John Carney

John Carney is a unique hybrid of Comedian, Actor, and Sleight of Hand Virtuoso. His approach is smart, engaging, and often hilarious.

Carney is widely acknowledged by his peers as one of the finest sleight of hand performers in the world, with awards and accolades worldwide. Hollywood’s Magic Castle has awarded Carney more awards than anyone in their history, as well as the Academy of Magical Arts prestigious Performing Masters Fellowship.

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Bottom Palm

by John Carney

Learn effective technique and practical tips on the Bottom Palm. Expertly explained by master close-up magician John Carney.

$ 5.00

Carney on Palming

by John Carney

Many of the most powerful effects in card magic require the palming of a playing card. Yet nothing else strikes fear in the heart of the uninitiated as much as this prospect. The fear itself is the...

$ 20.00

Carney on the Diagonal Palm Shift

by John Carney

Learn effective technique and practical tips on the Diagonal Palm Shift. Expertly explained by master close-up magician John Carney.Looking for more? Check out our in-depth workshop on the DPS by R...

$ 5.00

Carney on the Erdnase Color Change

by John Carney

Learn effective technique and practical tips on one of the methods for transforming a playing card found within The Expert at the Card Table. Demonstrated and explained by master close-up magician ...

$ 3.00

Flat Palm + Cop

by John Carney

Learn effective technique and practical tips on the Flat Palm and Cop. Expertly explained by master close-up magician John Carney.

$ 5.00

Inscrutable

by John Carney

Upon trying to find the four Aces, the magician is having no luck as Jokers are popping up everywhere. Eventually, the magician becomes fed up and turns them all into Aces.Expertly explained by mas...

$ 5.00

Mercurial Cards

by John Carney

Full of wonderful and useful sleight of hand techniques, Mercurial Cards is a beautifully constructed color change routine that's upbeat, visual and full of magical surprises. Expertly explained by...

$ 7.00

Napkin Trilogy

by John Carney

Napkin Trilogy consists of three different effects: Predictable Surprise, Straggler and Final Trace. In this tutorial, master close-up magician John Carney walks you through all the necessary steps...

$ 7.00

Side Steal

by John Carney

Learn effective technique and practical tips on the Side Steal, an invaluable technique for controlling a card placed anywhere in the deck. Expertly explained by master close-up magician John Carney.

$ 5.00

Tenkai-esque

by John Carney

Learn effective technique and practical tips on executing Tenkai-esque, an ingenious palming method created by master close-up magician John Carney.

$ 5.00

Top Palm

by John Carney

Learn effective technique and practical tips on the Top Palm, one of the most useful sleights in all of card magic. Two different top palms are explained.

$ 5.00