Local magician Liam Jumpertz (LJ) can sometimes be seen busking in the heart of Melbourne, and at other times he has alter egos performing a range of other activities (including wrestling!) Recently, I sat down with this down to earth and fascinating performer to find out more about his upcoming show at The 2022 Melbourne Magic Festival.
Describe your show in 3 words: Funny, Relatable, Amazing
What makes you ‘THAT’ magic guy? What makes you stand out / sets you apart?
Having performed on the streets of Melbourne and at local events around Victoria for over 10 years. I have grown up in front of the people of Melbourne and created a unique brand of relatable, comedy magic that uses everyday objects to accomplish amazing moments.
Who (or what) influences you?
My biggest influences / inspirations in magic are Penn and Teller. Without them I would not be performing magic today. I was lucky enough to see their live show in Melbourne just this week and I got to meet and have dinner with Teller which made a childhood dream come true.
Why should audiences come and see your show?
That Magic Guy is for all who love supporting a home grown, exciting young performer. There are a lot of people who have known I am a magician for years but never seen me live, this year a lot of them will finally be able to watch me perform. I want to share that special experience with as many people as possible and create a personal, relatable show with a performer who loves to make people laugh and scratch their heads in amazement.
What are you looking forward to at this year’s Melbourne Magic Festival?
As much as I am looking forward to performing for the wonderful people who come to see That Magic Guy. The thing I am looking forward to the most about MMF 2022 is the unique vibe of the Magic Festival, where creative like minded people get to share their art with the public and collaborate with other artists. It’s just such a special time of the year and we are so lucky to have such a brilliant community.
We’re lucky to have such a rich assortment of home grown magical talent here in Melbourne. LJ is: That Magic Guy, and he’ll be appearing from July 5th – July 9th (9pm each night) at The Slydini Showroom – Arrow Hub, 488 Swanston St, Melbourne. Don’t miss out – grab your tickets here.