But when the rescue team approaches the ruins, suddenly there he is, a little shocked and dusty, but alive! Somehow, he survived the building implosion with only a few scratches.
Take a look at this amazing video and then we’ll get to the explanation.
Well, it turns out that’s exactly where the trick lies. You see, what we saw wasn’t really live footage. It was prerecorded long before the demolition took place. The only real live thing we see is the part on the balcony, where Criss gets out of the handcuffs and then inside the building. When he gets inside, we start seeing prerecorded footage of him going towards the roof. What is really happening is that Criss is quickly going down and getting out of the building as soon as possible. While the audience is watching the prerecorded footage, Criss is quickly going to a safe place outside the building.
After the building gets demolished, Criss simply goes to pre-determined spot where he waits for the cameras to arrive. He puts some dirt and dust on himself in the meantime to appear as if he really survived the implosion.