David Blaine’s next big stunt will be a live-streamed YouTube Original
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
David Blaine is taking his stunts to YouTube. The magician announced today that his first major live event in a decade will take place exclusively on his YouTube channel. Called Ascension, the event will entail Blaine attaching himself to a variety of helium balloons and attempting to float across the Hudson River from New Jersey to New York. The weather-permitting event will happen on August 31st across multiple hours. Verizon is sponsoring the show, which was made in partnership with YouTube Originals.
Blaine’s high-stakes stunts have traditionally been broadcast over network TV. In 1999, he was buried beneath a three-ton water tank for a week, subsisting only on a couple tablespoons of water a day. In 2000, he attempted to encase...
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