Barry Mitchell was formerly a street magician in the New Orleans French Quarter. He was formerly a regular opening act for country music stars. He was formerly the featured comedian at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction. He was formerly the Oreo Magician for the Southeast. He was formerly a lecturer at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and the Magic Circle in London. He has formerly performed in almost every state plus England, Denmark, Australia, Mexico, the Bahamas and South Africa He has formerly invented magic tricks, written stories, books, and DVDs. He has formerly presented children’s ministry programs such as Upward, VBS, Awana, and Kid’s crusades in churches all over the United States. He has formerly spoken for large corporations, public schools, and civic organizations. All this former experience means he just can’t keep a job. Actually, he has been successfully unemployed as a humorist and children’s entertainer for over three decades.