Claes Gellerbrink Barry Jones and Stuart MacLeod
The waitress at Yamashiro smiled when she saw the two bright-eyed gentlemen at the table balancing spoons on their noses. She stared in amazement when one began to shake his head back and forth vigorously without the spoon dropping. She screamed when he gleefully pulled the spoon off his nose to reveal the four-inch nail burrowing into his nostril. He offered me a latex glove to check the nail's veracity. The waitress hurriedly brought the check.
Our poor server might have been less horrified if she'd known I was dining with Barry Jones and Stuart MacLeod, the famous young Scottish magician duo known for their gory dark humor and their penchant for sharing their secrets with their audiences. Jones and MacLeod are in town this week to do their first show for the American public at Largo tonight at 8 p.m.
The two met as teenagers at school in rural Aberdeen, Scotland where they bonded over their love of magic and their distaste for the cocky mentality of the magicians of the day. "We thought most magicians came off as dicks," said Jones. MacLeod agreed: "There was no drama, no comedy, just a guy showing off. Our goal was to take the ego out of it."More »