Now this is one guy who’s so much meat beneath the frills!
David Blaine, the magician, illusionist and endurance artist, is back on prime time TV tonight with the special, David Blaine: Real or Magic. Traveling around the world, the TED speaker (watch his talk, “How I held my breath for 17 minutes“) performs magic and elicits astonished reactions from people on the street — as well as from a formidable roster of celebrities, including Woody Allen, Ricky Gervais, Kanye West, Robert DeNiro and Stephen Hawking (who Blaine visited at his office in Cambridge University).[ted_talkteaser id=741]
Blaine called TED on the day of his show’s premiere, between filming a bit for Nightline and live tweeting his special, which airs tonight at 9:30pm ET on ABC. Here’s what we asked him.
What was the last magic act or trick you saw that made you go “huh?”
Hadji Ali’s performance on Laurel and Hardy in the early 1930s blew my mind. I’ve been fixated on it for…
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