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The Best of 2018

The Best of 2018

A Look Back in Photos

From Auckland, New Zealand to Little Rock, Arkansas; from Hollywood to San Antonio; from Nashville to Barbados; 2018 was a wonderful year of performing. Here’s a look back at some of my favorite imagesfrom this year.

Mo’orea

While providing headline entertainment on Holland America Line’s flagship the Amsterdam in French Polynesia, I opened my window to this jaw-dropping view and fell in love with this island through a day of exploring.

Hollywood (Part One)

June found me performing 21 shows as a featured performer at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles. One of these shows is captured in my performance film Inside The Magic Castle.

I Loved exploring this junkyard with LA based magician Mark Paskell:

During the run, Academy of Magical Arts official photographer Taylor Wong captured this moment of pure joy and amazement on the faces of two on-stage volunteers, during a moment of magic that occurs entirely in their hands while I am seated in the audience.

Tampa, Florida

Speaking of pure joy and amazement, I loved the expressions on the face of this young fan during a performance at Pepin Centre in Tampa, Florida. It was a thrill to get to bring my show back to the city where I grew up.

The joy and wonder wasn’t just for kids that night:

Little Rock, Arkansas

2018 saw two appearances in Little Rock, Arkansas, both serving as emcee for different technology conferences in the city. I spent a few happy hours in the Old Statehouse Museum which is home to a crazy eclectic collection that seems to have no central theme other than “here’s some cool stuff.” And cool stuff it is.

For instance this 435 pound clam shell:

and the machine gun owned by Bonnie and Clyde:

Miami, Florida

Love the dramatic lobby of the Miami Intercontinental:

Loved the set for this corporate show in Miami:

Great visit to the Miami Dolphins Locker Room:

View from the field of Hard Rock Stadium:

Niue

Loved this shot from the beautiful island of Niue in the South Pacific:

Hollywood (Part Two)

Had an amazing time at the Academy of Magical Arts Awards show in Los Angeles in April.

It was great to be able to sneak away for a spectacular afternoon at the Getty Center

I LOVE the LaBrea Tar Pits:

Caught a fantastic set at The Comedy Store, loved this tribute on their sign to the legendary Comedy Store owner and booker Mitzi Shore:

Beautiful production at the Academy of Magical Arts awards show at the Orpheum Theater:

Loved this shot of the Griffith Observatory:

Behind The Scenes

Loved the use of a live band at this corporate event in Orlando, Florida:

A view of the process, working on a set list and the music cues for a show:

Nashville, Tennessee

It was a privilege to be the headline guest entertainer at a remarkable new venue House of Cards. Over two runs in September and again in November.

Pictures are strictly forbidden anywhere inside House of Cards, this view of the showroom — which was my home for 48 shows — is from the club’s official instagram account.

Loved this view of the rooftop greenery in Downtown Nashville from the HOC performer’s condo:

Hollywood (Part III)

Love this shot from a performance at Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap, chosen by LA Magazine as “LA’s Best Variety Show.”

NBC 2

Was great making a second appearance on Orlando’s NBC affiliate, love this shot:

The Improv

It was a pleasure making two headline appearances at The Orlando Improv this year, loved this shot of laughter from an on-stage volunteer:

TPC Sawgrass

It was a pleasure performing at the Meeting Professionals International 2018 Sunshine Education Summit. Here’s a shot of the show:

Thank You for an Amazing 2018

I look forward to being here for you in 2019!

Best,

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