There are two chances to see me this Friday in Columbus, OH!
First, I’ll be visiting Backstage Bistro to be a special guest on The Quiz Box Gameshow & Podcast! It’s a live trivia game show (similar to NPR’s “Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me”) where I will be a special guest. The show starts at 8pm!
Then at 9:30pm, I will be heading to The Southern Theatre to perform a 15 minute set at QFM96.3’s Live “Uncensored” Show! Tickets are still available and proceeds benefit the F.O.P. Foundation.
Here’s a preliminary list of cities on the 2016 Fall Tour! Fall is normally my busiest time of the year. In an average year, I tour between 30 and 40 cities between August and November and then take a nice long vacation in November. This year, I’ve decided to take most of November to go overseas to perform for our troops before Thanksgiving.
Keep checking back! Also, see my official tour schedule for the most up-to-date information!
If you’re interested in attending a show listed in your city, let me know. Many of these shows are on college campuses. Sometimes they are open to the public, sometimes they aren’t.
August 19 – Appearance on “Quiz Box” Gameshow/Podcast – Columbus, OH
August 19 – Appearance at QFM96’s “Uncensored” (10pm) – Columbus, OH
August 20 – Bowling Green, OH
August 21 – Greenville, NC
August 24 – (Daytime) Oakwood, GA
August 26 – Blackout Date – 10th Wedding Anniversary
August 27 – (2 shows) Oxford, OH
September 1 – Elizabethtown, PA
September 2 – Dayton, OH
September 3 – Emory, VA
September 5 – Manchester, NH
September 9 – Bismarck, ND
September 16 – Toledo, OH
September 19 – Atlanta, GA
September 22 – Barbourville, KY
September 23 – Charlotte, NC
September 24 – Lebanon, IL
September 30 – Greenville, NC
October 5 – Aurora, IL
October 8 – Bexley, OH
October 9 – Edinboro, PA
October 13 – Buffalo, NY
October 14 – Buffalo, NY
October 15 – (Holding) Columbus, OH
October 16 – Delhi, NY
October 20 – Arlington, TX
October 21 – Arlington, TX
October 22 – (2 shows) Oswego, NY
October 26 – Lafayette, IN
October 27 – Covington, KY
October 28 – Covington, KY
October 29 – Covington, KY
November 1 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 2 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 3 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 4 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 5 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 6 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 7 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 8 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 9 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 10 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 11 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 12 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 13 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 14 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 15 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 16 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 17 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 18 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 19 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 20 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 21 – US NAVY WORLD TOUR
November 30 – Oshkosh, WI
December 3 – Private Corporate Event – Columbus, OH
December 9 – (Daytime) Private Corporate Event – Columbus, OH
December 10 – Private Corporate Event – Columbus, OH
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!
In case you missed my appearance on the season premiere of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” here’s the video!
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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!
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
June 30, 7pm – The Not So Late Show with Johnny DiLoretto
DESCRIPTION: Michael Kent is a guest on this LIVE late-night-style talk show.
LOCATION: BACKSTAGE BISTRO
PRICE: $5, reservations a must
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
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.