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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...

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 ...

BRAMPTON

Signs at the Airport say “ All roads lead to Brampton”. Its true. My family moved to Brampton in 1981. I went to Kingswood Drive, Sir John A McDonald and then Central Peel, where I fell madly in love with a girl who would never love me back. She vanished off the face of the earth, plaguing my curiosity forever as to h...

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...

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...

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...