In yesterday's Talk Magic, Craig Petty interviewed Jon Armstrong. Best known for his love for card magic, Jon breaks down his career in depth, followed by releasing magic, working with companies like Tenyo and L&L as well as his goals and dreams for the future.
Talk Magic With Jon Armstrong | King Of Card Magic Talks Performing, Creativity, Cards & More
Winner of numerous awards, including Close Up Magician of the Year, Jon Armstrong has brought his amazing skills and magical comedy to prestigious audiences in over 30 countries worldwide. Growing up in Orlando, Florida, Jon became fascinated by the magic he saw in the theme parks around him and dreamed of having his own show. This dream came true when Disney asked him to bring his act to Epcot and he became the resident magician at Walt Disney World. He was only 20.
After spending 5 years doing his show at Disney World, Vegas called and Jon answered, becoming a recurring headliner at Caesars Magical Empire. It was between these runs in Vegas that Jon started doing tours all over the world as both a performer and lecturer, teaching others how to add humour and entertainment to their magic. Jon has also worked on many films and television shows such as "The Mentalist" Shut Eye, America’s Got Talent, "Spiderman 3" and "AntMan" as a magic consultant and designer, and is co-creator of the IDW comic series Smoke and Mirrors.
Jon now lives in Los Angeles and is a frequent performer at the world famous Magic Castle. His TV appearances as a talk show guest, featured performer or actor, include shows like NBC's "The Today Show", "Tonight Show" and Little Big Shots, "Magic Castle After Dark" on A&E, CW's "Penn and Teller Fool Us", Fox's "Masters of Illusion" and ABC's "Bachelorette." He has been featured in cover stories of trade publications like Magic, Genii and other magic journals worldwide. Articles have been done on him in The New York Times, LA Magazine and Harpers, just to name a few.
Jon Armstrong is a living legend in the magic community and this interview is amazing. This should be required viewing for anyone interested in magic. Check out the full interview on Magic TV below. Or check out The Talk Magic Podcast in a few days time. Let us know what you think.