-Jimmy, tonight
we are going to — -How did you know
my name is Jimmy? -Tonight, we’re going to attempt
to find order in chaos. -Order in chaos.
-Love it. -This deck of cards
represents chaos, okay? These cue cards represent order. Quest, what I need you to do,
if you wouldn’t mind, just hold on to those cue cards,
and whenever I point to you, I just want you to return
to the next card. -Okay.
-That’s all you got to. And, Jimmy, all you got to do
is just read whatever the cue card says, okay?
-I’m good with that, yep. -So, like I mentioned, this deck
of cards represents chaos, and we’re going to
make it chaotic by… shuffling the cards. -That’s talent.
-Shuffling the cards. Yeah. Those cards have been shuffled, and I want you to see
how they’ve been shuffled. And I’m gonna spread them out
so you can see that they indeed
have been shuffled together. -Beautiful.
-I’m gonna push these together. And, Jimmy,
if you wouldn’t mind, push them together with me,
push them together. Very good. Perfect.
-Is that good? -Perfect. Nice. Very good. Now, whenever you shuffle
a deck of cards, it creates a unique sequence
that has never — probably never happened before
in the history of mankind. Seriously. The amount of
combinations is 52 factorial, which is —
Quest, turn over the next one. -Yeah, yeah, yeah. That number actually equals —
Turn it over. [ Laughter ] Okay. There we go. 8 with 67 digits,
but we’re going to make an even bigger number than that
tonight here together, okay? And the way we’re gonna do that is by shuffling the deck
in a really kind of unique way. I’m gonna split it
into three piles. Now, again, remember, the next
thing we have to do is…? -Shuffle.
-Exactly. Okay. Shuffle the cards.
-These cards are great. -We’ve got
three piles here, Jimmy. I want you to point
to two piles. Whatever two piles you point to, we’re going to
shuffle together, okay? -Uhh, that, that! -Those two? Those two.
-Yes! Those are the ones. -Jimmy. Watch this.
-The secret ones. The ones you didn’t
want me to do. -We’re going to
mix these together. Jimmy, I want you
to do this with me. Do this with me.
Very nice and gently. Push those together. Very good.
Those have been shuffled. That’s fair, okay?
But we’re gonna take it further. Again, we need to make
a bigger number. So, to do that, we’re going to
change the order a little bit. And to change the order,
we’re going to turn some cards faceup
and some cards facedown. Jimmy, which packet
do you want to turn faceup? Your choice.
-That one. I don’t really care. -These?
-Yeah, just for fun. -Okay, we’re gonna turn this.
It’s your choice. This is your choice.
-I’m very happy. -Again, we’re gonna
mix these cards. Faceup into facedown. Mixing them.
-There we go. -Do you want to do that? Do you
feel comfortable with that? -No, I like you’re doing it.
I think it’s good. -These cards are mixed
faceup into facedown, creating a really random,
really… -Chaotic, chaotic order.
-…chaotic mess. But we’re gonna make it
a little bit more chaotic. So, here’s what
I need you to do. I want you to, with both hands,
lift off about half the pack. Lift off about half the —
Yeah, perfect. Lift off about half.
-Mm-hmm. -Great. About half.
You got all of them? You got all of them there?
-Is that more than half? -No, that’s about half.
Make sure you got them. I want you to put them
right there. Perfect. Okay, so, you’ve actually got
more than half, but that’s okay. That’s okay. Put them down.
Put them down. It’s okay. It’s fine.
It’s fine. It’s fine. -Nitpicker, nitpicking. Yeah. -To make it
a little bit more even, though, I want you to lift off
some cards from your packet just like this,
just like you did before. -Yep.
-With both hands. Good. Now I want you
to turn them over. -Mm-hmm.
-Good. Now I want you to put those
on top of mine. -Mm-hmm. -And I’m gonna put mine
on top of yours. Okay? So, we’re actually gonna mix
these two piles together. But before we do that,
one more choice — which one do you want
to turn faceup? Which one do you want
to turn facedown? It’s your choice.
Think about it. -Uh, lucky number 9. I think
flip that upside down. -Flip this packet.
-Right. And then mix that that way.
-Okay, I’m gonna mix those into each other,
faceup into facedown, creating, again, a really,
really random, nasty mix. Now, it would be fair to say
through all those shuffles, through all of your choices
that what you did there was you created
a bit of chaos, right? -That’s correct. -Put your hand
on top of that deck. And it would also be fair to say
that there’s no way I could know
the order of those cards or which cards are faceup,
which card — Right? That would be fair to say?
You did all of that. -Yeah, this is why I love magic. Yeah, of course, not.
Of course not. Of course, there would be no way
you would know the order to what I just did
and switched it all around, and they were flip-flopped. There was no way that you did
in something is under my hand. And gosh darn it.
I’m gonna freak out. [ Laughter ] Freak out right now.
I’m gonna freak out. -But what if I told you
that actually Quest had all of the answers here? [ Laughter ] -What’s up, man?
-Quest, turn over the next card. Turn over the next card. “17 cards will be facedown.” Jimmy, lift up your hand. We’re gonna spread
these cards out. And I want you to count with me.
Count with me. -Okay? Here we go.
-Yep. -1, 2, 3, 4, 5… 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11… 12, 13, 14… 15, 16, 17. [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ -[ Laughs ] See? This is me. I would be happy with that, and I would leave and go,
“You’re the best magician.” But yet, there’s something else.
Something else is gonna happen. You’re holding more cards. -Quest still has
some more answers. Next one, please.
-I do? [ Laughter ] -12… -“…of the facedown cards
will be black.” -12 of the facedown cards.
Count with me, Jimmy. Every time you see a black card,
I want you to count it. Ready? -1, 2, 3… 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11… -12 black cards. [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ But there’s more, Jimmy.
There’s more. Quest, turn over the next card.
Turn over the next card. “6 of those black cards
will be spades.” 6 of them spades.
Again, count with me. Ready? -1, 2, 3, 4, 5… -6. 6 spades.
-6 spades. [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ -But there’s more. There’s more. Again, remember,
you shuffled those cards. You mixed them up.
You made all of the choices. If you had chosen to do
one thing differently, it would have changed all of this.
-I know! I know! -One more card. -“All of the red cards
will be hearts.” -Jimmy, spread them out.
-Oh, no! I just looked at them now.
I didn’t realize this. Look at this. They’re all —
No. Oh. Sorry, Dan. -Well. -O-kay. [ Laughter ] I mean, that’s still
pretty impressive, right? I mean, that’s — -It’s fairly impressive. Yeah. -I got a whole deck!
-The whole deck, yeah. -But wait, wait, wait.
There’s one card left. We got everything right except
for the 3 of diamonds. Quest… [ Laughter ] -It’s not going to explode
or anything, right? -Instagram. Instagram. Uh, Jimmy,
you got your phone on you. -Yes.
-Can you go to Instagram to my page, @DanWhiteMagic? You can do this at home.
If you’re at home, check it out. My Instagram, @DanWhiteMagic,
pull it up. Again, Quest,
you know, a few weeks ago, you and I were together. We were actually at
the Eleven Madison Park party, and we took a picture
together at like 4:00 a.m. -No, man! No, man!
-This was weeks ago! -No!
-This was weeks ago! -No! No! No! -It was June 12th, to be exact. [ Laughter ] -No, I know you were at the
Eleven Madison Park party. -Jimmy, go a few lines down,
a few lines down. It’s me and Quest.
-I see you and Questlove, yeah. I see the photo of you.
-We got everything right except for the 3 of diamonds
on my T-shirt. -Oh, yo!
-Show that to the camera. -Yo. His T-shirt says
“Except the 3 of diamonds.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ -No! Wait! Wait, wait, guys!
Come back over here! Come back over here!
-What?! -Come back over here!
Come back! -Wait! Wait!
-We posted that. We posted that. -Is that why y’all
were laughing at me? -No, I wasn’t
laughing at you ever. -You guys were laughing like… -We didn’t set that up,
though, right? -No!
-No. Exactly. So, look. On that day —
I posted this on June 12th. Let’s pull the date up there.
June 12th. I posted that on June 12th. Remember,
we did all these things. This all seemed really random,
but nothing is really random because through
this whole thing, we got a 6 spades, right?
-Yes. -And 12 black.
-Uh-huh. -And 17 facedown. 6/12/17. June 12th, 2017. The exact date that
we posted that together. Altogether. Completely random. -[ Laughs ] Dan White, everybody! How the heck
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