The Mac King Interview


"We shot this interview between Mac's 1pm and 3pm shows at Harrah's in Las Vegas, so our time was brief but we discussed the reasoning and approach behind his Opener. The importance of having a Laboratory to hone your show. Why Mac's Closer is what it is and how it came to be. The value of great Transitions and how they affect a show. And finally advice on how to transition from a close-up performer to the stage." -Bill Abbott

Mac King

Acclaimed by MAGIC Magazine as the premiere comedy magician in the world today, Mac was recently named “Magician of the Year” by the Magic Castle in Hollywood, just appeared on his seventh TV special for NBC-TV, just got voted the 6th best show in all of Las Vegas, and rocked the audience on The Late Show with David Letterman. He is currently starring in the long running The Mac King Comedy Magic Show at Harrah’s Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas where, over the last 11 years, he has performed an incredible 5720 shows to nearly one and half million fans.

Before moving to Las Vegas, Mac spent 200 days a year on the road as an after dinner corporate entertainer, wowing companies around the world (Microsoft, Nationwide Insurance, Nissan, AT&T, and hundreds more) with his astounding sleight of hand and irresistible humor. 

According to his wife and daughter, Mac is a fine husband, a great dad, and all around swell fellow.

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  • Saw Mac King two weeks ago, Show is so dialed in he’s able to focus on audience like 99.9% it seems…Also his callbacks, multiple and hilarious thru the show – a huge part of the comedy in his show – uses the idea masterfully.

  • Mac is definitely one of my Favorites! I see his show twice every time I go to Vegas .

    Michael Trixx
  • Great advice from a master! Keep these coming, Bill!

    Peter Bugnet
  • Thank you Bill. That was a fantastic interview with one of my favourite performers. You covered the most important aspects of a stand up show and the advice MAC gave was pure gold. Loved it.

    Brian Roberts

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