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a virtually touring show by

mario the maker magician


bring a custom Mario show episode to your online audience!

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these half-hour Facebook Live episodes of The Mario Show

were created for Make: Magazine's virtual Maker Camp programming:


Mario "the maker magician" marchese is the Mario show's co-creator (along with his wife, Katie) and fearless host!

pre-pandemic, mario's days were spent on the road with Katie and their two kids, gigi and bear, touring theaters across the country and world, with his all-ages, one-man theater experience full of magic, diy robots, and new-school slapstick. he's been featured in make: magazine for his maker mentality. he's appeared on Sesame Street, NBC's UniversalKids, and even toured as David Blaine's opening act in 2018. In their february 2019 cover story, M-U-M magazine called mario "magic's punk rock Peter Pan philosopher." we'd be hard-pressed to put it better than that.


David Blaine calls Mario "the best kids magician in the world!!" 

w/special guest Jonny Lee Miller

w/special guest

Piff the Magic dragon


we create custom video content and livestream entertainment experiences for family-based brands + online audiences.

we think kids should rule the world! (and in our show, they do.) our punk rock, lost boy host, Mario, leads the way...

we celebrate kids and their silliness, ingenuity, absurdity, creative spirit, wisdom, hilarity, kindness, and innate intuition for what is right...

 We'll customize to your needs!


what if kids ruled the world

Mario interviews real kid correspondents. 

They answer pressing questions on the theme of the episode, react to Mario's antics, and give us a glimpse into what's really important in life.

special guest

Mario hosts celebrity and special guests, asking them

rapid-fire questions from KIDS. We've hosted actor Jonny Lee Miller, Latin Grammy winning musician Pedro Capó, Justin Willman of hit Netflix show Magic For Humans, actor Drew Powell of Gotham fame, Vegas star Piff the Magic Dragon, and many more.

make of the week

We feature real maker kids, with their own creative

projects, performances, and inventions.

diy magic lesson

Mario teaches a DIY magic trick

for kids to construct at home with everyday objects.