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Mac King LIVE (Penguin LIVE) The world's BEST comedy magician came to Penguin LIVE! SUPPORT LIVE MAGIC. DOWNLOAD THE FULL LECTURE TODAY.
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"Mac is not the best comic-magician working The Las Vegas Strip. He's the best comic-magician working anywhere."
-Penn Jillette of Penn & Teller

"Mac King is, hands down, the best comedy magician ever! Plus his show is the best magic show in Las Vegas. From all his years on the road and on the Strip, he has a lot to teach any magician of any specialty. I have seen his show more than a dozen times and I have learned so much about putting a show together just by watching Mac perform."
-David Kaye aka “Silly Billy”

“Of all the Las Vegas performers with a daytime show, who is originally from Kentucky and who wears a plaid suit, Mac King is one of the better ones.... Who am I kidding, Mac is one of the greatest comic magicians of all time, and he knows more about about getting laughs with amazing magic than any of us.”
-John Lovick

Acclaimed by MAGIC Magazine as the premiere comedy magician in the world today, Mac King was named “Magician of the Year” by the Magic Castle in Hollywood, has appeared on seven TV-Specials for NBC-TV, been voted the 6th best show in all of Las Vegas, and rocked the audience on The Late Show with David Letterman. He is currently starring in the long-running The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas where, over the last 14+ years, he has performed an incredible 7260 shows for more than two million fans.

As an after dinner corporate entertainer, he has wowed companies around the world with his astounding sleight of hand and irresistible humor.

He has a degree in anthropology and is a first-rate cook. And, according to his wife and daughter, he is a fine husband, a great dad, and all around swell fellow.

In this rare lecture appearance Mac will teach you (among other things):

  • Two different rope routines
  • A card to pocket routine
  • A trick with a shoe
  • A drink production
  • And a whole bunch of great sight gags.
He will also talk about (among other things):
  • Character development
  • Audience participation
  • Scripting
  • And combining comedy with magic.
There will also be (of course) many amusing stories of Mac’s years on the road and his long Vegas residency.



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ATTENDING COULDN'T BE EASIER.

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!

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4 of 5 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 17th, 2014
Go to see this lecture !

You have a lifetime of work inside ;-)

if you want to win 20 years in your artist's career you have to
Watch and carefully watch this lecture, take notes, take your grandma with you if you want, take the love of your magic and enjoy ;-)

i watched a lot of lectures in Penguin but this Penguin Lecture is a must watch from any point of view, creativity and much more !

A lot of lectures are made by guy who said they are lecturers but i sleep in the first 15 minutes :( ok maybe 20...

Here you feel, even If Mac King is not a professionnal Lecturer like he said the last one was 20 YEARS AGO
BUT BUT he knows the rythm and how to keep the focus in this 4HOURS lecture, it's a fact or a gift but i will say INTELLIGENCE or SMART AWARENESS IN THE PRESENT


SO MAC KING KEEP IT UP
YOU ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE OTHERS AND WHAT YOU BRING FOR US BECAUSE SOMETIMES I AM SO DISAPPOINTED ABOUT WHAT I SEE AND THE LACK OF ORIGINALITY I SEE IN THIS LECTURES
THEY ALL FORGET ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE SHOWING IT'S NOT FOR THEM BUT FOR US ;-)

DAMMMM I LOVED YOUR LECTURE ;)
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3 of 4 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 22nd, 2014
I'm a big fan of Mac King's and this was a wonderful opportunity to hear wisdom of his pertaining to a long career in magic.

I did not go in looking for tricks to perform, but for insights and thinking related to creating and performing. He delivered.

One small drawback, and I'm including this just in case my critique can have any influence on future lectures, is that host Dan Harlan had a tendency to speak over Mac and interrupt him, particularly during the Q&A. I know it was unintentional, and Dan is a cool person, but a good rule of thumb would be: if the guest lecturer is speaking, the host's mouth needs to stay shut :)

I don't want to end my review on a critique, so I will say that topics discussed included: packing light, pocket management, politics (getting along with other performers at a club), spectator / audience management, dealing with bad crowds / bad shows and way more.
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4 of 7 magicians found the following review helpful:
Great Lecture!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 18th, 2014
Mac had me laughing throughout and did some really cool stuff, more so his insight was so very valuable. Here's a guy who's been in Vegas for years and knows what works, or even better how to make something work for your audience - taking something that may be thought of as just a simple close-up trick and making it play for hundreds of people and it becomes a miracle. On a more selfish note I would ask Penguin to have the girl with the legs in the audience do a lecture, who cares how good it is, maybe an hour on just producing the same card or coin again and again, no matter how bad her sleights may be, same outfit though... please! :)
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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 August 27th, 2014
I was so happy to see a comedic magician on the Penguin Live Roster. I remember making the suggestion a couple of months ago and I'm so glad that Acar managed to get the Legend Mac King. Thank you.

I am currently only an hour into the lecture and already I can see that it was money well spent. The rope routine where the knot moves on the spec's piece of rope is priceless! I can't wait to see what else he will be doing. I look forward to many more comedic magicians on the Penguin Live lineup.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 1st, 2014
I loved the rope routine!!!! For me that was the most valuable material on the DVD, it is just amazing good with a super presentation! Mack King is a great teacher but I was expecting little longer card to pocket routine and more ins/outs on performing it on stage. Myself I have my own card to pocket but I do it only in close-up situations. I had a several tries on stage but I can get the reactions as I am getting in close-up.

It was a great material totally worth it to buy it! If you are working as a comedy magician this is for you! Hope there will be a VOL. 2!!!!!!
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Brilliant as always Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 11th, 2014
A nice look at the 'off stage' Man and Magician.
I really enjoyed it.
Steph
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 20th, 2014
I can't give it 5 stars because in my mind it didn't blow me away in the way that I was expecting. They really built it up to give me high expectations of it, and while it was good...it just wasn't at that 5 star level.

But if you have a little bit of time on your hands and are willing to learn more about magic (which should be every magician out there), then buy this!

You're going to learn something from this and it is good enough to buy, that is for sure.
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wow!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 30th, 2014
how to get booked in Las Vegas!!! the answer, although in its very simplicity, lies here. Also great practical routines from the very best, both commercial and for friends. Great for anyone who takes magic and entertainment very "seriously".
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