When Max Taylor wins the ancestral home of Callum Chance in a game of Poker, little does he realise that the game is far from over... One by one, Max's family are murdered by the Funny Man,... See full summary »
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I do still like The Amazing Johnathan, but I wasn't amazed.
I like The Amazing Johnathan and have done ever since I saw him many years ago on some late night TV show here in the UK. I have no idea what the show was, I just know that he was on it amongst some other acts and he was great.
So why have I only given this show 6/10? Well, despite the fact that I enjoy his manic style and that he cracked me up years ago and made me want to see more of his act . . . . . . . . this felt like I was watching the exact same act, just with more material padding out the main gags.
In case you don't know what he does, The Amazing Johnathan is a comedic magician. He rarely gets a trick right but he certainly has the ability, as is shown during some of his bigger set-pieces (including the grand finale).
He has plenty of material to use when trying to keep a volunteer from the audience ill at ease and there are also a few laughs to be had thanks to his assistant, Psychic Tanya.
I'd still like to see a FULL show from the man (this runs at just over 40 minutes when the ad breaks are removed), and I'd give my left small toe to see a live performance, but this special just doesn't feel that special.
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