Thursday, April 5, 2012

Winner Kyle Eschen

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: 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!


Mike said...

The link to his site with the other videos is well worth a look.

Really refreshingly different --no sense of the superior magician to annoy or belittle his audience and the ability to put a fresh slant on old stuff with his unique humour.

Roland you've probably posted the worst video from an entertainment perspective because I find this magic castle audience annoying and moronic. He does well to stay in control whilst we have braying idiots responding to his laconic style. I'd be out there slapping people.

m said...

Actually I can see a little bit of Whit Haydn in the presentation. Observe the timings, the facial expressions and the audience interaction.

Extremely good. He has obviously thought about the character he is portraying and has taken the character to all its logical conclusions. Inspiring.