Rick Lax

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Rick Lax
Rick Lax in the Wizard Wars Magic Shop.jpg
Born (1982-04-17) April 17, 1982 (age 36)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Occupation Entertainer
Known for Wizard Wars, Penn & Teller: Fool Us
Website ricklax.com

Rick Lax is an American author and entertainer.

Early years and Career[edit]

Rick Lax’s interest in magic began at age 5, inspired by David Copperfield.[1] After attending Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, he earned a law degree from DePaul University.[1] In 2008, he published a book about law.

From 2011 to 2013, Lax worked as a behind-the-scenes consultant for David Copperfield and wrote two books about Las Vegas. He also created the TV show "Wizard Wars",[2][3] which aired on the Syfy network in 2014.[4][5]

In 2015, Rick Lax competed on The CW's Penn & Teller: Fool Us. He performed an original card trick called Binary Code, and was the only contestant to fool Penn & Teller during the episode.[6]

Lax continues to work as a show producer and behind-the-scenes magic consultant.[2][7]

Lax also releases videos on Facebook, where they gain more than a billion views a month.[8]



  1. ^ a b "Rick Lax Broke Facebook". VegasNews.com. 2016-07-17. Retrieved 2018-04-27. 
  2. ^ a b Las Vegas Review Journal, Give conjurers random props, set the clock, and ... Presto, February 23, 2014
  3. ^ Angela Watercutter (2012-07-24). "Video: Vegas Magicians Face Off in Wizard Wars | Underwire". WIRED. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  4. ^ ‘’Gaming ‘’Today, This year's Tony Awards show was the best yet, June 17, 2014
  5. ^ "Wizard Wars". Syfy. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  6. ^ "Rick Lax: How I Fooled Penn & Teller". BoingBoing.com. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  7. ^ "Magic News, Magic Videos and Podcasts » Blog Archive » Rick Lax and Wizard Wars [Magic Week in Review]". Itricks.com. 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 
  8. ^ Kevin Roose (2018-04-08). "Facebook's Other Critics: Its Viral Stars". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-04-19. 

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