On Stage and Up Close
Pickpocket Gene has thrilled, shocked and thoroughly entertained audiences with his
unique blend of magic, humor and outrageous pickpocket exploits as a full-time
professional since 1985. Pickpocket Gene’s ability to connect with an audience
makes him a wonderful entertainer and speaker. Whether he’s performing his
nationally acclaimed stand-up comedy pickpocket act or presenting his customized “Magic with a Message” as a keynote speaker, Gene will steal the show (as well a few watches) to the delight of all!
1. Up-close PerformanceUp-close magic is sometimes described as “strolling”,
“walk around” or “table-to-table” magic. It is often utilized during a social time, reception or
hospitality suite. Your guests are encouraged to watch closely as he entertains with his impressive
sleight-of-hand. Pickpocket Gene’s original material will surprise and delight, while his comedy and
antics will keep your guests laughing.
2. Stand-up Performance
Pickpocket Gene will present a 20 to 90 minute mix of comedy,
magic and pickpocket entertainment. Filled with clean humor, audience participation and amazing
tricks, his show will keep the audience guessing. Tips on security, travel safety, pickpocket
prevention, and reducing your risk of becoming a victim can also be included.
3. Pickpocket Demonstration and Challenge Using audience volunteers, Pickpocket Gene
will remove personal items illustrating how quickly a professional pickpocket can distract and
collect valuables. While the volunteers are unaware of the items disappearing, the audience is not.
This results in some hilarious moments as the flabbergasted “victims” realize that even
forewarned they couldn’t catch “America’s Friendliest Pickpocket” in action! At the end of the
demonstration, Pickpocket Gene delivers tips to inform the audience about how they can protect
themselves from pickpockets and thieves.
Pickpocket Gene’s magical comedy routines are proven successes. He customizes each
performance, adapting to the situation and audience. He can provide the full
entertainment package or customize a package to fit your needs. Whether you need comedic
entertainment or “magic with a message” given in a memorable fashion, Pickpocket Gene will deliver
an outstanding performance!