Magician Wayne Kawamoto, author of “Picture Yourself As a Magician” and writes about magic for About.com, has named the 10 best magicians of our time. Top of his list: David Copperfield. The next nine, and some of Kawamoto's reasoning, are listed here on the E blog.
The omissions are just as interesting as the list. David Blaine didn't make it because he doesn't perform live (although Blaine was a contender for Nos. 6 through 10). Criss Angel was also left out because his ability to carry a live show hasn't yet been proven. Dai Vernon is off because he's not known to the general public.
So, what do you think of the list?
“What’s the point of that, I wonder? I mean, I get how they did it. I just ain’t seeing the why.”