ENGAGING, INSPIRING AND ENDLESSLY WATCHABLE
THE SHOW WILL GO ON!
The current situation with Covid-19 and restrictions on gatherings may have changed things for many of us, but the good news is that live entertainment is still with us! We can’t meet in person, but Malcolm Russell is now offering live online shows from the comfort of his home studio. Get dressed up or come in sweatpants: either way we can get together for some wonderfully-crafted magic and humour that is every bit as interactive as if we were meeting face to face!
Shows can be tailored to your budget and time constraints, but are usually 30 or 45 minutes long.
“He has the most important things:
personality, originality and timing.”
– M Nishizaka, event producer, Japan
MALCOLM RUSSELL – MAGICIAN
So now you’re curious!
Who exactly am I?
My name’s Malcolm Russell and I’m a magician.
But you figured that much out on your own, didn’t you, you smart cookie!
I live near Calgary, Alberta, and I perform around the city and across Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan, mostly, but I go wherever people are in desperate need of really, really good entertainment.
I do two different types of magic: firstly, close-up ‘strolling’ magic (also called walkabout magic, mix-and-mingle magic, or table magic); and secondly, stand-up stage shows where I perform a proper show in front of a seated audience (think fundraiser shows, school shows, corporate Christmas dinners, community awards nights, street festivals, private house parties, engagement/anniversary parties and the like.)
In other words, if you’ve got an event coming up chances are I’ve got something that’ll work perfectly for you. A wedding? Sure. Fundraiser show? Certainly. Funeral? Why not. I’ve done those before. My job is to bring people together, break the ice, make people laugh, get them excited, make them wonder.
“But HOW? And WHY?”
I’m insatiably curious. I figure:
1. the world is unbelievably fascinating,
2. people are nice,
3. we’re all going to die eventually, and
4. there’s too much to learn and see and try and experience to fit into one lifetime, but dammit, I’m going to do my best.
It’s thrilling to share with audiences the wierd and wonderful skills and stories that have come my way, and piece by piece those things seep into my performances. People say I’m ‘engaging’, and that’s really my goal – to bridge the gap between performer and audience and to have people leave my shows feeling that they’ve seen the impossible, felt enthusiasm, shared a sense of excitement and amazement, had a fun night out and even – I hope – made a new friend.
“He’s one of the delightful few who can capture the attention of an audience and keep them endlessly interested in what’s happening, from small groups to audiences of thousands.” – R. Jameson, Royal Bank of Scotland
If you’ve never seen me live, try coming for a meal at the Earls restaurant in Westhills (Stewart Green SW) in Calgary. I perform table magic for guests most Friday and Saturday nights from 5~8pm. You’re welcome to email or text me beforehand to make sure I’ll be there on the night as my performing schedule frequently takes me away on weekends.
SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES
Close-up strolling magic
The Malcolm Russell Show
The Cabinet of Curiosities
Not From Around Here
“BLEW MY EXPECTATIONS OUT OF THE WATER.” – Glenbow Museum
"IMPECCABLE AS A MAGICIAN, SHOWMAN AND ARTIST, PLUS A GENUINELY LOVELY BLOKE"
Keep in touch!
“He treats every person he interacts with as if they are the only person in the room, completely drawing you in and engaging your full attention. His magic is fabulous of course, but his delivery makes it all the more classy and memorable.”
– M. M., Worley Parsons
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