Jason Bishop Brings Magic to The Today Show
Magician Jason Bishop amazed Al Roker, Tamron Hall, and Jordin Sparks when he made his adorable dog Gizmo vanish from inside a metal box. They were so amazed and convinced that Jason had a hard time continuing until Gizmo was brought back onstage.
The illusionist also performed close-up magic and appeared to make a card appear between Al’s hands while they were clasped together. All of this was in advance of Bishop bringing his show Straight Up Magic to New York City’s New Victory Theater on Nov. 18-27.
This is the first illusion show to be produced at the legendary New Victory Theater and according to their website, Jason will walk through walls, make objects disappear and turn a dollar bill instantly into a hundred.
In STRAIGHT UP MAGIC, Jason Bishop infuses old school tricks with new school stagecraft in a virtuosic performance. Without fuss or frills, he moves from stunning sleight of hand to dazzling illusions with an easy humor and exceptional talent—and a little help from his tiny tail-wagging terrier, Gizmo! When he levitates a woman a dozen feet in the air and soars up to retrieve her, any skepticism will, as they say, vanish in the blink of an eye.
Check out this promotional video.
While not a magical “house hold name”, Jason Bishop performs one of the largest touring magic and illusion shows in the United States. He has won a number of awards in magic, including the Jack Gwynne award for Excellence in Presentation and was the 2006 Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) Best Performing Artist of the Year. Bishop performs over 150 shows a year on luxury cruise ships, performing arts centers, theaters and corporate events. He has done performances throughout the United States and Europe.