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“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...

Vanished

Heather Spindler

Need a little help. 

I want to find my old friend Heather Spindler.  I went Central Peel high school in Brampton, Ontario with her. One of the best people I ever knew in that school. Sure, I was madly in love with her, but that’s not what I’m here to lament.  That I wou...

Charity Event

I’m performing at a charity event in Caledon Ontario next week. It’s rare for me to perform at these types of events, my schedule with corporate conference and convention performing, cruise ships and casinos rarely affords me the time to do something to help the community.  Its troubling because these are often the causes I believe in most. In this particular ...

Men of the Wall

Winter is here in Toronto, Canada. 

2 hours with the snowblower digging out neighbours, minus 20 degree weather and I have frostbite on my face. Who settled this frozen wasteland of a country? Samuel de Champlain? Pierre Radisson? That wing nut from The Bay? Whichever one it was they deserve a giant kick in the b...

Nashville’s House of Cards

I just finished performing a week at the fabulous House of Cards in Nashville, TN. USA. As you can see by the photo, making an audience member laugh is the best thing a performer can do, the second best to have to have Carter the Great smell you're armpit. Its a long story.
There were 28 shows in a week of packed theatres...

2019 Gratitude

It’s here.  I'm full of gratitude for 2019. I’m pretty stoked. 2018 was a year filled with awesome.  New friends, and new performing adventures. We had the whole family for holiday dinner at the house, my kid got another year older and I worked on a couple of fun new routines for the show. 

I'...

Thank you~ last post of the year

Last post of 2018. A short one. I wanted to say that I’m SO VERY grateful to all the agents, event planners, producers, friends, theatres and cruise lines that booked me in 2018. I must say Holland America Line was a stand out this year. HAL took me to many interesting places in the world. It’s nice to get a Standing Ovation one night and then jog the beach in Hawaii the next. I always tel...

2019 : I Wonder Whats Gonna Happen

I have three shows left in 2018. Two corporate events and a performance at a resort north of Toronto. I think that’s about the right number. I’m looking forward to a break over the holidays. I’ve no idea how in my 20’s, I used to do 5 or 6 shows in a day in December and run all over Toronto doing them. Madness. I now make more money doing just 4 shows in December than I did when I was doing...