Magic Monday at Leicester Square with Joe Pasquale
This week I was asked to perform at the Storm Club in Leicester Square as part of a weekly magic/comedy night called Magic Monday. Many London magicians were present and the audience included Wayne Dobson. This venue was the home of the Comedy Store for many years before it moved a few hundred yards away to the other side of the square.
It is an eccentric space with a very long narrow stage but its low ceiling and good acoustics make it ideal for comedy. The turnout was very good and the audience very responsive.
Joe Pasquale made a surprise appearance doing fifteen minutes in the middle of the night. He performed new material with amazing ease and had the audience in fits from the start.
I closed the show which was a daunting prospect having watched Joe, Andy Clockwise and Martin Cox go before me. However all went well and the audience seemed very pleased with the whole event.
Comedy stage magic needs a very different technique than the close up magic which we all perform regularly. I really enjoy the stage shows and look forward to them. I am in Tavistock later this week. After a family holiday I have further gigs in August.