About Marty

The day Marty was born, the earth stood still. Or not…it’s so hard to keep track of astronomical phenomena. His parents recall him as being an extremely inquisitive baby. They remember that the first word he ever spoke was, “Why” and his first ever sentence was, “What is the theoretical lower mass limit for a gravitationally stable neutron star”? His childhood was a lonely one. While all the neighbourhood children would spend their time playing outside, Marty was forced to stay inside and keep the family cat company, which is especially sad because his family didn’t have a cat. From a young age, he dreamed of being a sea otter, a dream which he still clings to today, and as a young man, Marty’s life changed when he realized that you can have your cake and eat it too. (He was in a bakery at the time.)

Marty’s original career ambition was to be a firefighter, but his fear of heights, fire and red trucks quickly ruled it out. He then considered becoming a professional synchronized swimmer but, as he quickly discovered, you have to know how to swim (and look good in a bikini. Which he does. Don’t ask…). And his dream of playing professional hockey was almost achieved until he remembered that he hates playing hockey.

Marty spends most of his spare time shining his shoes, looking for spare change and wondering, “What is the theoretical lower mass limit for a gravitationally stable neutron star”?

Marty Papernick has eliminated assistants who are cut into two, disappearing volunteers and people who float in the air (due to escalating insurance premiums), that are found in a typical magic show to create an unconventional, humourous, unique, magical experience. Featuring innovative, original effects that have been selected specifically for this show, “A Magic Show with a Brief Musical Interlude”, features entertaining magic that is performed completely exposed and right before your eyes.

“A Magic Show with a Brief Musical Interlude” will appeal to people who know at least the first two words to, “O Canada”, remember to breathe without having to be reminded to do so and agree that chocolate ice cream is the closest thing that we have to heaven on earth. Also, people who enjoy laughing, being amazed and like repeatedly asking the question, “How did he do that”?

If you’ve spent the past few months with ten dollars in your pocket, wondering how you can get the best possible value for it, then “A Magic Show with a Brief Musical Interlude” is for you. If, however, you’ve spent the past few months with ten dollars in your pocket, wondering how to waste it, then “A Magic Show with a Brief Musical Interlude” is for you.

“A Magic Show with a Brief Musical Interlude” has already been enjoyed by tens of thousands of people (OK, maybe many hundreds), (Ok, maybe I forced my wife to sit through it), but the point is, that it can’t possibly be as bad as a tax audit. And besides, unlike a tax audit, it only lasts for 60 minutes. (57 if I go fast.)

“A Magic Show with a Brief Musical Interlude” should be seen by anyone who wants to have a good time, see unusual, different magic and believes that what the world needs is more magic shows and less televised parliamentary debates.