This episode was recorded on February 27, 2017, on WPRK FM. Listen to the whole conversation in the player above, or click on the links below to go to a specific segment of the show!
Sure, I’m a cynic. Generation X, child of the 80s, all of that. But there are three times where I’m more than willing to suspend my disbelief: Movies, magic, and Bad Business Ideas™.
Of course, the context matters. If the CGI is bad, it takes you out of the moment. If the Bad Business Idea is actually good, it makes you question your existence. In live magic, owning the stage is essential.
Luckily, when I saw Tony Brent perform five years ago, I didn’t have to worry about disbelief at all. And talking to him in person, it’s the same experience.
Do yourself a favor and listen to a funny, smart, and genuinely nice guy tell his story. And Nick. Listen to him too because you won’t really have a choice.
After or during your listen, check out Tony’s links:
2:00 – We get to play Rough or Tumble. 20 questions. A certain number of answers.
26:44 – How does Tony define himself. He wears a lot of literal and figurative hats, what’s his go-to label?
33:00 – How Tony got his first magic performing gig. In a casino, of course.
46:15 – As is our tradition, Bad Business Ideas makes an appearance. Showers at work? Maybe. Get rid of internet trolls? Possibly. Which does Tony choose?
59:49 – Tony talks about Pip-Squeak, his anti-bullying show.
1:09:45 – Music is a big part of Tony’s life and his shows. How he got into Bob Dylan, and where music fits into his show.
1:16:48 – College talk. Well-rounded and improvisational.
— Tony Brent (@Tonybrent) March 2, 2017