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Jason Bishop: Straight Up Magic*

Jason Bishop is the Southwest Airlines Magazine’s April 2018 cover story. Click here to read his gripping life history.

Each performance of Jason’s exclusive grand illusions and elegant, agile sleight-of-hand magic are delivered with Bishop’s wry wit and engaging audience participation. From his stunning Double  Levitation, new Hologram Illusion starring Gizmo the dog, to the astonishing close-up magic that is captured live and projected onto large projection screens, Jason gives the audience a clear view of every detail. Intelligent lighting together with countless costume changes by his skillful assistant Kim, make this an extraordinary theatrical experience. 
Jason Bishop has been a featured guest on many national television shows.  
 
"We are delighted to have presented Jason Bishop (Kim and Gizmo too!) two seasons in a row. Having never presented a magic and illusions show, we wanted to introduce the genre to our audiences and it was a great success. Thank you so much for the beautiful, humorous, captivating way you produce your shows. The New Victory and our audiences are looking forward to the next iteration!"
With gratitude, Mary Rose Lloyd, Director of Artistic Programming, The New Victory Theater, New York (February 2018)

Watch Jason's inspiring story on CBS Sunday Morning!

 

The Fog Ball Illusion - Created by Jason Bishop & debuted at the New Victory Theater
 

Jason dazzled Al Roker, Tamron Hall and Jordin Sparks on The Today Show!

* World premiere presented on November 18, 2016
By The New 42nd Street and The New Victory Theater at The New Victory Theater

PRODUCER | CREATIVE TEAM

Jason Bishop
As America’s Hottest Illusionist, Jason Bishop might read your mind one second or make goldfish appear the next. Jason was handpicked by LiveNation to perform with Ke$ha, Matt & Kim, Paramore, Weezer, Drake, and many other celbs at multiple Bamboozle Festivals. His performance abilities have led him from L.A to NYC and Mexico to Sweden, as well as every state and many countries in-between.

Jason has entertained celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Bam Margera, who after seeing him perform said, “Jason Bishop is the best magician I’ve ever seen.” Bishop’s combination of modern music, fast paced magic, sleight of hand and audience participation have landed him in several notable venues, including Celebrity & Disney Cruise lines, Hollywood’s Magic Castle and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was also named APCA’s Best Performing Artist of the Year.

Kim Hess
As Jason’s lead assistant, Kim Hess is an indispensable part of the show.  From performing illusions with Jason to assisting audience members, to knowing the show cues inside and out Kim is a vital part of the show’s success.  Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Kim began studying the performing arts at a very young age.  When she was 4, she had an experience that absolutely changed her life.  At the suggestion of a family member, Kim’s mother took her to a local baton twirling production unit.  Kim stayed with that group for more than nineteen years.  In that time, she won well over one hundred awards, among them were first place trophies from the National/World Baton Conference held at Notre Dame University.  During those years, Kim also studied dance and gymnastics and was a captain of her high school cheerleading squad.  With her fun and warm personality, her striking looks and considerable talent, Kim is an irreplaceable member of the team.

RAVES | REVIEWS

Presenters
“I am recommending you and your fabulous show to all of my colleagues.” - Christine Brown, UMASS Lowell Center for the Arts – Lowell, MA

“…a huge success! People were talking about this show for days and days after the performance! They immediately requested that Jason Bishop return…” - Carolyn Brode, Gorton Performing Arts Center – Lake Forest, IL

“Great show – and our Patrons loved it, young and old.” - Lara Plocha, Imperial Theatre – Augusta, GA

Press
"In a brief close-up routine, shared with the audience via live video, there's real elegance and even wit in the precision of his gestures, the agility of his fingers." - Alexis Soloski, The New York Times

"Mr. Bishop's quick wit and a sarcastic humor will keep the adults amused and the children will ohh and ahh over his masterful talent. In a world that seems devoid of innocents and wonder, we could all use a little magic and Jason Bishop is sure to enchant." - Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicles

"Looking for enchantment? Jason Bishop delivers an astonishing introduction to magic – and while his show perfect for children – with booster seats distributed by ushers – adults will also be enthralled." - Susan Granger