Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 07:44AM
Dodd Vickers in magician
Magician Murray Sawchuck, recently seen on VH1 as the magic coach for Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, is profiled in an article from the Las Vegas Sun. Murray talks about his mentor Marvin Roy, a.k.a. Mr Electric, and his future career plans. Roy counseled the teenage magician. “I could spend a year working on a good act and work in the business for five years because I was young and cute,” SawChuck says. “But one day the looks and the youth were going to go and I would be in trouble. Or I could spend five years developing an act and I could work for the next 50 years.” Considering a career in stand-up, Murray talks about how comedy saved him during a recent performance in which he encountered a prop failure. “There were 800 famous people in the audience looking at me, wondering who I was,” SawChuck says. “So I start doing my stand-up. I was onstage a total of 12 minutes, presenting one award. Ten years ago I would have walked offstage when the magic didn’t work.”
Article originally appeared on The Magic Newswire (
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