Sunday, April 24, 2011

John Lenahan

It is April. In celebration of this blogs two 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: John Lenahan!

John Lenahan was first to be expelled from the Magic Circle in 85 years, just because he explained Three Card Monte on national television. Now that sparked my interest. So who is John Lenahan?

A comedian obviously. But a damn creative one in terms of magic. There is a difference between a gag and a magic gag. A magic gag is magic related. A gag however can be related to anything. John sticks to the magic gag which makes him more of a magician than a magician who spews out one liners.

Also take a look what he made of the old piano card trick:

John has been the host of Stuff the White Rabbit and the Secrets of Magic which both aired in the UK in 1997. A few of you might remember those.

So John is cool, he is funny, smart and an overall likeable person. In one word: a Winner!


The Smiling Mule said...

Another good one! Just don't tell your previous winner, Sadowitz!

Justin said...

What's the story on that relationship?

The Smiling Mule said...

He says Lenahan thieved one of his jokes. Lenahan says he came up with it independently.

The Smiling Mule said...

The joke at 3:50 in the first video, in fact.