David and Leeman have made it to the semifinals round of the nationally broadcast talent contest and will perform live on the NBC program this Tuesday. At "Magic at Coney" they performed a smash and stab type effect, and although they wouldn't comment when Dreifus asked from the stage what they would perform on the show Tuesday, it certainly never hurts to polish up a routine in front of an audience prior to presenting it on national television.
Rogue performed several tricks during his set including the Russian Roulette-style effect with staple guns which he performed in his AGT appearance. Rogue selected Leeman as an audience volunteer for another effect where he joined two spectators together with a padlock which could only be opened by one key, which was randomly selected by another spectator from a container of many keys.
Rogue is the stage name of Roger Quan a locally-based magician who also owns Rogue's Magic and Fun Shop in Queens and runs a magic bar where he presents shows on Friday and Saturday nights. David and Leeman, who are based on Los Angeles, have performed at the Magic Castle, presented two shows in the Hollywood Fringe Festival, and also recorded several effects for "Masters of Illusion" the magic series currently airing on the CW network.
"Magic at Coney" is presented each Sunday afternoon at Peggy O'Neill's, a bar and restaurant on Surf Avenue. For more information or to buy tickets: http://www.peggyoneills.com.
David and Leeman have not made their final appearance in the Magic in New York blog. We will have an exclusive interview with the duo soon!