View Full Version : David Blaine or Criss Angel? Why?

August 23, 2007, 12:29 PM
David Blaine: (Born David Blaine White on April 4, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is an American illusionist and stunt performer. He made his name as a performer of street and close-up magic. His father was Spanish-Puerto Rican and his mother, Patrice White, was of Jewish and Russian origin ... from Wikipedia.

Street Magic
David Blaine began his career by bringing street magic to the public, performing card tricks and illusions such as levitation or bringing dead flies back to life. His first television appearance was on Conan O'Brien, where he also performed card tricks, and promoted his Street Magic special. He used a small camera crew to record his act live in front of everyday people providing the basis for his television specials, David Blaine: Street Magic and David Blaine: Magic Man. His first television special, David Blaine: Street Magic influenced the way magic is performed and portrayed on television. With its strong focus on spectators' reactions and showmanship, Blaine entertained unsuspecting pedestrians without the use of the typical magic props used by other magicians. He has been criticized for using camera tricks to make his "magic" seem more real.

Wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Blaine#Street_Magic

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Criss Angel: (Born Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos on December 19, 1967) is an American magician, illusionist , musician, mentalist, hypnotist, escapologist, stunt performer, and actor. He is best known for starring in his own television show, Criss Angel Mindfreak ... from Wikipedia.

Angel was the star and creator of the A&E Network show Criss Angel Mindfreak. Seasons 1 and 2 were filmed at the The Aladdin in Las Vegas, with Season 3 at the Luxor Hotel. Premiering on July 20, 2005, the illusions have included walking on water, levitating above the Luxor Hotel, floating between two buildings, disappearing a lambo, exploding himself in a C4 Crate, and cutting himself in half in full view of an audience. Criss is scheduled to begin filming Season 4 of Mindfreak in September of 2007, and the show is scheduled to run for two more seasons after that.

In the first episode of season three of his series "MINDFREAK", Angel demonstrated his levitation skills at the Luxor Hotel, Las Vegas. In one scene, he appears to levitate from the 26th floor inside the hotel, slowly descending through the hotel's atrium to the entrance lobby. Later, he levitated above the 500-foot-high apex of the hotel at night, in the middle of the famous Luxor's spotlight which has an output of 42.2 billion candlepower. This episode was viewed by almost 3 million viewers making it the most watched episode in series history and the number one show in its time slot on cable television.

Wikipedia link:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Angel

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August 23, 2007, 01:18 PM
Here's a couple of good parodies: -

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August 23, 2007, 03:11 PM
Neither. I love the parodies though. Spot on! :D