“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 100 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, theres 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.
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ATTENDING COULDN'T BE EASIER.
- Purchase the John Lovick LIVE product. This is your ticket.
- 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.
- Sit back and watch over 2 hours of DVD-quality live streaming magic from the comfort of your own home.
- Ask John questions and discuss the tricks DURING the lecture.
DONT WORRY IF YOU MIGHT MISS IT.
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. 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 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. Dont miss it!