Kan. -- Outrageous comedy, unbelievable sideshow stunts, mind reading and sleight
of hand makes for a one-man variety show filled with feats like fire eating,
escapes, the "human blockhead," the diabolical "Mr.
Happy-pants," dangerous psychic challenges and more.
Magician" Brian Brushwood will perform some of his signature pieces at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center
located on the Fort Hays State University Campus.
take outrageous, dangerous and amazing feats and blends them with the right
amount of comedy to give each routine a polished look and feel.
was born in Fountain Valley, Calif., and learned to make friends quickly as he
spent most of his childhood moving to Colorado, Norway and several parts of
child, he possessed an intense love of magic that mysteriously vanished when he
became a teenager. Once in college, Brian rekindled his interest in magic,
studying sleight-of-hand and performing close-up magic as a part-time job.
graduation, Brushwood began performing his unique brand of magic at clubs and
schools. He quickly captured "Best Club Magic" and "Best Comedy
Magic" awards from the Texas Association of Magicians and broke out onto
the national scene.
colleges to corporations, Brushwood has now become one of the most in-demand and
original performers. He is the author of "The Professional’s Guide to Fire
Eating," "Pack the House," and "Cheats, Cons, Swindles, and
Tricks." He has appeared on dozens
of television and radio broadcasts, including "The Tonight Show," and
programs on ABC, NBC, FOX, the BBC, E! and more.
also tours heavily, appearing at colleges, clubs and on television in almost
every state in the United States.
appearance, sponsored by University Activities Board, is also open to the
public. Admission is free.
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