GIVING up the ciggies two years ago gave Nick Kesidis more than just a better bill of health – it introduced him to the wonderful world of magic.
To keep his hands busy, the 27-year-old from Clifton Hill started carrying around a deck of cards and became so adept at sleight-of-hand magic he has made a career out of it.He’s debuting his comedy-based magic show Nick Kesidis is One Lonely Guy at the Melbourne Magic Festival, which runs until July 14 at the Northcote Town Hall.”The premise is that there’s some magicians who are handsome, experienced and have a pretty girl they put in boxes and make vanish, whereas my outlook is that magic’s a bit of a geeky thing,” he says.”Most magicians are part of the science club, and instead of being out and about drinking on Friday and Saturday nights, we’re home with a pack of cards working on our craft.”
But don’t feel sorry for Kesidis. He quit his “boring” corporate job to focus on magic and he’s on his way to achieving his dream of performing on cruise ships.
- Megan Miller
- From: Herald Sun
- July 02, 2012 6:56PM
- link – http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/arts-books/cruisy-life-is-on-the-cards/story-fn7euh6j-1226414979363?sv=2368a1e79fa1761c38d047df2c2d7ebb