Piff the Magic Dragon is not sitting back and letting this Ukranian magician steal his act. Here recently released a youtube video showing the similarites of both acts.
This article was found at Chortle
The man behind Piff The Magic Dragon has spoken out against the imposter who stole his act on Russian TV.
British magician John Van Der Put said he was ‘pissed off’ at the ‘ridiculous’ rip-off of his routine by Ukranian Andriy Chekanyuk on a Russian TV show called Surprise Me!
The 22-year-old from Kiev performed an exact copy of the act Piff performed on Penn And Teller’s Fool Us on ITV last year – even though the YouTube clip of that broadcast has attracted 1.7million views.
Chekanyuk, who comes from a circus family, normally performs in the traditional dinner jacket, but appropriated the Piff shtick for the latest episode of the talent show, which has a 1million rouble prize.
The props, trick and jokes are the same, the only difference is that his Mr Piffles sidekick is a guinea pig, not a chihuahua.
However, Chekanyuk did not get away with the plagiarism, with one of the Russian judges telling him: ’There is a famous magician who works in the same costume with the same act, but the only difference is that he has a little dog and you have a little guinea pig.’
Read the rest of this article here: http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2012/05/21/15426/piff_roasts_the_plagiarist#ixzz1viDBiB7Q
See the previous article we broke here: http://www.thedailydeception.com/2012/05/missing-piff-the-magic-dragon-character/