Artist Interviews: Shawn Farquhar talks about creativity, ‘Fool Us’ appearance

August 20th, 2012 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under Artist Interviews

Shawn Farquhar almost didn’t go on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.” He wasn’t into the idea of fooling people with magic. Not his thing, he said.

Obviously, something changed his mind.

Farquhar appeared on that show and performed a trick that earned him one of the show’s greatest foolings — despite the fact that P&T caught one of his moves. He’s also a winner of numerous magic competitions, including Stage Magician and Sleight of Hand Magician of the Year from the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Olympics of Magic in Beijing and many more.

Last week, Shawn was on a boat. A big boat. With mouse ears. He was a featured performer aboard a Disney cruise. But between his shows, he took the time to record some answers to questions asked by forum director Adam Wilber. Enjoy the scenery as he answers questions about creativity, how he keeps his chops fresh and exactly what made him decide to go on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.”


  1. You sir, are amazing.

  2. cool i do idolized you sir shawn! 😀

  3. shwan are you going lads

  4. shwan are you going lads2012

  5. Great interview. Great person. Genuine, accessible, real. Thanks