Last updated on June 17th, 2018 at 04:28 pm
Do you often find yourself looking for alternative kinds of comedy? You are not alone – lots of event organizers value a good witty and sharp Act which provides real value to audiences.
However, beyond wit, smart comedy strives to push the envelope in the entertainment industry.
If you know your audience and dare to deliver something different for them, this comedy genre might be just what you were looking for.
With that in mind, we present David and Leeman – award-winning LA comedy magicians.
Making a Name for Themselves
If there is a phrase to characterize David and Leeman, that should be ‘charisma overload.’ However, this would not be possible if it were not for their amazing synergy on stage – the main factor setting them apart.
They had been both interested in performing magic since a young age. It was the perfect vehicle for getting to show adults cool stuff, they say.
D&L’s craft took off when they first attended the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2012. There, they did not have any guideline to follow, so they were able to develop new ways of expressing themselves.
That was an actual turning point in their career – especially considering they landed the “Best of the Fringe Show” in the three years they participated.
Soon after, the entertainment world rewarded them with two other tokens of trust:
- the “Best Live Show” award at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival
- a place in America’s Got Talent Season 9 semifinals.
Smart Comedy Trickeries which Elevate Events
America’s Got Talent showcased how David and Leeman manage to stand out among their fellow magicians with their take on magic smart comedy.
That people were greatly enjoying their craft, was pretty clear. So invitations started pouring in. The magic duo scored appearances at shows like:
- the NBC Today Show
- The Queen Latifah Show
- Masters of Illusion
- Penn&Teller: Fool Us.
The on-stage experience was then translated into writing for the syndicated comedy clip show What Went Down in 2014.
By now, you must be curious about what elements make David and Leeman’s smart comedy such a hit.
To count just a few:
- they know how to create suspense
- audio background in critical moments
- well-chosen props
- self-referentiality and self-irony
- clear instructions to the public they engage with
- dynamic sketches
- equal balance between magic tricks and comedic elements
- creating expectations in a smart way.
A typical display of the above-mentioned features is the one below:
The best aspect about David and Leeman’s acts is the attention to detail – from clothing to props, everything is thought of carefully. That means their act is ready to be showcased at a wide array of events.
Now try to answer these questions:
- Do you need perfectly timed and packaged comedy?
- Do you want to make your audience think and laugh at the same time?
- Do you want your event to be memorable?
If the answer is “yes” to at least one of these questions, you have got to give smart comedy and magic a chance. For more details, contact us here, and we will take care of the rest.