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Brian Curry Magic

Park View, Washington, D.C.

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24 December 2019

Very funny! Great , small venue. Brian is a great magician, highly recommend.

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21 October 2019

Total Hoot.   Had moderate/low expectations - totally unwarranted. Agree the setting isn't "Vegas" but neither are the ticket prices, and great magic doesn't need glitz.  Great back/forth between two talented magicians who pull volunteers and ideas from the audience.  We live in the area and have pretty much "done it all" in DC, so this was an unexpected treat. You won't get any bodies sawed in half but enough great illusions to make the 75 mins worthwhile. More...

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22 September 2019

This was so good that after going last night, I bought tickets for an upcoming show in October for when my kids are home from college. Seriously good, jaw dropping magic, right before your eyes. And funny! Already going a second time! More...

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4 August 2019

This show was amazing!! So funny and a fun thing to do with my family. Jokes were hilarious and magic was amazing. I would highly recommend this show!!!

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13 July 2019

Sometimes best things happen when you do not expect them. So the short one: One of the best shows. The longer one: One of the best shows I seen in a long time. Friends got the tickets, I am usually not fun of that type of shoes, but like I said, when you don't come with high expectations, and get a great experience, this is what makes you go on Yelp and write 5 stars review. And they worth it. More...

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6 July 2019

This was a great date night. We purchased tickets on Groupon. Parking cost more than the tickets. The room where the "duel" takes place is very small and intimate. Mark and Brian have two different types of humor but somehow it meshes very well creating a playful back-and-forth. The tricks were fun to watch. I don't like to try to figure out the tricks. I want to remain surprised and have fun as it goes along. I would recommend this to others. I am curious to see if they provide new content. More...

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15 June 2019

Attended this 5pm Saturday show on a whim for something different to get into. What a blast!!! We live in dc so it was a pretty easy feat to get there. Check in was easy and the seating was casual and easy to choose your seat.The magicians were super entertaining, funny, and overall a very great time! I recommend this to anyone who is looking to laugh, be entertained, and change up a typical bar/restaurant night out! More...

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11 May 2019

Hilarious and impressive.  My boyfriend and I didn't have much expectation and liked immediately liked that they kept the audience at about 30 people.  It was was intimate and tons of laughter.  We would definitely look for tickets again when we fly back to DC. More...

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29 April 2019

THIS DYNAMIC DUO DOESN'T DISAPPOINT!   Brian Curry and Mark Phillips will have you laughing, clapping, astonished! The magic is mystifying and the comedy delightful and razor sharp.  They have tremendous chemistry and wit, and the magic is top notch.  You're sitting right there in front of them and can't see how it's done!  The audience participation is fantastic (and there's no safe seat in the house)! I love walking to the elevator after a show and listening to everyone's animated comments and someone will usually say "how'd they do that?"  We have seen The Magic Duel several times and just stopped by this past weekend for A Gentleman and Liar, and we'll be going back for both again!  No 2 shows are exactly the same.  It's a great venue to take out-of-town visitors for a one-of-a-kind experience, but also a blast for someone celebrating a birthday or just a lovely date night at the beautiful Mayflower Hotel, easily accessible by Metro. Great fun! More...

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18 March 2019

We hired Brian and Mark for our company's party offsite at La Vie, and some of our team even got to see them perform at the Mayflower prior to our event to see how the show would fit with our event. We all agreed they would be perfect and are so glad we hired them. Absolutely incredible tricks that genuinely had us wondering how the heck they did it! They also were incredibly flexible with the space that we had, and really added something extra special to our event. 10/10 would absolutely recommend them for any company or private event!!! More...

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17 March 2019

It was a great birthday pre-dinner show! VIP seats were definitely worth the extra money because I'm short and so appreciate being in the first row. I wish I would've arrived earlier to get a couple of drinks before the show. The ticket in-take person was really friendly; I didn't need a paper ticket or even the mobile ticket because he had a list with my name on it. More...

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17 March 2019

Really good small scale show.  Very up close with a small audience... called a "Parlor Magic" Show...Go see for yourself... These guys really are good!

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24 February 2019

We saw Brian at the National Theatre and he was amazing!!!! Very entertaining for my five year old who is an aspiring magician but also for my husband and me. His tricks are mesmerizing and he is very funny! Amazing entertainer!! More...

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17 February 2019

The comedic duo know how to wow a crowd! Brain and Mark have you reeling in amusement from line one. Drinks from the upstairs cocktail bar were the perfect addition to the show. A magic show is not the first thing that comes to mind when the phrase live entertainment is mentioned, but these guys embody everything that's great about live entertainment and magic! I'd recommend this to anyone coming to DC -- or that remotely doubts the awesomeness of magic. Bravo! More...

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10 February 2019

Fun show. Pick up a drink at the hotel bar and head downstairs early for a good seat.

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10 February 2019

We went to the performance of The Magic Duel at The Mayflower and saw Brian Curry and Mark Phillips perform this wonderfully entertaining and oh-so-funny magic show. These guys are clearly good friends and they have fun riffing off one another. We both loved it and neither of us could figure out how they did the tricks they did. A thoroughly entertaining evening! I highly recommend the show. I can promise you a fun night out! More...

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27 January 2019

Rediculously amazing. Completely worth seeing. I am already thinking when to make plans to see this again with a group of people. Such a good show, great energy, and I was blown away. I didn't know that I could like magic so much. This is also a comedy show. I loved it. More...

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13 January 2019

Amazing Magic, Very Witty, comedy was on point and loved the fact that there was a lot audience participation

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15 December 2018

Great show, from start to finish.  Magic was amazing and the show was also extremely funny.  Highly recommend!

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23 November 2018

If you haven't seen the Magic Duel -- you really should. Incredibly funny show with fabulous magic. How else could a show run for four years! Brian and Mark are amazing. This isn't some run-of-the-mill magic show - it's an experience.   Have dinner at a nearby restaurant (and there are many), then see the show -- no better way to spend a evening with adult family and friends.Shows at the Mayflower Hotel in DC. Here's a link to getting tickets -- and so reasonable in price! catchmeshow.comyoutu.be/q92dOV5ayC8 More...

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10 November 2018

You really can't help but be entertained.   My dad has gone twice, a novice magician who appreciates this art.  Maybe he will retire soon, and they'll make it a trio! ! What an intelligent show with real comic talent.  A zany crew with witty off the wall magic tricks.  I'll come back when I visit home again! More...

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23 September 2018

Please forgive me, I'm so sorry I"m just now getting around to this review.  But do know that I've been talking about it long before and after this event.  I have seen the Magic Duel every year for the past 3 years. I haven't been disappointed yet.  I usually like to take my dates so that we can have a "magical experience!"  or shall i say, so that the magic can begin.  heheheheheei know, i shouldn't laugh at my own jokes, but i find them to be funny, even if you don't laugh.  Moreover, on that note about laughter, these two gentlemen are more than just Magicians, they are Comedians.  Not just any comedians, their comedy is cleverly funny and witty.  If you're not up to speed with current events especially politics, you'll miss most of the jokes because they come fast.  The magic that they pull off is on a Vegas level.  Why should you go see them?  Because of the following reasons:*   Wine bar -  Drinks with magic and comedy are the perfect mix.  Heck once you're tipsy, most anything can be funny.  Once you're tipsy, most any trick is amazing.  But this takes nothing away from their comedy and or magic.  The alcohol is an additive to the experience.*   Interactive-  You can't attend a magic show without audience participation.  It helps put the ease on everyone.*   Entertaining-  Just to reiterate, the "Magic Duel" is a great concept!  We Americans love competition.  Why not make it magical and funny?!  You'll be amazed with their tricks, wondering, "how?" or "no way?!"In conclusion:*   Innovative, intimate, simple yet clever, and thought provokingly funny.Pretty soon, they're going to get to know me, but I made a promise, "I will not share their secrets (because I don't know them)!  But if I did, I'm pretty sure, they'd make me disappear as their next trick. (smiles...)I"m looking for another magical experience with them soon!Jackson More...

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16 September 2018

This was an unexpectedly AMAZING time. These guys are hilarious and true professionals. My face hurt from laughing and smiling - the magic was unbelievable. The next day we are still saying things like, "But how did they do that one . . " Definitely check it out. Great for a date or a big group like a birthday party. More...

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25 August 2018

These two were wonderful! Everyone that attended had a great time. Even in the elevator after the show was finished, people were talking how great and amazing the show was.   This is a must see! You won't be disappointed! Can't wait until their next show happens in a few months! More...

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20 August 2018

You know the Magic Castle in Hollywood?   The one where only members and "guests" can go in to see acts?   Well, this is like that, except you might even be able to find a discount ticket.  Street magic?   CheckMaking random things appear and disappear?  CheckSawing beautiful women in half?  Not so much.  But they did do an escape act.  Overall, a good show.  I encourage everybody to check it out. More...

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20 August 2018

Fantastic show!  The perfect combination of magic and comedy.  If you're looking for an enjoyable evening out, this is the event.

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19 August 2018

We watched them perform at The Mayflower Hotel in DC, they kept us entertained the entire time.  They designed many acts involved the audience, we also like the witty jokes and the Comedy component .  The two great local entertainers. More...

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18 August 2018

Such a wonderful show! Great magic and these two were hilarious! Loved every minute! Highly recommend.

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29 July 2018

Phoebe loved your Magic camp at Pinecrest school! She can't wait to turn 15 when she'll be old enough to see your show at the Mayflower hotel!

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8 July 2018

My wife and I aren't really into magic, but we saw the good reviews and said " Hey why not?". 100% enjoyed it and would recommend it to others. Check online to find a deal for tickets. Use apps such as SpotHero to find good parking. Also, be sure to get there early in order to get good seats. More...

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8 July 2018

Outstanding experience from start to finish. First the booking experience and the help I received when finding a promo code after paying for the event was an excellent example of great customer service. Next the show itself was very entertaining. This was my first time going to a magic show, and I thought the magicians did a great job of mixing legitimate magic with comedy. It is really impressive to see magic done right in front of you and not have any idea how it was done. They also do a great job of involving the audience throughout the show. Highly reccomend for a date night or outing with friends/family. More...

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8 July 2018

One word...WOW!!! This was amazing and SUPER funny! This was my 1st Magic show and went be my last. They were very interactive with the audience and great with reading the crowd. Added bonus... Yelp had a 30% promo. The seats at this particular location were most first come first seats. This is excluding their VIP seats (1st row). I recommend this show. Not a bad show but I wouldn't bring kids. Honestly, the show was MAYBE  PG-13 if that. More...

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4 June 2018

I was in charge of coordinating a dinner and something 'out of the box' for our company.  Found these guys online and decided this would be different.  I can't begin to tell you how funny they were.  Everyone in our group loved these guys and thanked me - repeatedly - for such a fun time.  A high recommendation for something different. More...

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4 June 2018

The show was awesome. Great way to spend date night. Brain and Mark was hilarious. The Magic was fantastic. Highly recommend the show.

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3 June 2018

My wife is into magic and got tickets for the Magic Duel. It was a lot better than I thought it would be. Brian and Mark were hilarious and their magic was spectacular! When we checked in, we got upgraded to VIP tickets. If people paid for the VIP tickets, I'm not sure they're necessarily worth it because the whole audience really does get involved. I would highly recommend this show to friends, couples, family, anyone! More...

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2 June 2018

Fun and entertaining!  Loved the jokes and the magic definitely had me guessed my!!  It was great how they incorporated the audience.  Definitely worth seeing

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31 May 2018

OMFG. We went to a show at the Mayflower Hotel in DC last weekend. It blew my FREAKING mind.  An amazing show!  There were card tricks, rope tricks, children's magic, and mind-reading. .. also a part with a goldfish I could have done without. Also this thing where they stuck other people's wedding rings together - STUCK TOGETHER.  The whole show was bananas.  Oh, also the part where they somehow knew what color envelope my husband would pick and that a woman was going on a vacation with her friend named Gail and Jesus H. Christ it was nuts. It was super entertaining; the whole crowd was very into the show. They're a comedy duo as well, so it was magic and funny.  We had a blast and I would absolutely go again. More...

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27 May 2018

Wasn't hoping for much as we had no other plans for the evening. Sometime s it felt staged but it was very entertaining. Would definitely recommend watching them if you are in town More...

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27 May 2018

What a great evening. A blend of awesome magic and terrific comedy. The guys are a blast!

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23 April 2018

Honestly, one of the funniest shows I've ever seen and that doesn't include the insane magic tricks they are doing. So good!

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10 April 2018

It was a fun showing of parlor magic and I would highly recommend it as a source of entertainment for an evening out.I would advise though not to invest in VIP tickets as they are not worth the extra $15 each.  You get a space in the front row, but not all seats are exactly equal.  If you have a seat on the end, it's not really a VIP view. VIPs are NOT necessarily chosen as participants either.  On the 03/31 showing, no VIP was asked to participate.  Come early, all seat are on a first come first serve basis, and they give you 'Reserved Seat' place cards to use.Also, the door greeter and ticket taker was rude, non-verbal, and didn't seem to excited or even act like she wanted to be there.  They had swag to purchase.  For this show it was naughty fortune cookies at $10.  Of course, no change, cash only.  This is kinda odd for an established showing.  Everybody has a pay square for their cell phones.  They certainly would have sold more cookies. More...

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1 April 2018

I surprised my honey for his 50th birthday with a visit to The Magic Duel show since he loves anything "magic" related. The show exceeded  my expectations! Mark and Brian kept us laughing to the point of tears while entertaining us all with pretty darn cool magic tricks! Sooooo worth seeing this show... you will NOT be disappointed! More...

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14 March 2018

WOW!  This really exceeded my expectations.  These guys are good - REAL GOOD.  Their performance is top notch.   Their tricks are some of the best out there and will really amaze you.  Great, fun family entertainment.  Highly recommend! More...

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11 March 2018

The show was fantastic. The two magicians are wonderful and fun to watch, and there's plenty of audience participation involved too.

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11 March 2018

Got to attend the show as part of a bachelor party, and hours later we were still talking and laughing about everything! Thanks!

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10 March 2018

Excellent show! Totally worth it! Had a great time and highly recommend it. Great venue. The collaboration between both magicians was highly entertaining!

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