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John Lovick LIVE (Penguin LIVE) Comedy, character, and creative conjuring. So much more than just a pretty face. SUPPORT LIVE MAGIC. DOWNLOAD THE FULL LECTURE TODAY.
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“Handsome Jack is a serious-minded, clever, and hilarious magician that I highly recommend you go see if you get the chance. His show goes far beyond good.” - Jamy Ian Swiss in Genii magazine

“Hilarious! You have a twisted mind. If the Coen Brothers were to create a magician, it would be Handsome Jack.” - Jason Alexander

“Watching you perform is like watching a Ninja in action. You slip in, destroy your targets, then slip out unharmed.” - Bill Pullman

“You're very talented. And handsome. But mostly talented.” - Holly Hunter

“You are a true artist.” - Lucy Liu

“My wife and I hate magic, but we loved your show.” - J.K. Simmons

“Of course you can quote me.” - Morgan Freeman

What will he teach?

His lecture focuses on material that can be done both in close-up and stand-up/parlour settings, and are all routines right out of his working repertoire.

Items he will be teaching include:

  • Saint Jack Comedy Prophecy
  • Eyes Wide Shut, his handling of the Risque Aces
  • His famous Bottle Production
  • Win-a-Date Lotto
  • A stunning Confabulation routine
  • A Torn and Restored Newspaper… that doesn't use a newspaper!
  • Multiplex Interchange, Reset with Cards to Pocket
He will also share some of his ideas about performance, character, and scripting.

Who is he?

John Lovick lives in Los Angeles, where he works as a performer, writer, and theater director. His secret alter ego, Handsome Jack, performs regularly at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, where he has been nominated eleven years in a row as Parlour Magician of the Year (which means he has lost eleven years in a row!)

John is perhaps best known in the world of magic as the author of SWITCH: Unfolding the 0 Bill Change.
He is also known for his product reviews and performer profiles that have appeared in MAGIC and Genii magazines.

He is the creator of “The Reparation”, a popular Torn and Restored Card handling that has been a best selling item for the last fifteen years. He is the co-author of Aaron Fisher’s The Paper Engine and wrote Experience, and MAYHEW, books about the magic of Jon Allen and Steve Mayhew, respectively.

He has performed throughout the United States and has lectured to magic organizations in Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, and Malaysia.

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, there’s never been a better time. Sunday September 21st at 7:00pm, we're live-streaming John Lovick LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.

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


  1. Purchase the John Lovick LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday September 21st, anytime before 7:00pm Eastern, click the “MyPenguinMagic” area at the top of the Penguin site. You'll see the livestream appear 1 hour before showtime. At 7pm sharp, John will hit the stage and begin his JAM-PACKED professional lecture.
  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of DVD-quality live streaming magic from the comfort of your own home.
  4. Ask John questions and discuss the tricks DURING the lecture.


Reserve your seat anyway. Within 24 hours of ending, you'll 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. It’ll 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 won'’t 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. Don’t miss it!

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3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 21st, 2014
John Lovick took the stage and hit a home run on the first swing in what is one of the finest lectures you'll ever see.

He performed AND taught pieces right out of his Professional Act! And he was FUNNY!

1) John's incredible Bottle Production ( it can be produced ANY time during your act, no matter what style jacket you wear ).

2) A funny McCombical-Deck routine.

3) A clever, spooky, FUNNY Confabulation routine.

4) Card to impossible location ( can be signed )

5) Cards to pocket transposition ( card scan be signed )

6) John gives DETAILED lessons on the use of Equivoke.

7) Torn and Restored Newspaper using a 3-fold flyer from his Handsome Jack show.

8) A Max Maven prediction effect with a Rich Marotta ending ( What Your Future Holds ).
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 24th, 2014
No doubt, one of the top Penguin lectures.
Very well balanced act, clear explanations, fun, all in one.
Love it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 24th, 2014
Not only were the tricks that John explained very good, but his advice on scripting, equivoke, and a number of other thing were very good. His work on building a character is fantastic.
If you are looking for good stand up material, good advice on being a better performer, and good material on how to make tricks "your own," this is the lecture for you.

A fine way to spend a few hours, and the watch it again.
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Top Notch!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 1st, 2014
Loved it, it was packed from appetizer to dessert! One thing you will bring away from this lecture is that you not only saw a seasoned performer but also someone who can really put magic and the reasoning behind it in perspective, your perspective. I got so much from this lecture. He taught not only some cool tricks but more-so the behind the scenes thinking (scripting, premise, etc.) that proved to be invaluable. If you want to perform for others then just get this lecture, you won't be disappointed, I'll buy ya a drink if you are! :)
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 18th, 2014
What a great lecture! Before this lecture I knew very little of JL or HJ but the preview appealed to me. Wow I was right. John is funny, has great presentation and the magic is very strong. Most of the tricks here are for parlour but as John stated, the majority can be done in closeup situation. His act is very polished and the tips and sit down section are real gems. Dan was also a great host.
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