Ben Seidman is an American sleight-of-hand performer, actor, comedian, and creative consultant. He is the only person in history to be named the Resident Magician at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. In 2013, Seidman co-starred in Magic Outlaws on Travel Channel. Following the debut of his TV specials, Ben taught Johnny Knoxville magic tricks for his film Bad Grandpa. Seidman’s performances are notable for featuring original magic effects. Examples of his inventions can be seen on A&E’s Mindfreak, starring Criss Angel, where Seidman was a writer and adviser for three seasons. As a performer, Seidman travels the world, bringing his live show—a combination of sleight-of-hand, pickpocketing, and comedy—to colleges, parties and various functions. He is currently based in Los Angeles, where he performs at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.