As seen on Sesame Street and Sprout, Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese is a New York-based, touring performer known for his DIY robotic creations, handmade props, and signature slapstick character.
Mario is an award-winning performer known for his integration of DIY electronics and robotics in his show, in a modern take on old-school vaudeville and slapstick. It’s upbeat, interactive, rock n roll, and hilarious, with the added bonus of incorporating a strong S.T.E.A.M. theme.
It’s magic through the lens of the Maker Movement.
Mario is a seasoned, passionate, and extraordinarily original performer with a show that is often described as one of the best, most uplifting and inspiring children’s performances in the world. Mario is based in the New York City area but tours frequently around the country and world.
He has been touted “the best kids magician in the world!!” by David Blaine and was the opening act for the most recent 2018 David Blaine live tour.
Mario’s show is an upbeat, hilarious, and very interactive experience that leaves families inspired to nurture their own creative paths!
Mario works alongside his wife + manager, Katie. They tour together along with their two young children, often in their 1971 VW, the Little Blue Bus.