- 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”
The live performances of celebrated conjurer, “Stand Up Magician” Derek Hughes, have been lauded by audiences and critics alike, with the New York Times calling him “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’s a consulting producer on TRUtv’s hit magic series, The Carbonaro Effect and was a finalist on season 10 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
As the Standup Magician, Derek Hughes’ unparalleled skills as both a world-class magician and expert improviser lend him the ability to find the humor within any group’s dynamic. Hughes’ loveable sarcasm and charisma have paved the way to appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us!, and NBC’s America’s Got Talent, where he was voted a finalist. In a virtual show that’s packed to the brim with astonishing moments that viewers experience firsthand through their screens, Derek is the refreshing through-line, keeping everyone energized and smiling during your next online event. It is often said that laughter is the best stress reliever in these times of uneasiness. And if laugher is the best medicine, then Derek Hughes is the perfect pharmacist.