Mac King (born December 2, 1959) is a comedy magician who has performed on television specials, often as a co-host. He has his own family-friendly show, “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show,” at the Harrah’s Las Vegas in the Clint Holmes Theater.
One of King’s most memorable moments occurred while performing his cut-and-restored rope routine. King has said that one of his biggest pet peeves is that some magicians use dull scissors, and he makes it a point to keep his scissors razor sharp. While performing the routine, he accidentally severed the tip of his thumb. He quickly tried to stop the bleeding by wrapping his thumb in tape, but the injury was too severe. He asked the audience if there was a nurse present, and a nurse stepped forward. She managed to stop the bleeding. King continued with his show and finished his second show later that evening before going to the hospital to have his injury treated.
King was born December 2, 1959 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He became interested in magic as a kid because both of his grandfathers (Elwood Huffman and Pax King) were keen amateur magicians. King was a student at the J. Graham Brown School in Louisville, Kentucky and attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, graduating in 1981 with a double major in Anthropology and Magic.