I’ve gone into it before in previous posts, but I really love Doug’s close-up magic. It’s nuanced, it’s intimate, and above all, funny. A good example of this is the Coins and Cards illusion from “World of Magic V.”
Doug plays a lot with audience expectations and anticipation here, but it’s that last word play pun that really seals the deal for me. It’s a witty and special moment from an otherwise bombastic and grand television special.