Last night I went to the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California to see Rudy Coby's Magic vs. Science performance (I wrote about the show's opening here). Donning his trademark white lab jacket and sporting his flamboyant pompadour for the first time in 15 years, Rudy had me and the rest of the audience in stitches with his hilarious routines that combine slapstick theatrics with smoothly executed magic tricks. It reminded me a little of Blue Man Group, because the show is an absurd delight.
I'm planning to visit Rudy's workshop soon, where he designs and makes his unique props.
If you live in the LA area, I recommend you get over to the Magic Castle to see him. He'll be performing every night through May 2. I made a copy of the brochure about the show, which lists performance times along with the names of the other magicians (all selected by Rudy) who are performing in the other rooms in the Magic Castle during the Magic vs Science week.
UPDATE: The Magic Castle is a members' only club, but there are ways for non-members to attend. For information call:
323.851.3313 Ext. 434