Staniforth effect could be part of Blaine’s final stunt special

April 12th, 2011 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General

Talk about living the dream. Magician Nate Staniforth was already on his way to breaking big when he appeared on Crash Course 2 performing an awesome ambitious card routine. (Editor’s note: Seeing his hands shake cured me over worries about my own hand shakes.)

The Daily Iowan reported on Staniforth’s upcoming performance Friday at the University of Iowa, and found out that street magic legend David Blaine called him up about one of his illusions.

“I had just got done doing a show, and I get this phone call from some weird number,” Staniforth said. “And it turned out to be David Blaine. At first I thought it was one of my friends messing with me, but it really was him telling me that he wanted to use one of my illusions for his upcoming special. He was one of my heroes growing up, so it was quite an experience.”

Killer. One of Nate’s effects could be part of what’s rumored to be Blaine’s last stunt special.

Friday’s show is also a keystone portion of an upcoming documentary he’s been producing. A 12-person crew has followed him on tour for the last eight months.

Also, check out the awesome pictures of Staniforth taken by the Iowan’s Kathleen Willem.


  1. Well he already contributed to the last special “Dive of Death”. The lottery prediction which is incredible is his.

  2. Hey Joe,

    Just to clear this up: the story from the college paper misquoted the Blaine thing… he’s talking about my lottery trick from the “Dive of Death” special, not the upcoming Blaine special.


    -Nate Staniforth

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