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Mike Rose Magic

About Mike Rose

Mike Rose has been a student of magicians and magic performance for nearly all of his life. After receiving a toy magic set at the age of eight, Mike was bitten by the “magic bug.” Performing shows for family, friends, and classmates during his formative years, Mike quickly discovered his love of entertaining. Over the years, Mike also learned how much he enjoyed making people laugh. Honing his special brand of comedy-magic in the trenches of east-coast comedy clubs, Mike learned to think on his feet and customize his performances for specific audiences.

Throughout the years, Mike continued his study of magic history and is today recognized by his peers as a magic historian and award-winning author. Mike’s book, Joe Karson – Beyond Zombie—a biography of the nearly forgotten yet highly influential magician from the early Twentieth Century—received the “Library Special Award” from the Book Award Committee of the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame and Magic Museum. As a magic historian, Mike is a frequent attendee and guest-lecturer at magic history conferences across the United States.

Mike has recently started Hard To Find Magic. A website devoted to selling collectible, vintage and just plain hard to find magic. 

When not performing, selling or writing, Mike is often found on the fencing strip. A competitive epee fencer, Mike has earned a few medals (and even more bruises). In between shows and fencing matches, Mike enjoys spending time antique hunting with his wife Regina.