Luther College Student Activities Council presents comedian and magician Michael Kent

Luther College Student Activities Council invites the community to enjoy a new and comical twist on the ancient art of magic with Michael Kent at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Marty's CyberCafé on Luther's campus.

Tickets are $5 and are available through the Luther Ticket Office by calling (563) 387-1357, online at or by visiting the Ticket Office, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3p.m. with extended hours on Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Kent's performances provide a new take on magic by spinning irreverent and often satirical comedy into the show. He spent his younger years learning magic in order to make friends and meet girls; after graduating from college it became his job.

Reminiscent of a late-night talk show in style, his performances combine his sarcastic sense of humor with mind-blowing magic that invites the audience to laugh with him at the absurdity of a modern-day magician.

Kent studied communication, linguistics and theater at The Ohio State University and has studied at the world-famous Second City comedy theater in Chicago. He has performed for audiences all over the world, from families at The Magic Castle in Hollywood to U.S. Troops serving overseas in South Korea.

Described as "brilliant and brutally funny," by Joe Hadsall, Joplin Globe Features Editor, Kent has been nominated for multiple Campus Activities Awards including Best New Rising Star, Best Small Venue Artist and 2012 Entertainer of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine.  

Kent's performance is sponsored by the Luther College Student Activities Council's Spotlight Committee.