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Keith Barry is the host of Discovery Channel's "Deception with Keith Barry."

2011 has been an exciting year for Keith Barry. In addition to his new Discovery Channel series, his live show "The Asylum" closed in Ireland after a hugely successful 83 show run over 18 months since it opened on January 1, 2010. It was his most outrageous, controversial and funniest show ever and was hailed by the critics as his best live work to date. He also just finished hosting his first season of the Endemol UK
Keith Barry (magician)
Keith Barry (magician)
produced "Deal or No Deal" for TV3, sponsored by The National Lottery.

In 2009 Keith was awarded the prestigious Merlin Award for Mentalist of the Year 2009 from the International Magicians Society. The Merlin Award is to magic what the Oscars are to movies with past winners of the Merlin Award being David Copperfield and Siegfreid & Roy. 2009 also saw Keith gaining the title Best Magician in Las Vegas 2009, as voted for by the Las Vegas Review Journal show critics after he finished up an impressive five-week residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino to rave reviews.

Also in the U.S., after just one viewing of his live stageshow in Los Angeles in 2006, CBS offered Keith his own TV Special "Keith Barry – Extraordinary." It was CBS's first magic special in over 15 years and followed the success of his MTV show "Brainwashed."

On December 29, 2007, Keith had his first U.K.Primetime ITV 1 show "Keith Barry – The Escape Live." Keith also appeared on "The Paul O'Grady Show," and in the U.S. he has appeared numerous times on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Jimmy Kimmel Show" and "The Sharon Osbourne Show." He has now starred in over 30 international TV shows and they have been shown in over 110 countries around the world making Keith truly an international name ... and his star is still rising.


Full Name / Real Name: Keith Patrick Barry
Birthplace: Waterford, Co. Waterford, Ireland
Wife: Mairead Foley

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