Matt Johnson
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Jeff Turner
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Urban Deception Promo Sheet

Illusionist & Escapologist Matt Johnson - 2019 PROMO

Penn & Teller – Fool Us

Matt Johnson
Urban Deception
Magician, Mentalist, Sleight of Hand

Matt Johnson is originally from the UK but now resides in Vancouver, Canada. Matt has been performing and perfecting his craft in the art of illusion for more than 20 years. Over those years he has literally traveled the globe. Matt has performed in exotic locations such as Japan, Dubai, Argentina and Australia for companies such as Mercedes, Ford, AT&T, Toyota and Microsoft to name just a few.

Matt began his career in his hometown of Sheffield, England as a traditional magician and illusionist. On his travels around the world his knowledge in the mystic arts grew and he picked up techniques and skills from the countries he visited and the people he met along the way. It’s this unique perspective that has allowed Matt to make his performances completely unique and utterly captivating.

Matt is not your typical magician, instead he has crafted a style know as Urban Deception, a cool mix of urban style street magic combined with the comedic timing and slick stage presence of a seasoned corporate performer.

He incorporates magic, sleight of hand, mind reading, the power of suggestion, off the wall comedy and lots of audience interaction into a performance that has been hailed as "…Simply Brilliant!"

Matt has countless TV and movie credits too. In 2014 he starred in the hit SyFy show Wizard Wars hosted by Penn and Teller, a show that sees the worlds top magicians battling head to head.

You may also recognize Matt from his role in Nationwide Insurance’s US national TV commercial where he made a car vanish with hilarious results.

As an actor and magic consultant Matt has both performed in and worked on many shows including "Secret Agent Man", "Taken", "6th Day", "Balderdash", "Dog Dancing", "SnowQueen" and countless other shows.

He even wowed Keri Adams when Matt was brought in to perform his amazing magic live on CTV for April Fools. His most recent projects include a guest performance at TEDX and a European Tour.

Matt is available for both strolling entertainment and stage entertainment.


  • Semi finalist on Britain's Got Talent 2018
  • Semi finalist on Tu Si Que Vales in Rome 2018
  • Appeared as one of the Top 24 acts in the world on the hit tv show The Worlds Best on CBS 2019
  • Guest on the Late Late Show with James Corden 2019
  • Sold out theatre tour of Alberta Jan 2019
  • Headliner aboard Norwegian Cruises 2019
  • Viewed in over 60 countries

  • "It is with no hesitation that we recommend Matt Johnson. He performed a 4 month contract for our hotel with a schedule of 5 performances per day, 6 days a week. His magic attracted a whole new clientele to our hotel and his performances were very well received!"- Nagoya Hilton, Japan

    "WOW, that rocked my world!" -Keri Adams -CTV Morning

    "Matt's personality, charisma and sense of humour were DYNAMIC!"" -BC Crime Prevention Association

    "The true magic was how you connected with us all as though you had known us for years!"-Mazda

    "Wonderful!" - Penn and Teller "Not 1 but 2 standing ovations!" -Sid Williams Theatre

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