Ben Murphy | Magician To Variety Show Host | The Art Hunter | Ep 31 | NOW LIVE

In this episode of The Art Hunter, Ben Murphy reveals to David Hunt how he turned from a magician touring the world with his mind-blowing shows to a television variety show host.  

Internationally sort Ben Murphy’s acts feature many never before seen exclusive mind-blowing magic, original effects, some classics, Las Vegas style showgirls, some of the most stunning and impossible grand illusion and audience interaction, all put into one of the most enjoyable entertainment experiences for you, the audience.

With his warm, approachable and energetic personality, thousands of clients have secured Ben Murphy for their Awards nights, Gala Dinners, International Tours, Cruise ships, Theatres, Private functions and more.

Some of his incredible achievements include having over 5 international prime-time television specials of his live show, performing a full season at The Pullman Reef Hotel and Casino in Cairns, Australia, 12 weeks of sold-out shows at the one and only Witches In Britches theatre in Melbourne, Australia

Selling out over 300 shows in the USA (making him the only Australian magician to have had a full season of shows in America), performing the infamous “Houdini Chinese Water Torture Cell” more times live than any other performer in history – breaking the World Record and even beating Houdini himself, performing for royalty, international celebrities, fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s largest and most recognised brands and corporations.


In The Art Hunter David Hunt explores the artist with an in-depth look into their background; where they came from, the type and work they do, their latest work and where they see the future. 


Host: David Hunt 

Producers: David Hunt and Simon Barnett (

Director: Tim Barnett  

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David Hunt

David Hunt is The Art Hunter and is dedicated to interviews with artists of various disciplines - from visual arts to theatre; from writers to actors; from gallery curators to dancers. His aim is to showcase all aspects of the arts, with up close and personal in-depth conversations. David Hunt’s love for the arts and his friendship with so many artists as a presenter/producer of a weekly arts program on JOY 94.9 - Sunday Arts Magazine, which has been running for over six years. David is always on the “Hunt” for new & emerging artists. He is very grateful that he has been given this opportunity to support the arts. David’s background over the past 30 years, was with international & local record companies, in senior management roles - publicity, promotions, marketing. With EMI, Virgin, BMG & MDS (an offshoot of Mushroom), plus his own PR/Marketing company. Looking after some of the biggest international & local names in the industry.

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