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Since I’m such a big deal and all, I get asked to be on big-time television shows like Public Access in Wheeling, WV. I know, I know. I’m getting recognized everywhere now. I kid, but in reality, this is a pretty cool program when you realize that it’s produced entirely by high school students with the help of Nathan Marshall and the Brooke High School Video Production teaching staff.







Visit Nathan’s YouTube channel to see more episodes of “Ohio Valley Tonite.” When I was in high school, we had a pretty nice production studio, and I would have loved the opportunity to work on projects like this. Students are learning shot composition, editing, green screen, lighting, audio and more.


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I recently appeared on “Good Day Columbus” with Johnny DiLoretto to promote the “Free Beer Tour*.” It’s a series of events where I’ll show you how to win free drinks from your friends using “can’t lose” bar bets.







The next Free Beer Tour* evening will be THIS THURSDAY at Brewski’s in Upper Arlington, OH. For more info, visit Dimensional Entertainment.

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Here’s a funny side-project I did recently. My hands are the ones coming in from the bottom. And while many people have told me the voice of “Keith” sounds just like me, it’s not me.

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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 http://dimensionalentertainment.com/freebeertour



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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Photo by Jodi Miller, Columbus Alive

Photo by Jodi Miller, Columbus Alive

I’ll be performing a special 25 minute set at the Columbus Comedy Festival at Wild Goose Creative this Friday, April 15th. I hope you can come see me, but more importantly, a ton of other hilarious acts. I recently had the chance to meet some of the other comedians performing at the 3-day festival during a photo shoot for Columbus Alive and I’m already looking forward to seeing them.



The Columbus Alive recently ran a story about the festival and were kind enough to dedicate a page to a few of the comedians appearing at the fest, myself included. Click the photo for my story.



Tickets are $10/night at the door and the festival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday. My set is Friday night. For more information, visit Wild Goose Creative.

SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, APRIL 14

  • Comedy Revolver (revolving stand-up comedy featuring Jeff Burgstrom, Travis Hoewischer, Anthony O’Connell, Chris Coen, & Cole Downs)
  • Roman’s Empire (video comedy)
  • Organ Grinder Productions (mixed variety show)
  • 8th Floor Improv (OSU student improv team)



  • FRIDAY, APRIL 15

  • Wild Goose Comedy Cabaret (sketch comedy)
  • Asbestos Crew (video and live sketch comedy)
  • Stand-Up (featuring Bob Cook, Justin Camp, Matt Horn, Erin McIntyre, Dylan Shelton, Sean Somerville, Sommer Sterud, Sumukh Torgalkar)
  • Michael Kent (Columbus magician and comedian)
  • Full Frontal Nudity (Madlab Theatre’s improv team)



  • SATURDAY, APRIL 16

  • Columbus News InsideHer (video comedy featuring Dan Wilburn)
  • Stand-Up (featuring Bill Arrundale, Jason Clemmer
  • Robbie Collier, Darrell Dawson
  • Justin Golak, Joseph Ivan, Mike Kolar, Weston Sherman)
  • Sketch By Number (sketch comedy)
  • Roman’s Empire and Elissa Marcus (video comedy)
  • Winnie Cooper Project (Columbus band)
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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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    Two exciting things going on at the end of this month!



    FREE BEER TOUR
    Starts April 28!



    Columbus’s Dimensional Entertainment (Corey Montie) has once again devised an original, fun and outrageous event series that will keep you and your friends talking about it for months to come.



    The idea is this: We 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!



    I will be on hand at the events to teach you up to 4 new ‘bar bet’ tricks during each event. To sign up and for more information on dates/times/locations, visit http://dimensionalentertainment.com/freebeertour







    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 below poster for details.



    BETH TIKVAH POSTER



    There are a few other exciting things coming up, including an exclusive performance at the upcoming Columbus Comedy Festival On April 15 and a performance at Cocktails at the Conservatory – an event at Franklin Park Conservatory on May 5th.
    I hope to see you at one of these events!

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    New Tour Poster!

    Mar 27, 2011

    Here’s the new 2011-2012 Tour Poster!







    Poster design by Edwards Creative, Columbus Ohio.
    There is a G-Rated Version of the poster available as well. Both poster designs can be downloaded in print-quality resolution or purchased on CafePress.

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    I’ll be returning to good ole’ Urbana, OH on Thursday, March 24th to support the arts.  It’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, http://ashlandcityschools.org/ms/news-story/magiciancomedian-michael-kent



    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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