ASHLEY STEEDstage raw and la bitter lemonscertified reviewerJune 22, 2017
Name This Magic Show is a competition between close-up magicians. The audience votes for their favorite act, and the winner gets to keep the money from that show.
Before the show begins, the four magicians draw straws. The performer who draws the shortest one must act as the MC for the night, and therefore doesn’t compete. Jon Armstrong was our bitter host for the evening and the three acts were performed by Nick Paul, Joe Skilton (replacing Australian magician Simon Coronel), and Handsome Jack (who was the reigning champ).
Silent magician Nick Paul began his 12-minute set with a classic red scarf into an egg routine. His sleight of hand is dexterous, but he struggled to “wow” the audience in the short amount of time. Next up was Joe S...