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MTVís "ROOM 401" Features Magic Talent

By July 17, 2007

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According to a recent press release, the shocking illusions seen on MTVís new program, "Room 401," are a product of well known magicians. On July 17 at 10pm ET/PT, host Jared Padalecki, best known for his role as Sam Winchester in ďSupernatural,Ē will take viewers through four weekly "scares" as they unfold on unknowing victims. The executive producers of the show are Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg.

Magicians who are providing illusions include: David Minkin, Rico de la Vega, Chris Gongora, Derek Hughs, Chris Korn, Justin Kredible, Michael Stellman and Rob Zabrecky.

David Minkin is an excellent close-up magician in Southern California. Rico de la Vega and Chris Gongora are credited with developing "T.H.E.M. - Totally Hidden Extreme Magic," a hidden-camera show that they created, produced and starred-in.

Derek Hughes has performed comedy and magic on NBC's "Late Friday" and HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Chris Korn's A&E show "Mondo Magic." show followed him through different cities where he met up with various magicians.

Justin Kredible is a regular performer at Bally's Hotel and Casino and has appeared on "The Today Show" and "The Dennis Miller Show." Michael Stellman is a magician and an actor who has appeared on WB's "Gilmore Girls" and FX's "Nip/Tuck." Rob Zabrecky is a songwriter, magician, mentalist and actor.


July 18, 2007 at 2:01 am
(1) Adam Mayne says:

What a piece of CRAP!!!

MTV has yet again waisted there money on a terrible show.

Monkeys could have done better on selecting a show for that time slot.

The young magicians involved with show should be ashamed to be involved with Room 401.

They did the show THEM which was a pretty good show. So what happened here? Maybe they need to review those shows and compare.

Room 401 stink is seaping through my computer was so rank.

August 20, 2008 at 2:10 am
(2) dee says:

i love this show mtv needs to start airing it more often. this is way better than punked. Seeing peoples reaction to the unbelievable is priceless

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