They’re just simple card tricks— right? Magician extraordinaire David Blaine stopped by The Tonight Show Friday to give Jimmy Fallon and The Roots a little lesson on how to turn a deck of cards into an all out magic show.
The host played guinea pig first, pulling a “simple” five-card hand from a normal deck of cards. Asking Fallon to “think of any one of those cards,” Blaine then begins to name each card in the host’s hand. “I don’t know you just did that!” said Fallon.
For his next trick, Blaine simply asks Fallon to name any card in the deck, and if it should be “first or second.” Fallon’s chosen nine of diamonds does, in fact, appear out of the deck in the order he requested. Fallon and the house band are sent into fits of laughter and disbelief at this point, but the magician is just getting started.
Blaine will be transfixing TV audiences once again in David Blaine: Beyond Magic, airing Nov. 15 on ABC. Emma Stone, Johnny Depp, and Drake are only a few of the celebrities Blaine will shock on his upcoming TV special.
Watch the full set of card tricks above.