In planning for the upcoming Tenth Anniversary Marathon, EDP and I were kicking around ideas with our fabulous coproducer, Allison of Second Bolt. "We should have some guest performers," I declared. "A band, comedians…hell with it, let's get a freakin' magician!"
Never doubt your quizmaster's ability to make his bizarre dreams a reality; I am staging a ten-hour quiz marathon, after all. So we have a real live magician slated to thrill the Marathon crowd with his various feats of physical and mystical dexterity (which shall dovetail nicely with one of our many top-shelf prize sponsors, The Artifice Group's Strange Things). His name is Greg Dubin, but you can call him The Great Dubini. There's every chance in the world that you've witnessed this master of the sleight-of-hand arts in action, as he's regularly seen plying his trade at the crossroads of the world, right outside the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum in Times Square. He's also a regular in one of the city's top burlesque-variety shows (a realm I am not completely inexperienced in), The Love Show, seen throughout town, including erstwhile BQT venue Drom.
The man is a true marvel, though sadly, not much evidence of this is available online. You must satisfy yourself with this clip of a silent act…
…or better yet, hit the Marathon (tix available now!) and witness for yourself. Learn more about the Great Dubini on the Grand Zuckercle. And prepare to believe.