(Photo: PNG ) Magician, prankster, illusionist, comedian. That’s how Las Vegas-based, Burnaby-raised performer Murray SawChuck bills himself on his YouTube channel. Also known as Magic Murray and Murray Celebrity Magician, his edgy videos have generated millions of views. Stunts such as Escaping Cops Using Magic are a hoot — unless you happen to be the
The odds are in Mat Franco‘s favor for a long run as the Strip‘s next resident magician. DENISE TRUSCELLO/COURTESY PHOTO By Mike Weatherford – Las Vegas Review-Journal Ah, that smile. Mat Franco could sell snow to Eskimos. Musical instruments to a boys band in River City. New Coke. Shares in Enron. Or Bernie Madoff’s securities
By MIKE WEATHERFORDLAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL For nine years, Las Vegas based magicians have competed on “America’s Got Talent,” from Nathan Burton in season one to Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini this year. But on Wednesday, it was non-Nevadan Mat Franco who became the first magician ever to win NBC’s talent contest and its $1 million prize.