Neil Patrick Harris performs a live magic trick, thinks it’s a ‘really great hobby’ Video

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Great audience. Deserve a fantastic guest and we’re bringing one to the table. Won an Emmy an a Tony award. Multiples as an actor and thousand an author of “The magic misfits.” Please welcome the multitalented Neil Patrick Harris. How are you doing? Okay. Hey. Welcome back. How are you? How are you? How are you? Good to see. You how you doing, man? Good to see you. Thank you. Hey, guys. Wow. My own chair. I looic this. Welcome. Thank you. Congrats to you. I like this vibe with a live audience here. New for you all. We said congrats because your book debuted at number three on “The New York Times” best-seller’s list. Thank you very much. Indeed. It’s called “The magic misfits.” “The magic misfits.” A series of books. This is a series of four. Dealing with diamonds. A group of quids in a small town that realize their love of magic through that — they think they’re more misfits and don’t like that and come to realize that together they’re stronger and they have adventures and there’s magic tricks to learn in the book and there’s secret codes and stuff that are in there. Some Easter egg stuff. What ages? It’s a middle reader book so 8, 9, chapter book style. I’m excited by it. It’s really fun. Doesn’t it hit close to home. You were a magician as a child. Yeah, magic is my thing. I’ve loved it for a long time. It was my main hobby. I grew up in small town new Mexico and would drive to Albuquerque to visit my grandparents and there was a mall and magic shop there called fool’s paradise and that was just my thing. I would save my allowance and go and stand next to the magic case and ask to see tricks and then use my allowance to buy said tricks and on the ride home I would sit in the backseat and learn the secrets and practice the tricks. It’s a great hobby. Live magic, live entertainment I think is really fun and certainly worth talking about and I think I talk about magic as an idea within the book too. Can you teach us. Misdirection. Not only for a magic trick but the idea of misdirection, ideas of keeping secrets, of practicing and practicing and practicing as opposed to here’s a magic trick, want to see it. This is how it’s done. We do want to see one. You do give us instructions. One of the things — so the magic in the — the magic in the book is more for kids so I was trying to come up with something that was not really necessarily a magic trick but…

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