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MI: Heavy Mental – Jamy Ian Swiss

February 27, 2010
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Wealthy Theatre (Main Theatre)
1130 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org



Tickets are only $10/ $5 students and will be available at the door.

“Don’t miss ASTONISHING magician Jamy Ian Swiss!” — Vanity Fair

“Professional magician Jamy Ian Swiss, who describes himself as ‘an honest liar,’ is one CONFIRMED SKEPTIC with a finely tuned sense of the absurd.” — The Washington Post

“You’re freaking me out.” — Matt Lauer, The TODAY Show

Witness an amazing performance of baffling, unnerving, “mind reading” phenomena – accomplished with pure psychology, subtle influence, deft illusion, uncanny intuition, and a healthy dose of downright deception – what Jamy calls “sleight of mind.”


Co-Sponsored by the James Randi Educational Foundation

If there was such a thing as psychic power, it would have to look like this! Come and see for yourself how five ordinary senses can convince you that somehow, some way – there must be a sixth.


Don’t miss the Science, Magic & Skepticism Workshop with Jamy Ian Swiss & D.J. Grothe – from 1:00-5:00pm. Workshop is $35/ $20 students ($30 FOC members).

Note: Heavy Mental is not recommended for children under 12 years old. Children under 8 will not be admitted.

About Jamy Ian Swiss

World-Renowned Magician & Mentalist

A gifted sleight-of-hand artist who possesses, as the Washington Post once wrote, “a finely tuned sense of the absurd,” Jamy Ian Swiss has performed magic throughout the United States and in 13 countries around the world. His wildly eclectic resume includes stints as a marketing consultant, telecommunications firm owner, and wild animal handler. His greatest passion, though, is sleight-of-hand magic, and there are few practitioners who can match his skill and enthusiasm. Swiss blends contemporary comedy with bravura technical mastery to create a truly unique show that appeals to almost any audience. He has been called magician, comedian, artist; Swiss himself prefers the phrase “Honest Liar.” A busy and highly regarded writer, Swiss contributes a monthly book review column to Genii, the Conjuror's Magazine; is the author of 11 books and monographs of magic for magicians (including a volume published in Japanese); a contributor and advisor to the book, Magic for Dummies, and many more. He has made numerous television appearances in the United States, Europe and Japan, including CBS 48 Hours, PBS Nova and the PBS documentary The Art of Magic, and Comedy Central. He also served as a comedy writer and chief magic consultant for Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular, a weekly television variety show on the FX network.