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.

Michael Kent Columbus Magician is Guest in Not so Late Show

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 or call 614.917.1171 to purchase tickets.

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Things Are Gonna Get Weird

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 
(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.)


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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

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I’m excited to announce I’ll be returning as a special guest in “The Best of Shadowbox Live” for select dates* through the rest of the summer!


This will be the 3rd show I’ve done with Shadowbox after having successful runs with “Smoke & Mirrors” and “The Best of Shadowbox Live” in 2012. My involvement in the show usually consists of 5-10 minutes of magic excerpted from my show and a few special appearances throughout the rest of the show.



*To see which dates I’ll be appearing with Shadowbox Live, check my official tour schedule.


Visit for tickets and information.


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Theater Review | Smoke And Mirrors: Ensemble puts lots of energy into new show

By Margaret Quamme

A new show, Smoke and Mirrors, doesn’t break much ground, but it’s a pleasing, high-energy example of what the troupe can do when working as an ensemble; the emphasis is on teamwork rather than individual efforts. It might be more profane and raucous than some of Shadowbox Live’s recent shows, but it’s also undeniably entertaining.

The theme is illusion, and the tone is set by magician Michael Kent, who opens both acts of the show with bits that nimbly shift from comedic to amazing.

Read more of the review here.

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