Michael Carbonaro has performed more than 500 comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit TV series, The Carbonaro Effect, on truTV. He will bring his show to Braden Auditorium at Illinois State University on Saturday, September 17, as part of Family Weekend.

Tickets are on sale at ticketmaster.com, the Bone Student Center Box Office, and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Carbonaro Live!, produced by NiteLite Promotions, is jam-packed with audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and a whirlwind of mind-blowing magic performed live. See for yourself why The New York Times calls Michael’s blend of magic and bizarre antics, Genial and witty…utterly convincing.

Due to the year-round demands of his television-shooting schedule, Carbonaro can only accommodate a limited number of theatrical appearances.  In his own words, “I’m thrilled to get the chance to connect with fans and do what I have loved doing since I was a just a kid—live magic.”

After years of performing in comedy clubs and school gymnasiums, Carbonaro started winning roles as an actor in both television and film. Carbonaro appeared in CBS’s Rush Hour, HBO’s The Newsroom, NBC’s 30 Rock, TV Land’s Happily Divorced, among many others.

He performed a breakout series of hit magical appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. After turning into a viral sensation, Carbonaro’s unique brand of magic performed for unsuspecting people spawned truTV’s hit hidden-camera series, The Carbonaro Effect, currently in its second season.

For more information, call Barb Dallinger at (309) 438-8540, or visit Bone Student Center or NiteLite.To request an interview with Carbonaro, contact Kate Darling of NiteLite Promotions at (847) 485.8010, ext. 3.