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You’ve had me perform my comedy magic show at your conference, convention, golf tournament or trade show last year and it’s too soon to bring me back again for another time with your group.  Its time to book entertainment for this year. I’d like to offer some suggestions based on my...

Comedy in a Corporate World

I was lucky enough to be interviewed on Todd Van Allen's podcast Comedy Above the pub. I haven't got to perform with Todd in like 20 years, so it...

Hiring Corporate Comedians

A stand-up comic, performing at corporate events is starting to wain in popularity. Often, they’re wrongly booked and over sold by comedy clubs and agencies who have zero business selling corporate events and talent at them. These entertainment outlets have destroyed the trust and reputation of good quality corporate event comedians for the sake of maki...

State of the Industry

I donated money tonight to a fellow comedians’ gofundme campaign, as I’ve consistently done for magicians and other artists. A lot of people need help of late. It strikes me that these campaigns are popping up with greater frequency. Health, living conditions and just plain cash. It’s all in short supply. A lot of acts later in their career really have a hard time of it...

Technology

I am often referred to as a luddite. In part because people who call me that don’t know what a luddite was. Still, it’s true I have an antipathy to technology; especially as it relates to my work onstage, I eschew all those technological marvels. 

That said, due to the love for a new piece in my show, and my lack...

Standing Ovations

8 weeks away, 12 countries, flights, hotels, crap ton of shows and one Demi Moore in St Elmo’s Fire type breakdown later; I’m finally....HOME!

Here’s the thing. I LOVE performing for Holland America.  The theatres and tech crews are amazing, and they treat headli...

Johnny Thompson the Master

Enough time has passed for me to process the passing of Johnny Thompson. I’ve been performing on the road since his death and I remain out. Seems it was an event that hit many of my performer friends pretty hard. VERY few working acts I know didn’t have some connection to him. I wasn’t fortunate enough to know Johnny the way so many magicians and other acts did, but I g...

Technical Crew

“Majority of people on this earth go to the grave having worked a job they hate their whole life. If you can make a living doing what you love, you won.” - Spike Lee

I won. Thanks showbiz

I’m just rounding out week 3 of an 8 week tour for Holland America cruise l...

On The Road….Again…

The snow is falling here in Toronto. I leave Sunday for 2 months on the road performing on various Holland America cruise ships.  I have two corporate after dinner events to perform at this week here in the city and then swoosh, I’m gone. Comedian and Magician Matthew...

Growth

In my 25 year career as a magician and comedian, someone for whom magic and comedy has taken around the globe, most of that work in corporate in nature.  Conferences, conventions, retreats.  Anywhere a company or group of companies has a meal, I can be entertaining after that meal. It’s been a remarkable journey.

A product of my environment, I...