Josh Knotts, Illusionist/Escape Artist, graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from West Virginia University. Since then, he has performed across the nation and in 6 other countries bringing a high energy mix of illusions, theatre and comedy for a magic performance
incomparable to other magicians. He joined forces with dancer, acrobat and escape artist, Lea Teyssier, also a graduate of Theatre from WVU, to enhance his performance.
Josh has been recognized by top names in comedy for his role as a magic comedian and nicknamed the “Houdini of West Virginia” and “The Elvis Presley of Magic”. From family friendly entertainment to adult only shows, they will custom create a show to meet the specific needs of your event.
"Forget all you know..."
Josh Knotts: Illusionist/Magician/Escape Artist
Lea Teyssier: Escape Artist/Illusionist
We are influenced by Las Vegas style illusionists and some of the top comedians of today. We blend the two styles together to create a memorable performance. We can't name a direct influence because we are trying to improve upon what most magicians present.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 20 - 90 minutes
Unique partnership of Las Vegas style grand illusions and skillful, edge of your seat escapes-- with audience participation!
2 electrical outlets
Covered or Indoor Performance Area
Stage Minimum 20x20
We have our own sound system and lighting but can/will use provided sound/lights as well.
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Casino, Casting Call, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Hotel, Launch Party, Private Party, Prom, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Trade Show, Wedding Reception
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