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I love to laugh.   Don't you?   Of course you do!   Who doesn't??  It's such a great feeling and so good for the mind, body and soul.  But, I discovered at a very young age that there is something that I loved even more than laughing.  It was making others laugh.   

When I was 4 years old, my family would go to my grandfather's house in Camden, NJ.   My grandfather (Dziadzi) would take me down to his basement where he made a special "theater" for me out of sheets, clothesline, and beach chairs.   He would say, "You stay here and prepare an act and later we will come down and watch your show."  It was a clever trick for keeping me out of everyone's hair. However, it began a love and passion deep inside me for being an ENTERTAINER.

At the age of 6, I fell in love with the art of magic.  I received a beginner magic set for Christmas and was hooked.  I began practicing and honing my skills not just in sleight-of-hand, but in presentation as well.   Before long, I found myself heading to magic shops in Philadelphia and developing an act.

 

By the age of 10, I was getting paid to perform at birthday parties, bar mitzvahs, communions, and more.   I was the richest kid on the block and not just because of the money I was making.   I was doing something that I truly loved!

 

I began working at The Magic Shop, where I had to learn and demonstrate every trick in the shop.  It was an awesome high school job and the perfect training ground for making me a better magician. 

By the time I was in college, I was an opening comedy magic act for many great comedians, including Ellen Degeneres, Kevin James, and Jeff Dunham.  It was a blast and such a fantastic experience.  

 

I eventually realized that my niche was entertaining people with the combination of magic and comedy.  And guess who I love entertaining the most?  You guessed it...kids and families!!   

 

Whether I am performing at a school for several hundred kids or at a preschool for a couple dozen kids, I am in my element and loving what I do.

 

I've been entertaining full-time for almost twenty five years.  Today, I make over 300 appearances (and disappearances) every year at schools, libraries, preschools, and family events. 

 

In addition to my career, I love spending time with my amazing wife and three awesome kids (my comedians in training).

 

Yep, I am one blessed man and I hope it shows in every performance I give.

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