SHOW-OFF: Ian Maurice’s assistant Damien Lee watches as Mayor Paul Pisasale hams it up.
SHOW-OFF: Ian Maurice’s assistant Damien Lee watches as Mayor Paul Pisasale hams it up. Contributed

Mayor Paul keeps his head during magic show

HE'S no stranger to the limelight but even Paul Pisasale looked like he was in over his head at the Ipswich Civic Centre this week.

The Mayor went along to the free seniors' concerts at the Civic Centre on Tuesday to watch veteran performer Ian Maurice.

Little did he know he would be invited on to the stage to be part of the much-loved former TV presenter's magic show.

While he looks pretty cocky in this shot, he said he had to contend with not-unexpected gibes from the peanut gallery.

"Someone called out: 'Make sure you don't lose your head'," the Mayor said.

The free seniors' concerts were held in two sessions on Tuesday.

The Mayor said they were paid for from Forward Ipswich, a non-profit organisation set up before this year's council election.

The Ian Maurice and Friends show starred Ian and singers, entertainers and some magic.

Ian's credentials cover just about every facet of radio, television and live entertainment.

He was the country's first week-day TV sports presenter for Channel 7 and he also worked for Channel 9 and 10 including stints on the Today Show, Wide World of Sport and Sports Sunday. He can also be heard on Brisbane's 4BC.



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