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JUSTIN WILLMAN - TRICKED OUT
July 19, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
July 20, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
From his monthly sell-out shows in the back of a trendy L.A. comic book shop to huge theaters and music venues across the country, Justin Willman has become one of the busiest touring performers in America. His comedy-flavored miracles have earned him a devoted cult following as well as frequent television appearances on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Sweet-toothed frosting fans will recognize Justin as the magical host of “Cupcake Wars” on the Food Network for the past eight seasons, but his greatest trick to date was receiving a standing ovation from President Obama following a private performance at the White House. How did he do it? Magnets. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Justin began entertaining at the age of 12. After breaking both of his arms trying to ride a bicycle while wearing rollerblades (a hopeless attempt to impress girls), he started learning card tricks as an alternative to physical therapy. Nicknamed by his mother as “Justin Kredible”, he officially turned pro when his parents hired him to perform at his sister’s fifth birthday party (He still has not been paid for the gig). Justin is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, and currently resides in Los Angeles. He does not own a rabbit. For more information, please visit www.justinwillman.com.
RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes, no intermission.
“A new breed of magician who’s making magic cool again for grown-ups.” - Los Angeles Times
“I love this guy. Unbelievable!” - Ellen Degeneres
“The guy will astound you.” - Jay Leno
“An incredible night of entertainment.” - Michelle Obama
“A magician for people who don’t like magicians.” - LA Weekly