Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Jason Wethington Visit

It seems like a lifetime ago that I met Jason Wethington and hired him to be one of my magic shop demonstrators at the Carew Tower Magic Shop in downtown Cincinnati. We had a rocking crew at the shop, Ryan Swigert, Jason Wethington, Brett Sears, Mike Johnson. Jason worked for me for 2 and a half years and during that time we became friends before he moved down to Orlando where he's been working at an English Pub at Epcot for almost a decade.

Jay flew into LAX Saturday morning, took the Fly a way shuttle to the Van Nuys Airport, where I picked him up 10 minutes from the house. It's been great seeing him. We had Saturday and Sunday to chill before he started his work week at the Magic Castle on Monday. His run has been going good. One of his goals of working the Castle, was to get notes on his act from people whose advice he respects. Over the last two nights, he's received notes from Jon Armstrong, John Lovick & Derek Delgaudio.

Tonight I'll go and check out his act. Jay is a smoothie. His coin work is pretty and inspired. He does his act as a British Pub Entertainer (with a put on English accent). I'm excited to see him work. It's been fun to take some hikes with him in the Hollywood Hills, talk about magic and what we've been up to for the last decade.

Here is a video clip of Jason performing at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.