Friday, November 27, 2020

MORE FREE FESTIVE FUN FOR FAMILIES:

 My one man show "The Magic Of Christmas" will be showing at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on the 19th December at 1pm.

This all new show reminds us of the "MAGIC" of Christmas. It includes Magic, Puppets and Audience participation. It will be a treat for the young and the young at heart!
Thanks to council support, this is a FREE event however bookings are essential as the venue has strict covid rules to follow regarding numbers and social distancing.
For more details visit:

https://www.cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au/shows/jds-world-of-christmas-magic



Monday, November 16, 2020

THANK YOU VICTORIAN MAGIC CIRCLE:

While a thunderstorm and damaging winds were unfolding last night in Newcastle, I was online doing a presentation / lecture for the Victorian Magic Circle.

Before my presentation started, it was delightful to hear the Victorian magicians chatting among themselves with great excitement about the idea of meeting in person for their December / Christmas meeting (they have only been meeting on Zoom since March). To see a group that is in such great spirits after months of lockdown is really amazing.
My work was well received and I shall share (with permission) some comments that appeared on their "group chat":
"Love that subtlety!! I have never seen anything like that before...... Very nice!!!" - Jayden Rushby
"Great performance tips. Looking forward to seeing you perform in the flesh" - Gary Cohen
"A very substantial presentation which was competent and engaging." - Mark Bruere





Friday, November 6, 2020

BACK TO SCHOOL:


The DET are allowing school shows again! If you are involved with a School and would like information on my programs or wish to be added to my 2021 calendar please send me a PM or email: jdandfriends@dodo.com.au
Bolwarra Public were very happy with their recent Incursion. Here is a note that I am sharing (with permission) from the Teacher Librarian:


Hi Joel,
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the fantastic Books Are Magic Show you presented to the children at Bolwarra P. S. last Thursday.
The children were thrilled, enthralled and super engaged (the teachers too). There were a lot of happy faces and memories made.
Your show certainly made the last few months of the COVID "problem" disappear for a little while.
Thank you so much,
Merena McLaren
Teacher-Librarian
Bolwarra P.S.




Friday, October 16, 2020

PROMO VIDEO 3 - SLEIGHT OF HAND:

Here is the third Youtube video link from my talented brother Patrick Howlett.

Enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYqsJNxALjQ



Wednesday, October 7, 2020

VISUAL MAGIC:

With special thanks to my brother Patrick Howlett. Here is an updated promo clip taken these school holidays:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr60ig6Sq5M




Monday, September 21, 2020

CORPORATE TRAINING DAY:

This afternoon was my first Corporate Training Day gig in many months. I presented 45 mins of award- winning sleight of hand and clean comedy for an enthusiastic group of Early Childhood Educators!

It was a pleasure to be able to break up the day for the group by providing a fun ice -breaker show.



THE WORST DAD JOKES. PART 2:

 

Why would the publisher not publish the comic book?
It was too graphic.

What is the name of an advertiser's best friend?
Bill Board.

How did the marionette get a new job?
He pulled some strings.

What did the detective work on right before he went to bed?
His pillow-case.

Who is the most comfortable person at a meeting?
The CHAIRman.

What do you call your buddy that always picks up the cheque?
PayPal.

What did the dad do when he found out he lost all his hair?
He BALD.

I'm happy to report I received a bill in the mail today. And it wasn't an ordinary bill.
The credit card company let me know it was an OUTSTANDING bill!