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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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Great Lecture Report this review
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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AWESOME Report this review
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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Mac King's the man Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 7th, 2015
You learn so many good rope tricks and some funny gags. If you are a stage magician, you should get this.
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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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Best Lecture! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 2nd, 2017
Mac King Lecture was outstanding. I watched it 2 times. I have all ready started working on his rope routine. He explains it very well and takes his time for each step. I have nothing bad to say about this Live Lecture. Great work Mac King.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 18th, 2017
The one routine that I use the most from this lecture is the rope routine.

The lecture itself is entertaining and contains lots of insightful stories and lessons. All the little tips from a successful entertainer really add up.
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Don't miss out Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 15th, 2016
4 hours is a long time to spend with anyone. Dont miss this opportunity to learn from one of the greatest. Even the smallest gags that are taught can have BIG impact. If you want to improve your show simply listen to what is being discussed and then do what they say. It's not always about learning a bunch of new tricks, but it is about entertaining people. Thanks Mr. King for this great lesson on comedy theory with a touch of magic thrown in.
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I highly recommend it! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 7th, 2016
Mac King is a magician with about 30 years of expertise keeping fresh with his tricks enough to continue His Las Vegas Show at Harrah's! I haven't met him myself, however he has a creative mind and hilarious personality.

What I personally took from his lecture was the rope routine and bill to cigarette with matching torn pieces!

His vanishing/ traveling deck trick is rather clever.

After his big tricks, he has many magic gags to experiment on laypeople which I find exciting to try.

If you are thinking of purchasing this lecture, just do it!! You won't regret it.
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exactly what we were all expecting from mac king Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 4th, 2016
a wonderful moment with one of the temples in magic. mas king's lecture is a lot more than learning magic tricks, it's mostly about learning how to becom a great magician. his history and life experience will guide anyone that is really passionate about this wonderful art. it's like sitting in front of a genius and listen to the advice. love it!
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Tricks are weak but Mac is great Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 22nd, 2015
Do not get this if you are looking for strong tricks. Get this for the valuable advice of a proven professional. This is mostly silly gags that I never see myself doing. But Mac is a creative genius; that is where the value is
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