2020 Atlanta Harvest Incredible Talent
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.
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 Stephens 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.