Tickets: $10 per person
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John P. Hopkins has been making people laugh for over 25 years and it’s been his great pleasure. In addition to his flawless sleight-of-hand he also incorporates juggling, ventriloquism, pick-pocket, and audience participation with lots of laughs to craft a performance not to be missed.
“I started out life with every hope of becoming a normal human being but then the magic bug hit and there was no looking back. I began to preform tricks for anyone who would sit still. Early on I discovered that I had a talent for making people laugh. That was a big deal because if they’re laughing they can’t watch too close and the whole thing became a lot of fun. While in college I worked as a bartender and did tricks behind the bar for tips. One night an old guy came in and I fooled him very badly with a trick involving his ring. His was very impressed and asked me if I would teach him said trick, this lead to a interesting talk . It turns out that this guy had been a pick-pocket back in the thirties when he was a young man.The long and short of it is that I taught him the trick and he taught me how to pick pockets—it was one of the better trades i’ve made. This was only the first in a number of encounters with some very interesting people, I’ve met a lot of magicians, comics, ventriloquists and card cheats in my life and learned some very interesting things along the way. It’s all been great fun.”