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"Michael Finney is the quintessential American entertainer-- he's bold, original and a product of his own invention.  He has no pretensions.  He'll poke fun at anyone (including himself.)  That's a recipe for a winning performer and that's what makes Finney absolutely irresistible." - Larry Wilson

“Give Him a Deck of cards, a Pair of Scissors plus some Rope & for the Next Hour Your Audience WILL have the Time of Their Lives!"  - Michael Ammar

"Michael Finney is one of the most successful comedy magic acts working today. Michael's performances have garnered him both rave reviews and top awards all over the world. We are fortunate that one of the world’s finest has agreed to share his real world performance secrets with us to help us improve the presentation of our craft.”  - Eric DeCamps

 

What will he teach?

Homemade card gimmicks

The watch steal 

The rope routine  

Table tops and table covers - making and designing your own

How to pick up local work

And more!

 

Who is he?

Michael Finney is a multi-award winning comedy magician with more than 35 years in the business.

After spending part of his early career as a close-up magician and a children's performer at a theme park, Finney decided to concentrate strictly on comedy magic and has since performed around the world – including at the 2004 Inaugural Gala for President George W. Bush, and London’s famed Palladium Theater.

He was a comedy finalist on Star Search, hosted by Ed McMahon, and was a regular performer on NBC’s World’s Greatest Magicians and World’s Wildest Magic Shows.

Michael received the Silver Lion's Head award from Seigfried and Roy for excellence in comedy and magic performance.  Soon after, he was awarded Comedy Magician of the Year and Parlor Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts, The Magic Castle in Los Angeles, voted one of the top 10 comedy magicians in the world  by his peers in 2008. In 2009, Michael received the world comedy magic act of the year presented to him by Gay Blackstone. 

Finney is one of only a few magicians with their own foundation, The Michael Finney Foundation.  His charities are associated with the Gift of Life, a Rotarian group that provides operations for children with heart defects, and The Wounded Warrior programs: Operation One Voice and Hope for the Warriors.  His foundation is nearing 1,000,000.00 donated to the charities as of Jan of 2015.

 



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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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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 16th, 2015
Michael Finney is one of the nicest guys working in magic today. His lecture was fun, story driven and filled with real world material. If you are looking for a lecture packed with tricks and effects to learn this is not it. If you want to hear tips from a working pro that can enhance what you already do this is for you.

He starts off with a detailed construction of his glitter card gimmick, which can add a bit of sparkle to the end of any 6 card repeat routine. He moves onto how the simple addition of a table top or table cover can individualize an act and add perceived value to your performance. Finney then tips his Gim-Crack style microphone holder which is worth making to add you a bit more professionalism to your act. He then presents his thoughts on D’Lite and its use in an instant magician routine. He then shares his Lady Rope Routine and how he changes it for fit whatever audiences he performs for. His notes on the cut and restored effect, what to say to the audience member after the effect, the type of rope to use, and the type of scissors to use all help create a masterclass for his effect. It is fun to watch and great to learn!

The second half of the lecture was based on networking, picking up local work, business stories. Finney shares his perspective on the business of show business and his life in magic. This lecture overall was fun and a good experience to watch. If you are a trick junkie looking for your next great effect don’t get this lecture, but If you enjoy Michael’s work, and want to hear about show business from a working professional, than this may be the lecture for you.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 17th, 2015
I was actually at the lecture live and I have to say this lecture is great. I actually know Finney personally and I still learn stuff every time I see him. His jokes NEVER get old no matter how many times you hear them. He goes into great detail on the business side of magic. NO JOKE, THIS IS THE BEST LECTURE THAT YOU CAN BUY. He is just a great man overall. His lady rope routine is just awesome. I am know more inspired to do magic and get better. But the best part of it was he says over and over that patter is better than the trick. He also helps you right your own material. So all I can say is, BUY BUY BUY THIS LECTURE NOW.
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Finney is the real deal! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 16th, 2015
Michael Finney is a class act! both, on and off stage. In this lecture not only will you learn some real world work on a few classics of magic but if you want to do magic for a living, there is some priceless information on being AND looking professional. Plus tips on getting yourself gigs!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 7th, 2019

Michael Finney is a real pro and my hero. I love every single thing this man does.
This lecture is also great. He talks about real material and experiences. Really good tricks also. I think we have a lot to learn from him.

Thank you for this wonderful lecture.
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Michael is all class Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 5th, 2019
This is not the first time I've seen one of Michael's lectures. The score of a 5 is inclusive of not only the proven magic and routining Michael has mastered over the years that have allowed his longevity in this industry, but also the psychology of being a performer, relating to your audience, respecting and appreciating your audience so their experience is not only entertaining, but personal. Mike shares all and answers questions you might not have considered. Thank you for sharing you and your magic Michael.
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Great Lecture Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 12th, 2017
One of the best Penguin Live Lectures so far. You don't need more tricks, you need the wisdom and perspective of a seasoned pro, and that's what you get in this lecture. I'm very impressed at how much he just put it all out there, for us to learn from as we may. Thank you, Michael, you've given us the real work.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 1st, 2016
In the begining of the lecture Michael saied "I don't know a lot of magic and probably some people from the audience know more than me. So I cannot teach you a lot of tricks" I thought that was just a joke, but he was serious.
Then how come this guy became so famous and successful? Because he loves magic, he is funny, he is sincere and he respects his audience. If you watch this lecture you are going to love this guy too.
But dont think for a minute that because he doesn't focus on teaching tricks this lecture is not worth your money and your time. The hints and tips, the stories and the life experiences he shares are just PRICELESS.
So, kick off your shoes, relax, open your eyes and ears and enjoy this lecture, because Michael has a lot to offer and you will be sorry if you miss it.
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The real work Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 29th, 2016
One of the best Penguin Live lectures yet. You don't need to know any more tricks, you need to know how the business actually works. Priceless insight and good stories from a sincere man with more experience than you could hope for.
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Don't Miss It!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 26th, 2016
This is a rare glimpse into the mind & soul of a wonderfully talented magician. He gives tremendous insight into the craft he has spent decades refining. I would love to meet him, just to shake his hand & thank him for this video: and thanks also to Penguin for sharing his genius.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 27th, 2016
I was at this lecture! It was funny and informative. Everything you would expect from Michael and more! Worth getting!
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