As America’s Hottest Illusionist, Jason Bishop might have a person passing through his body one moment or make goldfish appear from nowhere the next. Bishop is an international award-winning illusionist who was the youngest person to win the Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States Stage Award and one of the youngest people to compete in the Society of American Magicians World-Class competition. Bishop’s interest in magic ran throughout his youth, truly taking shape in his mid-teens. In college Jason studied theatre and then went on the road performing at resorts and amusement parks, anywhere he could find an audience, including the street. As audiences enjoyed the show more and more he altered his magic to became larger and more impressive.
The Jason Bishop Show now tours the most dynamic illusion and magic show in the US. The show currently features exclusive large illusions, award winning sleight of hand and “close-up” magic that is captured live and projected onto LCD screens for the audience to have a clear view of every detail. Bishop is currently the only illusionist in the U.S. to tour with the rare Double Levitation, Plasma illusion and Op-Art. His performance abilities have led him from New Mexico to Maine and Florida to New York, as well as every state in-between.
Jason has entertained celebrities like Chris Penn and Bam Margera, who after seeing a performance said, “Jason Bishop is the best magician I’ve ever seen.” Bishop’s combination of modern costuming and music, fast paced illusions, sleight of hand and audience participation has landed him in several notable venues, including Norwegian Cruise lines, Caroline’s on Broadway and the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City. More recently Jason been featured in various Performing Arts Centers and theaters throughout the United States.
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. At four years old 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 then 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.