Not many people in the general public know this, but world-famous magician David Copperfield has long suffered from chronic flatulence. This is the reason he performs silently, to music, so often; so they can turn down his onstage microphone and he can let ‘er rip.
Here are a few clips that the audio guy recorded right from the sound-mixer in the audio booth, though.
During these silent/choreographed routines, Copperfield’s microphone audio feed is not broadcast to the audience, so most of the audience is never aware of his problem.
His touring crew and onstage assistants know, though.
(And, no, I did not make this video – I stumbled across it on iTricks.com)