Mac King

Mac King is an American magician who has performed on television specials, often as a co-host. He has his own family-friendly show, “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show”, at the Harrah’s Las Vegas in the Clint Holmes Theater.

King was born December 2, 1959 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He became interested in magic as a kid because both of his grandfathers (Elwood Huffman and Pax King) were keen amateur magicians.[1] King was a graduate from the J. Graham Brown School in Louisville, Kentucky in 1977. King then attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on a National Merit Scholarship. He graduated with Highest Honors in 1981 with a double major (Anthropology and Magic).[1]

King performed, with fellow Kentuckian Lance Burton, over the summers he had off during college. They did three shows a day, every day, at a western-themed park in Cumberland Falls, Kentucky.

After college graduation King began touring the comedy clubs with his one-man comedy magic act. Over the next nineteen years his career took off, to such an extent that for years he did over 200 shows a year. In the nineties he began to do television specials, and to appear at Las Vegas casinos.

In 2000 King became a permanent act at Harrah’s, performing 10 shows a week. His act has been so well received that he was still performing at Harrah’s 18 years later.

In addition to the TV specials and Harrah’s performances, King performs at more than 60 private corporate events each year. Some of his better-known effects involve goldfishFig Newtons, and a yellow raincoat he claims is a magic cloak of invisibility.

He is also friends with Penn & Teller, who wrote the preface to King’s book Tricks With Your Head.

After performances, King greets show attendees as they exit, signing autographs on pictures or books. His typical autograph reads: “I’m Mac King.”


Information Source: Wikipedia