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Matthew Johnson LIVE (Penguin LIVE) One of the funniest and most energetic magicians around came to Penguin for an insane 2 1/2 hour live lecture. SUPPORT LIVE MAGIC. DOWNLOAD THE FULL LECTURE TODAY.
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SPECIAL OFFER: Order Matthew Johnson LIVE TODAY and instantly download Matthew's definitive guide to booking magic shows over the phone called "The Rule of Thumb" which will teach you what to say and exactly how to say it. Start learning now (will appear as "Matthew Johnson LIVE" in your MyPenguinMagic access area)!

“One of few magicians who is VERY funny and VERY skilled!” -Gregory Wilson

"Matthew Johnson is a joy to watch!" -Mark Wilson

“AWESOME!” –John Archer

"A very, very clever man!" –Paul Green

"Matt Johnson does more shows a year than anyone else I know!" –Bro Gilbert

"Matthew has great material I know you will use!" –Paul Romhany

"I love Matt's material; he blends a great depth of magical knowledge with a wonderfully playful creativity" -Christopher Taylor

"Clever thinking and one handsome fella. Matthew Johnson is the man!" -Luke Dancy

What will he teach?

  • Any Card at Any Number: Matthew’s new streamlined version with just 2 decks & instant reset.
  • The Gum Thing: A piece of gum is popped out of a gum packet, chewed and then goes back in time to appear, sealed back in the gum packet.
  • Black I: A card is chosen and signed and lost in the deck. A large black letter I is drawn on the back of the top card of the deck. The I vanishes, travels down into the deck and appears on the signed selection (instant reset).
  • Sweet: Mentalism with four borrowed sugar packets (instant reset/no prep required).
  • Knife A King: Hilarious find a card revelation. This one is X-Rated because of the language used. Really cool little bit for nightclub and bar audience but it does use strong language.
  • Improved Vanishing Card Case: Great card case vanish. Gimmick does have to be constructed, but once made will last forever (instant reset).
  • The Naked Mind Reading Magician: Mentalism card revelation. Funny & a little risque, but no suggestive language used.

Who is he?

Matthew Johnson is a magician, juggler, physical comedian and our friendly neighborhood lunatic.

He has toured the world performing his unique brand of zany, yet amazing, magic that delivers nonstop laughs and surprises.

And now, he's coming here to Penguin Live to delight you with a mixture of comedy and hard-hitting magic and mentalism.

If you like to laugh and be amazed, join us to see why Matthew Johnson has been requested to teach his unique style to professional magicians all over the world.

From the Magic Circle in London, to the Magic Castle in Hollywood, and even to the World Championships of Magic, FISM, people are raving about Matthew Johnson. We think you will too.

If you could ask ONE question to one of the world's most creative professional magicians, what would it be?

If you'’ve never been to a magic lecture, there’s never been a better time. Sunday September 8th at 7:00pm, we’re live-streaming Matthew Johnson in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.

Want VIP access to EVERY FUTURE Penguin LIVE we film? Check out the new Penguin LIVE: All Access Pass!


  1. Purchase the Matthew Johnson LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday September 8th, anytime before 7:00pm Eastern, click the “MyPenguinMagic” area at the top of the Penguin site. You'’ll see the livestream appear 1 hour before showtime. At 7pm sharp, Matthew will hit the stage and begin his JAM-PACKED professional lecture.
  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of DVD-quality live streaming magic from the comfort of your own home.
  4. Ask Matthew questions and discuss the tricks DURING the lecture.


Reserve your seat anyway. Within 24 hours of ending, you’ll be able to download and/or watch the full lecture on-demand, and go over all the great routines and subtleties as many times as you want. It’ll be waiting for you in your “MyPenguinMagic” area.

Magicians flock to see “workers” give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you won’t find in any book or DVD. Yes, you'll be learning some incredibly powerful A-material, but the INVALUABLE stuff will be the insight you learn along the way.

This lecture is for everyone, from the beginner to the professional and for magicians and mentalists alike. Don’t miss it!

*Please note: We experienced a minor audio issue that affected the first 3 minutes of the lecture. Luckily this only affected part of the introduction. No performances or teachings were affected.

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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 1st, 2014
I personally enjoyed this lecture. Mathew is a good teacher, but does kind on go on, so to speak. If you want a very fun and not to technical ACAAN routine, he teaches a very good method. It will take some practice in removing the deck from the case, but worth the effort for the effect.

Most everything taught ends with you reset and ready to perform the effect again. This is great if you table hopping. A little heavy on card magic, but above average routines.

If you are into smart phone magic, he explains a REALLY GOOD effect using your internet capable phone. No app to buy, but a very impressive routine you can do that is very easy to do and very fooling.

Overall I gave this a 4 star rating because of some strong language and slight audience thumping. Nothing to bad, but I personally prefer my Magic to be Audience friendly without the adult theme. Good Magic, be sure to check out his effect "Melt" also sold on Penguin.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2013
i thing i got a lot from the lecture. i like the mentality he has as a working perforer. also the best thing was the pdf that you could download: the rule of thumb. the vanishing card box was great. i like how he thinks to have tricks that reset. the tricks are not the important thing in this lecture. its how he thinks
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 15th, 2013
He teaches a great bunch of tricks. All with advanced gimmicks or preparations.

But he also teaches how they instantly reset so you can do them again and again for walk around, though many things you will need to BUY to do the trick.
And also some of the tricks need big hands.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 7th, 2014
I've been a Matthew Johnson fan for a while now. I do his effect "Melt" all the time. Check it out here on Penguin as well. For me, this lecture is jamb packed with great material for the Walk around or table hopping Magician.

His Any Card at Any Number is about as easy of method for this classic effect as you'll find. For me, this one effect is worth the cost of the entire lecture. You reset right in front of the spectator, but they don't have a clue you are re-setting as the patter makes perfect sense. It's perfect!

This lecture is a nice mix, and most of the effects taught reset easily and naturally. I thought it was easy to follow and well taught, without a lot of goofing around. I liked this lecture and I'm sure you will too. Get this one!

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Instant reset tricks and more! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 14th, 2013
Matthew provides his ideas for instant reset tricks to play everywhere!
Great ideas! The best of is the idea of ACAAN (both ACAANs ;-) )
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Fun to watch and learn Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2013
Mathew is a fun to watch and is an excellent instructor.
This is a very good 'live' feed.
Well worth your time.
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