Robert Baxt – Penguin Live Lecture
“His is the second greatest Miser’s Dream routine in the world… next to mine, of course!” – Jeff McBride
“They should get it because success leaves clues!” – Jack Goldfinger said this regarding Robert’s “Naughty & Nice” Rope Routine
“‘The advertising video doesn’t do it justice. The expectations I had for the quality and versatility were far exceeded once I had the item in hand.” – Francis Menotti who fooled Penn and Teller on their TV show had this to say about Robert’s “MagicPad” trick in one of the last issues of MAGIC Magazine
Who is he?
Robert Baxt is proud of the fact that he has never had a “real” job. After putting himself through college with money he earned from doing kids’ birthday party shows, he was presented with the dual opportunities of being accepted to both Ringling Bros. Clown College, and to Law School. Without hesitation, our hero chose the one that would better for his comedy career: Law School! But after graduating with a juris doctorate degree and taking the Bar exam, Robert never practiced law and proceeded on to a full time career in show business.
With his comedy magic act, he won both the 1st Prize in the National I.B.M. Gold Medal Stage Competition (Lance Burton handed him the trophy and Robert claims it still has his DNA on it!), followed the next year by a FISM trophy for Comedy in Madrid, Spain.
He has performed in Las Vegas, on Cruise Ships, and at Magic Conventions around the world. He has a line of Comedy Magic Routines available for other performers at http://robertbaxt.com/shop.html and writes jokes for other performers. Penn and Teller performed his version of the Newspaper Tear on their “Fool Us” TV show and Joseph Gabriel had this to say about him: https://youtu.be/QIupYX39l8A
He makes his home in Los Angeles, California where he spends his time with his wife and young son going out on acting auditions. As an actor, he can be seen in the eighth season of the CBS hit TV show “How I Met Your Mother” playing the lawyer partner to actor Jason Segel (Marshall).
What will he teach?
His lecture is on Comedy Magic. There will be no knuckle busting sleights and NO CARD TRICKS! Just lots of real workers material for stage and parlor that packs small, plays big, and leaves an audience laughing and happy and wanting more.
The lecture will include some of his most famous and well known bits like his mouth coil routine which got the “Worker of the Week” and a 98% score from the Wizard Product Review in England.
And his work on the Torn and Restored Newspaper as recently performed by Penn and Teller on their hit TV show “Fool Us”, plus his closing effect in almost every show he does, his Bottle & Bag Baffler: The “NO EGG” Egg Bag!