Friendship The Magician – The Guy Who Played Him Answers Some Questions About His Experience On RAW

Friendship The Magician was involved in the ‘Festival Of Friendship’ angle with Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho on the February 13th episode of RAW. He participated in a reddit AMA (ask me anything) after he appeared on RAW and answered a wide variety of questions about his experience appearing on RAW.

His name is James Kelsey and he is a real-life magician/ comedian based out of Vegas. Here were some of the highlights of the AMA with Friendship the Magician:

On working with Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens:

“Chris was great! Super fun, loose, high energy, ready for a great night. Kevin was fairly quiet and intense. He was very precise and wanted everything to be perfect. I really respected his work ethic”

How it feels to be a part of such a memorable segment:

“Crazy cool. I had no idea it was going to be so good and so well received”

On the WWE catering backstage:

“Great catering! They went all out. Other than that, pretty typical. Hard working crew, press team, and performers getting ready to do their best for you…. Everything. Chicken, ribs, fish & chips, sandwiches, desserts. Not like a high quality all you can eat buffet. But one you could pay 15 or 20 bucks for and feel really satisfied”

If the whole segment was rehearsed:

“Chris and I talked quite a bit, went through my blocking, etc. He’s the one who came up with the green scarf idea. We didn’t rehearse the whole thing, I just had a vague outline”

A pretty great insight into the fantastic segment.

You can read the rest of the AMA with Friendship the Magician here. 

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