Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Video Flashback: Shooting Stephen Fry

Remember when Derren convinced a guy to shoot Stephen Fry? Check it out:

Monday, March 28, 2016

Derren Brown in Llandudno

Derren Brown and his Miracle show are in Llandudno this week (March 28 - April 2), performing at the Venue Cymru.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Video Flashback: Derren Brown's ice water

Remember the time Derren Brown had a show participant sit in freezing cold water? Here it is again:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Video Flashback: Derren Brown's Remote Control

Remember Derren Brown's manipulative game show, Remote Control? Here is a clip from the beginning of the episode:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Derren Brown's Suffocation Controversy

Last December, the Watch channel rebroadcast Derren Brown's TV special, Something Wicked this Way Comes, at 9 AM -- and some people are not amused.

As reported in the Guardian, airing a show that features Derren suffocating himself with a plastic bag over his head violated Ofcom's broadcast rules. The show should not, allegedly, have been shown before 9 pm.

UKTV, which owns the Watch channel, says the program was aired accidentally. So far, I have not seen any reports of children suffocating themselves with bags after watching the show. I should also note that this is not the first time Derren has received Ofcom complaints (recall Russian Roulette, Seance, the railroad stunt, etc, etc).

Monday, March 14, 2016

Derren Brown in Southend

Derren Brown and his Miracle show are in Southend this week (March 14-19), performing at the Cliffs Pavilion.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Video Flashback: Derren Brown in trouble with the police

Remember the part in Miracles for Sale where Derren is hassled by the police? Relive it now:

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Is Derren Brown coming to a country near you?

In a recent interview about Miracle, Derren Brown revealed that he "may do something overseas for a change". The comment is admittedly a bit cryptic. So what does he have in mind?

There are plenty of opportunities for him to take his stage show on the road outside of the UK -- any country where his television shows have succeeded would potentially work. He has visited Las Vegas to see Penn & Teller perform; would he make the trip again and get up on stage to perform alongside them?

Derren Brown's Voice Coach

Who taught Derren Brown how to enunciate clearly in his stage show? The National Theatre's Jeannette Nelson, apparently.

A recent article in the Daily Mail profiles Ms. Nelson and cites Derren as one of her pupils. Read it hear: Jeannette Nelson bio.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Derren Brown in Swansea

Derren Brown and his Miracle show are in Swansea this week (March 7-12), performing at the Grand Theatre.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Video Flashback: Derren Brown and Automatic Writing

Remember the time when Derren did a creepy automatic writing trick? Relive it now: