Derek Hughes: Funny Magician Practices Mental Telepathy - America's Got Talent 2015
- Stand up magician called “thoroughly entertaining” by the New York Times
- Has performed his magic on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and the Ellen DeGeneres Show
- Top ten finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”
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You might recognize Derek as one of the recent finalists on America’s Got Talent but his experiences range far beyond that. Derek’s original comic voice and strong interactive magic make him one of the most requested acts working today.
His live performances of celebrated conjurer have been lauded by audiences and critics alike, with the New York Times calling Derek “thoroughly entertaining.” Hughes has performed his magic on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, the CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, and the Ellen Degeneres Show. He is currently a consulting producer on TRUtv’s hit magic series, The Carbonaro Effect.
Derek performs regularly at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California where he was recently nominated for Parlour Magician of the Year. He also is the only magician ever invited to perform at HBO’s prestigious Comedy Arts Festival.
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Creating shows like beautiful crazy quilts sewing together sleight of hand, humor, philosophy, storytelling, and straight acting with his sharp theatrical instincts.