Hip-Hop Houdini (Fuse) – Premieres 17th July
Hosted by magician Smoothini, this is a show where he meets up with a hip hop artist, talks to them about their life and career and performs some magic tricks that link everything together.
During the episode, after meeting up with the artist in question Smoothini begins to casually interview the guest. And with each part of their life and career they delve into, Smoothini has relevant trick which then gets his guest to open up, revealing some pivotal moments in their their life that are spawned from the result of the trick. As well as befuddling the artist in question, the show is also broken up with Smoothini perplexing members of the public as he performs variations of the tricks he showed the rapper.
With the show being a hybrid of a magic programme and chat show, it’s a pretty unique format. Though it is very lightweight in terms of what he finds out, and the other magic shows do have better tricks on offer. That said it for a 20 minute show it’s it’s an easy enough watch, but not something you actively hunt down.