If you haven’t seen this performance, you’re in for a real treat.
Close what you’re doing, raise the volume, and watch Shin Lim’s amazing card magic that he performed on Penn and Teller’s TV show, Fool Us.
Card magic is usually pretty bland these days. Everybody knows what everybody is doing.
New magicians pop onto the scene and offer slight twists in old tricks and sleights of hand, but nothing is really new. They’re just “twists.”
Then… there are those like Shin Lim who kind of created his own category of card magic.
Trust me… you’ve never seen anything like this.
This is what people are saying after watching this performance:
Yes, you will be able to catch some of the things he does. Some of his sleight of hands are pretty visible to people who are proficient in cardistry.
But some of them…. are unexplainable.
Who is Shin Lim?
A very creative and talented card magician would be an understatement.
He’s the reigning FISM World Champion in Close up Card Magic, and won numerous other awards for close up card magic.
Honestly, I have no idea how he performed some of these moves unless he invented a new piece of technology that none of us know about.
This is not a revealing video. I’m not even going to try to explain how he pulled off some of these moves.
But he does reveal a lot of them himself through his online shop.
I went through every single one of his products to be honest, and I still can’t explain some of these moves.
The one I’m most curious about is how he changed the card inside the plastic bag just by waving it.
The two cards are clearly signed by the participants.
But this is getting slightly off track, as I’m sure you have no idea what I’m talking about yet.
Watch the full performance
The way he choreographed all of his moves, along with the music, is impressive.
I particularly loved the Interstellar theme song in the second part.
I don’t think anybody’s been able to figure out every move in his routine yet. But everything is so graceful and masterful that it doesn’t matter.
And yes, he fooled Penn and Teller.
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Q: Who is Shin Lim?
A: Shin Lim is a magician and sleight-of-hand artist known for his card magic and appearances on the television show Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
Q: What is Penn & Teller: Fool Us?
A: Penn & Teller: Fool Us is a television show where magicians perform tricks for Penn & Teller, and if Penn & Teller cannot figure out how the trick was done, the magician “fools” them and wins a trophy.
Q: What happened when Shin Lim performed on Penn & Teller: Fool Us?
A: Shin Lim’s performance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us was widely praised as one of the greatest magic performances ever seen on the show. He performed a series of card tricks that left Penn & Teller completely baffled.
Q: Did Shin Lim fool Penn & Teller?
A: Shin Lim successfully fooled Penn & Teller with his performance.
Q: What makes Shin Lim’s performance so impressive?
A: Shin Lim’s performance is impressive because of the skill and artistry he demonstrates in his card magic. His sleight of hand is incredibly precise, and he combines it with music, lighting, and dramatic staging to create a truly mesmerizing performance.
Q: Has Shin Lim won any awards for his magic?
A: Yes, Shin Lim has won numerous awards for his magic, including the FISM World Championship of Close-Up Magic in 2015 and 2018 and America’s Got Talent: The Champions competition in 2019.
Q: Where can I watch Shin Lim’s performance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us?
A: Shin Lim’s performance on Penn & Teller: Fool Us can be found on YouTube and other video-sharing websites.