Thursday, April 5, 2012
Winner Kyle Eschen
Today: Kyle Eschen
Most people cannot act. Therefore most magicians cannot act. So having a stage character that is vastly different from ones own character is almost impossible to achieve for most of us. Not so for young Canadian Kyle Eschen. The stage character of Kyle is that of a conservative introverted guy, who is on stage due to the pressure of society and his family. The act is funny, mostly one liners, but still full of real hard hitting magic.
It is hard to describe the act, you have to see for yourself. I nearly wet myself laughing. The dryness of the delivery, the pacing of the jokes and the over all presence on stage made me aware that we got someone who can go really far even though he has achieved much already.
If you don't think that's funny, there is something wrong about your sense of humor. I know quite a few people who simply don't get satirical and self-denigrating humor. And to some magicians making fun of other magicians (including themselves) is a no-go-area. Sad. Kyle understood it perfectly. Kudos!