PAUL GERTNER (b. 1953) is an American close-up magician from Pittsburgh. Around 1969, Gertner worked evneings at the Forks Hotel in Buffalow, NY and was also mentored by legendary bar magician and Forks owner, Eddie Fechter. From the mid-seventies onwards, Gertner performed mostly corporate gigs and trade shows, and has worked for a variety of companies, including IBM, NASA, GlaxoSmithKline, and US Steel. Paul Gertner has appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson three times.