TODAY | April 14, 2013
>> have josh have his magic work on us in the studio. by us, i mean the people making the decisions. not us. lester and i are your first guinea pigs ?
>> yes. i wanted to do a trick that has to do with connection, love. how long have you guys known each other for?
>> six months?
>> six months, yeah.
>> a long time. we'll do this quick. for this trick, though, erica, you need to be relaxed. drink a lot of iced coffee , are you relaxed?
>> oh, yes, totally relaxed. don't worry.
>> take a deep breath. your birthday is july 20th , 1976 , is that correct? that wasn't my reading. i googled that before i came here.
>> because that got creepy for a minute. by the way, you never reveal a lady's age, but whatever. eyes are closed, right?
>> you can hear my voice. i'll touch you with the card. like, very, lightly. be aware of every touch or sensation. don't say anything. the question is, did you feel a touch?
>> on my knows.
>> did you feel a touch?
>> on my chin.
>> yes, very good. be relaxed. the "weekend today" studios. where did i touch you?
>> my forehead.
>> open your eyes .
>> you've known lester how long?
>> six months.
>> i hope you dvr'd this episode.
>> i wasn't touching you. i was touching lesser is.
>> he was touching my forehead, my chin.
>> give him a round of applause.
>> all right.
>> watch it afterwards. wow.
>> they blanked our monitors. okay!
>> the next trick is my signature trick, as i'm known at the foodie magician, not fruity. my signature trick is guessing people's favorite restaurants.
>> do dylan here. dylan , you're from where originally?
>> from new jersey.
>> correct. you're doing well so far. is there a restaurant in new york city you love?
>> i love hundreds. think of one. keep it in your mind. it will take me around one minute to guess your restaurant . hold my hand. this has nothing to do with the trick. i just want to touch you. 50% of restaurants in new york are italian. don't say it, a poker face , i'm going to go non-italian. dylan , from new jersey, it will be american. so maybe thinking of great gramercy tavern. no. maybe you're thinking of -- actually, i feel like you eat seafood, so maybe the lower part, no, a poker face . going to go with this. i see you eating oysters. so are you thinking -- all right, guys, can you read that?
>> that's your favorite restaurant ?
>> i don't know.
>> okay. are you thinking of the great seafood restaurant aqua grill? yes or no?
>> oh! well, let me ask you this. what's the cuisine of the restaurant in your mind?
>> it's seafood-ish.
>> okay, i was close. what was the name of the restaurant ?
>> ditch plains.
>> ditch -- the upper west side ?
>> the one on this board?
>> oh, come on!
>> i swear, i wrote that down.
>> that's fantastic.
>> it's in my pocket the whole time.
>> give her a round of applause. we have time for one more, i think.
>> i'm shaking.
>> so this is a brand-new deck. jenna?
>> dwayne reed, the cards, you can name any card aloud. any card.
>> right now?
>> ace of hearts .
>> now, i intertwine the magic with -- i like to think of it as comedy. if i was a mind reader, i would take out a deck of cards, seal the wrap, and pull that card out of my pocket, as a mind reader. this is what you can do with a business degree from dotcom university. oops. cat's out of the bags.
>> this is so much more interesting.
>> very good.
>> really, really good.
>> a brand-new deck of cards just opened. what i want you to do is touch a card. any card. flip it over. you took the --
>> show the cameras.
>> 15th card?
>> that's awesome.
>> oh, my god.
>> the ace of hearts .
>> what you don't realize is i'll harass you for the rest of my god-given life how did you this.
>> so you show up at tables and start doing tricks?
>> no, i have a website, nycfoodie.com. since i happen to be a professional magician, comedian, i entertain everybody at the restaurant . it's a dinner and show every night of the week.
>> consider us entertained.
>> yes, absolutely.
>> i'm going to scratch your chin for you.
>> yeah, is the forehead itching a little bit?
>> josh beckerman, good to have you here. i think your parents will be okay with