Magical, mysterious and fascinating to watch are only a few of the attributes used to describe the Illusionist/Magician Cliff Hopkins. Whether slicing a woman in half while she’s standing up, making it snow indoors or defying the laws of gravity, Cliff leaves audiences and critics alike scratching their heads in wonder at his unique and often unbelievable performances. For more than a decade, the witty, personable and fun to watch grand illusionist and comedy magic professional has been astounding audiences in some of the largest theaters, colleges, comedy clubs and corporate environments around the world. As a master of his craft, his performance is one of the most spectacular and talked about magic and illusion shows in the industry to date.
Expressing a gift for his unique capability at the tender age of seven, Cliff’s very first magic performance was seen during a talent show in the first grade. His career fate was sealed just after his parents took him to see Doug Henning perform. Mesmerized and awestruck at Doug’s performance, it was at that moment that his true passion for magic was completely cemented. Quoting Cliff: “I love performing and being in front of people. In fact, when I got my first standing ovation, I knew then that I could truly entertain people through magic. To my way of thinking, it’s a matter of differentiating oneself in the world of magic and finding your own niche. Copperfield creates spectacular illusions. David Blaine is into endurance stunts. Penn & Teller blend magic and the macabre. My thing is telling stories. In fact, I deal with real-life events that people can relate to on a more intimate level. That’s my inspiration.”
Whether working as a featured performer at a foremost event or at a college function conducted at a major University, Cliff’s performing resume is impressive. A warm, friendly and true entertainer, his clients sing his praises without hesitation. In fact, he has entertained a host of celebrities including Bobcat Goldthwaite, been featured on an array of television and radio shows, performed at Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, entertained at numerous organizations including American Red Cross, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Boys and Girls Club and the Salvation Army and conducted his act for countless Fortune 500 companies including Ford Motor Company, Cellular One, Wal-Mart, General Electric and State Farm Insurance to name a few. In fact, a television show is already in the works