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I enjoyed performing for a unexpectedly large crowd at Muskingum University last night. It had been a few years since I had been there. In fact, the last time I performed there, the venue I was in didn’t even exist and the school was called “Muskingum College.”

A Senior student opened the show for me by singing and playing the ukulele and even read my intro as a song with the uke. Thanks to Jessica Durant for taking photos with my camera.

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I performed last night for Saint Anselm’s incoming freshman class – a huge audience! I love visiting Manchester and performing at Saint A’s. This was my 7th or 8th appearance at this school. Will, the student who grabbed these photos for me, got a little trigger happy and took over 200 photos of the show!

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This video was edited out of archive footage from February of 2011 during a particularly treacherous travel situation.

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While the 2011 Fall College Tour is really starting to take shape, we’re still adding dates to the calendar every day.

7/19 Tampa, FL
7/23 Eureka, IL
7/25 Bloomingburg, NY
8/11 Grandview, OH (Pecha Kucha Presentation)
8/13 Columbus, OH
8/15 Pembroke, NC
8/20 Pemberville, OH
8/25 Bowling Green, OH
8/26 Manchester, NH
8/27 New Concord, OH
9/1 La Crosse, WI
9/2 Winona, MN
9/4 Oxford, OH
9/6 Camden, NJ
9/7 Pomona, NJ
9/8 Tiffin, OH
9/10 Greensboro, NC
9/12 Cleveland, OH
9/16 Monmouth, IL
9/20 St. Petersburg, FL
9/21 Mattoon, IL
9/24 Jacksonville, IL
9/28 Allendale, MI
9/30 Allentown, PA
10/1 Lebanon, IL
10/9-11 Buffalo, NY
10/13 Mt. Sterling, OH
10/15 Reading, PA
10/20 Crestview Hills, KY
10/22 Bridgewater, MA
10/24-26 Columbus, OH
10/27 Pemberton, NJ
11/5 Fairfield, OH
11/9 Urbana, OH
11/10 Covington, KY
11/17 Tiffin, OH
11/18-19 Hartford, CT
11/29 Flint, MI
12/14 Maineville, OH

For an up-to-date look at the performance calendar – check out the Online Tour Schedule!
If you’re interested in bringing my act to your event or college, send me an email ASAP and we’ll get you hooked up! Keep checking back for calendar updates.

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The FREE BEER TOUR* starts this Thursday night, April 28, 7pm at Average Joe’s (Polaris). I’ve told you about it before but the event is called the “Free Beer Tour*” because I’ll be there to teach you crazy, impossible, and funny tricks you can do at a bar to con your friends out of a beer. Simple as that. It’s a fun way to liven up any night out and even make some new friends! Sorry we won’t actually be giving away free beer (hence the *)

You’ll learn up to 4 new ‘bar bet’ tricks during each event. To sign up and for more information on dates/times/locations, visit

UPDATE: Watch for me on FOX28 Good Day Columbus TOMORROW (April 26) with Johnny DiLoretto!

Friday I’ll be continuing my colllege tour, performing at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WV. Then Saturday I’ll be back for the other event that Columbus folks can attend!

Tikvah Live Presents: Michael Kent, Comedian & Magician
Fundraiser at Beth Tikvah Congregation in Worthington, OH
April 30!

This will be my full show for you all to enjoy. They’re offering a special $20 advance ticket price to people ages 21-35. Otherwise tickets are $35 in advance. All tickets $40 at the door. See the poster for details.

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I performed last night at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. Emmitsburg is a really neat old town with tons of civil war history – just down the road from Gettysburg. I spent the day touring Gettysburg (I won’t bore you with all of those pictures) and later performed for a fun audience at “The Mount.” Here are some photos!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

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I’ll be returning to good ole’ Urbana, OH on Thursday, March 24th to support the arts. ┬áIt’s a special show to raise money for the Champaign County Arts Council with dinner, an auction and of course, my ridiculousness.

Some facts about Urbana, OH:

  • Ohio Magazine named Urbana as “Best Hometown” in 2011.
  • Most Airplane lights were designed and manufactured in Urbana.
  • The high school mascot is the Hillclimber. Because to get to the high school, you have to – get this – climb a hill.
  • The weekly Champaign County Farmers Market in downtown Urbana was deemed as one of America’s four favorite farmers markets by the American Farmland Trust.
  • Some of my first shows were at the old Champaign County Library – also where I first borrowed magic books and learned the art.
  • Contrary to popular belief, the movie “Little Giants” was not set in Urbana. It was a fictional town called “Urbania, OH.” I have no idea why people confuse the two.
  • The high school in Urbana looks like a castle. It’s pretty unique.
  • Lincoln’s funeral train stopped in Urbana for 20 minutes on its way to bring Lincoln home to Illinois.
  • It is said you can see the Lincoln Ghost Train on certain nights. It’s also said you can see the ghosts of your past at Bracken’s Pub downtown.

  • The Arts Council event is taking place at 6pm (show is at 8:00pm) on March 24 at 119 Miami St., Urbana, OH. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Arts Council Office, Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy and Peoples Savings Bank in Urbana. This will be a PG-13 show. Join the Champaign County Arts Council’s Facebook Fan Page here. Click the article above to read about the performance from the Springfield News-Sun. I’m looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and giving to the arts community in Urbana.

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    Upcoming Ohio Shows!

    Mar 7, 2011

    3/9 – Ashland Middle School
    6:30pm – If you’re wanting to see a family-friendly magic show, this is the one to go to. I’ll be appearing at Ashland Middle School in Ashland, OH. Admission is FREE with 2 canned food goods. For more info,

    3/11 – Miracles and Magic Opening Night Party at LC Pavillion
    6:30pm – Some of you came to this awesome fundraiser last year. This is an opening night party for Miracles and Magic, a fundraiser magic show organized by my good friend Jon Petz to benefit A Kid Again. I’ll be performing close-up strolling magic along with MANY other world-class magicians. This is DEFINITELY worth the ticket price. Purchase tickets here.

    3/24 – Champaign County Arts Council Fundraiser
    6pm – Help raise money for the Champaign County Arts Council by attending my show! This will be a full show – approrpriate for all ages! Food and Drinks begin at 6pm, auction at 7pm and my show at 8pm. Located at 119 Miami Street, tickets are $15 and are available at the Arts Council Office, Peoples Savings Bank and the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy. Become a fan of the Champaign County Arts Council and learn more.

    4/16 – Columbus Comedy Festival
    Check back for details regarding this performance at Wild Goose Creative in Columbus.

    4/28 – Free Beer Tour* (*Learn to Scam your Friends out of Free Drinks)
    Michael teams up with Dimensional Entertainment to offer you an evening of education in scamming your friends out of drinks using “bar bets.” Details to follow!

    4/30 – Congregation Beth Tikvah Fundraiser (FULL SHOW!)
    Michael will be appearing at Congregation Beth Tikvah in Worthington, OH for a special fundraiser. This night will be FUN. Tickets are $35, but only $20 for young professionals! I’ll be giving you more information on this one very soon!

    5/12 – Free Beer Tour* (*Learn to Scam your Friends out of Free Drinks)
    Michael teams up with Dimensional Entertainment to offer you an evening of education in scamming your friends out of drinks using “bar bets.” Details to follow!

    6/9 – Free Beer Tour* (*Learn to Scam your Friends out of Free Drinks)
    Michael teams up with Dimensional Entertainment to offer you an evening of education in scamming your friends out of drinks using “bar bets.” Details to follow!

    6/30 – Free Beer Tour* Finale Show! (*Learn to Scam your Friends out of Free Drinks)
    Michael finishes up the Dimensional Entertainment Bar Bet tour with a demonstration of magic. Details to follow!

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