Magician's Illusion Exposed as Assistant's Hiding Place Revealed

The secret to a Shenzhen-based magician’s illusion was revealed when his friend cheekily exposed a trick he was performing for an online video.

The amusing video shows the magician’s trick, featuring an assistant who appears to have no upper body, being foiled as it is revealed that the assistant is simply hiding their upper body in a cart.

The magicians involved go by the apt stage names of Pokerface Man and Embarrassing Man. The duo post videos to Kuaishou, a Chinese video-sharing app, where the Pokerface Man account has over 720,000 followers.

The account focuses on humorous revelations of the secrets behind Embarrassing Man’s tricks. The magicians told Storyful that this footage was recorded on April 22.

Pokerface Man, real name Hao Yakun, developed an interest in magic in 2009, and alongside developing a large online following in the years since, he also teaches courses on magic for budding illusionists, according to a Chinese media report. Credit: Pokerface Man via Storyful