Mac King is the newest rising star in Las Vegas. If you haven't seen his show at Harrah's you are missing out. He is author of Tricks with Your Head : Hilarious Magic Tricks and Stunts to Disgust and Delight and character in the syndicated comic strip Mac King's Magic In A Minute. Mac answered the Mini-Wizard's email back in 1998.
Mini-Wizard: What magicians have influenced you to perform the way you do today?
Mac King: I always say that my biggest influences are Jay Marshall, Billy McComb, Roy Benson, Max Maven and Lance Burton. But that really isn't true because I hadn't met or seen any of them (except Lance) until I had already sort of developed my act and my approach to magic.
Mini-Wizard: How did you come up with your character and what influences you to perform the magic the way you do?
Mac King: My character started out as a shy, dorky, quirky, guy from Belgium, complete with funny accent, etc. But when the comedian Andy Kaufman showed up on the scene it looked like I was copying him, so I changed it to a shy, dorky, quirky, guy from Kentucky (much easier to pull off).
Mini-Wizard: Do you have any advise for young magicians, or magicians in general?
Mac King: Two words-- Law School.
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