As seen on Sesame Street and Sprout (USA), Mario "the Maker Magician" Marchese is a New York based, touring children's performer known for his DIY robotic creations, handmade props, and signature slapstick character. 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 children and families inspired to nurture their own creative paths.
Mario works alongside his wife and manager, Katie. They tour together along with their two young children, often in their 1971 VW, the Little Blue Bus.
From a robotic monkey sideshow to spinning lapel flowers, Mario builds it all himself, a skill honed on the road that not only has gained him recognition in America's maker movement but also factors into the business's philosophy itself. The Huffington Post