Making people believe the unbelievable is what Michael Carbonaro is all about. With his quick-witted blend of magic, comedy, and sheer showmanship, the performer has astonished and charmed audiences in venues all over America just as surely as he's baffled his unsuspecting co-stars on The Carbonaro Effect, the truTV series that has made him one of today's most popular tricksters.
Carbonaro's reputation as a trickster grew thanks to his appearances on The Tonight Show as the Magic Clerk, in which hidden cameras caught Carbonaro as he performed illusions and acts of sleight-of-hand on unwitting store customers. Attracting millions of YouTube views, the segments led to The Carbonaro Effect, a magic and comedy series that debuted on truTV in 2014. Pranks involving out-of-control robot bears and alien cats proved that no idea was too wild for Carbonaro or his series, which has been a favorite of comedy and magic fans of all ages for four seasons.