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Hospital for Children

I’m certainly no great celebrity. I’m fortunate enough to have a busy performing schedule. Sure, I’ve done my fair share of local, national and international TV appearances and radio interviews on XM radio and national broadcasters.  That’s cool but end of the day I’m really just a working comedy magician. I specialize in corporate after dinner events. If you have ...

Generosity of Spirit

Arlene Dickinson, star of Dragons Den and one of Canadas foremost entrepreneurs got a weird bit of press the other day.  I came across it on the net while looking up memories from an old tour. It basically suggested that for all her fame and money, the notion of her helping people is nothing more than a façade. A way to generate more money for her. Meh.
Let me tell y...

Quitting

That photo of me smoking on the patio of the Rhino bar in Toronto is 10 years old today.
Famous American comedian and magician Tom Mullica told me once that quitting smoking was the hardest thing he’d ever done in his life. I believe it. Had you seen the look on his face as he described kicking it, you’d believe it too. Only a smoker knows the struggle of it. Not ev...

Where in the world is Matt

I am a magician. First, last and always.
I work in comedy and am associated with being a comedian. I’m sold to clients and referred to as a comedian by many people, and agents but at its heart magician always comes first. In the show I’ll make you laugh. I will also amaze you at the end of each piece.  That’s the goal. Always leave them with a sense of wond...

ALASKA by Holland America

Largely because I’m a regular cruise ship performer, and as a headline entertainer I travel a TON on them friends, family and people I perform for at corporate conferences and conventions always ask what’s the best cruise to take? I get this all the time.  They want to know which cruise line is best.  More than anything people want to know the best destination. My answe...

Tech for Corporate Events

40 years ago today Sony released the Walkman.  It changed music and the way we interact with the world; or more to the point how we don’t interact with it.  Nothing was going to be the same after that first Walkman came out, a game changer.  Then Apple came along and changed the game again.  As I’m sure something will come to make the iPhone / iPod era look quaint and o...

Performing for Bikers

I performed for bikers Saturday night. The Widows Sons. YES, actual motorcycle bike club bikers. They're a surprisingly good comedy crowd, hell of a good group of wonderful people and the show was to raise money for a worthy cause. 
Going in I had very different expectations. I thought they’d be rough and do one of those th...

Missing the Travel

I’ve been working full time, professionally in show business for a long time.  I’ve been paid to perform since I was 16 years old.  Even younger if you count the birthday parties, malls and other shows that a preteen performer starts off with. I’ve never had a job outside of being a comedy magician.  NEVER worked. This job, the performance of magic and comedy has taken ...

Guide for Hiring Entertainers & Performers

It’s pretty interesting. I hear a lot of clients buying entertainment for their conferences and conventions still in a state of confusion about what to expect from the professional corporate entertainer. The talent they say, doesn’t seem very professional. No matter if the person entertaining at your conference is a comedian, a magician, mentalist or any other sty...

Stand Up Comedy at Corporate Events

One of the most difficult aspects of working in the corporate event industry is connecting with other suppliers genuinely good enough to recommend. I’m a strong supporter of helping clients find good talent.  Something I do for free, with the intention that every conference, convention or event gets great talent, with great results. Everyone in my industry benefits from...