David Blaine's hyper-hyped ABC special Real Or Magic finally aired last night, and while it may not have been all that magical, it definitely was really funny.

To compensate for being a less theatrical illusionist than some of his Axe-wearing peers, Blaine relied on the theatricality of celebrities reacting to his illusions, which did not disappoint.

In fact, the entire show could have just been Ricky Gervais losing his entire shit over Blaine "magically" inserting a terrifying needle into his arm, and the show would have been perfect.

Sadly, however, we'll have to make do with just a few minutes of highly condensed freaking out.

To make up for it, here's a montage of Blaine pulling a similar trick with an ice pick on other celebs such as Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, and giggly Kanye West:

[H/T: Pajiba, Stereogum]