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Thanks to Neil Patrick Harris

Pop Haydn, Neil Patrick Harris and Nancy MagillPop Haydn, Neil Patrick Harris and Nancy Magill

Thanks to Neil Patrick Harris for all he has done for the Magic Castle!

His term as President of the Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle®) ends today at our general meeting as we welcome our new Board of Directors and officers.

Neil has been a tireless promoter of magic and the Magic Castle, and done a wonderful job helping the club to move into a new era of high profile success. He will soon be living full time in NYC, and we wish him all the best.

For Magill and me, thanks for all your efforts on behalf of the club!

You will be sorely missed as our president. I hope that your move to NYC will not mean that you will be visiting us less often.


Thanksgiving Week at the W. C. Fields Bar

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Pop Haydn performs in the W. C. Fields Bar at the Magic Castle in Hollywood throughout Thanksgiving Week. Neil Patrick Harris, the president of the Magic Castle, is in the audience in this show shot by wonderful photographer, Billy Baque.

Neil Patrick Harris is a puppet!


Neil Patrick Harris as a marionette

Scott Land is a wonderful puppeteer and sculptor, and this is a commissioned piece for the World Famous Magic Castle. Neil Patrick Harris is being made into a marionette for a special event. Neil is the current president of the Magic Castle, and one of its most avid promoters.

Scott Land is a puppeteer who’s seasoned performing skills are on display in nearly every scene of Paramount Pictures’ Team America: World Police. During the making of the movie—the most expensive puppet-driven feature film ever produced—Scott did more than pull the strings on dozens of lead characters. Throughout the 4 months of shooting, Land lent his expertise to director/producersTrey Parker and Matt Stone who, shot by shot, relied on his 25 years of marionette experience to help them create their landmark film. Other screen credits include Disney’s The Princess Diaries 2, for which he created and performed a Julie Andrews look-alike marionette, seen on the Special Features section of the DVD. His other TV and film credits include Pee Wee’s Playhouse, The Ben Stiller Show, Still Breathing, Shakes the Clown and Rodney Dangerfield’s Birthday Bash.

You can find more about Scott Land here:

Happy Birthday, Magic Castle President Neil Patrick Harris!

Magic Castle President, Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris turns 39 tomorrow. He has been a wonderful and energetic president of the Academy of Magical Arts (Magic Castle), and we have been extremely lucky to have him.

Not since Cary Grant was on the Board of Directors of the Magic Castle has anyone brought such star power, talent and class to the Magic Castle. He has been a wonderful asset at a time when we really have needed it.

Neil has been asscociated witht the Magic Castle for a long time, and was a member of the Magic Castle Juniors, and he is a big fan as well as a performer of magic.

Happy Birthday, Neil!

From Wikipedia:

Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, singer, director, and magician. He is best known for the title role in Doogie Howser, M.D., the womanizing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother, a fictionalized version of himself in the Harold & Kumar series, and the title role in Joss Whedon‘s musical web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

Harris was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2010, and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2011.

Tonya Kay with Neil Patrick Harris on the People’s Choice Awards

SaraAnne Fahey, Neil Patrick Harris and Tonya Kay

My friend Tonya Kay, who is a very versatile performer as actress, model, showgirl, dancer, burlesque performer, and knife throwing and whip expert is here on the right, with SaraAnne Fahey and Neil Patrick Harris on the People’s Choice Awards. Tonya performs in a improv sketch with Neil and SaraAnne as a showgirl.

Tonya has a lot of skills, and an interesting career, including playing herself as a comic book hero in.

Tonya is also a leading influencer for the vegan lifestyle.

Here is a video of the sketch on People’s Choice:

More info on the People’s Choice Awards event is here:

Tonya used to have wonderful dreadlocks, which she has just recently cut. I loved the dreads, but this short haired look is great, too.

Congratulations, Tonya! Great work.

Lili VonSchtupp’s Monday Night Tease!

Lili VonSchtupp

Lili VonSchtupp made her debut performance at the legendary Derby in Hollywood CA, on a starry Monday night in 2004 and never looked back.

Highlights of her career include competing at Miss Viva Las Vegas and performing at the legendary New York Burlesque Festival in ’06.

In 2007, Lili took the helm of LA’s longest running weekly burlesque show, and now produces the Monday Night Tease! at the 3 Clubs. You can still catch her performing around the California/Nevada area as well.

Her performance style has been described as a bit of Sophie Tucker, a bit of Mae West and whole lot of boobs, but the LA Times summed it up best: “She’s the foul-mouthed buxom godmother of LA Burlesque.”

Lili runs the prestigious burlesque academy, “Lili’s School for Wayward Girls,” a higher education facility helping ladies and gentlemen achieve their goals within the art of striptease.

About Monday Night Tease:

Monday Night Tease! has been the catalyst for debut burlesque in Los Angeles since 2004. With a cast containing burlesque, variety artists and music, MNT! offers a new show weekly, and is home of The Quentin Tarantino Burlesque Film Festival, The Hitchcock Tease, Lili’s Laugh In, I Love Mel Brooks, maydonna and the Muppet (of burlesque) Show, as well as Doc and Stumpy’s Instant burlesque, an baggy pants comedy burlesque production.

Lili will be performing as well as producing the Scoundrels and Trollops night at Monday Night Tease! this coming Monday night.



The crowd is mixed and friendly, and welcoming.

It is a good show for couples as well as single ladies and men.

The atmosphere is fun and upbeat, and a maybe just a little raunchy…magic, music, comedy and near-naked ladies–what could be better?

It’s Hollywood Night Life in the 21st Century, people!

Scoundrels and Trollops

Monday Night Tease hosted by Pop Haydn

Burlesque by:

Anastasia Vonteaserhausen
Isabella Star
Miss Angie Cakes
Glama Sutra
Kate Fox
Venus Demille

with a special guest appearance by Phil Van Tee

$15 advance tickets:

Bar Opens: 6pm
Seating Starts: 9:30pm
Show Starts: 10pm

3 Clubs
1123 Vine St.
(Vine at Santa Monica)
Los Angeles, CA 90038

No photography.

Performers subject to change without notice.

Plenty of free street parking.

21+, full bar, no food.

For more info about Lili VonSchtupp and the Monday Night Tease!, go to:


Neil Patrick Harris talks about twins:

I served on the Board of Directors at the Magic Castle with Neil Patrick Harris, and now he is the President of the Magic Castle. He is a really good person, and a very good, hard-working president for our club. Here he talks about his twins:

Neil Patrick Harris, magician.

Neil Patrick Harris, Magician

Neil Patrick Harris, President Magic Castle, Hollywood

Neil Patrick Harris

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