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Jason  Bishop

Jason Bishop

Illusionist & Magician

Jason Bishop

Illusionist & Magician


Jason Bishop has starred in two of his own Off-Broadway shows, “Jason Bishop - Straight Up Magic” and “Jason Bishop - Believe in Magic” both at the New Victory Theater on New York’s famed 42nd street. He’s been featured on NBC’s Today Show, CW Network’s Masters of Illusion, Canada’s popular Breakfast Television Toronto and Europe’s legendary Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde Tilmed in Paris, France. The New York Times said “How did he do that?” and “there’s real elegance and even wit in the precision of his gestures, the agility of each Tinger.”

From his astounding “Cage Levitation” and “Walking Through a Brick Wall” to his cutting edge “Teleportation” and “Plasma” illusions, Bishop features stunning & original state of the art magic.

However, of all of his illusions, his biggest trick was turning a nightmare of a childhood into a dream. Bishop's biological parents, whom he barely knew, were heroin addicts. Bishop and several of his siblings were placed in St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Philadelphia, PA at a very young age. After living in the orphanage for some time, Bishop and his siblings entered the foster care system and were placed in several foster homes throughout Pennsylvania until he was 18 years old. The memories Bishop has of his early childhood are mostly defined by hunger. He recalls regularly picked through trash for food, and sometimes his birth parents left him in abandoned buildings at night while his birth mother went in search of drugs. It was during these years that he developed an interest in magic. He would go to local libraries finding books on magic and illusions and began teach himself small magic tricks and card manipulations. Bishop then began to attend the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) Ring 32 meetings in Allentown, PA furthering his interest and knowledge in magic and illusions.

One thing that distinguishes Jason is his virtuosity. Each show features award winning sleight of hand, exclusive grand illusions and close-up magic projected onto a large screen. No other illusionist showcases such a diverse array of talents. Additionally, the show is delivered with a modern look, attitude and soundtrack. Bishop cuts through the usual hype and focuses on entertaining audiences with one remarkable illusion after another. With the wit and timing of a professional comedian each routine is presented in Bishop’s unique style, with some pieces featuring many more laughs than expected from an illusionist, while other effects demonstrate sleight of hand performed with precision and artistry. His performance abilities have led him from China to Paris and Hollywood to New York City, as well as every state in-between and over 30 countries on 6 continents.

Some of Jason Bishop’s awards and citations include the key to the city of Lake Charles Louisiana, awarded the honor of a “Kentucky Colonel,” magic’s prestigious “Jack Gwynne Award for Excellence in Presentation” and “Performing Artist of the Year” by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities. He is also the only illusionist to have not one but two productions in New York City at the acclaimed New Victory Theater.

Bishop has entertained celebrities like Jordin Sparks, Jennifer Aniston, Hank Azaria, James Spader and Jason Alexander among others. Jason’s combination of fast paced illusions, music, comedy, sleight of hand and audience participation has landed him in notable venues, including Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle, the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis MD, LiveNation’s Bamboozle Festival and New York City’s esteemed New Victory Theater to name just a few. Currently Bishop performs in theaters and Performing Arts Centers throughout the United States as well as private corporate events. You can see why he’s called America’s Hottest Illusionist.

Speaker Videos

Jason Bishop Magic - Live Online

On The Today Show

The Jason Bishop Show Promo

Speech Topics

Gratitude: How Child Social Workers Saved My Life

The child of two heroin addicts, Jason Bishop’s childhood was defined by abandonment and hunger. He regularly had to pick through garbage to find food and was left alone in abandoned buildings at night. Bishop spent much of his childhood at St. Joseph’s Orphanage in Philadelphia, PA before entering into the foster care system. He did not let his nightmarish childhood prevent him from following his dreams and finding success. However, he did not do it alone. Bishop shares his gratitude for the child social workers, therapists and caseworkers who saved his life saying, "people I never met contributed to help save and enrich my life and the life of countless other children." In this inspiring talk, Jason shares how child welfare workers shaped his life and provided a support system that allowed him to thrive in the face of adversity.

The Jason Bishop Show