Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Join the Cast of Derren Brown's Next TV Series

Derren Brown has issued a call for volunteers to be on his new TV series. He offers no details about what the show will involve, but if you want to take a chance on being tricked/embarrassed/humiliated/frightened/all-of-the-above by the master of psychological illusion, all you have to do is send him an e-mail. The details are at:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Keith Barry -- watered-down version of Derren Brown?

I just recently discovered Keith Barry. Not sure how that is possible because he has been doing television appearances in the U.S. for seven years or so. If I had never heard of Derren Brown, I think I would be pretty impressed by Barry. The problem is that no one is as good as DB, and he and Barry do the same type of performance.

While Derren tends to baffle me, I had a pretty easy time figuring out how Keith Barry does all of his tricks in the TED talk below (except for the last one):

Monday, June 6, 2011

Derren Brown Svengali FAIL?

I understand that at one of Derren Brown's Svengali shows last month, the Svengali prop failed to work. Did you witness that failure? or is the apparent failure part of his routine?

I'm not asking for any spoilers here -- you can just leave a comment stating the date you went to the show and whether the machine worked. Thanks!