|Born||October 31, 1970|
|Notable works||Metal Bending, the real work (Camirand Academy of magic) = Mind Stunts vol. 1 & 2 (Penguin Magic)|
|Known for||Mentalism, magic & his humor|
Patrik Kuffs is a magician, mentalist, author and lecturer from Montreal, Québec, Canada who has appeared many times on some of the country's highest rated French-language television shows over the years. (Festival Juste Pour Rire, Le Grand Rire, Infoman, La Fin Du Monde Est À 7h, Grand Rire Comédie Club, etc...)
In 2000, he made his English-language television debut (with David Acer and Richard Sanders) on a "street magic" special for Global TV called Urban Magic, and later appeared on an episode of a children's science series called Popular Mecanix for Kids. In 2003 he published a book of tricks he wrote for the général public (in French) called Psychomagie.
Kuffs has also released three lecture DVDs for magicians - Metal Bending: The Real Work (produced by the Camirand Academy of Magic), Mind Stunts and Mind Stunts II, and a smattering of his original material has appeared in Lee Earle - Syzygy, Banachek - Psychological Subtleties 2, John Lovick - Switch, Robert Cassidy (an almost impossible to find magazine) Quintessence, David Acer - Random Acts of Magic, Genii magazine and MAGIC. In addition, a small booklet of his magic called Seven by Patrik Kuffs was published in 2004 and receive great review from magician like David Regal.
In 2008, with magician Stéphane Bourgoin, Kuffs co-founded Quebecmagik, a private magic club and unique store in Laval, Quebec (just north of Montreal). The club was created to share magic and related art and for a lack of time since close(2010).
In 2010, Kuffs became a columnist for Genii magazine, with the series projected to run intermittently through 2011. Its debut in the May, 2010 issue featured a unique version of The Berglas Effect called Any Card at Any Numbered Envelope. The second installment featured an on-the-floor handling for the classic Brainwave plot wherein the spectator uses his or her feet to choose a card, and the third offering was an unusual spin-off of David Hoy Tossed-Out-Deck plot called The Tossed Out Rubik's Cube (The legendary Bob Farmer call it Brillant), the fourth one was a very simple chair routine named Simplex Chair Mystery, the fifth routine Draw a blank is a routine that help Kuffs won a undergroud contest organised by Larry Becker and the last routine, named Back Perception is a routine using a very popular impression device and it show the creativity behind Patrik thinking.
Kuffs for 2011 make his come back on stage (the last few years he was more writing and creating stuff's for others) with a new show called PRESTIDIGICOMIK. A 90 min stage show mixing magic, mentalism and a great doze of Kuffs unique humor. He call this new show his best... so far! Funny thing about Kuffs, he claim that he already know the date for his last performance on stage. It will be done on Halloween night of 2026... now try to figure out why yourself!
Mind Stunts in Genii
- DECEMBER, 2011 • Mind Stunts #6: Back Perception
- SEPTEMBER, 2011 • Mind Stunts #5: Draw a Blank
- AUGUST, 2011 • Mind Stunts #4: Simplex Chair Mystery
- JANUARY, 2011 • Mind Stunts #3: Tossed-Out Rubik's Cube
- AUGUST, 2010 • Mind Stunts #2: Step-by-Step Brainwave
- MAY, 2010 • Mind Stunts #1: Any Card at Any Numbered Envelope