Keith Barry is a magician, hypnotist, mentalist, escapologist and biometric hacker. He worked as a magic consultant behind the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Now You See Me’ and 'Now You See Me 2' Which are two of my favourite movies in recent years.
He has appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, the Jimmy Kimmel Show and The Conan O Brien Show and has showcased in over forty international television shows.
His awards include ‘Best Magician In Las Vegas’, and the prestigious ‘Merlin Award’ joining the ranks of past recipients including Paul Daniels and David Copperfield.
He is currently getting ready for his Deception Tour which is starting in The Royal Theatre in Castlebar in Mayo on December 28th and will be all over Ireland throughout January, February and March. All the ticket information and available in the show notes.
Some of the things we talked about:
Going from working in McDonald's to becoming one of the worlds leading magicians
Brain hacking Morgan Freeman on the set of a movie
Working alongside Woody Harlesden in Hollywood blockbuster Now You See Me and helping write the script, for Now You See Me 2
Keith’s creative process for creating new tricks
How he trains, eats and sleep to keep mentally sharp when working in high-pressure environments
Deception Tour: https://www.keithbarry.com/tours/deception