Our Present, Past & Upcoming Performers
David Corsaro is a consummate professional who is equipped to entertain audiences as small as one to a theater of thousands. He is a regular MC and performer at New York City’s longest running Off-Broadway magic show and has performed his amazing feats of magic for Fortune 500 companies (Wrigley’s, Panasonic, Nestle, and Viacom) as well as top music acts (Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire and The Milwaukees).
David also donates his talent for a variety of charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Hurricane Sandy Relief and Lions International. David’s personal brand of magic can be described as an enthusiastic blend of magic and comedy that will have you laughing while riveted to his every move.
Known professionally as “The Prince Of Mystery,” Skip’s lifelong passion for magic has led to a very successful career with his very unique magical comedy performances at fairs, festivals and theatres throughout the United States. Based out of Boston, he is a regular fixture of the comedy club scene and can often be seen at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge.
Skip explained that his character is an orphan from Upstate New York who used to get locked up in the attic, where he found a magic book, so he taught himself magic. Then escaped because he was able to pick locks.
A Dartmouth Week review of his show explained, “The Prince of Mystery, as bitingly sardonic as he is whimsical, bedazzled the audience with feats of magic (and, presumably, mystery) all while swaggering across the stage to ‘80s standards. He was a big hit.” [11/9/17]
Evil Dan & Colleen The Sideshow Queen
Evil Dan & Colleen will be presenting highlights from their Psychic Sideshow which is a fun-filled, family-friendly trip down the carnival midway, filled with Magic, Mind-Reading, Carnival Cons, Sideshow Stunts and More!
Evil Dan & Colleen The Sideshow Queen perform amazing magic, stunts and miracles of the human body that will have you gasp, cringe and laugh. They have been delighting audiences at festivals, conventions and theaters throughout the Northeast and have appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Will Fern has been a busy performer in and around the NYC area for more than twenty years. From corporate events to cruise ships and all manner of private affairs, Will has a trademark style combining good clean fun and amazing magic. He spent several years honing his craft in Barbados, is a regular at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, and is best known among his peers for his strolling magic at all manner of affairs, in which he was crowned “International Champion” in 2011.
“The hardest-working man in comedy” (Time Out NY) and “One of the most unique acts you’ll ever see” (AM New York), Harrison is one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” and winner of the Andy Kaufman Award.
On television, Harrison has been featured on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing, Gotham Comedy Live, Brain Games and much more.
As a magician, Harrison was named one of “today’s best” by Newsday and tours around the world as one of the stars of The Illusionists: Direct from Broadway, the biggest selling magic show in history.
Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese is a performer and inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEAM/STEM initiatives and his clever integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. Despite his use of cutting edge technology, he never sacrifices the old-school slapstick vibe that audiences so love. Its vintage meets the future. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist.
Mario has made appearances on Sesame Street and Sunny Side Up on NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel. He is also the subject of award-winning indie documentary film, Building Magic.
Mario is currently a resident artist for New Victory Theater’s LabWorks program, developing a new stage experience alongside Grammy award winning musician, Tim Kubart. Most recently, he was privileged to be a part of the creative team behind David Blaine’s first ever North America tour. [11/2/17]
For more than 20 years David Oliver has entertained audiences on cruises, in hotels and at resorts to rave reviews. Universities, comedy clubs, cabarets and corporate events across the U.S. have asked David to come back and perform again, and again. His TV appearances include: The Early Show (CBS), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) and a feature on the Discovery Channel.
In 2013 David took a short break from magic for recuperation and recovery after his double lung transplant. He is now better than ever and as Matt Lauer (Host of NBC’s Today Show) described it… “The most amazing magic I’ve ever seen.” [11/9/17]
John Pizzi is a world class Ventriloquist, Magician and Comedian. He has opened for Jerry Vale, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, Joy Behar, Weird Al Yankovic, The Trammps, The Regents, Al Martino, Clint Holmes and many others. He was a regular headliner at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas and he currently appears at the Borgata in Atlantic City.
His television credits include: America’s Got Talent, Late Night with David Letterman, The Daily Show, America’s Funniest People, Rascals Comedy Hour, and much more.
His high energy one-man shows have taken him to comedy clubs, resorts, colleges, and theaters across the United States. He is also a regular at the Friars Club in New York City and Los Angeles. [11/9/17]
Early on in his career, Rocco studied under the legendary sleight-of-hand master Tony Slydini. After winning the Golden Lion Award for stage and close-up magic from Siegfried & Roy in 1986, his career began to flourish as a magic teacher, innovator, and world class performer.
Rocco has probably won more major awards for his magic than anyone he is the recipient of the Merlin and Golden Lion Awards, a two-time winner of the coveted Manhattan Association of Cabarets Award, and has been nominated nine times as Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in four different categories. He won two FISM World Championships awards (1994 in Yokohama Japan and 2006 in Stockholm, Sweden). He was most recently the Guest of Honor at Obie’s 4F Convention which is the most prestigious gathering of close-up magicians in the world.
Rocco has appeared in the VH1 celebrity magic reality series, Celebracadabra where he was the adviser and guide for celebrity partner and 1st runner-up, Hal Sparks.
Meir Yedid has given a totally new interpretation to the phrase “sleight of hand.” Disregarding the conventional accessories of the magician, Meir’s nimble hands provide the setting and backdrop for a unique, visual and funny show.
His numerous awards include: Magician of The Year by SAMPA, he was the first person to ever win the Society of American Magicians Close-Up Magic Championship more than once, he was the Guest of Honor at the prestigious Obie’s 4F Convention and most recently received a Christopher Foundation award for his contributions to magic. His television appearances include: Comedy Tonight (FOX), The Paul Daniels Show (BBC), Knoff Hoff Show (ZDFTV), Mind Over Matter (ACTV), Best Trick Ever (ABC2 [2 episodes]) and dozens of others that include some of the highest rated television shows in Japan, Germany, Australia and England.
His live shows and seminars have literally been seen all over the world in both the largest and smallest nightclubs, hotels and theaters and of course Las Vegas Casinos and even an Off-Broadway show. [11/2/17, 11/9/17]