Performers

HARRISON GREENBAUM

Recently received TWENTY Standing Ovations at the Magic Castle!! Harrison began performing stand-up comedy while studying psychology and English at Harvard.  A summa cum laude graduate, Harrison was the co-founder of the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society (or “Harvard College SUCS,” as the group’s name is cheekily anonymized), the first organization at Harvard dedicated to the performance and appreciation of stand-up comedy and one still popular on campus today.

Now living in Manhattan, Harrison has quickly become one of the most in-demand comedians in New York, performing in more than 600 shows a year and thus leading both Time Out New York and the NY Daily News to call him “the hardest-working man in comedy.”  One of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch,” Harrison has also received many awards and honors for his comedy, including the Andy Kaufman Award (2010) for creativity and originality in comedy, the Shorty Award in collaboration with Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival for “Best Emerging Comic” (2011), and the Magners Comic Stand-Off (2011).

On television, Harrison was featured on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, AXS.TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games, and has appeared on MTV, SPIKE TV, the Discovery Channel, and the Science Channel. Behind the scenes, Harrison was a producer for Primetime: Would You Fall for That? on ABC (which premiered in 2013 to over 3.5 million viewers) and a story producer for VH1’s This is HOT 97, as well as the warm-up comic for Katie, Katie Couric’s daytime talk show on ABC.

Internationally recognized for his talent, Harrison was the host of The Unbelievables: The World’s Greatest Entertainers, which played 21 shows at the Sydney Opera House before commencing a national tour of Australia; was the head writer for Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro, the first-ever late night show on NBCU/Telemundo; was a featured correspondent on the Japanese television show, Scooper, which was broadcast nationally on Nippon TV; appeared in the documentary, 10 Minutes in America, on France’s Canal+; and was a featured act in the Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival in Scotland. Harrison was also the co-host and featured performer of the official Times Square New Year’s Eve World Wide Webcast in 2010 and 2011, broadcasting live to over 250 million viewers around the globe.

Harrison also headlines comedy clubs around the country, including sold-out shows at TBS Just for Laughs Chicago and the legendary Carolines on Broadway (leading Punchline Magazine to name Harrison one of the “Breakout Artists” of the year).  Harrison has also been featured in a wide variety of national and international publications, including being highlighted for the “Joke of the Week” in TimeOut NY and being featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and CNBC.com.

Harrison’s solo comedy+magic show, Harrison Greenbaum: What Just Happened?, debuted at the legendary New York comedy hotspot, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, before commencing an Off-Broadway run and international tour that’s included performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, and the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. (For more information on the show, visit the show’s official site here.)

Harrison is a talented comedy writer as well.  He is a nationally published author (with selections printed in the books, 50 Successful Harvard Essays, 2nd ed., and How They Got Into Harvard) and has been a writer for MAD Magazine since 2005.

From colleges to comedy clubs, from talk shows to theaters, Harrison is bringing his unique style of comedy to audiences across the country and around the world, proving each night why publications such as Newsday have named him one of “today’s best.”

SCOTT ALEXANDER
Los Angeles Times “hip, laid back and refreshing.”
Scott Alexander is funny, likeable, and his charm appeals to a wide range of people. His amazing magic reached millions on this season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent where he advanced all the way with his large stage illusions.

Scott’s magic has been featured on The SiFy channel, Discovery Channel, NBC, Showtime, He has opened for comedians like Dennis Miller and as a creator and innovator of illusions, his ideas are utilized in performances by other magical luminaries, most notably Penn & Teller

 


JOHN SHANGO
Get SHANGO-tized! Join award winning* Magic Fun Guy, John Shango as he takes you on a Magical Extravaganza Of Fun! You’ll be Entertained, Amazed & Amused!

Shango’s not just fun…he’s BIG FUN! Here’s what other people are saying:
“I’ve never seen anyone better!” – Stevie Wonder
“He’s just incredible!” – Shango’s Mother
“Yeah, yeah you’re great. Now can I have my dog back?” – Shango’s Brother
*won 4th grade spelling bee

NATHAN KRANZO
Nathan has performed and lectured all over the United States, Europe and Asia.

His original magic creations have been published in national and worldwide publications like Magic Magazine, Genii Magazine, The Penumbra, Antinomy, Channel One, The Linking Ring and many more…

Nathan has worked as a consultant for Penn and Teller, appeared on the SyFy show “Wizard Wars”, as well as the FOX show “Houdini and Doyle” and received a standing ovation on NBC’s “Americas Got Talent”!

Most recently Nathan traveled to China to be featured on the JSBC tv show “The Amazing Magicians” which became the #1 show in China.

 

TYLER GRONAUER
from Flint Michigan has been performing professionally since the age of 12. Now, at 16, he has won numerous awards in close up magic. His blend of comedy and sleight of hand will surely leave you entertained.

MIKE POWERS
Mike Powers has been on the magic scene for 30 years. With Ed Marlo’s guidance, Mike published his first book, Powerful Magic, in 1983. Top Secret Stuff was published in 1990. Mike’s magic has also appeared in every major magic publication and in the books of Paul Harris and others. He now writes a monthly column for the Linking Ring magazine.

Mike has performed for many years as a close up magician with much experience in restaurant work. In 1994 Mike was invited to perform at the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. He has lectured and worked at magic conventions and clubs all over the U.S. and around the world. Mike’s latest book, Power Plays (2006), was voted book of the year on the Magic Café and was second place in the Magic Industry Awards.