Why I did the The Vanishing Car trick. I’ve always loved the show Taskmaster on Dave. Just in case you’ve never seen it, the brief summary is that celebrities are given tasks to do. They only have a short amount of time to complete them in. Usually the results are really funny and it shows how different people can think about a similar task.
The Magic Circle held it’s very own Taskmaster evening (in the presence of Alex Horne who stars in and came up with the original on the telly). I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the ‘celebrities’. It was a fantastic evening and obviously most of our tasks were magic based. Making things appear, disappear, doing the best trick whilst riding a bike – you get the idea.
One task that we had to do was to make ‘the biggest object disappear’. A lot of pressure in only 30 mins to think of the idea and then film it. Also, knowing that The Magic Circle were going to be judging you (all of them thinking that they could have done better!), the pressure was on.
Here’s what I cam up with. Enjoy…