I must admit that I’d heard of Handsome Jack (performed by John Lovick) – an award winning magician from the USA – but had no idea what to expect when I saw his Melbourne Magic Festival show at The Butterfly Club. Gosh, the audience and I were in for such a delight! Suave, stylish and sublime magic are the order of the evening when Handsome Jack is in town. Handsome Jack appears as part male model, part secret agent and magical all over.
Well presented yet relaxed and having a strong rapport with the audience, Handsome Jack had the audience in the palm of his hand with his magical miracles and dry humour throughout his show. It’s easy to find him charming, and many of his routines elicited laughs and giggles from the audience. He’s cheeky without being lewd, and any helpers from the audience (who largely stay in their seats – as the stage is Handsome Jack’s domain) are treated well.
The Handsome Jack Experience (and what an experience it was!) is a well presented magic show with classic magic mixed in with pieces you’ve likely never seen before, accompanied by some fascinating stories – all in Handsome Jack’s very soothing (and a bit dreamy) voice. Handsome Jack provides a delightful evening of magic for all and is only here for a very limited time so see him while you still can.
VERDICT: They say “Handsome is as handsome does” and Handsome Jack does it all so well! Highly recommended for a fun evening of magical delights.
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