AMAZE - A Comedy Magic Show
Created & Performed by David A. Eliot
Eliot Entertainment - Kingston, ON
 www.eliotmagic.com
V.7 - The Cinematheque 
Do you hate laughter, witnessing the impossible and just generally having a good time? If so, you will hate this show. AMAZE is filled with gut-busting comedy, mind-boggling illusion, and jaw-dropping physical and mental feats.

Cast:
David Eliot

  
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $10

Audience:
General
Warnings:Mild language, gunshots
Wed July 19 6:30 PM
Thu July 20 10:45 PM
Sat July 22 12:00 PM
Sun July 23 5:30 PM
Mon July 24 3:30 PM
Tue July 25 7:15 PM
Wed July 26 5:30 PM
Fri July 28 1:45 PM
Sun July 30 7:30 PM

AMAZE – A Comedy Magic Show

Eliot Entertainment—Cinematheque

Illusionist Eliot delivers some good yuks but not enough where I would call this a comedy show. His jokes evoke amused laughter, but most magic shows today have somewhat of an element of humour.

As for the illusions, he executes them smoothly and competently. If you like magic, it’s a very good show—looks like it was sold out so plan accordingly. If you like magic a lot, you probably don’t need to take in this show and Dangerous Magic, shown at the same location here. A number tricks overlap and even the kids would comment that they’ve seen them before.

Eliot deserves a big pat on the back for the audience he endured today. Good job to him for remaining composed and professional through the entire ordeal. The Fringe doesn’t have a lot of rules (as this year’s motto indicates) but people disregarding those rules severely interrupts the show. “No babes in arms” means that no one wants to hear your baby cry for five minutes straight, seriously ruining the atmosphere. To make things worse, having your “feed baby” alarm go off makes you more of a louse than you already are. Finally, I saw no fewer than four phones being looked at throughout the show. You think you’re surreptitious when you check your phone but you’re not—we all see you and you’re very distracting. You paid money to be here—if you’d rather be on the phone, get the F out.

Ray Yuen