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The best kept secret in music

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By Nneka McGuire

Mondays are mean, anxiety-inducing days—especially for Columbians, and
especially now. In approximately two weeks, Columbia students will attend their
final classes of the semester. In three weeks, that bone-crushing, fire-breathing,
(potentially) GPA-blighting beast that is finals will appear, destroying students’
sleep patterns and general sense of well-being. To remind students (including
myself) that Mondays do indeed possess some redeeming qualities, I scoured the
city in search of some beginning-of-the-week entertainment, and boy, did I strike
gold. Allow me to introduce you to a whole new world, one in which Mondays are a
beacon of hope, instead of an emblem of evil. I’ve found a fantastical Monday you
can believe in.

Earnest and unabashed belief in magic is encouraged during childhood—parents
feed their kids captivating fairy tales, urge them to leave snacks for Santa Claus, or report sightings of the tooth fairy. Then we grow up, grow cynical, and become
completely disillusioned. Monday Night Magic, New York’s longest-running
off-Broadway magic show, recreates and refines the enchantment so often lost
during the transition from childhood to young adulthood.

Walking into NoHo’s Bleecker Street Theatre, home of MNM, I was a wee bit
skeptical. I wondered what the audience would be like. Could card tricks and sleight of hand sustain my attention for more than a few minutes? Once inside the cozy auditorium, I assessed the fellow spectators—a few families turned up for the show, but most of the crowd was composed of adults...

...Cassidy was hilarious—actually, beyond hilarious. With his protuberant eyes and crazy antics, this act was gut-busting, laugh-so-hard-you-cry funny. Recorded in Guinness World Records as the world’s fastest balloon sculptor, Cassidy offered some of the wildest balloon creations to the audience—I’m talking stripper-on-a-pole, alien on-a-bicycle balloons. One poor preteen who eagerly accepted the stripper balloon was brought on stage and tortured (to the audience’s amusement) for 20 minutes.

With his scarily wide eyes, Cassidy urged the kid to reach inside a bag “full of
candy,” and the kid—suspicious and hesitant—extended his hand toward the bag,
then forcefully retracted it when a small blast of fire emerged. Seriously, Cassidy
seemed borderline insane (and I mean this in the best way possible). He blew up a
balloon with his nose. You must Google this man. - Columbia Spectator


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John Cassidy's bizarre antics have earned him widespread acclaim as one of the most original comedians performing today.
He has made numerous television appearances on such shows as "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", “The Today Show”, The CBS Early Show, the Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, “Martha Stewart Living” and “Live With Regis and Kelly”.

Guinness Book of World Records® has documented him as the world’s fastest balloon sculptor. Currently John's record for Most Balloon Sculptures Completed in One Hour stands at 747 inflated and twisted within the course of a mere sixty minutes. John holds three additional balloon speed sculpting Guinness World Records®.

His "Balloon Freak Show" has received rave reviews and has been performed at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, the "Off-Broadway" production, Monday Night Magic in New York, and in the World's Greatest Magic Show, Mac King Show and Amazing Johnathan Show, all in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Perfect for theatrical venues large and small from 50 seats to 3,000 seats, and well-suited for family or adult audiences, this highly adaptable show is frequently also performed for corporate events including trade shows, colleges, fairs, festivals, schools and private events.