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This lecture contains language and themes that some may find offensive. Intended for a mature audience only.

“The magic of your words touched everyone.” -Oprah

“This guy is pure showmanship.” -Piers Morgan

Scott sports and amiable, self-deprecating stage presence as he does tricks only magic aficionados are likely to have seen elsewhere.” -Las Vegas Review Journal

”Wow…I’ve never seen magic like that before.” -Michael Jackson

“Very unique and different for a magician.” -Sharon Osborne 

“I’ve seen levitation before but not like that. Amazing!” -Howie Mandel

“Wow, you guys are still applauding? Maybe we should bring the magician back out here.” -Dennis Miller

What will they teach?

Safety Pin Swallow Scott’s take on a version of the timeless Razor Blades or Needles from the mouth. This one is not only extremely deceptive, but also super easy to make at home with stuff you probably have lying around.

Apple Jacked Scott shows you an alternative routine with his version of Gene Elmo’s "Silk in Apple," and goes over some of the fine points of the routine. This is great for all audiences, from kids to the most skeptical adults. Its a real fooler!

Mexican Paper Tear Scott tips the work on his diabolical version of the Leipzig Cigarette Paper Tear. This is a funny routine packed with jokes and one-liners but is really a powerhouse, pack small, play big effect.

Musicallity Scott discusses ideas for effectively choosing and using music in your act. He talks about how music can really inform your magic and stage presence. Demonstrating a simple Linking Ring routine to three different pieces of music, Scott illustrates and comments on how each one is becomes different, just by the song choices. He follows this up with a performance of his CARD TUNES routine, which uses several different songs, and allows you to see how music can instantly spark memories, emotions and feelings.

Crack Date This is Scott’s irreverent and funny fusion of Al Koran’s "Gold Medallion" and TA Waters "Back Date.” With a prediction that ends up in the most unlikely of places. Imagine if Derek Zoolander was a mentalist!

Cake in Hat Scott’s out of the box twist on the classic Al Baker “Baking a Cake in a Hat" is one that you will use for your kid shows or birthday party gigs. It takes the magician in trouble syndrome to a new level and makes the kid the hero. It has a huge, surprise production at the end as the cake vanishes, which leaves the kids screaming and laughing out loud!

White Russian Roulette Famous for his Russian Roulette routines, “Shattered" and "Nailed It," Scott once again dips in to that well and comes up with a bucketful of fun. This is a non-lethal, but heavily consequence filled routine that pits your cel phone against a spectators, all to win a “fabulous prize.” The ending is one they do not see coming, and revives a long dead classic effect of magic that is electric!

Who are they?

Scott’s magic reached millions on NBC’s season six of America’s Got Talent where he advanced all the way with his large stage illusions. With articles in People Magazine and Nations Business, the Oprah Show took notice and Scott was invited by Oprah Winfrey to make a guest appearance on her show. Scott had the honor of headlining on the Las Vegas Strip at Caesars Palace for over seven years and four thousand performances of large grand illusions fused with stand-up comedy magic. Scott’s magic has been featured on Penn and Teller’s “Fool Us” on the CW, The Sify Channel, Discovery Channel and NBC. Scott has appeared in Paris on the world class and prestigious Le Grand Plus Cabaret Du Monde. Whether it be the intimacy of a close-up sleight of hand performance, stand up comedy magic, or the all out spectacle of a large stage show, Scott Alexander’s delivery is always lighthearted, somewhat irreverent, amazing, quick-witted and sure to leave you filled with wonder and laughter. 

 Dan Harlan is famous for creating some of the greatest magic effects of the modern age: Card-Toon, “Hold It, Buster!”, Starcle, and The Awakening just to name a few! His vast knowledge of magical methods, combined with his theatrical training, provides audiences with a uniquely engaging experience. You never know what to expect from Dan Harlan, but you know it will be entertaining and amazing!

Dan Harlan has made a few TV appearances nationally and internationally, plus he’s worked behind-the-scenes as a consultant for many other top professionals, including Jeff McBride, Kevin James, Keith Barry, and David Copperfield. He’s also starred in numerous instructional magic videos, including Bandshark, The Close-Up Magic of Dan Harlan, Magic With Rubberbands (3 Vols), Pack Small Play Big (5 Vols), Premium Blend (6 Vols), Ultimate Impromptu (3 Vols), Mindbogglers (4 Vols), The Minotaur: Final Issue, A Little R&B, and most recently SpeakEasy! Chances are actually good that you’ve performed something he created! Harlan has performed in just about every conceivable type of venue for audiences of all ages from Close-Up to Stage, Kid’s Shows to Corporate, Comedy Clubs to Concerts. He’s done it all, and he continues to be one of the most requested magical teachers in the world. Recently, Harlan was hired by Neil Strauss, Best Selling Author of “The Game,” to give a private seminar on Bar Bets and Con Games for one of his events.

And, most of all, he's the amazing, talented, always-working host of Penguin LIVE!

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, December 25th, at 7:00pm, we're streaming Scott Alexander and Dan Harlan Holiday Special LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour online lecture. Watch 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!

ATTENDING COULDN'T BE EASIER.

  1. Purchase the Scott Alexander and Dan Harlan Holiday Special LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday, December 25th, anytime before 7:00pm Eastern, click the “MyPenguinMagic” area at the top of the Penguin site. You'll see the stream appear 1 hour before showtime. At 7pm sharp, Scott and Dan will hit the stage and begin his JAM-PACKED professional lecture.
  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of DVD-quality streaming magic from the comfort of your own home.

DON’T 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. 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.

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The Dynamic Duo Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 25th, 2016
Wow!!! Both of these guys make me love magic again.

Two stand out from Scott: Cigarette paper and the Safety Pin effect. Loved them! He also gave me a memory: My first store bought magic effect, when I was about 6, was the EZ Hat Loader. It was great to see it used in his routine.

Two stand outs from Dan: The Poker routine & the Bent Nail. Just some great stuff there.

But there's so much more... Get it now! Don't miss Scott's take on BackDate... with an easy to build gimmick. Amazing!

Or Dan's take on Think a Drink. Fantastic thinking!!!

C'mon, guys, you're getting some great tips and tricks and techniques and much more.

This was a great present for Christmas
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Wow...So good! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 30th, 2016
I really enjoyed this! Dan and Scott did an excellent job keeping the pace just right. A great blend of magic, song, and humor. I found the effects to be quite strong, and I would suspect everyone could find something of use as there was a variety of magic(parlour, mentalism, close-up). I should mention that there is a fair amount of "adult" humor so it may not be appropriate for younger viewers or those easily offended. I thought it was great and laughed out loud many times, I loved the silly jokes.

Thank you Penguin and Co. for a great Holiday tradition! Thank you also to Scott and Dan for all your hard work...it showed and was really appreciated.
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Scott and Dan, what a great duo!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 27th, 2016
Hi everybody, Merry Christmas to all.

Every time I have the chance to watch Scott and Dan performing and teaching, it's just a great oportunity to me for learning new things about magic and beyond.

Thanks again for taking the time of doing this, I really think the success they have, it's because of the quality of their ideas and performances.

I'am looking forward to see a new lecture on 2017.

Rock on!! and the best for all of you.
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I'm a huge fan of Bananachek, I can't believe they got him to perform! Best lecture ever!
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seriously !? Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 27th, 2016
In this day and age of correctness, where everything is polished en photoshopped and needs to be smooth and- forbid it- if it should, could offend a person, animal or plant...
Lets not only support live magic but also live crazyness with these 2 loose cannons bringing us a professional ( seriously????) x-mass show with some x-rating. A show that fits like a square peg in a whatever magical hole. I just love it and them for that. Can 't wait till next x-mass, thnx so much guys for some fun tricks in a crazy wrapper. Cheers for "Harlander"!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 26th, 2016
This is always a highlight of the Penguin season. The only problem was that it was on Christmas night. I don't think anyone would have minded having the lecture on Friday or even Thursday so that it could be before Christmas.
A second small problem is that it wasn't live. Having it live was so great because of the contests, the tweets, and all of the fun that a live show brings.
Please, bring it back live (no matter what night it is on).
Still a great time and a great gift from Penguin to all of the customers.
Great magic, some good gags, and some that fell flat but were funny anyway.
Dan and Scott are incredibly creative. You can learn just from the way that they take some simple props and make a great routine out of it.
If it were live before Christmas, I would have loved it even more but I can complain about a gift.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 26th, 2016
not for the squeamish, faint of heart, or those sensitive to mind warping themes or colorful language.
Once again, Scott Alexnder brings classic magic back to life and breathes new life into some old props that are collecting dust in your collection. This time, Dan is not just the host--he's the co-star. For any Dickens fans ("fans" - not purists), you'll love the Christmas Carol bit.
On a general theme, I didn't learn very many new tricks to put in my show, but what I did learn was far more valuable--getting into the old books, telling a story your audience will be interested in and having a blast doing it!
I'm looking forward to Christmas 2017 to see what Scott and Dan will do then, and you can bet I'll be in the audience for that one too!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 26th, 2016
I am a born again Christian! I loved this lecture! This lecture has an amazng amount of awesome material. Don't be such a prude. Yes,the language and sexual references are plenty. (and hilarious!). Please, embrace this creativity as the work of two of the greatest artists of this generation. Yes, Pray for them. Get this lecture and learn, learn, learn! Please, Dan and Scott, please release more of this great creativity!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2018
These are always a lot of fun, each year I look forward to watching and discovering some new and different effects.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 27th, 2018
There are lot of things I could write about this christmas special. Lots of words I could use that would probably get me into trouble. So in laymen terms.... this is fucking brilliant.
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