Jon Armstrong has worked his act more than almost any other close-up magician we know. Starting off as the resident magician at Walt Disney World, Florida, then onto Caesar's Magical Empire and now the Magic Castle, where he regularly performs his close-up magic.
He's funny, confident, knows how to work a crowd and is a hit with lay audiences. He's much more of a "lay audience magician" than a "magician's magician", but that should make these DVDs from L&L far more attractive than many of the other DVDs on the market.
In these three volumes (which really are worth picking up as set, as opposed to individually), Jon tips the complete work on his close-up act, plus a whole load of other material (pretty much all card magic). Here's some Vanishing Inc. highlights:
Out of this Blah - the Out of this World routine that Andi Gladwin has used for years, since Jon originally taught it him. It fools everyone.
3 Blank Monte - an original 3 Card Monte routine using three blank cards and a spectator's signature.
Ice Cream You Scream - a clever use of a popular modern principle that involves magic happening long after you've gone home!
Jon's act - the individual components of this act are fantastic. But when they're routined together, they're amazing!
Second deal - learn Jon's handling of the push-off second deal.