Two years ago tonight I was on stage in Malaysia..
I spent 3 of the most amazing weeks of my life at the Genting Highlands Resort in Malaysia hosting the 2007 International Magic Festival “Tournament of Champions” show. With only 4 nights of shows in 3 weeks, there was plenty of time for karaoke, site seeing, karaoke, hiking, karaoke, exploring, karaoke, and karaoke. (There was a ridiculous amount of karaoke.)
The show featured a fantastic lineup of world-class magicians: Danny Cole, Richard Forget, Arthur Trace, Justin Flom, Les Arnold and Dazzle, Derek Selinger, and Shen Huan of China. I have since worked with many of these magicians again in various shows, and there’s always a special connection there that was forged at this unique event.
The Malaysian audiences were fantastic. I couldn’t get over how much they loved physical comedy! I enjoyed my role as Master of Ceremonies for this event so much.. all of the excitement of performing in this caliber of a show without any of the pressure of competing! This is the gig where I feel I really learned how to be an effective MC. I had 4 nights to work my material, study the tape, and adapt. After this event, I started actively marketing myself as an MC. I am very happy with the niche I’ve found as a corporate MC.