The Amazing Kreskin’s still going so strong, he spent his birthday doing two shows on Long Island. Not too shabby for 84. The renown mentalist arrives in Boca for a 7 p.m. show Sunday, Jan. 20 in the RRazz Room in Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center.
Kreskin talked about his career and maybe even a movie about his life with Boca Voice.
Q: Do you mind [that’s a Kreskin pun] when people tell you what amazed them most the last time they saw you?
A: After the show there’s a meet and greet and it’s neat to see people. As I travel, I see people who have seen me at universities who are now married with children.
Q: Finding your hidden paycheck is one of your signatures. Have you ever failed to find it?
A: I had to return my check 11 times out 4,000. One of the failures was in New Zealand. I lost $51,000. It went to a children’s hospital.
Q: Everybody who has seen your mind-reading act over the years has a Kreskin story. Do you?
A: My most famous was at a university. I stopped in front of a distinguished elderly man. There was no check in his mouth and I was very embarrassed. Later I ended up standing next to the same man and he took out his upper plate and handed me the check.
Q: The actor John Malkovich’s character was based on you in the movie “The Great Buck Howard.” Now you say a movie is about to be made about your life. Who do you want to play you?
A: George Clooney.
Q: What has your most heart-warming moment been with Kreskin fans?
A: I had a performance in New York and when I got there, scores of people were standing outside. The show was sold out and they waited for me to sign autographs. I love my work and my work has been a great adventure in my life.
Q: Did you have any plans for your 84th birthday on Jan. 12? I see you were performing in Plainview, N.Y.
A: I will probably celebrate the joy of being in front of an audience. I don’t want people to bring gifts and they can sing happy birthday.
By the way, tickets for his show are $40, $45 or $50. Call 844-672-2849 or go to Mizner Park Cultural Center website.
By Marci Shatzman