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From reality TV to top magician at Adelaide Fringe, it’s been a wild ride for Kevin Quantum


From February 16 to March 18, the Adelaide Fringe brought legions of performers to Australia to showcase their best work. Many magicians cast their spell over audience during the month-long arts showcase, the second largest in the world. and Kevin Quantum was dubbed the best of the bunch. 

Kevin Quantum, better known in as Kevin McMahon, was named the Best Magic Award of the 2018 Adelaide Fringe. The Scottish performer didn’t always want to be a magician; in fact, his career was initially in physics. But an appearance on the reality television show Faking It introduced him to the world of magic, and he made the switch to full-time conjuror. 

“I’m surprised and delighted to receive this award on the other side of the world at one of the largest and most prestigious festivals in the world,” he told The National after the win. “It’s a real honour to win Best Magic and see the art of magic given such prominence.”

Science is still a big part of his act. In fact, his award-winning Adelaide Fringe performance is called Anti-Gravity. Here is is performing in a lower-key setting with some mind reading.