Over the last eight years, Matt Schick has evolved into one of the most in-demand entertainers in the tri-state area. His unique blend of sleight-of-hand, comedy, and illusion leaves his audiences entertained and wanting more!
Since he was a child, Matt has always had a love for magic. Whenever there was a show scheduled at the local library or town fair, he begged his parents to take him to see it. Often times, he approached these magicians after their performances to ask the common question, “How did you do that?” To Matt’s dismay, he always received the same general answer — “A magician never reveals his secrets.” When he was ten years old, Matt attended a sleep away camp in the Pocono’s during the summer. He later found out that they offered a magic class as one of their weekly programs, which Matt immediately chose to participate in. Throughout the class, he continued to learn many basic magic tricks which he practiced continuously throughout the week. Once he returned home, Matt began to purchase books, videos, and other learning materials from which he learned more advanced sleight of hand with cards and coins. In the summer of 2007, at age 15, Matt attended the prestigious Tannen’s Magic Camp at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, which he described as being one of the best experiences of his life. At the camp, he participated in his first magic competition, in which he took third place out of the twenty other competitors.
In August of 2007, Matt took his act to even greater heights, taking the first place trophy at the Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States convention. This was a great achievement for him because it proved that his hard work and dedication was beginning to pay off. In September of the same year, Matt was chosen from hundreds of teenage magicians to be featured in an article of MAGIC Magazine, which is the largest circulating magic periodical in the world. In April of 2008, Matt traveled to Las Vegas to continue his magic studies with some of the biggest names in magic such as Lance Burton, and Jeff McBride. The next year he returned to the convention, and was even given the privilege of presenting a lecture to the top teenage magicians in the world.
In addition to his busy performing schedule, Matt is also very active in the community. He is a current member of the Interact club at his high school, which is a subsidiary of Rotary International. In the past, Matt has used his magic in order to raise money for various charities and other causes. In January of 2009 and 2010, Matt single-handedly produced two sold out magic benefit shows titled Beyond Belief, raising a combined $29,000 for the Spread the Magic Foundation and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
When asked about his future, Matt explains, “I have always dreamed of having my own show in Las Vegas. I understand that it is going to take a lot of hard work and dedication, but I know I will enjoy every minute of it!”