With nearly two decades and over 3,000 shows worth of experience, Matt's performances have been described as "one part 'Saturday Night Live,' two parts David Copperfield." (Arizona Daily Star) Combining his unique style, quick wit, and completely original magic and illusion, Matt has become one of the country's leading live event entertainers for corporate events and private functions, as well as in clubs, theaters, hotels, and casinos. He's performed on Las Vegas's largest stages and on over a dozen television shows, and has entertained such dignitaries and celebrities as Prince Faisel of Saudi Arabia, Jessica Simpson, Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan, Teri Hatcher, and Lucy Liu. Recent corporate clients have included Bank of America, Sony, Toshiba, Northrop Grumman, Ernst & Young, Hilllcrest Country Club, Oracle, Kaiser-Permanente, Mercury Insurance, Turner Classic Movies, Comcast, and many more. Matt is also a leading close-up magician and emcee, having hosted nearly 1,000 live shows and events. As one reviewer put it, Matt is "one of the most original comedy magicians I have ever seen. His performance is nuanced, goofy, broad, full of humor on multiple levels, and his magic is baffling to the point of swearing off drink forever."
A graduate of Brown University, Matt has twice been nominated as best comedy magician of the year and is a Magic Castle award winner. Oh, and his mom thinks he's great!
Here's what some other people think:
"Keeps his audience, by turns, laughing and gasping in astonishment." -Santa Monica Sun
"It was truly great having you Matt. You clearly were the best entertainment we have ever had." -Ron Scot, Dir. of Human Rescources, Chicago Title Insurance
"One part 'Saturday Night Live,' two parts David Copperfield." -Arizona Daily Star
"Thanks again for a great show, Matt. Your memorable presentations were not only baffling, but they kept the audience howling with laughter and made the entire event a smashing success. Best of all, you made me look good." -Ron Sugar, CEO, Northrop Grumman
"Comedy, magic, and continuous entertainment." -Hollywood Magic Castle
"Thank you, Matt. You did another terrivic job last night! Everyone is talking about what a great time they had." -Kim Goldberg, Event Planner, Toshiba
"Matt, you have that rare ability to combine the art of illusion and the art of storytelling; you made us laugh, then took our breath away with your bag of tricks." -John Solomon, VP, Walt Disney Imagineering
"You blew David Blaine away." -Steve Kline, Marketing Executive, Sony Music
"You could tell Matt is a seasoned pro.... This young man can work anywhere. Matt's got talent, he's just that good!" -Article for "Linking Ring" Magazine
"People think what [he does] is easy because [he] makes it look easy!" -Robert Osborne, Columnist, Hollywood Reporter
"Remarkable!" -KTLA Morning News
"You were absolutely fantastic last year. Everyone is asking if we'll have you back again this year." -Kathy Goodwin, Event Coordinator, Surety of the Pacific
"You did a WONDERFUL job, Matt. Check your calendar for June 23 of next year as I'm sure [company president] Bruce would like to invite you back again...I know I would. You're very easy to work with!" -Mike Lasher, Programs Manager, Esthetic Professionals