March 07

Comedic Magician Fielding West

with Brian Corrion
Special Event

Comedic Magician Fielding West

with Brian Corrion

It all began in the beginning. Who would ever believed that Fielding West was literally made in Japan. Conceived in the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan. His father, a US Air Force officer, wanted his first male child to be born in America. He was transferred to Boise, Idaho just-in-time for Fielding to arrive.
Ten years later he was introduced to Magic by his grandfather who was an amateur magician. After high school, Fielding put himself through college, paying for his degree by performing in a band as a drummer and doing magic shows for children. In 1973 while selling cars and going to graduate school at night in Tallahassee, Florida, he met an unknown comedy magician named Steve Martin. That's right, the Steve Martin, before he became famous. After seeing Steve perform, he knew that he wanted to be in show business for the rest of his life. The concept of a comedy act began.
Three years later he moved to Jacksonville, Florida and started his own Saturday morning children's show on television with a Post/Newsweek station, WJ XT. The name of the show was Magic Gang and was the highest rated kids show in it's time slot for two years. Not being satisfied with entertaining only children, Fielding pursued a nightclub act.
A year and a half after leaving television, he put together a successful touring show called the Amazing Fielding And Company. The show included illusions and hypnosis, which for after two years led him to Las Vegas. There he met Liberace who helped Fielding get his first break by showcasing his act at the Sahara Hotel. Since then he has been working all over the world as a featured star in large production shows and as an opening act for major stars.
Fielding's career has now come full circle. He has appeared on a multitude of comedy specials and popular sitcoms. His talents go far beyond stage and screen. Fielding is also a successful comedy writer for other magicians and comedians. He is well-known in the corporate market as a fantastic performer. In a course he created, called Stagecraft 101, he manages speaking seminars for young performers which teach how to speak more effectively

Brian Corrion

Brian was born in Detroit, Michigan, but grew up in the small town of Vicksburg, MI which is about 20 miles south of Kalamazoo. He first came to Florida for his senior year in college, and after some years spent back in Michigan and Colorado digging his car out of the snow, Brian moved to Florida permanently in 2004. Comedy has always been Brian’s greatest passion. (Well, okay, there is one other thing I get more passionate about, but she won’t let me use her name onstage.) He likes being entertained by other comics, and loves the thrill of making an audience laugh. People often ask Brian how he comes up with his routines. “For me, inspiration…comes from just about anywhere. It can be a road sign off I-75 in Kentucky—Big Bone Lick State Park. (Bet a lot of guys take their girlfriends to that place for picnics.) It can be the crazy stuff people around us do and say every day, or quite often, the even crazier stuff that’s going on in my own life.” Basically, the potential for humor is all around us, and inside us, and you just need to know how to harness it. People also ask, “How can you get up on stage and tell jokes? That has to be terrifying.” “When a joke falls flat, it is extremely uncomfortable. But what is more terrifying to me is the prospect of a “regular” job. I lasted in one for all of two years, and I can still feel the handcuffs biting into my wrists. Comedy is my calling, and the stage is my work place. I love going to the office and working late.” Creating most of his own venues such as The Komedy Kamping Tour and setting up rooms in the SW Florida area, the summer of 2013 Brian mentored in and was the house emcee for The Hilton Head Comedy and Magic Club. He had the great opportunity to work hand and joke with the well known Kerry Pollock. Upon returning to the Naples FL Brian opened up Old Naples Comedy Club as owner, operator, promoter and performer. Brian has performed for community shows such as Village Walk, Heritage Oaks, Gordon's on The River, The Club on Key West Harbour, Naples Princess Cruises, Red Roof Inn Corporation, KOA, Nudist resorts, Assisted Living communities & clubs across the Country.

03/07/2017 7:30 PM

Door Time: 6:00 PM

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West has appeared on a multitude of comedy specials and popular sitcoms. His talents go far beyond stage and screen. Fielding is also a successful comedy writer for other magicians and comedians

It all began in the beginning. Who would ever believed that Fielding West was literally made in Japan. Conceived in the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan. His father, a US Air Force officer, wanted his first male child to be born in America. He was transferred to Boise, Idaho just-in-time for Fielding to arrive.
Ten years later he was introduced to Magic by his grandfather who was an amateur magician. After high school, Fielding put himself through college, paying for his degree by performing in a band as a drummer and doing magic shows for children. In 1973 while selling cars and going to graduate school at night in Tallahassee, Florida, he met an unknown comedy magician named Steve Martin. That's right, the Steve Martin, before he became famous. After seeing Steve perform, he knew that he wanted to be in show business for the rest of his life. The concept of a comedy act began.
Three years later he moved to Jacksonville, Florida and started his own Saturday morning children's show on television with a Post/Newsweek station, WJ XT. The name of the show was Magic Gang and was the highest rated kids show in it's time slot for two years. Not being satisfied with entertaining only children, Fielding pursued a nightclub act.
A year and a half after leaving television, he put together a successful touring show called the Amazing Fielding And Company. The show included illusions and hypnosis, which for after two years led him to Las Vegas. There he met Liberace who helped Fielding get his first break by showcasing his act at the Sahara Hotel. Since then he has been working all over the world as a featured star in large production shows and as an opening act for major stars.
Fielding's career has now come full circle. He has appeared on a multitude of comedy specials and popular sitcoms. His talents go far beyond stage and screen. Fielding is also a successful comedy writer for other magicians and comedians. He is well-known in the corporate market as a fantastic performer. In a course he created, called Stagecraft 101, he manages speaking seminars for young performers which teach how to speak more effectively

Brian Corrion