Magician prepares to break sleep-deprivation record

May 27th, 2009 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General, Products

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with information from Andrew Warner.

Came across an interesting video tonight: Andrew Warner’s teaser for an upcoming magic production.

Warner is currently training to break the sleep deprivation record currently held by Briton Tony Wright in 2007 (264 hours). His training includes a heavy workout regimen and a vegan diet.

The Columbus, Ohio-based magician is still trying to pick the perfect public location where he can be on display throughout his sleep-deprivation stunt. He plans to begin in late summer, “so I don’t have to spend 12 days awake in the sweltering, midsummer heat,” he said. (We don’t blame him. Hot = bad. Hot + no sleep = suck.) The whole stunt will be blogged and webcast, and it will be the focus of Warner’s upcoming video.

Check out his moves in the video above.


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  3. Trying to pull a blaine eh?

  4. Why’d my comment get deleted?

  5. why do we support this crap. No wonder magic never pushes outside the box, no wonder people think magic is freaking stupid and cheesy.
    This guy get’s press for being an exact duplicate of Blaine. ( no body can be blaine).

    Shame on E for even giving this guy press…please be part of the solution not the problem.


  6. Whats the trick he does in the begining? when hes getting punched, whats it called?