>>James: WELCOME BACK. NOW NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, WE HAVE
TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR BRILLIANT THIRD CHILDREN’S BOOK,
THE MAGIC MISFITS. THE MINOR THIRD AND IT’S A NEW
YORK TIMES BEST SELLING SERIES. AND FOR ANYONE THAT DOESN’T KNOW
ABOUT THIS SERIES OF BOOKS AND I DO THINK THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY
BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN, TELL EVERYBODY WHAT IT IS ABOUT.>>I HAVE TWINS WHO ARE EIGHT,
ALMOST TURNING NINE AND THEY ARE JUST READING NOW AND BOOKS HAVE
ALWAYS BEEN A VERY SUPERPART OF OUR LIVES, I HAVE READ TO THEM,
WORKING AT A BOOK STORE WAS MY FIRST JOB EVER. SO I HAD THIS COOL OPPORTUNITY
TO WRITE SOMETHING AND I ALSO LIKE TO PROMOTE MAGIC AND GET
KIDS INTERESTED IN THINGS, I THINK MAGIC IS A GREAT HOBBY. SO I WRO THESE FOUR BOOKS LIKE
THE FOUR SUITS OF THE DECK OF CARDS. THE FIRST WAS DIAMOND KID NAMED
CARTER. THE SECOND WAS CLUB ABOUT A GIRL
NAMED LALA AND THE THIRD WIN THEO STEINMIER PART OF A GROUP
CALLED THE MAGIC MISFITS. THEY ALL LOVE MAGIC, NOT WANDS
AND WIZARDS BUT CARDS AND COINS AND ES KAICH AND PRACTICAL MAGIC
IT IS SORT OF LIKE MY VERSION OF THE GOONIES. LIKE FROM THAT, THERE IS ANOTHER
DARKER SECRET CALLED THE EMERALD RING AND SKELETON KEYS AND
HIDDEN PASSAGE WAYS UNDER THE TOWN CALLED MINERAL WELLS. I DON’T KNOW, I REALLY ENJOY IT. THERE ARE MAGIC TRICKS THAT ARE
LEARNED WITHIN, TEACHES TRICKS, CODES INSIDE TOO. AND THEY HAVE BEEN DOING WELL,
IT’S FUN.>>James: THEY ARE VERY
POPULAR IN MY HOUSE, WITH MY EIGHT YEAR OLD SON. HE LOVES IT. AND HE LIKE YOU HAVE HAS A REAL
LOVE OF MAGIC. THIS ISN’T SOMETHING YOU ARE
JUST COMING UP WITH. THIS COMES FROM A REAL LOVE. YOU LOVE MAGIC.>>MAGIC HAS BEEN MY HOBBY SINCE
I WAS A KID AND I LOVE PROMOTING IT. I LOVE SEEING MAGIC. I PRODUCE PEOPLE’S SHOWS. I WAS THE PRESIDENT OF IMAGINE
YOU CAN CAST FOR THREE YEARS. SOO SO MAGIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN
SOMETHING THAT I HAD THIS WEIRD UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE. BECAUSE MAGIC IS SORT OF LIKE A
PENDULUM– PEBD LUM IT GOES FROM COOL AND RESPECT AM WELL
RESPECTED TO CHEESY AND SORT OF THE BUTT OF A JOKE. SO I WANT TO KEEP IT SORT OF IN
THE FORM ARE AND NOT THE LATTER.>>James: YES.>>I DID MAGIC ON THE JOHNNY
CARSON SHOW. THAT IS HOW OLD I AM.>>James: YOU DID.>>YEAH.>>WOW, WHAT.>>SO I GET TO– CHAP SHOW MAGIC
JDZ CAN YOU DO SOME CHAT SHOW MAGIC FOR US NOW. I THINK WE WOULD ALL LOVE TO SEE
IT.>>I LOVE THAT. I LOVE THAT.>>SURE, DO YOU DO ANY MAGIC?>>I DO DO MAGIC BUT MY TRICK IS
SO GOOD.>>DO YOU HAVE A DECK OF CARDS.>>YEAH, LET’S SEE. LET’S HAVE A COMPETITION.>>James: 6 671 SHOIS I’VE
BEEN CARRYING THESE.>>FANCY THAT.>>James: AND I HAVE NEVER
NEEDED THEM. SO THAT IS A DECK OF CARDS.>>YOU SHOULD DO ONE FIRST
THOUGH. YOU WERE SAYING BACKSTAGE WITH
THE STAIRS THAT YOU KNOW SOME MAGIC. AND THAT YOU HAVE A TRICK THAT
YOU CAN DO.>>James: OKAY.>>I DO HAVE A TRICK.>>James: CONSTANCE WU HAS
GONE FROM A J.LO DAY BEUT– DEBUT.>>WHO AM I DOING IT TO.>>James: WHOEVER YOU WANT,
ME, NEIL, THE BAND, WHOEVER.>>OKAY.>>OH, THIS ISN’T VERY GOOD. OKAY. PICK A CARD. OKAY, LOOK AT YOUR CARD.>>James: UH-HUH.>>James: DO I SHOW THE
AUDIENCE.>>NO.>>James: NO? OKAY.>>IS THIS YOUR CARD? HA HA HA
(APPLAUSE).>>James: WOW.>>THAT’S MY TRICK.>>CAN YOU TOP THAT?>>I CAN TRY. MINE IS ALMOST JUST AS SIMPLE
SWRZ OKAY.>>I WILL DO THIS ONE FOR YOU.>>OKAY.>>PUCK A CARD. TALK A LOOK ATT. YOU GOT IT.>>YEAH.>>THINK ABOUT I
>>THINKING.>>IS YOUR CARD THE TEN OF
CLUBS.>>NO, IT’S—- — .>>James: SHUT UP.>>NICE, NICE.>>HOW DID HE– .>>THEY ARE ALL JUST TEN OF
CLUBS. (LAUGHTER)
>>NO, WAIT, WAIT.>>James: THAT REALLY FOOLED
ME.>>THAT GENUINELY FOOLED ME. HERE IS ANOTHER DECK, THIS IS AN
ACTUAL DECK. REGULAR CARDS, ALL DIFFERENT,
HERE IS WHAT I WANT TO YOU DO, JAIMS. I WILL SET THE DECK AND I WILL
CUT IT OFF AND TAKE A LOOK AT THAT CARD AND SHOW THE AUDIEE
IF YOU WANT. OKAY.>>SO PUT IT BACK. OKAY. LET ME JUST ASK YOU A QUESTION. BLACK CARD?>>NOT A QUESTION BUT YEAH. MORE A STATEMENT.>>IT WAS NOT YOUR CARD.>>THAT’S TRUE, IT WAS NOT A
BACK CARD.>>I MADE A PREDICTION VERY
DAVID BLAIN STYLE.>>ON MY ARM.>>COME ON NOW.>>NO.>>NEIL.>>THE KING OF HEARTS.>>WAS IT?>>NOT THE CARD PLAWSES PLAWS
JDZ THIS IS REALLY IMPRESESSIVE IF YOU GET IT.>>ACE OF CLUBS. NOPE.>>OH.>>WAS IT THE FOUR OF HERTS.>>James: YES, IT WAS THE FOUR
OF HEARTS! OH MY WORD. THIS THE MAGIC OF MISFITS THIS
IS THE MINOR THIRD, AVAILABLE NOW WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD.