TUESDAY, JULY 26 8pm at Shadowbox Live’s Backstage Bistro! Tickets $5
Join Magician Michael Kent as he does his best to try to stump scientists Dan Mushalko and Robert Pyatt using prestidigitation (that means sleight of hand). If Michael can stump the scientists, does that mean magic is real?! Come to celebrate science, magic, and the occasional blurring of the lines between the two!
I stopped by WSYX FOX28/ABC6 to appear on Good Day Columbus with Marshall McPeek and Courtney Khondabi this week. We talked about my upcoming appearance on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and I performed a new trick with a lottery ticket!
I just got word that I’ll be appearing on the SEASON PREMIERE of Season 3 of “PENN & TELLER: FOOL US” on The CW July 13 at 8pm EST.
UPDATE: For those watching in Central Ohio, check your local listing. Most cable providers are airing the show at 9pm AFTER the Columbus Crew game. AT&T Uverse will air the show at 10pm.
On the show, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller, who will get to see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” is hosted by Actress, Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and is created and produced by 117 PRODUCTIONS and September Films (part of DCD Media), with executive producers Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden and Andrew Golder. I appear on the season premiere, episode #304, which will air on July 13 at 8pm EST and re-air on July 25.
Here are four chances to see Michael in Columbus this summer! While The Dublin Coffman Park show and the “Michael Kent vs. The Scientists” show will be full-length performances, the other two are simply guest appearances where I’ll be interviewed without performing much magic – ALL of them should be a great time! For info and links, see below!
June 23, 7PM – Dublin Summer Theater Series
DESCRIPTION: An hour-long family-friendly magic and comedy show.
LOCATION: COFFMAN PARK AMPHITHEATER OF DUBLIN
July 26, 8pm – Michael Kent vs. The Scientists
DESCRIPTION: Michael will perform magic and try to fool some of Columbus’s TOP scientists.
LOCATION: BACKSTAGE BISTRO
INFO: COMING SOON
August 19, 8pm – Quiz Box Trivia Game Show
DESCRIPTION: A LIVE Trivia Show/Podcast similar to NPR’s “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me” where Michael will be a Special Guest.
LOCATION: BACKSTAGE BISTRO
Join Johnny DiLoretto, his lovely co-host Sommer Marie Sterud, and the amazing Not So Late Show house band MojoFlo for electrifying, frequently hilarious interviews and fun with Columbus’s brightest performers and personalities.
Other special guests include late night Columbus icon, Fritz The Nite Owl; and WCBE’s scintillating sci-guy Dan Mushalko and his amazing water bears, the planet’s most powerful creature (more info about something I’ve got cooking with this sci-guy coming in July)!
Come experience the only event of its kind in the city:
Pre-show entertainment with comic Tom Plute starts at 7:30 and the show at 8 p.m!
Only $5! Reservations a must.
Visit http://sbxbackstagebistro.com/ or call 614.917.1171 to purchase tickets.
There’s a reason Michael Kent has been named ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR by Campus Activities Magazine and MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR by The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. Michael gives magic a facelift with irreverent comedy and satire. His unique style of performing magic has made him a FAVORITE in over 500 college campuses he’s visited. Michael has performed for audiences all over the globe – from Hollywood, California to US Troops serving overseas. Many colleges and universities book him YEAR AFTER YEAR because students can’t wait to see the show again!
In a style reminiscent of a late-night talk show, Michael invites the audience to laugh with him at the absurdity of a modern-day magician. Michael’s audiences experience what its like when a stand up comic performs (and occasionally pokes fun at) the art of magic.
For information about booking Michael at your next event, please send us a note and we’ll get you all of the information you need!
In 2014, I was named Entertainer of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine and Magician of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. I was concerned about 2015, because how do you beat that!?
In 2015, I:
• Performed for an exclusive invite-only event as part of NHL All Star Weekend.
• Did a special performance for The Columbus Zoo, after which “Jungle” Jack Hanna told me, “You’re the best we’ve had! I’m proud you’re from Columbus!”
• Spent the entire month of April performing 17 magic shows all around the world for the United States Navy in Spain, Italy, Greece, Bahrain, Diego Garcia, Singapore, Korea and Japan.
• Spent 2 weeks performing on board a cruise ship sailing around Alaska, adding it as the 47th US state in which I’ve performed.
• Returned to my hometown to perform in The Gloria Theatre, a special place that has been returned to it’s original glory!
• Had the busiest Fall College Tour of my career, visiting 43 cities in just under 3 months.
• Performed for an amazing group of corporate meetings and events, including one of Columbus’s own new companies that was listed in Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000!
All in all, 2015 took me to more than 115 cities, 10 countries, and 83 college campuses. There are even BIGGER things on the horizon, as 2016 is scheduled to include my first ever performance on national television, more tours, more shows, more magic and more adventure! I couldn’t do ANY of this without the amazing support from my fans. Also, thanks to my amazing wife, friends and family who put up with me being gone so much and working so hard. Thank you so much for continuing to follow my journey.