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David Merry

Christmas Party Entertainer, Corporate Clean , Interactive Entertainment, Magician, Stand-Up Comedian, Variety Performer, Visual Comedy,

BIO

David Merry has been Canada’s premiere comic magician and has travelled the globe making people laugh for the last thirty years. He has a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Comedy Magic Seminar, has been nominated at the Canadian Comedy Awards for “Best One Man Show” and “Best Variety Act.” He was the host of Global TV’s hit sports trivia show “GAME ON” and “GET A GRIP ON GOLF” and currently is a cast member of Super Channel’s hilarious “TOO MUCH INFORMATION”

He regularly performs in Las Vegas at the MGM Hotel and Casino, in Atlantic City at the Tropicana and has performed on 50 of the world’s best cruise ships. David has been opening act for Jerry Seinfeld, Howie Mandel, Steven Wright, Neil Sedaka, Kris Kistofferson, Engelbert Humperdinck, Weird Al, The Smothers Brothers, The Beach Boys and was a joke writer for Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers and Jay Leno.

He is a United States patent holder and lectures, performs, invents and sells magical apparatus to magicians all over the world. He played on a professional blackjack team in Las Vegas in 1980-81, has written has a book on roulette called RE-INVENTING THE WHEEL and currently plays poker semi-professionally, having played in the World Series of Poker three times. After attending Q school he became a golf professional and played in events on the Canadian Tour and North Atlantic Tour in 1997.

David Merry Career Highlights:

* TV PANELIST: “TOO MUCH INFORMATION” SUPER CHANNEL

* GLOBAL TV HOST: CANADA’S NATIONAL SPORTS TRIVIA SHOW “GAME ON” & NATIONAL GOLF TV SHOW “GET A GRIP ON GOLF”

* TV HOST: US NATIONAL GOLF LONG DRIVE SHOW “THUNDERBALL”

* NOMINATED BEST “ONE MAN SHOW” & “BEST VARIETY ACT” AT

THE CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS

TV SHOW Guest performances on:

“LAST COMIC STANDING” * “THE KIDS IN THE HALL” * “SCTV” “ BIZARRE” * “AMERICA”S FUNNIEST PEOPLE”

“AN EVENING AT THE IMPROV” * “TOM GREEN SHOW”

“OPEN MIKE” with MIKE BULLARD” * “FINS AND SKINS”

“COMICS” * “COMEDY AT CLUB 54” * “OFF THE RECORD”

JUST FOR LAUGHS * CBC HALIFAX COMEDY FESTIVAL

Opening Act In Concert For:

JERRY SEINFELD (3 times) * MICHAEL BOLTON

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON (2 times) * TOMMY CHONG

HOWIE MANDEL * ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

THE BEACH BOYS * NEIL SEDAKA * SMOTHERS BROTHERS

Casinos, Magic and Specialty Shows:

TROPICANA HOTEL AND CASINO (Vegas and Atlantic City)

MGM GRAND HOTEL AND CASINO Las Vegas

HOLLAND AMERICA, NORWEGIAN, PRINCESS, ROYAL CARIBBEAN, CELEBRITY and DISNEY CRUISE LINES

BLACKPOOL MAGIC CONVENTION

INTERNATIONAL MAGIC GALA, Shaw Theatre, London England

COMEDY AND MAGIC CLUB (Hermosa Beach, California) regular performer

TORONTO’S “SECOND CITY” (MAINSTAGE) One Man Show (six week run)

MONDAY NIGHT MAGIC NYC (Off Broadway’s longest running magic show)

SIEGFRIED & ROY’S WORLD MAGIC SEMINAR (2005 Gala Host) Las Vegas

2000 UNITED STATES OPEN (Pebble Beach Golf Links)

2003, 05, 09, 14 CANADIAN COMEDY AWARDS

2001 TELUS SKINS GAME

CBC HALIFAX COMEDY FESTIVAL

CBC WINNIPEG COMEDY FESTIVAL

1988 CALGARY WINTER OLYMPICS

RIVIERA COMEDY CLUB (Las Vegas)

CASINO NIAGARA AND FALLSVIEW CASINO

CASINO RAMA

CASINO WINDSOR

CASINO REGINA

IMPROV COMEDY CLUB Hollywood

STAND UP NEW YORK