Joe M. Turner’s Brush with Greatness

 

Joe M. Turner & Ed McMahon

We received exciting news from Joe Turner, top-flight magician and consistently great critic of videos for Genii.

Mr. Turner just returned from working the National Automobile Dealers Association trade show in New Orleans where he had a chance to meet and entertain Ed McMahon.

While Mr. Turner was working his client?s booth, a video crew moved through hall filming Mr. McMahon?s visit. He waited patiently for the crew to come close to his client?s booth, with a deck of cards in hand and ready to perform. The video crew noticed Mr. Turner, saw the deck of cards, and asked him to perform a magic trick for Mr. McMahon on camera.

Being a cooperative type of person and confident enough in his skills to perform for the audience he was about to encounter, Mr. Turner showed his guest a card trick and received instant positive feedback. Mr. Turner writes, ?Mr. McMahon was wonderful and enthusiastic about meeting me and seeing me perform ? his first comment to the crowd as I was performing was ?Johnny Carson loved magic! He would love this stuff!??

We can?t imagine higher praise.

During his work on the Tonight Show, Mr. McMahon saw some of our Art?s best perform live; including, Lance Burton, Harry Blackstone, Jr., David Copperfield, and Mark Wilson. He also had a chance to see even more magicians through his hosting of Star Search and co-hosting of the Jerry Lewis Telethon. The man knows good magic when he sees it.

But Mr. Turner is more than a great magician and a confident performer. He is ever-loyal to his paying clients. Despite the excitement, he was sure to mention the sponsor while performing. We?re guessing his client has got to be happy with the choice of trade show staff. Mr. Turner not only drew potential customers to the booth, he enlisted the talents of the premier television pitchman. The video was to be broadcast to the convention.

By the time Mr. Turner finished his effect, a sizeable crowd had gathered around the two men. Mr. McMahon smiled and finished out the segment by announcing, “Hey, you should all come back in an hour — he’s going to set himself on fire!”

Mr. Turner modestly points out that tradeshow magicians in New York and L.A. may encounter the famous every day, but for him it was a ?very cool brush with greatness.? If the video becomes available, we?ll do our best to get it available to Inside Magic readers.

We are living vicariously through Mr. Turner.

 

Joe M. Turner & Ed McMahon

We received exciting news from Joe Turner, top-flight magician and consistently great critic of videos for Genii.

Mr. Turner just returned from working the National Automobile Dealers Association trade show in New Orleans where he had a chance to meet and entertain Ed McMahon.

While Mr. Turner was working his client?s booth, a video crew moved through hall filming Mr. McMahon?s visit. He waited patiently for the crew to come close to his client?s booth, with a deck of cards in hand and ready to perform. The video crew noticed Mr. Turner, saw the deck of cards, and asked him to perform a magic trick for Mr. McMahon on camera.

Being a cooperative type of person and confident enough in his skills to perform for the audience he was about to encounter, Mr. Turner showed his guest a card trick and received instant positive feedback. Mr. Turner writes, ?Mr. McMahon was wonderful and enthusiastic about meeting me and seeing me perform ? his first comment to the crowd as I was performing was ?Johnny Carson loved magic! He would love this stuff!??

We can?t imagine higher praise.

During his work on the Tonight Show, Mr. McMahon saw some of our Art?s best perform live; including, Lance Burton, Harry Blackstone, Jr., David Copperfield, and Mark Wilson. He also had a chance to see even more magicians through his hosting of Star Search and co-hosting of the Jerry Lewis Telethon. The man knows good magic when he sees it.

But Mr. Turner is more than a great magician and a confident performer. He is ever-loyal to his paying clients. Despite the excitement, he was sure to mention the sponsor while performing. We?re guessing his client has got to be happy with the choice of trade show staff. Mr. Turner not only drew potential customers to the booth, he enlisted the talents of the premier television pitchman. The video was to be broadcast to the convention.

By the time Mr. Turner finished his effect, a sizeable crowd had gathered around the two men. Mr. McMahon smiled and finished out the segment by announcing, “Hey, you should all come back in an hour — he’s going to set himself on fire!”

Mr. Turner modestly points out that tradeshow magicians in New York and L.A. may encounter the famous every day, but for him it was a ?very cool brush with greatness.? If the video becomes available, we?ll do our best to get it available to Inside Magic readers.

We are living vicariously through Mr. Turner.

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