Last night was a special night of television. It is anytime that David Blaine takes over with a brand new special because on one hand, these aren't even a yearly occurence and on the other hand David Blaine might be a completely different species.
And let's just say I throughly enjoyed replicating the celebrity reactions like that of Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul, Katy Perry, Jason Sudekis & Olivia Wilde, Will, Jada Pinkett, Jaden, and Willow Smith... and even Kanye West and Woody Harrelson.
Kanye & Woddy + the Smiths can be seen above as Blaine kicked off the special by sticking an ice pick through his hand and drawing no blood. Everyone's reaction is great, but somehow not as great as this...
More highlights can be seen on Grantland via Rembert, who made the same connection to the "#AzizThesis" (his hashtag) as I had while watching the special. Cool tricks, outrageous reactions, and even stonefaced David Blaine post-trick are all absolutely phenomenal. Hope you caught it, or you can watch it in full on this stream.
November 19th — you're circled. That's when David Blaine's new magic show and ABC special 'Real or Magic' will air, and when we get to see Blaine perform magic for countless celebrities. Among them: Kanye West & Woody Harrelson (!), Jamie Foxx (and friends), Katy Perry, Macklemore, Stephen Hawking, Woody Allen, Ricky Gervais, Harrison Ford, even George W. Bush, and more. Wow. Hopefully Aziz Ansari too after his "Black people are blown away by magic tricks" bit, ha! Here are a few more photos, with all of them coming from Blaine's Facebook page.