Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Exclusive Banachek Mentalist Life Story Interview….
Banachek (Steven Shaw) has written books on mentalism and has invented various magic and mentalism effects, including the Penn & Teller bullet catch and the original “buried alive” stunt.
He is the Director of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge and currently co-producers Criss Angel’s TV show and Live touring productions.
His act is remarkable – he’s the master of his act!
Born in England and raised in South Africa and Australia – Banachek has been performing since his arrival in the United States in 1976.
Banachek is often sought out by top entertainers and magic TV shows around the world as a consultant.
His clients include Penn & Teller, David Blaine, Lance Burton, James Randi and Criss Angel.
He’s currently at Foxwoods in The Supernaturalists.
Enjoy an Exclusive interview with Banachek:
Here’s Belfield and Banachek @ Foxwoods 2015:
Banachek has appeared on several television programs, including CNN Live, Mindfreak and Unscrewed with Martin Sargent.
During Nightline’s Beyond Belief program, reporter JuJu Chang described him as a “crusader”.
In 2008, Banachek toured as part of the stage show Hoodwinked with Bob Arno, Todd Robbins and Richard Turner.
On July 12, 2009, Banachek conducted a preliminary test of Connie Sonne’s dowsing ability for the JREF One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge that was witnessed by hundreds in person and hundreds more via live webcast
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 4th July 2015.