Kellar's Hosts Enchanting Halloween Magic Performance
Erie's modern magic and comedy club feature magician Bobby Borgia
BEGINNING FRIDAY, OCT. 27
Kellar's, a Modern Magic and Comedy Club, is hosting a Halloween-time performance of eerie entertainment and conjuring cocktails in celebration of National Comedy Week. The interactive magic show will feature comedy sets and laughs provided by Bobby Borgia, club owner and long time optical illusionist. There are two chances to catch the show on the last Friday and Saturday in October, just in time for Halloween.
Kellar's has brought a fresh wave of humor and entertainment to the venue that once housed Jr's Last Laugh Comedy. The re-established club is named after the great Heinrich "Harry" Kellar, a magician from Erie who died in 1922. Also known as the Dean of American Magic, Kellar took his talents across the globe with performances on five continents. He inspired Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz and worked with illusionist Harry Houdini.
National Comedy Week runs from Oct. 22 through Halloween, in celebration of early pioneers in the magic scene. "Kellar's story inspired Borgia to take up magic at age six and follow in his footsteps. The entertainment hotspot is a gift to Borgia's hero. It not only pays tribute to Kellar, but looks inside his life and illusions with memorabilia and genuine artifacts from Kellar and Houdini's careers," Kellar's described in a press release.
Borgia, who's also originally from Erie, took over the comedy club in 2020. Before managing Kellar's, Borgia graced stages and studios from coast to coast, offering his talents to everything from Hollywood's Magic Castle to Disney Channel's Now You See It magic film (as a consultant). Now, Borgia is focusing his talents on his hometown.
Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 // 7:30 p.m. // Kellar's Magic and Comedy Club, 1402 State St. // $35 // 18+ // For tickets and info: kellarsmagic.com