March 11 & 12, 2022 Performers and Lecturers
The Utah Magic Fest will bring some of the magic industry's most creative minds together for shows, lectures, and classes!
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Mario The Maker Magician
Mario "The Maker Magician" Marchese is a NY-based touring family performer, author, and creator who has appeared on Sesame Street, NBC's Universal Kids, HGTV, and LIVE on tour with David Blaine, who called him "The best kids' magician in the world!!" Mario's 2020 lecture for magicians earned him the esteemed Penguin Magic Lecture of the Year Award.
The "Mario The Maker Magician" brand is a collaborative effort between Mario, his wife, Katie, and their two children Gigi and Bear. They tour together, invent together, and dream together, always!
Seen on hit shows like America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Vinny has been viewed by millions of people around the world and, amongst the laughter, won over the judges and fooled Penn & Teller (twice!). As entertainer of audiences at the world-renowned Catskills in New York, former President of The Society of American Magicians, and graduate from Villanova University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering where he learned to create his own original illusions, Vinny has spent his life in the pursuit of amazement, wonder, and the making of memories. He has worked with the Pentagon- having travelled overseas on two separate occasions to entertain the troops and their families, has performed corporate entertainment in both Europe and Asia, and regularly performs for some of the world’s largest companies while at home in the United States.
Vinny currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where his book and show embraces his message of being, “exposed & FEARLESS”.
In a world full of reality TV and lackluster entertainment, Bizzaro. The Optical Illusionist strives to prove that "normal" is just the setting on a dryer.
Bizzaro's magic has been seen in over a dozen countries and has appeared on FOX, NBC, America’s got Talent, CW's Master's of Illusion and the Travel Channel’s Extreme Conventions. He is a regular performer at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA.
He also creates original magic that is sold across the world. His creations have even been seen on TV shows such as Ellen, Magic For Humans on Netflix, The Late, Late Show, The Carbonaro Effect, and Wizard Wars on Syfy. He specializes in fabricating magic for other entertainers (including David Copperfield and Gallagher) and is a creative director and lecturer.
Michael appeared as the comedy act in the Lance Burton, Master Magician show in Las Vegas. He's done more than 15,000 shows in Vegas!
In addition to live shows around the world, Michael has had many performing and writing jobs that you might not expect:
-Twelve Emmy nominations as writer and executive producer for Penn and Teller: Bullshit!
-Since 2013 Michael has held the Guinness Book of World Records title for "Most Bites in One Minute While Juggling and Eating Apples".
-Every Sunday Michael is co-host on Penn Jillette's podcast, Penn's Sunday School.
-From January 2006 to March 2007 Michael was co-host of the daily Penn Jillette Radio Show.
-Michael has written comedy material to be performed by a crazy range of people including: The Smothers Brothers, Terri Garr, and Lyle Lovett.
-He also graduated from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College!
Josh Burch is the house magician at the most expensive ski resort in North America, the St. Regis Hotel at Deer Valley. He has performed for US senators and congressmen from Florida, Oregon, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Texas. He has performed for private parties with Salt Lake Comic Con and at a function honoring Deiter F. Uchdorf.
Josh and his magic has been seen on national and international television. Rick Lax of Facebook fame has used Josh’s magic to amass over 200 million video views. Disney Channel star and Broadway Illusionist Adam Trent has also used Josh’s original magic in his latest television special with Red Bull. Josh is also the head editor of Penguin Magic Monthly.
Comedic Juggler, Jacob Jax cut his teeth in show business doing over five thousand shows on the street in Las Vegas, as well as in numerous hotels and casinos. Some of the shows he’s performed in include, Crazy Horse, The Worst Show In Vegas, World Stars of Magic, and Vegas Magic Theatre. Some of the hotels he’s performed at include, Cosmopolitan, Flamingo, MGM Grand, and Westgate. Apart from performing regularly in Las Vegas, Jax has also performed in California, the British Virgin Islands, and more.
His talents include comedy, magic, juggling and masterfully controlling a crowd.
Kerry has invented and marketed several magic tricks and effects over the years.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Kerry began performing as a magician and musician at an early age. After graduating from high school, and while serving a mission for his church in Australia, he added ventriloquism to his magical and musical performing skills. After college, he married, and with his wife, Carla, joined a USO tour, performing his variety act all over the world.
Featuring a dummy who did celebrity impressions that included Elvis, an agent remarked on how much Kerry's voice sounded like Elvis' and suggested he do an Elvis act. Kerry shaved his beard and dyed his hair black; thus began his Tribute to the King that has delighted audiences around the world for over 30 years. He has performed in over 36 countries and for every venue imaginable.
Kerry makes his home in Orem, Utah and travels thousands of miles each year, performing his variety act and/or Tribute to the King. He is often seen on cruise ships traveling to Alaska, Hawaii, China, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean.