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In this installment of Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss takes a slightly different approach and introduces you to his long-time friend and collaborator, Eric Mead—a man who performs beautiful magic, and a man with a lot of ideas. 

Submitted Tue, 10/29/2019

Meet one magic’s favorite sons: a veteran pro, a tremendously talented sleight-of-hand artist, and a magicians’ magician, John Carney.

Submitted Fri, 08/23/2019

There is no other magician quite like Rocco. Learn more about this unusual and creative performer as Jamy Ian Swiss introduces you to the Rocco Experience.

Submitted Mon, 07/08/2019

In this week’s Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss showcases one of magic’s all-time greats—Juan Tamariz. Tamariz has had a profound influence on more than one generation of magicians. Find out what makes him so especial.

Submitted Wed, 06/05/2019

In this week’s Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss takes a look back at the uniquely inventive magician, the late John Cornelius.

Submitted Thu, 05/02/2019

Two words for this week’s Take Two: Channing Pollock. Jamy Ian Swiss discusses the often-imitated dove worker who’s inimitable performance set the standard for excellence... in fact, one dares to say, perfection. 

Submitted Tue, 03/05/2019

Join Jamy Ian Swiss as he casts a look back at the work of Larry Jennings, a technical innovator with “monster chops,” and an amateur magician who left a substantial impact on the world of sleight-of-hand magic.

Submitted Mon, 02/04/2019

The cheerful ironic distance, the stellar sleight of hand, the palpable intellect behind the sesquipedalian banter... Jamy Ian Swiss pays tribute to magic legend Ricky Jay.

Submitted Tue, 11/27/2018

Jamy Ian Swiss looks back at his early influences in magic: visiting Tannen’s, joining the famous Saturday-afternoon crowd at Governor's, and watching and learning from one of the chief-holders-of-court ... Harry Lorayne.

Submitted Thu, 11/08/2018

In this Take Two, Jamy Ian Swiss remembers the legendary Pat Page: a classic sleight-of-hand performer with sharp and funny banter packed in an outsized, charming and memorable character.

Submitted Fri, 11/02/2018

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