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Michael Carbonaro is a multifaceted entertainer. He's an actor who has had recurring roles in various TV series, and he has also performed in his own comedy and magic show at clubs in New York and Los Angeles. He puts all of those talents to use -- and throws in a unique improvisation skill -- in "The Carbonaro Effect," an unscripted series in which he deceives, amazes and amuses an unsuspecting public. "Inside Carbonaro" offers classic episodes of the series, on which Michael performs baffling tricks on people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera. He also gives viewers exclusive insight into his best tricks and mind-blowing moments. Whether the marks are alone or with friends, everyone is left stunned and delighted, even though they have no idea what they just experienced.

Latest episodes

aired 3 days ago
A trick made it hard for Michael to walk the next day; one trick was added at the last-minute after a prop broke; Michael fostered an animal during shoots; never-before-seen footage.
aired 3 days ago
Never-before-seen footage of the trick that required the camera operator to hide inside a box for an entire day; how "The Carbonaro Effect" got its name; never-before-seen footage.
aired 3 days ago
The location that is right next to an airport and a golf course; the animals that keep getting loose on set; an animal that is camera-shy; never-before-seen footage.
aired 3 days ago
Learning how Michael makes himself sound like an expert and what he loves to collect; the magic team surprises the rest of "The Carbonaro Effect" crew; never-before-seen footage.
aired 10 days ago
Never-before-seen clips of the series including a nightmare crew clean-up, a long rehearsal, and a set that made Michael nervous.
aired 10 days ago
A trick nearly wounds a delivery man; an illusion is difficult for even skilled magicians to pull off; fans speculate about the show's connection to the illuminati; with never-before-seen footage.
aired 10 days ago
A trick goes viral on a hip-hop blog; Michael has trouble pronouncing a certain word; Michael's college degree; with never-before-seen footage.
aired 10 days ago
A trick nearly results in Michael burning his face; Michael gets into prank wars with someone on-set; Michael creates a prop; plus, never-before-seen footage!
aired 19 days ago
Michael has been performing the same trick since he was a child; someone on set embarks on a 21-day juice cleanse; a moment causes everyone on set to erupt in laughter; with never-before-seen footage.
aired 19 days ago
Never-before-seen clips and highlights of the series include a producer tending to a wasp sting, a headache-inducing set and an undersized vest.
aired 34 days ago
Why Michael had to get scorpion training; what animal the crew chased around a store; Michael's favorite vacation spots; never-before-seen footage.
aired 34 days ago
A team member knows how to ride a unicycle; a trick almost uses an alpaca; a trick nearly results in Michael slicing open his neck; plus, never-before-seen footage.
aired 41 days ago
Michael uses an inhaler during a trick; the magic team surprises Michael during a trick; the name of Michael's pet tarantula; one of Michael's passions besides magic; never-before-seen clips.
aired 47 days ago
The trick Michael loves to perform at parties; a trick is inspired by Michael's fascination with superhero movies; the name of Michael's favorite wig; never-before-seen clips.
aired 47 days ago
Why Michael says "shenanigans" during some tricks; Michael's favorite trick of all time; why the crew had to shut down production for an hour; never-before-seen footage.
aired 54 days ago
Learning which trick occurred when a location fell through at the last second, what producers did when screaming kids collided with a shoot day, and who crossed paths with Michael months after being tricked on the show.
aired 70 days ago
Why there is at least one cat in every season of the show; one of the riskiest things Michael can do during a trick; mementos Michael likes to keep from the show.
aired 70 days ago
A business owner turns out to be a big fan of the show; never-before-seen footage; why former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal insisted on not being told how the tricks worked.
aired 72 days ago
The tricks that make Michael the most nervous; the times when the show needs extra security on hand; a trick was tried 18 times before anyone noticed; plus, never-before-seen footage.
aired 82 days ago
A trick is inspired by Michael's acting days; orphan tricks; the reason why the crew rehearse tricks in the dead of night; a trick gets modified because it is too messy; never-before-seen clips.
aired 89 days ago
Michael tricks an off-duty cop with a fake bill; a prop keeps malfunctioning; unaired sitcom pilot; unaired footage.

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