Last fall, I put on a show: The Super-Stupendous Machine of Death Magic & Variety Show. And here’s the headline act, magician Pop Haydn!
(At the top of the video I introduce the show, then Pop comes on at about 2:50.)
I first met Pop and his wife Nancy at the World Steam Expo last year, and was instantly captivated by their warm hearts, generous spirits and fantastic showmanship. Pop has a bunch of other videos on YouTube as well, I highly recommend checking them out!
Pop also has a fundraising campaign happening right now on IndieGoGo:
…Our goal is to create a regularly scheduled monthly show at some of California’s beautiful old vaudeville theaters. We will present variety acts within an old-time medicine show completely re-imagined for the 21st Century.
We are a group of performers who embrace Old Time Music and live variety entertainment that is family-friendly and set at an enjoyable pace with lots of audience participation. We believe in a pleasurable, easy-going style delivered with wit and substance.
If you’re in the L.A. area, or would just like to support live variety theater, consider supporting the Medicine Show. There’s another great video on the IndieGoGo page that’ll cure what ails ya.
BONUS LINK: If you like videos of magicians (often from old-time vaudeville and variety shows) popping up in your Facebook feed, consider subscribing to Pop on FB — I’m constantly amazed by the stuff he posts.