Friday, April 9, 2010
It is April. In celebration of this blogs one year existence, the whole month will be winner time. Only the coolest and best members of our elite circle of nerds will be featured.
Today: Harry Anderson!
Seriously, Harry Anderson is one of my favourite magicians. His character is "Harry the Hat" a con man with a wicked sense of Humor. I am sure that quite a few people do not think that he is funny, but he is entertaining as hell.
I recommend the book "Wise Guy" by Mike Caveney about the magic live of Harry Anderson. His early years, his shows on streets, fairs and at Universities. Also about his appearances on Saturday Night Live and of course Night Court.
Harry Anderson is not only creative (both close up and stage) but also understood the importance of a signature piece. In his case it is the needle through the arm. When I hear about the needle through the arm I think of Harry the Hat. Who else can claim that?
Harry Anderson is a magic winner. And a pretty successful one I might add. He is one of the few magicians people might mention when asked to name all magicians they know.
Only Smart people think that he is funny and entertaining, while dumb people think that he is over rated. YOU are a smart person, Right?