Comedian Scott Long has been seen on NBC, FOX, ESPN, and the Bob and Tom Show. For the past 11 years he’s written the comedy sketches for the NFL on FOX pregame show. Scott has also written a book of comedic essays entitled "Dysfunctional Thoughts of a 21st Century Man", plus released 2 comedy CD’s and 2 comedy DVD’s. His standup comedy blog, Fly Over Comedy (scottcomedy.com) gets 1000′s of hit each week.
Scott will be performing at the Baymont Theater prior to the Save The Massac Benefit Auction. The auction will feature super hero related items for bid with all proceeds going towards the renovation of Metropolis' 1938 Art Deco Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce or at the door.
Having grown up in a small town in the Bootheel of Missouri, Morgan has been captivating audiences for over a decade with his commanding stage presence and breathtaking illusions.
Morgan's entree into the World of Illusion began as a child when his parents gave him a magic set for his birthday. Instantly bitten by the "magic bug", Morgan began performing for family and friends.
By his early teens, he was a local celebrity, performing close-up and stage magic for birthday parties, corporate events and church functions.
At age 17, Morgan was immersed in the design and construction of his first full-scale illusion show. The show opened with Morgan magically producing a convertible sports car out of thin air!
That first show held greater significance for Morgan than even he anticipated. He was joined with Mikala, who would become his personal and professional partner.
Morgan & Mikala started doing magic shows throughout the Midwest, capturing the attention of numerous television and radio stations. In an astonishing display of wizardry, Morgan & Mikala shocked and amazed the public when they vanished a 20-story municipal power plant that sprawled over two city blocks!
Morgan stretched his creative capabilities even further when he became the youngest magician in the world to catch a live bullet between his teeth. This deadly illusion, which had killed 13 performers in the past, garnered front page newspaper coverage for Morgan, as well as exposure on the CBS Evening News.
Feeling the call of the World Mecca of Magic, Morgan, Mikala and their young son, Caleb, soon called Las Vegas home. Recently, the dynamic magical duo finalized design and completed construction of their revolutionary, multimillion dollar show, which ranks as one of the largest in existence. This extraordinary show will be supported by a professional cast of over twenty dancers and crew.
Last year, Morgan performed internationally during a tour in Seoul, Korea. He enjoyed hundreds of sold out, live shows in the spectacular 2,200 seat SeoulLandtheater before more than a million people. During this Asian tour, Morgan appeared on five (5) television shows, including a widely distributed reality show.
A few months later while performing in Stockholm, Sweden, Morgan also taped a segment on the FISM "World Championships of Magic" television special.
Morgan is also viewed as one of the world's leading experts and performers in the field of Psychokinetic magic, also known as PK. Using only the power of the mind, PK is the ability to physically alter or affect various objects. For example, Morgan uses this extraordinary "gift" to bend forks, coins, and keys, as well as force items to move without logical explanation.
These special talents have enabled Morgan to become one of the most sought after performers in the world. He has performed exclusive engagements at premier celebrity "hotspots", such as Pure at Caesar's Palace, Body English at the Hard Rock, Caramel Lounge at Bellagio, and V Bar at the Venetian.
Morgan has personally entertained a veritable "Who's Who" list of Hollywood stars and celebrities, such as Tom Hanks, Ben Stiller, Jude Law, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Jordan, Michael Rosenbaum, David Blaine, John Stamos, Paris Hilton, Tara Reid, Vince Neal of Motley Crue, Carson Daly, Jason Biggs, Lisa Marie and Priscilla Presley, R. Kelly, Ice T, and Anna Nicole Smith. Several years ago, Morgan was also the exclusive magician at a party given by Michael Jackson for his father's birthday at his Neverland Ranch Estate.
Morgan has been on TV in 75 countries, and performed on five continents. He most recently filmed multiple spots on the upcoming TV series Masters of Illusion, hosted by Dean Cain on the CW Network. Currently, Morgan is immersed in pre-production, design, and planning for a future television series and nightly live show.
Meet our Official Celebration Superman, Josh Boultinghouse!
Josh Boultinghouse was chosen as the winner in the 2008 search for the official Superman of the Metropolis Celebration.
Josh was born and raised in Richardson, Texas. Ever since he was five years old, he dreamed of becoming an actor. As a teenager, Josh was very involved in his church youth group and participated in mission trips and other activities with them. In high school, Josh excelled at football, making the varsity team as a freshman and started his sophomore year as a
defensive/offensive lineman. Josh was named all-city newcomer of the year and was named to the All-City and All-District teams his last three years of high school.
Upon graduation, Josh attended the University of Central Arkansas on a theatre and football scholarship. Unfortunately, Josh injured his ankle and then transferred to Texas Tech University for a year, during which he was heavily involved in theatre.
In his spare time, Josh enjoys church activities, working out, reading, and watching movies (his favorite, of course, is Superman). At 6'2"and 235 poundswith black hair and brown eyes, his dream was to one day be Superman on the big screen.
Josh currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and has two older siblings. His brother, Trey, is a mortgage broker. His sister, Christa, is a chiropractor and mother of Josh's 11 year old niece Victoria and year old nephew Bryson. Both of Josh's older siblings were very involved and played crucial roles in his upbringing. His mother's name is Yvonne. His father is Steve Boultinghouse, who is married to his step-mother Deborah Boultinghouse.
photographs courtesy and © Lin Workman
Bio courtesy and © Josh Boultinghouse