I've never seen him live. Which, I know, is basically magician blasphemy but stage illusion has never interested me. No video I've ever seen of him entices me to make the trip and spend the money to see his show. Even the video JB just posted, Portal, doesn't really have meaning. It has the emotional hook, sure, and it has the impossibility, but what message is he conveying? Reuniting the son with the dad is great theater, but it means nothing to me, I don't know those people. Look at Penn & Teller. The first part of their show (When I saw it) talks about how TSA security measures are ineffectual, they talk about patriotism and they speak out against frauds that use magical methods to dupe people into believing they have real powers. David Copperfield's performances are beautiful and have the emotional hook. But, to return to my previous metaphor, so is/does a wedding cake.