Joe Barry – Penguin Live Lecture (August 16th, 2015)
“Joe fooled me – many times. Joe favors impromptu material, so you’re ready as long as there’s a deck handy. There are valuable lessons here, in everything from subtleties to attitude.” – Simon Aronson
“Some of the best card work I’ve ever seen; absolutely mesmerising, bewildering and above all inspiring.” – Daniel Madison
“I met Joseph Barry at The Session convention. He blew me away with his card magic. All his effects are direct, simple and clear. It was a wicked pleasure for me to introduce him to different magicians over the weekend and stand back and watch their faces as Joe went to work, fooling them badly, again and again with simple and direct effects. Erdnase himself would be proud as there is simply nothing to suspect, let alone detect during his performance.” – Quentin Reynolds
“Some of the best sleight-of-hand I have NEVER seen. Elegant, sophisticated, powerful magic! Every Trick is a closer!” – Wayne Dobson
“A youth is to be regarded with respect,” said Confucius. “How do we know that his future will not be equal to our present?” Joseph Barry, who is bound to become recognized as a master entertainer with a deck of cards, deserves acknowledgment right now. He has come up with a large array of material, most of which is good, and some of which is excellent. More importantly, he has adopted a casual rapport with his audience and a charm that takes many performers decades to refine.” – Jared Kopf in Magic magazine
“I wrote a year ago that Barry “is bound to become recognized as a master entertainer with a deck of cards.” Inscrutable II is further proof that what I have predicted may very well come to pass.”– Jared Kopf in Magic magazine
“Joseph Barry’s lectures always exceed my expectations – an excellent magician.” – Will Houston
What will he teach?
STOCAN A very fooling and devious card and number routine which is almost self working. Joe also will tip a second handling to perform on your magician friends.
Flow Production A beautifully simple and direct tabled production of the 4 aces.
Freedom Stacking A subtle and convincing way to deal a winning poker hand to a spectator from a shuffled deck with no slight of hand.
Prediction An impossible and hands off coincidence effect with a borrowed shuffled deck.
Digital 4 of a Kind Produce a named 4 of a kind from a shuffled deck whilst the deck is inside your pocket.
10 Cards for Levante This is an incredibly fooling version of a Frank Lane poker routine where you receive a royal flush under very fair conditions.
Who is he?
Joe Barry is a young magician from Stoke‐on-Trent in England. He loves all types of magic but chose card magic to study in depth. He has a love of gambling moves and effects as well as subtle and baffling card magic. Joe Barry has produced 2 DVDs called Inscrutable and Inscrutable 2, which received great reviews. He also wrote 4 limited edition booklets “Some Notes on Cards”, “Rollout”, “Fifty”, and “Reverie”.
Since publishing some of his effects, Joe has lectured and performed at The Session, The International Magic Festival and The International Convention. He finished a lecture tour of Japan in May and is appearing at Magic Live in Vegas.