Magician Derren Brown fries writer and actor Stephen Fry with one of his signature card routines.
This is one of Derren’s early routines, back when he was still doing card magic. It is a beautiful example of how Derren just thinks harder and longer about what he does than most other magicians. I also really enjoy the way he underplays his role in the effect.
Derren Brown is probably my favorite contemporary magician—and maybe even my favorite of all time. He’s done several full evening stage shows in Britain, and is very well known there, but among non-magicians he has not yet hit it big in the US. On YouTube you can find the full video of his stage show Enigma which is just terrific.