John Carney is a unique hybrid of comedian, actor, and sleight-of-hand virtuoso. His approach is smart, engaging, and often … hilarious. He is widely acknowledged by his peers as one of the finest sleight-of-hand performers in the world, with awards and accolades worldwide. Hollywood’s Magic Castle has awarded Carney more awards than anyone in their history, the only performer to win in every category. Television appearances include the Late Show with David Letterman and the Jerry Seinfeld HBO Special. He has performed in theaters throughout the world, as well as casinos in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas. He is an accomplished actor, with featured appearances on such TV shows as Spin City and Two and a Half Men, as well as numerous sketch comedy shows, plays, and theatrical productions. He has done a number of television commercials, including a stint as Spokesman for MasterCard, designing and performing dazzling visual effects for their national commercials.
Merlin Award recipient, Paul Vigil is one of the most mesmerizing performers in the world. He has been practicing and performing the art of magic since the age of five. After university, where he studied ethno-pharmacology and magic used throughout history, Paul could no longer deny his inner calling and became a professional performer. He never looked back. Within a year Paul had become one of the most sought after performers in his native Salt Lake City. Las Vegas soon summoned Paul to join the ranks of magic’s biggest superstars. By 2002, Paul had established himself as one of the finest performers in America’s entertainment capital. More recently, his regular show at King Ink inside the Mirage (which ran from 2010-2013) held its own against the multi-million dollar production shows for which the city is famous, gathering standing room only crowds week after week. Paul continues to bring his unique brand of wonder and astonishment to audiences around the world. He has enjoyed multiple ovations following his sold-out shows at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. His intellectually stimulating performances have amazed Nobel Laureates and high school graduates alike. Paul’s high-profile career and cutting-edge, creative contributions have not gone unnoticed by his peers. One of his unique creations was awarded “Magic Trick of the Year” award and he, himself, is in constant demand as a lecturer, presenting his revolutionary theories, ideas and concepts to other performers. Paul is as smart as his magic and known to be a wonderful guest. He is often engaged by companies as an ambassador-of-goodwill, mingling with their distinguished guests and utilizing his impeccable magic and conversational skills as the ultimate ice-breaker.