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Escape artist's breakout performance

By Lara Howsam and Lewis Kelly Vancouver street performer Byron Bertram reveals a few tricks of the trade, including how…

By Lewis Kelly , in Granville Island stories , on February 14, 2010 Tags: , ,

By Lara Howsam and Lewis Kelly

Vancouver street performer Byron Bertram reveals a few tricks of the trade, including how he escapes from a “chain tuxedo” and why he affects a British accent while performing. Bertram is one of the many entertainers who perform at Granville Island on weekends. He spoke with The Thunderbird after one such performance.

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  • So, my question is: how convincing is his accent? I wonder if any Brits will come along and weigh in 🙂

    Great stuff, by the way.
    He’s really a character.

  • As a Stupid North American, I was totally fooled. When we started talking to him after the show, and he spoke with a Canadian accent, I did a huge double take. I also thought it was interesting that he was so cavalier about dropping his disguise — we talked to him as he was packing up his gear, and much of the audience was still mulling around. He said he’s been called out a few times by Brits, but more often than not he gets away with the schtick.

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