Legend of the Card Ninja ****

Assembly @ Assembly Hall, 5 – 29 August 2010

Reviewed for The List (issue 665)

Jav Jarquin flips the whole concept of the card trick on its head, flinging playing cards like throwing stars to knock over small objects or embed themselves in pieces of fruit. Not all the tricks work first time, but warmly self-deprecating stand-up segments get the audience on side, so by the climactic stunt the whole room is rooting for him.

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