Now that the whole world has entered a state of almost 100% virtual communication due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people from all over can connect in the same chat rooms, video calls, and so on. For years, these same people have connected over everything entertainment. Alexander Djerassi, an ex magician, extremely recommends watching and supporting shows. Remember when the big box office hit movie was released in a local theater? How about when a popular band or musician came to play for thousands of people in hometowns across the United States of America? Remember that feeling of amazement to witness live something so wonderful? That feeling somehow was lost when COVID-19 began to spread across the globe… Until virtual magicians struck gold.
When the pandemic began, people began to creatively look for other ways of entertainment, such as through Netflix or Youtube, where organizations streamed shows the public longed to see again in person, but of course, could not. Magician shows were among the lost shows that the public could go see. However, some found a way to bring magic to the home through virtual parties and meetings to lighten the atmosphere. Some might recall a top-rated TV show, “Penn and Teller: Fool Us,” showcasing the famous magician duo of Penn Jillette and Teller, where magicians from all over try to fool these two with magic tricks of all kinds. Once people could not go see the show, these stars of wonder and sleight of hand had to find a creative way to showcase their talents. That is where Kostya Kimlat comes to play.
Kostya Kimlat, a famed magician who appeared on “Penn and Teller: Fool Us,” took the business of motivational speaking cross with magic to the online world. One might know this gentleman as the speaker who has motivated business people across 200 cities across five continents, while others only know the magician who fooled not just Penn, but Teller as well on the show with the famed sleight of hand card trick. However, one who may not know Kimlat as any of that should know the magician who brings magic to the home of people without stepping foot in the front door. Kimlat has taken the business that started with just motivational speaking, combining it with magic and empowerment and turned it into a pandemic paradise. This magical motivational speaker created a business where a magician like Kimlat does not have to travel to businesses or conferences to bring a sense of wonderment to the people but instead uses video call software to make appearances like normal. If that is not magic, then what is?
The pandemic heightened a sense of loss globally as people stood on the frontlines daily to fight the infectious virus, and what Kimlat has done is helped bring a sense of familiarity back into the entertainment world virtually. Not only has this gentleman cornered the motivational speaking world, but the code of magicians across the globe, where everyone can enjoy the tricks once again. For people like Alexander Djerassi it is not just movies or music or musicals that bring entertainment to life in the comfort of the home… Sometimes, all that is needed is a little magic.