A history of cups and balls magic


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Is it the great bit from Ricky Jay’s 52 Assistants?


Penn & Teller do it, and then show you how it’s done:




Dai Vernon is the real deal.


I love this so much. Because it’s not really about fooling anyone. Magic has been on TV and on stage for years, and everyone knows it’s a trick. The entertaining part is the performance, and how well they hide it.

And, if you really know your audience, you can even use that against them:


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