Rick Lax is an American author and entertainer.
Lax in May 2014
|Born||April 17, 1982|
|Known for||Wizard Wars, Penn & Teller: Fool Us|
Early life and education
Rick Lax’s interest in magic began at age 5, inspired by David Copperfield. After attending Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, he earned a law degree from DePaul University. 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, which aired on the Syfy network in 2014.
Lax also releases videos on Facebook, where they gain more than a billion views a month.
- Lawyer Boy: A Case Study on Growing Up. St. Martin's Press. 2008. ISBN 031237335X.
- Fool Me Once: Hustlers, Hookers, Headliners, and How Not to Get Screwed in Vegas. ST. Martin's Griffin. 2011. ISBN 0312545703.
- I Get Paid for This: Kicking Ass and Taking Notes in Vegas. Huntington Press. 2012. ISBN 1935396501.
- "Rick Lax Broke Facebook". VegasNews.com. 2016-07-17. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
- Las Vegas Review Journal, Give conjurers random props, set the clock, and ... Presto, February 23, 2014
- Angela Watercutter (2012-07-24). "Video: Vegas Magicians Face Off in Wizard Wars | Underwire". WIRED. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- ‘’Gaming ‘’Today, This year's Tony Awards show was the best yet, June 17, 2014
- "Wizard Wars". Syfy. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- "Rick Lax: How I Fooled Penn & Teller". BoingBoing.com. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
- "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.
- Kevin Roose (2018-04-08). "Facebook's Other Critics: Its Viral Stars". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
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