“I literally spent my whole life trying to figure out how to make people smile and all those smiles come from the mystery of my magic.”
Taking the world, one magic performance at a time, Seth Grabel astounds and astonishes with his amazing magic tricks. Using acrobatics in addition to his magic, Seth brings something new and different to the table. We got an inside look on his magical life with his exclusive interview-
When I was 5 years old. I was always watching my father do magic and I saw him do some amazing things and from that it really sparked an interest in me. From that I saw a couple of professional magic shows and I started just getting into it. I had an experience when I was very young, when I was outside playing with some kids. And I did something that I thought was magic. I was just joking, doing a trick, but something really happened to me where it was magic and it freaked me out. It freaked my friends out too!
My father was a magician but I was not surrounded by magic. I sought after magic, studied, and learned the art.
I read tons of books, I practiced every day and became a magician while I was mostly alone in my studio apartment. When I was alone it was lonely but that’s where I grew as a person and became a magician. Often you can get the most out of life and your focus is very strong because you have less distractions.
AMAZING!! The best time ever! The AGT team helped me show the world what I can do. It was a lot of work as a magician, you have to plan to come up with something in a week that usually takes a year. A trick right now that I work on has taken up to a year and a half or two years, and I’m working on something that has to be done in a week. I was crazy, but my team and I pulled every single thing off and we made it happen. My motto is “Make Magic Happen”.
TV is a wonderful medium for me. I love being involved with TV. The world wide exposure is really great. I love performing because I love the personal communication I get to do with people. And it definitely helps with nerves. I was a ball of nerves and you learn really quickly how to recover if you mess up. A true entertainer knows that if something happens and you mess up, you don’t show the audience and you just go forward and have a good time with them. They just want to be taken care of, they just want to have a good time. I’ve done quite a few TV appearances and each one has a different story and a different fun time. I think America’s Got Talent was my favorite performance, when I got to make a DeLorean appear, from “Back to the Future”, and I brought the judges, from the past as little mini judges.
When I first started it was super fun. I just did magic for fun with no boundaries. I came up with ridiculously impossible ideas and managed to do some. It was fresh and fun. I literally spent my whole life trying to figure out how to make people smile and all those smiles come from the mystery of my magic. I really love people, and I do this because I love interacting with people and this is my way of doing that. When I was little I was very shy, I couldn’t talk to people a lot. When I found magic, I was able to go up to all kinds up people. I could go up to anyone and everyone, from presidents of the United States to beautiful Playboy models. I could just approach them, do some magic, and make them smile. I think everyone should do magic, and even teach a class about how to do magic at cooperates and seminars. I teach it to them so they can be remembered. Everyone needs to be remembered.
It is always fun to meet amazing people while at events. I love all the wonderful experiences I get to be involved with. Just going to these events is awesome and I get to perform my magic on another scale. I love meeting people, I’m a people person, and I love how strange they are, how different they are, how interesting they are, and I love the inter-person communication with people. That was the best thing that came out of this, meeting new people and creating fun relationships.
I am always working on new tricks but I don’t talk about them until they are a reality. What I’ve done is combined acrobatics and magic, but now I’m actually moving away from that. I’m working on some new effects that is changing the shape of magic. Also, one of the things that I really like to do is bring characters into my work. That’s one of the fun things that I do.
Check out some of Seth’s other magical performances on his official Youtube page and visit his official website.