2020 Atlanta Harvest Incredible Talent

Jeff McBride

Jeff McBride, recently completed a 2-month tour with Magic Stars of Las Vegas throughout China, for which he is also a co-producer, even as he was seen back in the US fooling Penn & Teller on their popular TV show, Fool Us. McBride is a three-time award winner at the International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo and was named Magician of the Year by The Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle). His unique combination of masks, mime, mythic story and world-class sleight of hand earned him wide recognition as a foremost innovator and one of the most exciting performers in contemporary magic. Naming him “Vegas’ Best” Magician several years ago, the Las Vegas Review Journal wrote:  He recently toured South America with the world’s largest magic show, The Illusionists, and his McBride’s Wonderground magic nightclub has just completed its ninth year of performances in Las Vegas.

Stephen Bargatze 

With over 25 years of stage experience with audiences from around the world at theaters, casino showrooms, performing arts centers, cruise ships, and corporate events as well as colleges and high schools.  He’s performed throughout the United States, Canada, England, and Austraila. 

Stephen Bargatze is a rare talent among entertainers.  His genuine personality endears him to any audience, and he quickly develops a strong, positive relationship with the crowd. No longer merely spectators, audiences find themselves caught up in the comedy and amazement of Stephen’s zany performance.  Stephen is also the President Elect for the International Brotherhood Of Magicians!

Dr. Steve Bedwell

After realizing that he was helping far too many people, Dr. Steve Bedwell left his medical career at a top London teaching hospital to become a full-time magician. Following this life-change from medical doctor to unemployed – a transition his ex-wife calls “bait and switch” – Dr. Steve has continued to make questionable choices.

He spent two years creating an entire act using a Sony Walkman just as it was disappearing from popular culture. Fortunately, just before retiring this brand new act, he won several international awards including the IBM Gold Cups. Steve’s also the only magician who, after winning all these prestigious awards, has never been featured on the cover of Genii, Magic Magazine or even the friggin’ Linking Ring!

These days he ekes out a meager living presenting a speech called: “How To Screw Up, Stress Out & Get Nothing Done!” This revolutionary program has transformed the workplace culture at Blockbuster Video, Toys-R-Us and Radio Shack.

 Bizarrely, as Steve continues to fumble through life making poor choices and procrastinating like a pro, his tricks have been featured by world-renowned magicians including Justin Willman, Cyril Takayama and Penn & Teller. And, after seeing Steve perform and lecture, just like Criss Angel, Derren Brown and David Blaine, you too might decide never to perform any of his routines.

 

Kyle Marlett

Kyle Marlett is one of the top magicians and comedic performers in the world. He is known for his original magic, infectious personality and countless television appearances. Talented, off-beat, quirkily charismatic, Kyle Marlett performs mind-blowing illusions with singular flair.

From close-up magic that looks like real-life CGI, to elaborate new twists on original creations. 
Kyle delivers with charm and an infectious deadpan whether on the stage, on the street, or on camera. 
 
He’s known for his countless TV appearance including The Tonight Show, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Fool Us, Masters of Illusion and is the star of the hit Facebook Watch Series Mutant Powers.
 
He is also the brains behind some of the greatest magic on televisions and online. He is the lead Magic Producer for Netflix’s Magic For Humans and has created magic for Amazon, Disney, NBC, etc.

Bizzaro

In a world full of reality TV and lackluster entertainment, Bizzaro. The Optical Illusionist strives to prove that “normal” is just the setting on a dryer.
Bizzaro’s magic has been seen in over a dozen countries and has appeared on FOX, NBC, America’s got Talent, CW’s Master’s of Illusion and the Travel Channelís Extreme Conventions. He is a regular performer at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA.
He also creates original magic that is sold across the world. His creations have even been seen on TV shows such as Ellen, Magic For Humans on netlfix, The Late, Late Show, The Carbanaro Effect, and Wizard Wars on Syfy. He specializes in fabricating magic for other entertainers (including David Copperfield and Gallagher) and is a creative director and lecturer.

Banachek

Described as the “Cream of the Crop” when it comes to entertainers, Banachek is the world’s leading Mentalist. His talents are so incredible that he is the only mentalist ever to fool scientists into believing he possessed ‘Psychic powers’ but to later reveal he was fooling them.

Performers around the world such as the colorful Penn & Teller, “The Amazing” James Randi and television’s unique street magician David Blaine seek his performing expertise. Companies and theaters seek him for his outstanding performing abilities.

Wolf Blitzer says of Banachek “Your one hell of an Entertainer.”

Penn & Teller say “”Banachek is brilliant…a magical thinker of deep, deep subtlety.” and Las Vegas style magazine is quoted as printing “Banachek is an astonishing go see.. buy a ticket.”

As a tribute to his expert performing abilities Banachek has been awarded the Campus Performer of the year two years in a row, from the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities and the Year 2000 Campus Novelty Act, beating out all other comedians, bands and other novelty acts. He has also received the coveted Psychic Entertainers Creativity award for his outstanding original contributions and inventions in the world of Mental entertainment.

You do not want to miss “The mind of the Man Who Fooled the Scientists, Banachek.”