Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants

Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants ★★★★

Knew nothing about Ricky Jay going on but was left awestruck and amazed by the conclusion, totally enraptured by his storytelling ability and his fiendishly clever slight of hand. My family couldn't look away and neither could I. He reminded me of watching Peter Greenaway as I got a similar feel of being in the company of someone much smarter than me and being totally engaged throughout, even if there is an underlying (and slightly winning) pomposity. The astrology trick is hilarious but also very cleverly demonstrates the difference between random chance and skill. To say more would be to spoil the act, but I hugely recommend this. Thanks to Lucinda and Kai Perrignon for putting this on my radar!

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