The biggest difference between ChrissAngel and David Blaine is showmanship vs. (as a local movie-rental employee said) actual magic. ChrissAngel is all about his image, and making relatively un-impressive tricks into huge showcases (ie. hanging from hooks from a helicopter, making huge spiders appear in peoples hats, staged "mind readings", dressing like a fool). Whereas David Blaine does more "real magic". He doesn't dress up funny or use lots of "smoke and mirrors" (figuratively). Everything he does is stripped down, done in plain view right in front of your face and is very impressive (living underwater for a week, absorbing a quarter into his skin and following it down his arm, INSANE card tricks). I've seen ChrissAngel do some slight of hand magic, and it was fairly painful to watch and spot him palm poker chips, where Blaine blows my mind time after time. I have to say Blaine is the better magician, but who can honeslty say they haven't been entertained by the occasional episode of MINDFREAK!!!