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What will he teach?


Along with Dan Harlan and our special surprise guests teaching their terrific magic, Scott Alexander will teach some stuff from his jolly sack of tricks too!

The Element of Surprise A fun and entertaining mentalism piece you can put together with stuff from the joke shop!

Killing It Scott performs this hilarious trick from his Standing Up On Stage DVD Series.

Milk and Cookies A new take on Scott and Puck’s Half Full that is great for family shows.

Kreskin-Esque A piece of mental magic that is a real killer where the spectator stabs the exact card you predict they will.

Further Silent Control Scott teaches a sneaky ploy he uses with Rick Lax’s Silent Control and Dan bumps it up a notch with another great version.

Brick Phone A great opener that helps one nervous spectator make the right call.

Where can you see the greatest creators and performers share their magic in front of a live audience and then teach you to do it? Only Penguin LIVE!

Magicians flock to see workers give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you won't find in any book or video. Yes, you'll be learning some incredibly powerful A-material, but the INVALUABLE stuff will be the insight you learn along the way.



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LEARNING COULDN'T BE EASIER.

  1. Purchase this Penguin LIVE product. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday, February 5th, anytime after 12:00pm Eastern, click the MyPenguinMagic area at the top of the Penguin site. You'll see the "learn" button appear next to this lecture.
  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of amazing magic from the comfort of your own home.

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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Holiday blues have vanished! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 27th, 2017
From the opening gag, this special kept getting better and better. The Jeopardy parody and seeing Bizzaro's imitation as AJ was the topper and I rate this as the best Holiday Special to date (these holiday specials have all been great). I look forward to it every year. Thank you, Scott (you are an excellent writer), Dan, Bizzaro and Puck. Merry Christmas!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 28th, 2017
Both Dan and Scott worked hard and were very well prepared, as was Bazaro. I think however, that I would have preferred more magic and less silliness, but maybe that's just me, and am in the minority. My preferences would be magic tutorials, magic history, and stories about magicians and shows. We all want to be better magicians, and in my opinion, most of the show was not structured to that end.
Thank you,
Gabe Auerbach
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difficult to Watch but worth the time and money Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 27th, 2018
The video starts off well but it kinda becomes annoying with so many interruptions and silly stuff. I honestly expected something more christmas like. Most of the video is like they decided to film a party. However it's still worth the money, if you managed to get it for free, lucky you. Dan Harlan's effects are great. and his secret revelation (not even mentioned in the description) is something i wished he'd revealed before. Just because of that, this video is worth every penny and deserves a 5 star.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 27th, 2017
I got this for free and it was literally the only Christmas present I got. Lucky for me, this was a fantastic lecture and worth it! They had some really funny skits, and some absolutely fantastic magic routines taught too!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 26th, 2017
I have been a penguin fan for a while now. hope to meet you guys someday soon. Here is a quick version of my crazy life in magic.
Illusionist 20 years, never Vegas but did well. A tragic series of events took me out of the magic business.

Many years later (2016) my wife and I decided after all we have been through (which includes living under a bridge in the winter and hearing diabeaties and cancer in the same month) we are going back to magic. We are storage managers who make little money and started from not rock bottom, but under the rock. I gave you that history so you would know when I say Penguin magic and Dan have greatly helped us, both with Dans Tarbell series and with lastnight, you could feel how much we mean it!
All goes well, we will have a great parlor and mentalist show by the spring of 2018... thank you Dan and penguine
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 26th, 2017
A LOT of work goes into this. And there are some cool tricks to learn along with fun conversations.

It is so cool that they can create a 3 hour presentation like this and pull it off.

I enjoyed it and found a few fun tricks for a corp gig I have.
I'll look forward to next year.

Why 4 stars? Well...some skits could be a bit shorter oh look a bunny gotta go.
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Fun, but I could have done without the ..... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 26th, 2017
It seems churlish to be critical of anything that's a free gift, and I only offer my thoughts because I was invited to do so. Normally I don't look a gift horse in the mouth. As a freebie it is a must, there is some good magic to be found and if you only get one idea you have made a profit.
The format of the the Spectacular is for Scott Alexander and Dan Harlan to alternate in showing the performance and then explain the working of an effect, and interspersed with this magic are songs, production numbers and various attempts at humour. It is all very much at the level of scout jamboree or college end of term spoof and to be honest all a bit unnecessary. My criticism isn't that they attempted to add some comedy and fun as a leavening to the magic, but that the calibre of this humour was inappropriate. It tended to have too many "dick" or "blowing" references, too many "in-jokes" and too much that was childish. I have no objection to risque jokes providing they are very witty and genuinely funny and this sadly wasn't the case. Also I do wonder at the necessity for their inclusion in this show since magic surely has quite a large juvenile following. I know adolescents are not strangers to locker room crudity - but older men resorting to adolescent sniggering is a bit disturbing.
I do appreciate that a great deal of work had gone into the creation of this show, and a great deal of enthusiasm and energy was apparent throughout the performance.
The magic shown by Scott and Dan was generally good, as also that shown by guest artists Bizaro and Puck.
There was quite a lot of bitchy comedy spoofs aimed at other dealers, for example Daniel Maddison, Shin Lim and Sans Minds. This was mildly funny, it could have been much more so if it had used more subtlety.
I am sure that most people will find the download entertaining and will find among the magic things they can use. I made a few notes , but for me the one thing I determined to use was a versatile production box that Scott introduced and which can be constructed with the minumum of materials and craft ability. I also loved Dan's presentation of the Dominoe trick.
I think perhaps what the show lacked is a producer and an editor - since the ideas, the material, the energy and enthusiasms were all there but the whole didn't quite deserve five stars. A bit of critical cutting, tightening and refining would have probably made all the difference.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 25th, 2018
I'm glad this was a free lecture at Christmas time because I definitely wouldn't have a paid for this. In my opinion, there was WAY too much just plain screwing around being slap happy and wasted time that could have been spent on demonstrating/sharing magic. I guess I expected a bit more, but oh well. I was able to take away some tid bits here and there that I may use. Here's hoping next year's Christmas lecture tries a bit harder.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 10th, 2018
This is very a informative show for the magic explained. Thank you.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 29th, 2017
TGIF - Thank god it’s free.
The reason it got 2 stars was for Dan, even he couldn’t drag this one out of the gutter. Be warned, save your money because it now costs money to purchase. Very poor, poor performance from Scott.
Maybe next year just use Dan.
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