Joe Holiday

Joe Holiday

Magician Joe Holiday learned his trade as a teen, used his mix of comedy and trickery to travel the world, and now brings his powers back to his home in Atlantic City.

The almost 30-year veteran was born and raised in the city and is now the resident magician at The Comedy Stop Cafe & Cabaret, taking the place of Kozak the Magician, who had a five-year run of daily performances at the venue.

"He's a powerhouse magician to follow," says Holiday, 44, who lives with his wife and two daughters in Absecon.

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Holiday's show is strictly family oriented, with lots of audience participation. It incorporates parts of his act he's had for years, and others that are special for this particular show.

"It's a little bit of old and new," he says.

That includes dressing up a volunteer like Harry Potter, a video projection tribute to the Steel Pier and old-time Atlantic City, and his so-called "most dangerous trick in the world."

"I also make an audience member a human slot machine," he says. "Let's just leave it at that. I can't give everything away."

Learn more: JoeHoliday.com

See him live: Joe Holiday performs his family magic and comedy show every day except Wednesday at The Comedy Stop Cafe and Cabaret in The Quarter at Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. Shows start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20 per person, or $10 for children under 10 years old. Dinner is also available starting at 5:30 p.m., and is $10 with the purchase of a ticket.

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