Originally Posted by RJman
Who is Criss Angel and what do you think about him?
Originally Posted by redgrail
What do you think about Criss Angel getting into Hogwarts? Jealous?
Thought you guys would never ask. Incidentally I met Criss at the closest thing
to Hogwarts there is in real life. (ignore the horribly dated publicity shot - it was actually a remarkable experience) He was very personable and humble though it was just before his show really took off. However his dramatic persona and much of his television work leaves me cold at best. Criss angel values spectacle over dramatic and emotional content. I don't think I will shock anyone when I say too much of his work looks as if it benefits from camera angles - a deadly flaw in television magic. His dress sense is ... unfortunate and he has become a pretty boring b-list celebrity in the public eye. He actually had a pretty good theatrical stage performance pre-television show and he worked hard to get to his current point but he did benefit from rich parents funding him. Still, angel has tapped in to a solid demographic and is laughing all the way to the bank.