Magicians ' Secrets and Illusions [] [] Entertainment & Media Law

with Ed Alonzo, Magician, F. Jay Daugherty, Dir. of Entertainment and Media Law Institute, Loyola Law & the Bornsteins
790 KABC, January 14, 2017

Ed Alonzo, with his wonderful Groucho Marx eyebrows, Harold Lloyd Glasses, topped by his signature explosive hairstyle, is easily recognized as one of the country’s foremost comedy magicians. Don’t be deceived by his retro-style costuming, because for Ed, the tux and the magic is simply a vehicle for his intelligent and sidesplitting comedy.

Perched on the precipice of international fame, Ed Alonzo already has a phenomenal track record! Not only Command Performances in London, multiyear headline contracts in Las Vegas, and countless US and International Television appearances, but Ed also has a wealth of experience in the art of funny.

From comedian, to actor, to Vaudevillian Entertainer, Ed Alonzo’s performances grab the audience’s funny bones and tickle relentlessly, leaving crowds rolling in the aisles gasping for air. While most magicians use a dramatic flair to build to a crescendo, Ed raises his audience’s anticipation with laughter.

Comedy energy has been bursting from Ed all his life. By the time he was seven, Ed was already performing in his own puppet and magic shows for friends and family. While in his teens, he became one of the youngest comedy/magicians ever to perform at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. Ed Alonzo went on to win the coveted STAGE MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR for two consecutive years, COMEDY MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR for another two consecutive years and in 2010 Ed was named “Magician of the Year”, all from the internationally recognized Academy of Magical Arts. Ed is also the recipient of three WORLD MAGIC AWARDS presented to him on MY-network TV award shows.

In a word, “Ed Alonzo is Brilliant!” He is often recognized as the series regular, Max – the owner of the diner, from the hit sit-com “Saved by the Bell”, and the costar on “XUXA”, the CBS Saturday Morning program. His numerous television appearances include NBC’s Las Vegas, ABC’s Full House, the CBS comedy Murphy Brown where he became one of the infamous secretaries in a guest-star role. In addition, Ed has appeared on over 100 major television variety and talk shows like The Ellen Degeneres show, Top Chef Masters, Cup Cake Wars, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, E true Hollywood Story, Americas Next Top Model, How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, Masters of Illusion and more.

In 2009 Ed toured the world with pop star Britney Spears, performing in a magic production number with Miss Spears playing the role of magicians assistant. That same year Ed was hired by and met with Michael Jackson to create the illusions for his O2 London concert “This Is It”.

Ed’s face is on the box cover of Fantasma magic sets. They released their first Alonzo magic sets in the US, Mexico and Canada to Costco, Fry’s electronics and Dollar tree stores. Ed now has three more sets available in stores across the country.

In 2013 Britney Spears asked Ed to create a magic production number for her new Las Vegas show “All Eyes On Me”, Ed also developed magic and illusions for pop stars Katy Perry for her EMA 2014 performance and magician David Blaine for the Nickelodeon 2014 Kids choice awards.

Read the latest article on Ed’s Psycho Circus in Malaysia here.