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Covid Comedy?

I came back from performing in California at Marvyns Magic theatre March 2nd.  LAX airport was a mess then, I can only imagine what travel is like now. My suspicion is travel these days would be akin to a cross between the Hunger Games and Fight Club, but who knows.I’m not sure where all this is going, or when anyone will be performing again.  The c...

Innovation Time

The covid-19 virus is here in Toronto.  Its destroying the travel and leisure industries worldwide. Cruise ships, Disney, concerts, conventions, schools, you name it, they’re all closed.  It seems pretty bleak for us who make our living entertaining large groups of people. For once I’m more hopeful than others, and think things will improve sooner, rather than ...

Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

You become a creature of it.  The hotels, airports, Ubers, the public restrooms and the enigma of how people toilet themselves in a way that makes the mess you see before you. I find a certain zen calm to it all. I’ve been a professional traveller for the better part of 30 years. I’m the Willy Lowman of the airport set. Not sure if its familiarity, genuine comf...

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Do Comedians Hate Magicians & Variety Acts?

There’s lots of hacky middle of the road comedians.  This is not a comparison to them, but to the original artists, the true comics. Making the comparison comedian to variety act is nearly impossible. Yet every comedy variety act desperately wants that title “Comedian”.  They name themselves comedian and along with it come a host of issues. There are...

Regrets in Show Business

“You follow them out of the clubs, or they follow you out of the clubs. “I’ve heard that since I was 16 or 17 years old when I was starting out in comedy clubs.  I totally ignored it. To this day my greatest regret in my show business career is that I never built a fan base. Chasing them out of the clubs was a mistake. I should have been figuring out a way to ge...

Koningsdam fun on Holland America

I’ve been absent again for some time.  I know, it’s becoming a theme, but the upside is no one reads this, so google if you’re listening, I’m sorry. I just returned from performing on Holland America’s Koningsdam for a week. I flew Toronto to Bridgetown Barbados and then sailed back to Lauderdale. The ...

Princess Cruises.

Once again I’ve been absent for some time. I’ve been on tour.  The agency that books my work, Artists West Entertainmet, does a fine job of keeping my calendar full. Sadly the means I’m not always connected to the internet enough to post my blog.  Lucky no one reads it, so there’s that.

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 ...

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...