David Acer - Author

David Acer is a Gemini award-nominated writer, magician and comedian who has done crazy things on dozens of television shows around the world. His interest in the paranormal began at a young age when his grandfather told him about traveling through the Himalayas and discovering a cave that was filled with all the socks people had lost in their driers.

Since then, David has become notably less gullible, but no less open-minded, and channels the same kind of creative energy demonstrated by his forebears into several parallel (and often intersecting) vocations.

As a magician, he has authored three books of original tricks (Natural Selections, Natural Selections II, Random Acts of Magic) and is widely considered to be one of the finest exponents of close-up magic on the planet. He has performed at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, lectured for magic organizations around the globe and been featured on television specials in England (Sky One's The Secret World of Magic), Japan (), Canada (Discovery's Grand Illusions) and the list goes on.

As a comedian, he has toured clubs, colleges and theaters across Canada, performed at The Riviera in Las Vegas, appeared ten times at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal and had his own one-man special on The Comedy Network. He has also done stand-up on a multitude of comedy shows and series, many now defunct (e.g., A&E's Comedy on the Road, ABC's America's Funniest People), some still trucking along (e.g., CBC's Just For Laughs, CTV's Comedy Now).

Finally, as a writer, he has penned scripts for a variety of award-winning television shows, including Popular Mechanics for Kids, Prank Patrol and Animal Crackers (based on Roger Bollen's syndicated comic strip). But younger viewers are most likely to recognize him as “Doubting Dave” from Discovery Kids' Mystery Hunters, a show which garnered him two Gemini nominations (the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy Awards) for Best Writer in a Children's Non-Fiction Series.

Gotcha!

2010 - Diamond Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Award, Short-listed
2009 - Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award, Winner

Non-fiction

Gotcha!, 2008