Magician Joel Ward will be making his first appearance at Ball State University tomorrow night. He gave The Daily News an exclusive interview in advance of that appearance in which he traced his start in our wonderful craft and explained “how magic can be the greatest pick-up line.”
The article names Mr. Ward “Magician to the Stars” and it sure sounds like he has an in with the in-crowd. He is currently in the midst of a college tour and estimates he will perform about a hundred shows in 2015.
Living in Hollywood, I get to perform at some cool places. I perform regularly for celebrities. Recently, I performed a private party for Johnny Depp. That was pretty cool. And I also performed for Katy Perry’s birthday party. That was equally cool. She rented out this private club in Hollywood called the “Magic Castle.” There were tons of celebrities there and I ended up hanging out with John Mayer and Neil Patrick Harris for the night.
He counts David Copperfield, Lance Burton, Penn & Teller and Michael Carbonaro as his past and present influences and encourages folks interested in magic to check out libraries, the internet and societies like The International Brotherhood of Magicians. But, he adds, “if all of this sounds too hard, you can just buy a magic trick after my show on Wednesday. I sell a cool card trick for $5.”
We have seen Mr. Ward perform and love his energy and imagination. His show is not to be missed.
Check out the full article here.
Visit Mr. Ward’s website here.