Win Tickets to see Shock Illusionist Dan Sperry

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Dan Sperry, Shock Illusionist
​Given that you're reading this post, it's fair to assume that you enjoy reading about food. Another pretty safe guess: You share Gut Check's fondness for the endlessly entertaining intersection of food and weird.

Where do you stand when it comes to watching people doing unusual (and somewhat scary) things with food? (We're not talking Frank and Artemis dumpster-bangin' weird, just eating razor blade-filled cookies weird.)

Permit us to explain.

Meet Dan Sperry, self-proclaimed Shock illusionist. He has performed on America's Got Talent alongside other avant-garde acts like St. Louis native Clownvis, so obviously he's got talent, right? And although his work isn't food-centric, it involves food enough for us to justify giving away a pair of tickets to see Sperry's freaky magic show this Friday, March 11, at 10 p.m. at the Roberts Orpheum Theater.

You're welcome.

*Sperry freaks out the judges on America's Got Talent

More video, along with contest instructions, after the jump...

*Sperry doing the 'ol razor-blade-in-the-cookie bit

For a chance to win, post a comment that includes your e-mail address (in the comment field), your real name and your idea for a food-related magic trick. The idea with the most "likes" wins.

(In the event of a tie or utter lack of "likes," the winner will be chosen the scientific way: We'll read all responses aloud to our Calendar editor's dog and stop when she barks.)

Contest closes Thursday at 5 p.m., and the winner will be notified shortly thereafter. Winner must pick up their tickets at the RFT offices (6358 Delmar Blvd.) on Friday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Location Info


Roberts Orpheum Theater

416 N. Ninth St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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Nick Pogany
Nick Pogany

Check me out... Let's see this guy beer bong charlie sheen's "tigerblood" I bet that would draw a crowd. OR eat an entire cravecase cuz that would gross me out too.


I enjoy cooking lots with my gf its not magic but she always makes her food disappear faster than i can! we are in indiana, but are visiting her family this weekend in STL and it would be awesome to win these tickets! mignusb@hotmail. com

as for a magic trick, it would be awesome to use a super absorbent chemical to soak up water from jello and make it back into powder. dont know if its possible but i would love itmatthew bork

Felix Chandler
Felix Chandler

Well I have an idea that would work...You take a large tub of a liquid and ask someone from the audience to participate. Lets say me Felix. Then you have me walk through the liquid it could be kool-aid or juice, whatever as long as it's liquid. I exit the other side feet wet. Then you do whatever you magicians do and turn that liquid into a solid and ask me to walk through it. Of course I will be walking on top of it because it has now mysteriously turned into a solid form no longer liquid. Sounds cool to me. Let me know if it sounds good to you..Thanks


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