SawChuck: Personality as important as magic

September 7th, 2008 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General

Photo courtesy Murraysawchuck.com

Of all the things Murray SawChuck works on for his stage show, the most important is his personality.

The creator of CD magic and coach on VH-1’s CelebraCadabra was featured in this article in the Sunday, Sept. 7 issue of The Province. He told reporter Glen Schaefer that he’s practicing not his double lifts, or his productions, but his comedy chops. From the interview:

“I spent the last five years trying to become more of a personality as well as a magician,” he says over the phone from Ketchikan, Alaska, where he’s doing nightly shows at a resort theatre. “I push the comedy edge, really trying not to take myself too seriously.”

Schaefer also detailed some of SawChuck’s non-magical work lately, including work with Robert Englund, who plays the legendary Freddy Krueger from the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series, and adult-film star Jenna Jameson. He noted that Johnny Carson and Bob Barker got their starts as magicians.

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