But let's leave Criss and look at the bigger picture - why are so many magicians lampooned and our art not taken seriously? Why are there only one or two magicians in the public eye at a time?
I think that there are a few reasons,
Is there really a need for one more? Do we have something to say or give to a world wide audience that has not already been said and done? I think that there are so little originality that it has become so cliché that people have a hard time standing it.
I remember going to a few message boards and reading some comments from non magicians to hear what they thought aboiu Lettermans close up magic week. And most people were asking, why the hell are all magicians the same and why are they doing the same old kind of tricks that we all come to excpect from magicians. And why are they so tired and cheesy? People were even asking if some of them were bad on purpose. These are men i respect so it was hard to read.
How many magicians are there out there who could go on and be totally original and do something that is totally original and unexpected by a magician? I dont know, i have a hard time naming one, i would love to be wrong. Until then i dont think we need any more magicians on tv.