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MAC KING | Las Vegas
Join the S.A.M. as we (and a few of Mac’s closest friends) roast the star of “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show”. This is to help celebrate his 20th anniversary as a Las Vegas headliner.
AMAZING JOHNATHAN | Las Vegas
The Amazing Johnathan, is an American stand-up comedian and magician. His act is mostly composed of hi-jinks, interaction with the audience and a few legitimate magic tricks. AJ will be part of the Mac King Roast.
DEREK HUGHES | Los Angeles
The live performances of celebrated conjurer, “Stand Up Magician” Derek Hughes, have been lauded by audiences and critics alike. Hughes will join us in Las Vegas to roast Mac King.
RUDY COBY | Las Vegas
Rudy Coby, also known as “Labman”, is an American comedic magician. He is a member of the Magic Castle in Los Angeles and has appeared in theatrical live shows, and on broadcast television. He is known as “The Coolest Magician on Earth” for his eclectic and original comedic stage magic.
JULIANA CHEN | Canada
Juliana Chen is a Chinese magician, who was born in China and later immigrated to Canada. At 10 she began training at the Hunan Academy for the Performing Arts. During a hospital stay for repeated leg injuries Chen witnessed a television performance by Shimada, prompting her interest in learning to perform magic
DANNY ARCHER | Pennsylvania
Danny Archer started doing magic as a hobby when he was 29 and has since circled the globe with his highly sought-after lecture. Danny runs the largest mentalism convention, MINDvention, a cornerstone in the mentalism community.
MATT FRANCO | Las Vegas
On Saturday everyone registered for the convention will board busses to see Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly at the Linq. Mat is an the winner of the ninth season of America’s Got Talent. He rose above hundreds of thousands of acts to become the first magician in history to win the contest and the $1 million prize.
BRUCE KALVER | Rhode Island
Direct from the pages of MUM magazine, Bruce Kalver presents for Tech Tricks LIVE! Always a popular event at conventions, you never know what Bruce is going to discuss from apps to gadgets, and cool toys that we are sure you will use in your magic performances.
CHRIS KENNER | Las Vegas
Chris Kenner is a close-up magician AND David Copperfield’S executive producer for more than 20 years. Kenner is also known for his 1992 book Totally Out of Control. You won’t want to miss Chris as he roasts Mac King.
DING YANG | China
Ding Yang’s masterpiece “Pigeon magic” fully shows her aesthetic performance style and skills and brings traditional magic performances to a new high level. In 2015, she won the “Golden Chrysanthemum Award” which is the highest magic award in China. In 2018 Ms. Ding Yang amazed everyone at MAGIC-Live.
ERIC BUSS | Los Angeles
Eric Buss has performed his unique blend of comedy and magic on 5 continents and on TV including The Late Show with David Letterman, America’s Got Talent and Jimmy Kimmel Live! He also won first prize on SyFy’s Wizard Wars.
HENRY EVANS | Argentina
Henry Evans’s award winning act will certainly be the talk of the S.A.M. Convention in Las Vegas. Henry has taken top honors at FISM and at FFFF. He has also lectured in over 40 different cities around the world and at The Magic Castle.
NICK DIFFATTE | Las Vegas
Nick Diffatte is one of the most in demand young comedians working today. His unique brand of entertainment seamlessly blends dry humor, quick wit, and incredible skill. Nick will be part of the Mac King Roast.
CHEN JIAN | China
Chen Jian performs the cups and balls, a traditional Chinese trick which is one of the Chinese intangible cultural heritage. The magician could change the positions of the three balls from one bowl to the other.
PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON | UK
Ready to Roast Mac King, Piff is your standard grumpy magic dragon and winner of multiple awards, he toured as a supporting act for Mumford and Sons, and has appeared on Fool Us and America’s Got Talent.
MIKE HAMMER | Las Vegas
Part magician and part comedian, Hammer takes audience interaction to the limit with his cutting wit and stunning magic. His show is at the 4 Queens, down the street from The Golden Nugget. He will also roast and toast Mac King.
GUSTAVO RALEY | Argentina
Gustavo Raley was born in Buenos Aires where he began studying magic and today he is the most decorated illusionist in FLASOMA, The Latin American Magic Congress. Gustavo has created over 30 unique magic tricks including SuperCan which was presented at FISM. He has performed in over 30 countries and many TV specials.
KERRY POLLOCK | Hilton Head, SC
Kerry Pollock has been headlining casinos and cabarets for nearly three decades. He is a favorite at the Magic Castle and appears in the Palace of Mystery on a regular basis. Described as “Funny Not Filthy”, Kerry’s clean original approach to the art has contributed to a refreshing and very entertaining show.
FIELDING WEST | Las Vegas
Fielding West has appeared on a multitude of comedy specials and popular sitcoms. In addition to being well-known in the corporate market as a comic magician, Fielding is also a successful writer and creator for both magicians and comedians.
ZUE MINGZHU | China
Zhu Mingzhu’s “Paper Aircraft” routine integrates modern magic elements, storytelling skills with traditional techniques. In 2018, Mr. Zhu Mingzhu won the “Golden Chrysanthemum Award” which is the highest magic award in China.
STEPHEN BARGATZE | Tenessee
With over 25 years of stage experience with audiences at theaters, casino showrooms, performing arts centers, cruise ships, and corporate events. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, England, and Austraila.
HARRISON GREENBAUM | New York
Featured on America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing; one of the stars of The Illusionists, the biggest-selling magic show in the world; and called “the hardest-working man in comedy” by Time Out NY and the NY Daily News.
SERGIO STARMAN | Italy
Sergio Starman is an Illusionist, magician, actor and clown. has competed and won many magic competitions (including FISM) and presents the “Without rules” conference, making a significant contribution to the growth of many other professionals. He has performed on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and hosts a children’s TV show.
TONY MONTANA | Spain
In 2007 Tony Montana competed in the Italian National Convention of Abano Terme where he won the third place for his mentalism. In 2009 He has won the most valuable Mentalist award in Argentina’s “Premio Cometa Magico.” In 2009 he competed in the FISM in Beijing and won third place in the mentalism category.
MICHAEL HOLLY | Las Vegas
Michael Holly has been the comedy star of over a dozen Las Vegas shows since he arrived to perform in “Starshop” at the Sands Hotel in 1987. He loves performing, loves the evolution of the act he creates and loves to hear the laughs!
YANG XIAOLE | China
Yang Xiaolei won his first gold medal prize in the Magic Competition of Tianjin city at the age of 16, 2010 and then won IBM Gold Medal of Junior competition, only 4 years later. His manipulation skills and dance always amaze the audience.
VINNY GROSSO | Las Vegas
Vinny Grosso has fooled Penn & Teller twice. He has been a featured act on America’s Got Talent and other television shows across the globe. One of the youngest magicians to be elected National President of the S.A.M., Vinny is best described as a serious magician who doesn’t take himself seriously.
YUKIHIRO KATAYAMA | Japan
Yukihiro Katayama is an amazing magician that performs stage and close up magic with cards. His delicately structured act took third place is the 2018 FISM Manipulation , TMA 2017 2nd prize and the FISM ASIA 2014 in Manipulation.
YU BORAN | China
Yu Boran is the inheritor of Chinese Cultural heritage “Ancient Magic Tricks”. He is the member of China Acrobats Association, International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) and International Magicians Society (IMS). He won the “Golden Chrysanthemum Award” in 2015.
CLINT HOLMES | Las Vegas
Since “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” is at the Harrah’s Las Vegas in the Clint Holmes Theater, it’s only natural that the singer join us to roast Mac. We’re not sure that Clint will sing his praises or complain about Mac’s junk backstage.
SCOTT ALEXANDER | Pennsylvania
In addition to hosting the Comedy Cabaret, Scott Alexander will also share some of his most popular and commercial routines in a special lecture. There are selections from both his stand up and close up material that are both funny and truly amazing. From the Balls in Net, to Bill in Lemon, to his hilarious Cards Across.
DANIEL ROY | Pennsylvania
Daniel Roy has been performing magic since the age of 10, when the tricks of a strolling magician caught his eye. Today, he performs professionally for adult audiences and continues his passionate study of the craft.
XIN YAFEI | China
Xin Yafei’s original illusions have been seen on TV shows in China and have won multiple awards. His illusion “Fan Rhyme” perfectly combines the fan culture, classical dance and the magic art. Yafei has won many awards including “Golden Chrysanthemum Award”, “Champion of FISM Asia”, as well as other international awards.