Ricky Jay: Cards and the Art of the Con

Ricky Jay

hide captionIn Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants, the sleight-of-hand artist explores the art of the con in general, and the game of Three Card Monte in particular.

Sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay has astounded audiences with his physical abilities. And readers have also been impressed with the wealth of facts he has gathered from the world of carnivals and conmen. Jay has also acted in the films of David Mamet — who produces his stage shows — and in the HBO series Deadwood.

Guest:

Ricky Jay, performer, author, Extraordinary Exhibitions: The Wonderful Remains of an Enormous Head, the Whimsiphusicon & Death to the Savage Unitarians

Related NPR Stories

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: