Matt Johnson - Urban Deception - Other Magic & Illusion Act | Vancouver, British Columbia(17 Reviews)
Based In: Vancouver, British Columbia
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Matt’s show is not simply a magic show it’s a glimpse into the life and dedication of a born illusionist. Matt’s performances are absolutely unique and completely captivating. He delivers his illusions with the edge of a street magician combined with the slick presence of a seasoned stage performer.
Every performance incorporates magic, mentalism, Illusions, Escapology, the power of suggestion, stunts, comedy and audience participation into a performance that has been called a "FABULOUS ACT!" by Las Vegas magicians Penn & Teller and "INCREDIBLE!" by Simon Cowell
Prepare to laugh un ... til it hurts, be amazed and even star in the show. Matt Johnson’s show Nothing Up My Sleeves is an intimate stage performance from one of Magic’s brightest stars!
Matt Johnson is originally from the UK but now resides in Vancouver, Canada. Matt has been performing and perfecting his craft in the art of Magic and Escapology for more than 20 years.
Over the past 20 years he has literally traveled the globe. Matt has performed in exotic locations such as Japan, UK, Canada, Dubai, Argentina and Australia and for companies such as Norwegian Cruise Lines, Mercedes, Ford, AT&T, Toyota and Microsoft to name just a few.
Matt began his career in his hometown of Sheffield, England as a traditional magician and illusionist. On his travels around the world his ... knowledge of the arts grew and he picked up techniques and skills from the countries he visited and the people he met along the way. It’s this unique perspective that has allowed Matt to make his performances completely unique and utterly captivating.
Not your typical magician, instead Matt has crafted a style know as Urban Deception. A refreshingly cool mix of urban style street magic combined with the comedic timing and slick stage presence of a seasoned corporate performer.
Every performance incorporates magic, sleight of hand, mind reading, the power of suggestion, razor sharp comedy timing and audience participation into a performance that has been hailed as “…Simply Brilliant!”
Matt also has countless TV and movie credits to his name.
Matt has appeared on numerous tv shows around the world including The World's Best on CBS, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Tu Si Que Vales TV show in Rome. Matt made it all the way to the Live Semi-Finals on the hit TV show Britain's Got Talent in 2018. In the summer of 2017 Matt also appeared on the TV show Penn & Teller Fool Us and in 2014 he starred on SyFy's Wizard Wars, a show that sees the world's top magicians battling head to head.
You may also recognize Matt from the Lorraine show, Global TV, CTV, City News, ITV or even his starring role in a TV commercial for Nationwide Insurance where he made a car vanish with hilarious results.
Reviews (17 Reviews)
1994 to 1996 - 2 years aboard P&O Ships
1996 to 1998 - 2 years in Japan as the resident magician for the Hilton Hotel
1998 to 2015 - Magician Based in Vancouver, Canada performing at events both in Canada and Internationally.
(1998 to 2015 Notable performances)
The world Championships of Magic - UK
The Adelaide magic convention - Australia
Bubbles and balloons festival - Dubai
Dynamite Days - Holland
I.B.M. Convention - UK
International magic - Belgium
2 European tours 2010 and 2015 - Austria, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Norway
C.A.F. Festival (2008, 2009, ... 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) - Whistler, Canada
Magic Castle - Hollywood, California
Magic Circle - London, UK
3 UK tours
2017 to 2018 Performing world wide aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines
2014 Appeared on the hit TV show Wizard Wars
2017 Appeared on the hit TV show Penn & Teller Fool Us
2018 Semi-Finalist on the hit TV show Britain's Got Talent
2018 Semi-Finalist on Italian yv show Tu Si Que Vales
2018 - Present Day - Performing on cruise ships worldwide with NCL, Celebrity Cruises (2 x 45 minute acts)
2019 Semi Finalist on tv show The World's Best on CBS
2019 Guest on the Late Late Show with James Corden
2019 Touring with The Illusionists from Broadway - Touring in Panama, Mexico City, Saudi Arabia
Fortune 500 companies
Corporate Event Cruise Ships Festival / Outdoor Event Theaters / Stage
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