Mark Kornhauser graduated with honors and distinction from the University of Michigan with a BA in psychology. Upon graduation he worked directly for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi as the Midwest Regional Director for the International Meditation Society. He turned his lifelong hobby of magic into a professional career with the encouragement of Doug Henning. He left the Midwest and went to the West Coast where he performed regularly at The Comedy Store and The Magic Castle before beginning a 25 year career in casino showrooms.
He is now one of the most successful comedy magic acts in the world. He has performed as an opening act for some of the biggest celebrities in show business: Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Lou Rawls, Tony Orlando, Dom Delouise, Terry Fator, Frankie Valli, and many more. He has worked consistently in the most prestigious casinos and shows in Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Atlantic City. (MGM, Venetian, Caesars, Hilton, Harrahs etc). He has appeared on dozens of television shows including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Kornhauser has invented comedy/magic illusions which have become modern day standards. He has been a magic consultant and/or writer for Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Terry Fator, and other top tier professional magicians, comics, and entertainers.
Paris, Tropicana, MGM, Bally’s, Caesars, Venetian, Riviera, Aladdin, Planet Hollywood, Mandalay Bay, Sands, Harrah’s, Flamingo etc.
Harrah’s, Hilton, Flamingo, Nugget, Eldorado, Grand Sierra Resort, Sands
Harrah’s, Caesars, Harvey’s, Montbleu, Hard Rock
Tropicana, Hilton, Resorts International, Caesars, Harrah’s
OPENING ACT FOR:
Tom Jones, Elvis Costello, Lou Rawls, Greg Allman, Tony Orlando, Frankie Valli, Terry Fator, Mickey Gilley, Tammy Wynette, Hoyt Axton, David Letterman, Debbie Reynolds, Tim Allen, Collin Raye, Sha Na Na, Tim Conway, Dom Delouise, Gary Shandling, Dana Carvey, Ronnie Milsap, America, etc.
Monsanto, IBM, Ford Motor Co., Whirlpool, McDonnel Douglas, Budweiser, Seven Eleven, and many more.
Raddison, Crystal, Royal Viking, Princess, etc.
Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Masters of Illusion, NBC, FOX
Comedy Central, HBO, PAX, etc.
MAGIC FROM THE FAR SIDE HARRAHS TAHOE
MAGIC MAGIC CEASARS TAHOE
MAGIC TO DIE FOR KNOTTS BERY FARM, HARVEYS TAHOE, RIVIERA BLACKHAWK, John Ascuaga’s Nugget
LAUGHS AND ILLUSIONS HARVEYS TAHOE
PRIZELAND (GAME SHOW)RENO HILTON, SANDS CASINO
WOWZAPALOOZA! SEVEN FEATHERS CASINO