Magician/Comedian and recent Critics’ Choice nominee Justin Willman has cemented himself as one of today’s most prolific entertainers.
In 2018, Willman premiered his six-episode magic series on Netflix entitled Magic For Humans with Justin Willman. In the series, Willman brings his skills as a magician to the strange and misunderstood subcultures of America, while incorporating his disarming demeanor into street magic and social experiments that will boggle the mind. Upon premiering, the show instantly became one of the most streamed shows on Netflix with clips from the show garnering over 150 million views to date across social media, even sparking a viral meme. Indiewire called Willman the “perfect magician/hybrid prototype with incredible comedic timing,” and Rotten Tomatoes currently has the show listed at an 88% audience approval.
Soon after the premiere, Magic for Humans was picked up for a second season which will premiere December 4, 2019.
In 2018, Willman had a residency aptly called “The Magic Show” at the historic and swanky Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. The Magic Show was an intimate performance in a hidden, unmarked theater inside the hotel and upon announcing the show, all shows sold out almost immediately, well also attracting many of Hollywood’s most well-known names.
The L.A. Times exclaimed that Willman is, “A new breed of magician who’s making magic cool again for grown-ups.”
Playboy Magazine dubbed him, “The freshest and funniest magician working today,” and Time Out hailed that his show, “Has to be seen to be disbelieved.”
Prior to Magic for Humans, Willman was known for his multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, Ellen and Conan. He also performed live at the White House for the Obama Family as well. His debut comedy/magic special Sleight of Mouth premiered on Comedy Central in 2015 to rave reviews.
Willman is also a consultant & writer for film/television productions like America’s Got Talent, The Goldbergs and Disney’s upcoming feature film Magic Camp.
Justin was born in St. Louis, lives in Los Angeles, and does not own a rabbit.
Justin Comedy Central Special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb4oqayBZlw
Justin on Leno: https://vimeo.com/76889629
Justin on Ellen: http://youtu.be/i2_MQekyIXk
Justin on CONAN: https://youtu.be/CHteFqU-7Hs
Justin Live Show Clip: https://youtu.be/Fqv0K6seOgM
Justin’s website: www.justinwillman.com
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