'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' Trailer Is Pure Magic

December 21st, 2012 1:50pm EST

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Comedy, like magic, is an art and a skill that is almost impossible for the average person to quantify or explain. Being able to consistently make people laugh is one of the most difficult tricks of all; it makes sawing a person in half seem like child's play (note to children: Do not try to saw anyone in half).

So what happens when you combine comedy and magic? You get the fantastic first trailer for "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."

Here's the scoop: Steve Carell stars as Burt Wonderstone, a big time Las Vegas magician who, along with his partner (Steve Buscemi!), has been on top of the magic world for the past three decades. That all changes, though, when a new magician (Jim Carrey) with a flashier, more modern style shows up and horns in on the action, setting up the biggest showdown between magicians since Harry fought Voldemort.

Add in Oscar winner Alan Arkin and the ubiquitous Olivia Wilde and you have what looks like the comedy of the year. Check out the trailer, courtesy of YouTube, and watch your boredom disappear:

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