Sunday, April 1, 2012
Winner Carl Scutt
It is April. In celebration of this blogs three 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: Carl Scutt!
We all start in magic. Most because they lack social skills. And magic indeed is a way to learn them. But some start out in magic not to compensate for something but because they seem to like magic. So does Carl Scutt. A young magician from Sussex in England. He is very charismatic and full of the initial spark that many seem to miss very early on. His magic is of a somewhat classic nature, yet full of own bold ideas and creativity.
Also, he is very funny.
No matter what kind of person Carl Scutt is in real life. On stage he is a great joy to watch. He has way more stage presence than I hope to have one day. You can tell that he is comfortable with his material. Even though he is in a seemingly endless struggle with his props. Watching that little act also makes me happy, as it is not just tricks followed by tricks. They actually string together near the end. And that is a mark of showmanship and a deeper lever of understanding what constitutes magic. Bravo.