Will Fern is the life of any party. I have said it to his face and behind his back, he is my favorite close-up magician. He may not be as creative as Johnny Thompson nor have the manipulative skills of Lennart Green, but for my money, he always knows how to make people laugh in any situation. That's why he "brings it". I know this sounds like a promotional endorsement, but it's not intended to be. It's just that I love watching his audience. His enthusiasm in infectious and his quick wit is a compliment to his personality.
Will refers to himself as a "40 miler" meaning that he generally performs in a small radius from his home. That's good news for the rest of us because if others outside his New Jersey home saw him, then there would be less work for the rest of us!
Time stamps for this podcast:
00:08:41 - In this week's podcast, Will Fern talks about working at restaurants and strolling, corporate events. He has great advice on preparing to entertain and HOW to entertain by keeping the focus on the guests (volunteers) rather than on the magician's tricks.
01:16:24 - Product Review: Pierce by Jibrizy Taylor from SansMinds. A "straw-through-cap" of water bottle. Somewhat "angley" but for the street performer and someone wanting to make a good YouTube video and get good reactions, this one is recommended with reservations.
01:20:33 - Product Review: Untouched by Ryuhei Nakamura from SansMinds. Again, this one is for the street performer and could look great on YouTube videos. All in Japanese with English subtitles, this is the real work on hook-up of your ITR in full light. Recommended with reservations.
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