It's "A Kind of Magic" when Ray Eden takes the stage and gets the party started in a flash of fire!
Ray Eden's magic is an hilarious escapade of stand up comedy that uses objects as simple as a helium-filled balloon, and as surprising as a blow up sex doll named Melissa. His powerful magic - mixed with charm, satirical wittiness and playfulness - captivates the audience.
From time to time during during the show, "the Spirit of Burlesque" falls upon Ray Eden, and with evangelistic zeal, he introduces each burlesque act through magic and grand scale illusions.
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Ray Eden began making magic at the age of 16 in his hometown of Wooster, Ohio in the United States. Soon after reading some simple magic books he began performing magic for children's birthday parties and school assemblies. He never lost his love for the art throughout his college years at Kent Christian College, where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Theology, and soon he was incorporating magic into his religious presentations. However, the bright lights of New York City would serve as the backdrop for his next magical endeavors.
Upon arriving in New York City in 1989, he began performing magic in Manhattan's famed Central Park, where he would draw large crowds from the passersby. It was only a short time later that he began to perform stand up magic in some of New York's most prestigious comedy clubs (New York Comedy Club, Stand Up New York and Pips) and close-up magic at dinner clubs such as Le Bar Bat - a New York City restaurant that catered to television and film celebrities - and The Old Mill Inn located in Spring Lake, New Jersey.
In November of 1998, Ray left his native United States and moved to Finland. It wasn't long before he was entertaining and mystifying guests at private parties and public events. On June 10, 1999, he made his first Finnish television appearance on the teen-oriented television program Summeri. More TV programs would follow including: Älä katso!, Katso pois!, Lauantaivekkari, Ihana aamu, Mitä Ihmettä?, Kestääkö kantti? and the Jim Salabim Taikashow.