“Vinny Grosso is a true gentleman, one of the most gracious guys in magic. That said, he also fooled us badly and made us love it.” – Teller
“Not only did he fool Penn & Teller, he also fooled me. Which I believe to be way harder.” -Mac King
“Vinny Grosso is one of my favorite magicians. Anytime he talks, I listen, and so do lots of other magicians in the know. Don’t be fooled by his nice guy image, it’s real. And like most top magicians, he realizes that sometimes the best material lies in uncovering a classic and making it new again. Vinny also knows that the real secret to success is in how an entertainer treats an audience and being likable, and he’s a master at both.” -Michael Mode
“Vinny Grosso is one of those rare magicians. He has experience in almost all areas of magic, from behind the scenes to theater booking other acts and creating rare, unusual, off-the-wall yet highly entertaining performance pieces. Vinny is hands-on funny, and amazing. You need to see, to learn, and to experience Vinny Grosso. You will walk away with your life changed. Oh, and if that was not enough, he is kind of okay as a human being as well.” -Banachek
What will he teach?
Marked Cards – a comedy presentation recounting Vinny’s Tasteless routine where he fooled Penn & Teller by tasting a card…naked
Tossed out Words – an adaptation of the tossed out deck using words
Medium Exposure – a version of mental epic that does not require anything to be forced at the end
Name a Card – simplified version of a name appearing on a spectator’s thought of card. (lecture includes versions for corporate work)
Hostage – an updated In/Out rope routine with handcuff ending
Both of his “Fool Us” acts explained, their genesis and behind the scenes stories from “Fool Us”
Mentalist vs Magician – thoughts, tips and ideas for magicians performing mentalism routines within a magic act
Business Card Mentalism – adaptation of mental epic and psychometry for business cards
Who is he?
People most recognize Vinny Grosso as the guy who got naked and fooled Penn & Teller. He also fooled them again with his clothes on, was a featured act on season 12 of America’s Got Talent, a Past National President of The Society of American Magicians, a Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, world record holder for jumping on broken glass (RHR) and former tour manager and technical director for artists like Cesar Millan (the dog whisperer), Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood (whose line), Ina Garten (the barefoot contessa) & Mel Brooks.