EVERYTHING they make is good. The table seems a bit pricey at first, but unless you want to assemble the parts and make one yourself, it's still worth it. With some effort on your part and assuming you already have the tools, you can put together a passable table for under $100
How? What would I need? Obviously I'd need a close- up mat, but where could I find one big enough? I thought it was pricey too, so if you could help me out that'd be great!
No, you don't need a close-up mat. As you said with Gazzo, this is almost like stage magic. Close-up pads are good for practice and dinner tables but have no place on the streets. You need bigger, much bigger. But if you've seen Gazzo work you know that.
Find a restaurant supply store and buy a wooden tray stand ($30, or free if you can find a damaged one at a restaurant). Get the 38" "Tall" if you can. Cut off the webbing and replace them with adjustable luggage straps ($5 Wal-Mart). This allows you to raise and lower the table to suit you. If you get the tall stand and use the straps to lower it, the base gets wider, more stable, and can take a larger top. That's your next step. Buy a piece of plywood (3/8" works. 1/2" is too heavy, 1/4" is too light) about 24x48" ($15 at Home Depot) and have them cut it down to about 20x32 depending on what you think you will like. Don't cut it so narrow that it won't fit nicely on your stand. Buy some rubber padding while you're at Home Depot ($10) and then go back to Wal-Mart and get a half yard of Naugahyde, Felt, or whatever surface suits your fancy($2). I chose Naugahyde for my Europe trip as it rained frequently and I didn't want it to get soggy. Put it all together with carpet tacks or wood moulding.
You now have a large, padded surface and an adjustable stand that will work just about anywhere. Fix it up with eyebolts and a spare luggage strap, and maybe some angle brackets to help attach the top to the folded up stand and you have a portable stage show for under $100.