British illusionist makes ad guys look foolish

Here in the U.S., our magicians star in ad campaigns for major sporting leagues. In England, they prefer to make fun of the ad people. In this video, Derren Brown, a popular British “psychological illusionist,” appears to trick a couple of ad guys into creating a supremely unoriginal ad campaign for a taxidermy shop. See more Derren Brown stuff here.

—Posted by Tim Nudd

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