16th October 2019

A talk by Kevin Doig

Kevin has been a fan of movie comic legends Laurel and Hardy for as long as he has been into magic.  And that’s a very long time! (Rumour is he proof-read Discovery of Witchcraft!*)

Tonight he will present his talk on The Magic of Laurel and Hardy.

The full evening talk was put together for the Zodiac Magic Club after their president saw Kevin give two shorter presentations at The Magic Circle.

During the talk, which will be illustrated by clips from Laurel and Hardy films, Kevin will show how innovations in comedy from these comedians are still an influence on magicians today.

You will see

  • some very rarely seen footage from a foreign language Laurel and Hardy film including the full act of a star magician at that time
  • Stan Laurel’s “white magic”
  • the boys using a magic prop widely available from magic dealers
  • how a Laurel and Hardy movie probably influenced one of today’s greatest and best used tricks by magicians (including the presentation which is a feature of Terry Herbert’s act!)

It promises to be an amazing evening, so don’t miss it!

*Sorry, Kevin. Couldn’t let that one pass …