Matt Baker- Penguin Live Act (November 11th, 2018)


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“Matt Baker is a thoughtful, smart performer. His material mixes subtle methods and engaging presentations, and the result is always fun to watch.” -Joshua Jay

“Matt is smart. Matt is clever. Matt Baker has repeatedly fooled me badly. His plots are clear cut and appealing and his methods are diabolical. These days it’s a cliché to hear “Don’t miss this lecture”, but in this case it’s really true: DON’T MISS THIS LECTURE!” -Mike Powers

“Combine Matt’s personality with his expertise and you obtain that classic yet rare experience: being fooled by a gentleman.” -Vincent Hedan

“Matt Baker is my favorite magician you’ve never heard of… yet. He fools everyone but the smartest person in the room… and that’s only because that’s Matt himself. Carefully crafted principles are combined in new ways that make me giddy with excitement every time I see him perform.” -Caleb Wiles

“Matt Baker is one of the magic world’s best kept secrets. He has fooled me time and again with his clever methods and original thinking.” -Dan Garrett

“I have seen several of Matt’s routines and was fascinated and fooled. I am looking forward to his lecture, among other reasons, just to see how they work…” -John Bannon

What will he teach?

Magic for the I.C.A.’s (Intellectually Curious Audiences)
Close-up and Parlor Magic

Card College
Banned for Life
Three Coin Monte
Say Anything
Misfit Deck

Who is he?

Matt Baker has been performing magic since the age of 10. He specializes in close-up card magic and parlor-style mentalism. Matt has won multiple awards for his magic, including the Atlanta Society of Magicians’ “Top Dog” trophy and the 2015 Greater Atlanta Magician of the Year award. He has performed twice at Obie’s FFFF Convention. Matt’s original creations have been featured in both Genii and The Linking Ring, and Card-Shark recently released Matt’s first marketed effect, “The Misfit Deck”. Matt is currently putting the finishing touches on “The Buena Vista Shuffle Club”, his first book of original magic. In real life, Matt is a Professor of Mathematics and Associate Dean in the Georgia Tech College of Sciences. Matt has won numerous awards for his teaching, including the 2010 University System of Georgia Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award, awarded in part for Matt’s innovative use of magic in the classroom.