Half a world away in India, street magician Ugesh Sarcar is making major waves with his show, “3rd Degree Burn.” The Times of India reports that Sarcar, who has already featured the band Indian Ocean!, taught Bollywood actress Sherlyn Chopra a few tricks for today’s episode.
His show appears on the Bindass network; its CEO said that Sarcar is making the first show of its kind for Indian TV. However, the show is not Sarcar’s first magic performances for the network. He used to do fillers and commercial promos. Incredible audience response, according to the story, is what triggered Bindass to give Sarcar his own show. From the article:
“I work with common man on the streets without doing an audition or looking at the qualification of the individual, which is an amazing aspect of this art form. It helps create the real big magic.”
From fillers to his own show. That wouldn’t be happening unless people wanted to see good street magic. That point is like an ambitious card routine in this blog, as of late: It keeps jumping to the top.
Bindass has posted a few clips from the show. In this video posted on YouTube, our gravebound friend from Ellusionist’s Bicycle Gaff Deck makes an appearance (video quality herky-jerky and not very good).