Best of Boston

1994 Best Magician

Mike Bent

Asked to describe himself, Mike Bent says he prefers to be thought of as a human oddity rather than a magician. bent, who practices a unique brand of comedy-magic with a pseudo-scientific spin, has been hooked on practical jokes since he was a school kids. His favorite tricks still have decidedly adolescent overtones although the plastic vomit of his youth has now morphed into glow-in-the-dark atomic waste. “Be the half life of your next party!” he exhorts. Showtime, ABC, and area comedy clubs are betting that this oddity is the next hot commodity.