve your
show simply listen to what is being discussed and then do what they say. It's not always about
learning a bunch of new tricks, but it is about entertaining people. Thanks Mr. King for this great
lesson on comedy theory with a touch of magic thrown in.
Mac King is a magician with about 30 years of expertise keeping fresh with his tricks enough to
continue His Las Vegas Show at Harrah's! I haven't met him myself, however he has a creative mind
and hilarious personality.
What I personally took from his lecture was the rope routine
and bill to cigarette with matching torn pieces!
His vanishing/ traveling deck trick is
After his big tricks, he has many magic gags to experiment on laypeople
which I find exciting to try.
If you are thinking of purchasing this lecture, just do it!!
You won't regret it.
a wonderful moment with one of the temples in magic. mas king's lecture is a lot more than learning
magic tricks, it's mostly about learning how to becom a great magician. his history and life
experience will guide anyone that is really passionate about this wonderful art. it's like sitting
in front of a genius and listen to the advice. love it!
Do not get this if you are looking for strong tricks. Get this for the valuable advice of a proven
professional. This is mostly silly gags that I never see myself doing. But Mac is a creative genius;
that is where the value is