Matt Donnelly has no business being a magician...
The Mind Noodler was spawned when Penn Jillette (Penn & Teller) dared the comedian and head writer for Penn & Teller: Fool Us to "learn a goddamn trick".
That dare lead Matt to call in every favor he had and have some of the undisputed powerhouses of the Las Vegas magic scene (Johnny Thompson, Mac King, Teller and Piff the Magic Dragon...just to name a few) to each teach him one trick. Astonishingly, they did! The Mind Noodler was born.
From that initial Las Vegas run Matt has garnered tremendous success touring comedy & magic venues and theaters across the country. In Las Vegas he opens for Piff the Magic Dragon and is a regular fill in for Mac King and Vinny Grosso.
Long before he ever thought of dipping his toes into magic, Matt crushed the Las Vegas comedy world. He played the Las Vegas strip alongside Wayne Brady in the smash-hit improv comedy show "Making It Up" at the Venetian, he played Christian Grey in the ridiculously funny "50 Shades the Parody" at Bally's, and he hosted the innovative and hilarious show, "Executive Monkeys" at The Palms.