Yes, I'm serious. Deal with it.
Today: David Copperfield
In April 2006, Copperfield and two female assistants were robbed at gunpoint after a performance in West Palm Beach.
According to his police statement, Copperfield did not hand over anything, claiming that he used sleight-of-hand to hide his possessions. [source]
Idea: David Copperfield Facts.
As computer-generated ghosts flew into the audience at the end of his 16th television special (1995), I thought: "David Copperfield must be out of ideas." Sure enough, he disappeared onto the touring circuit afterward, re-surfacing only in 2001 for a mediocre 17th special, in which he stood in a fire, levitated a sofa and performed an illusion he bought the rights to.
You're David fuckin' Copperfield! Magic's Houdini! I've seen all of your specials. I know your potential. Get your head in the game!
I was sold on Copperfield after seeing his Death Saw illusion, a spin on the ol' saw-a-person-in-half trick.
So cheesy, so awesome like fondue.
It's even better in person. I saw him perform it live in Tahoe.