2018 Penguin LIVE Holiday Spectacular hosted by Scott Alexander
The kings of foul-language, and potty humor are back. If you enjoy that kind of thing, or can tolerate it, you’re going to learn some GREAT MAGIC.
CONTENT WARNING: This lecture contains crude language, low-brow humor and themes (“bathroom humor”) that some will LIKELY find offensive. Intended for a mature (while at the same time immature) 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
“Truly a creative genius, Dan Harlan’s personal instruction provides a rare opportunity to acquire the essential tools that will last a lifetime.” -Jeff McBride
“I’ve been in magic my entire life… I’ve also been International President of the I.B.M., so I’ve seen a lot… and this is the best I’ve ever seen.” -June Horowitz
“Great to have you back for another lecture. Such an amazingly wide variety. In a word – wow!” -Gene Anderson
What will they teach?
Shell Shocked- This is Scotts killer Add a Number Routine that takes us to the beach, where the spectators accurately guess how many grains of sand Scott has in a bottle. But then, the magic and mentalism wave crashes down slamming the audience with two more magical and startling
Shawshank Card Sword- Tired of elastic breaking on every Card Sword he has used, Scott invented a simple and practical version using an ordinary sword and a whole lot of clever thinking. This three phase routine is outrageously funny, yet still delvers that powerful ‘Wow Moment” of the Card Sword without fear of breaking elastic. A perfect additional ending to Scott’s Penguin Download routine
The Brass Ring- The Jardine Ellis Ring is one of the most powerful yet underused props in close up magic. Scott teaches his four phase routine that builds to an amazing climax that happens right in the spectators own hand. Scott also tips his clever Optical Ring and String move. You will definitely give this routine the “thumbs up!”
Street Style Cups and Balls- Building on Scotts Chop Cup Routine and inspired by Gazzo, Williamson and Sheets, Scott discusses his progressive cups and balls routine he performs everywhere from the Renaissance Festivals to the Corporate stage. This routine works anywhere and is full of gags, jokes and bits of business.
Snapped Shut- This is Scott’s routine using the famous Daring Spring Trap. A dramatic yet hilarious card location that is painfully funny, with a great blow off at the end of the routine inspired by the great Steve Martin
Plus Performances of
The Though Toon Pad and The Poe Man’s Linking Rings
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!