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About Markus and His Shows

Who are you, Markus, and what should we expect?

Well first of all, thanks for asking. I've been performing stand-up comedy for a long time. I learned to do magic when I was cast as the wizard Octavius in Caesar's Magical Empire, an elaborate, theatrical show experience in a cavernous complex dedicated to illusion inside Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Having trained there under some of the best magicians in the world, I began to develop my own unique blend of comedy, sleight-of-hand, and mind reading. I mostly perform with ordinary household objects, accompanied by audience volunteers who become co-stars of the show. I don't do "big box" illusions, but I might play with food, manipulate office supplies, or kitchen utensils, for example. I use original jokes and physical comedy to keep the audience guessing, balancing gags with surprising magical and mental effects. So you never quite know what to expect next. All in good fun, my act is always clean, and is appropriate for all audiences. Disclaimer: Not that you asked, but I possess no actual supernatural powers. My act is purely for entertainment purposes. I believe that laughter is the real magic.

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Career Highlights

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Cast Member at Caesar’s Magical Empire

  • Named “One of New England’s Funniest Young Comics” during 1st year as a stand-up in Boston

  • Two-time finalist in “Las Vegas’s #1 Comedian” Annual April Fool’s Day Competition

  • Comedy Show “Laughter-Shocks” Named “Best of Las Vegas” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal

  • Interviewed for VANISH, the International Magic Magazine

  • Featured performer at the THEA Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel

  • 2018 Winner of the coveted “Pizza Spot” at Flappers Comedy Club, Burbank

 

CREDITS 

FILM & TELEVISION APPEARANCES

Gilmore Girls (CW)

The Heart That Sings

Vegas Weddings Unveiled (GSN)

Night of the Boogeyman

Not Taking Orders

NYPD Blue (ABC)

Reservations for Two

Security

“To Life” Chabad Telethon

When Hidden Cameras Attack (Fox)

Multiple commercials

 

CORPORATE CLIENTS (select)

Bridgestone/Firestone (SEMA Auto Show)

Disney Parks & Resorts

FN PLATFORM

Microsoft (Comdex)

SAP Canada (CES)

U.S. Foodservice

Verizon Wireless

 

BANQUETS & PRIVATE EVENTS (select)

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas (Featured Magician/ Entertainer, VIP Loyalty Party)

Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, (Emcee, multiple VIP parties and casino slot tournament parties)

Mandalay Bay Convention Center (Host, live comedy talk show)

Aish Institute, North Hollywood

Las Vegas Town Club, The Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Or Hachaim Academy Annual Banquet, Valley Village, CA

Pacifica Senior Living, Santa Clarita CA

Shaarey Zedek “Men’s Club” Dinner, N. Hollywood

The Purim Comedy Show, Young Israel of Los Angeles

 Young Israel Annual Gala, Las Vegas

 

COMEDY CLUBS (abridged list)

Boomers Humors, Las Vegas

Comedy Stop, Las Vegas

Dick Dougherty’s Comedy Vault, Boston

Flappers, Burbank, CA

Ha Ha Café, North Hollywood

I.O.West, Hollywood

Laugh Trax, Las Vegas

Nick’s Comedy Stop, Boston

Riviera Comedy Club, Las Vegas

The Comedy Connection, E. Providence, RI

The Comedy Store, Hollywood

The Ice House, Pasadena, CA

The Second City, Las Vegas

 

CHARITY EVENTS

“Conjuring for a Cure” (The Michael J. Fox Foundation), Valencia CA

“Pilot Program Comedy” Nellis Air Force Base, NV

"Comedy Night" Chabad of Santa Clarita Valley

The Assisted Living Program, Patient and Resident Entertainment (Multiple venues & locations, CA)

"Resident Magic" Atria, Santa Clarita

“To Life” Chabad Telethon

Toras Hashem “Comedy Night” Fundraisers, North Hollywood

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