Simon Lovell

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Simon Lovell
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Born1957
Manchester, England
OccupationMagician
Website
http://www.simonlovell.com/
 
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Simon Lovell
HPIM1540 copy.JPG
Born1957
Manchester, England
OccupationMagician
Website
http://www.simonlovell.com/

Simon Lovell (born 1957 in Manchester) is an English comedy magician, card shark actor, and con man. His trademark pieces are finding an audience member's card in his mouth and a humorous straitjacket escape. Lovell recently appeared on VH1's popular reality show Celebracadabra, on which he and other magicians trained celebrities to perform magic for audiences.

The author of sixteen books, including Billion Dollar Bunco, which covers cons and scams, Lovell currently stars in a one-man off-Broadway show called Strange and Unusual Hobbies. It has run for over four years at the SoHo Playhouse in NYC, and the Wall Street Journal complimented it by saying, "A dazzling 70-minute show."[1][dead link] The well-reviewed show combines Lovell's off-the-wall sense of humor with demonstrations of his uncanny card cheating and "jaw-dropping" magic.

Residing in New York City for the last decade, Simon is a regularly featured performer "Monday Night Magic", the oldest running off-Broadway show featuring an evening of magicians and related performers.

Children's Magic[edit source | edit]

Simon Lovell has also partnered up with Fantasma Magic, to help young magicians begin on the path toward becoming top-notch magicians. Some of the tricks performed in Fantasma's products include the Linking Rings, the Cups & Balls, Vanishing Silk and 250 more tricks using props from the kit or everyday items from around the house. Fantasma's training DVD also includes scenes from well-known magicians such as Harry Houdini and Harry Blackstone, Sr..

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References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ |Kaufman, Joanne. "A Con Man Goes Straight into show Business." Wall Street Journal: D.10. ABI/INFORM Research. 27 July 2005. Web. 20 June 2011 <http://search.proquest.com/docview/398951872?accountid=35927>.

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