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Performance Riders

The show rider isn’t about the green M&M’s.  I promise you that.On my jog this morning I listened to the Variety Artists podcast.  Within the interview the guests mentioned having a rider for your show, something every professional ac...

Inconvenient truths about hiring entertainment:

Artists say they specialize, that they’re corporate professionals. Very often, they simply are not.  They make that claim because they believe money is to be made working with companies.  They’re just after another revenue stream.  I don’t think that’s what you want for entertainment. You need to hire a specialist, a Macgyver in the world o...

Free Corporate Entertainment Buying Resources

Here's the best worry free talent choices for your corporate function :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...

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...

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...

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...