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
Don’t miss my guest appearance on Columbus’ premiere live, talk show – The Not So Late Show with Johnny DiLoretto -only at ShadowboxLive’s 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.
UPDATE: Tonight’s show is SOLD OUT.
For the first time in over a year, Michael returns to Shadowbox Live’s Backstage Bistro for a special-one night only event! Things are about to get weird.
Fresh off a 110-city, 10 country whirlwind tour in 2015, Comedian and Magician Michael Kent is kicking off the new year with a one-night-only show exclusive for Shadowbox Live’s Backstage Bistro! Recently named ENTERTAINER of the YEAR and MAGICIAN of the YEAR, Michael Kent is one of Columbus’s busiest entertainers. He’s performed in more than 500 college campuses, for corporations such as Disney and AT&T, various cruise lines and regularly asked to travel to other countries to entertain American troops serving overseas.
Reservations recommended – Food and Drink available – Adult Language and Content
Backstage Bistro / Shadowbox Live
503 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
Tickets: $5 (click link above to buy tickets or call 614-416-7625)
(Parking is available behind the building in two different lots on Liberty street. Parking ranges from $2-$5. There are also meters on Front Street.)
I’m happy to announce that I will be joining the cast of the 2016 Miracles and Magic Show!
The Miracles & Magic Foundation is an organization that provides life experiences to children who are currently fighting life-threatening illnesses. At the heart of Miracles & Magic is a comedy magic and illusion show. It features the best magicians in the world coming together to help these children and their families forget, if only for a few hours, about the shots, hospital beds, treatments and other daily challenges they face. Instead, they experience the wonder, laughter and emotion of the magic and entertainers.
Miracles and Magic
The Lincoln Theater
Columbus, OH 43203
January 23, 2016
1pm and 5pm
Tickets go onsale November 13 and will range $10-45
Parking is Free
I’m excited to join other top magicians in the world for this fantastic show. For details on the show and for tickets, visit http://www.miraclesandmagic.com/.
On Saturday night, I entertained over 450 smiling faces at Hollywood Casino in Columbus, OH. They were employees of the award-winning Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, The Wilds, Zoombezi Bay Waterpark and Safari Golf Course. The extravagant night featured entertainment from Matt Ryan DJ and a full-length headline performance by yours truly!
The highlight of the evening was having TV’s Wildlife Advocate and Columbus Zoo Director Emeritus, Jack Hanna onstage with me. I can honestly say that Jack was the most fun audience volunteer I’ve ever had onstage. It was a sight to see when Jack legitimately thought I had shredded his 20-dollar bill. He held back the swear words when showing his amazement when the money showed up inside a locked box in the audience.
After the show, Jack said “You’re the best we’ve had. I’m proud you’re from Columbus.” What a great guy – and what a great zoo!
Columbus blogger and 614 Magazine Contributor Cheryl Harrison sat down with me recently to ask me questions about my job. The article originally appeared in May’s issue of 614 Magazine. Enjoy!
Columbus actually has many magicians, but most of them are magicians that only magicians would know. But 99 percent of magicians are only magicians that magicians would know.
– Read the rest of the interview…
I’m so happy to announce the next collaboration between myself and Shadowbox Live, the largest resident theater company in America. I’ll be appearing as a special guest in the next Sketch Comedy and Rock n’ Roll Show, called “Out of Control.” The show runs from March 27-May-31, but, due to my existing tour schedule, I’ll appearing on select nights only. Keep checking this space – and my tour schedule – for an update of which nights I’ll appear.
Shadowbox Live | 503 S. Front St. | Columbus, OH | box office:(614) 416-7625
Michael Kent special guest in “Out of Control” Select Dates:
April 11 7:30pm
April 11 10:30pm
April 12 7:30pm
April 12 10:30pm
April 19 7:30pm
April 19 10:30pm
April 25 7:30pm
April 25 10:30pm
May 30 7:30pm
May 30 10:30pm
May 31 7:30pm
May 31 10:30pm
From the article:
Journalists Clueless in Covering Magicians By Joe Hadsall, Globe Features Editor
July 12, 2013
There are so many incredible magicians out there. One of them, Michael Kent, will be performing at MSSU on Sept. 17. Trust me, you want to see him perform. Kent is brilliant and brutally funny.
I’ll be hounding him for an interview closer to his performance, mainly because I’ve interviewed him before. I know about how he got into magic and his unique presentation.
“Oh sure, Joe,” you might think. “You just know his story because you already know how he does all of his tricks, so, of course, you don’t care about that.”
Kent is a stage magician, and I’ve stuck to the world of close-up. I have no idea how Kent does some stuff, and I don’t care, because the story of how he got into magic is pretty interesting. How seriously he takes comedy is fascinating.
– Joe Hadsall, Globe Features Editor
I’ve got shelves in my office filled with things that I’ve collected during my travels. But the most valuable collection I have is my collection of stories. On July 10, I’ll be sharing many of these stories and performing the amazing magic that goes along with many of them. The event will be at Shadowbox Live’s Backstage Bistro on Wednesday, July 10. I hope to see you there.
THIS SATURDAY, I’ll be taking a night off from my current run in “The Best of Shadowbox Live” to participate in a drink-making competition as part of Digfest in Grandview, OH. The competition, brought to you by Drink Up Columbus, will be reminiscent of the TV Show “Chopped” where contestants will mix supplied ingredients to attempt to make the best drink. Anyone who was around during my successful batch-mixing of “The Red Death” or “The Purple Death” tailgating drinks in college will know what to expect out of this situation. I’ll be competing against two friends of mine, Editor of 614 Magazine, Travis Hoewischer and local personality, Johnny DiLoretto. It should be a very fun event! Hope to see you there!