Biography

Jeff Hobson is one of the most in-demand comedy magicians working today. His refreshing and clever mix of comedy and magic has brought him back for repeat performances all over the world.


Hobson has won numerous awards for his skills. Among the most recent is his Stage Magician of the Year award given by the Academy of Magical Arts aka The Magic Castle in Hollywood, California . He was also given the Best Comedy Magic award by the International Magic Awards Association as well as an award of Best Magic Review by the World Magic Awards for his role as star and producer of the critically acclaimed Carnival of Wonders show at the Reno Hilton Hotel and Casino in Reno, Nevada.

    Hobson introduction to Las Vegas started with an audition at the famed comedy club, Catch a Rising Star at Bally's Casino. This audition turned into numerous return, headline engagements.


    In 1993, Hobson joined the cast of Spellbound at Harrah's Casino.  This run lasted over four years including being the only act held over by request of casino management during a mid-contract show change .


    After a three-year hiatus that took Hobson to Reno to produce and star in the critically-acclaimed magic production show called, Carnival of Wonders, he came back home to become the "Host of Las Vegas".  Since then, he has starred in his own, one-man show, Money and Madness and been the Master of Ceremonies for countless special events and production shows including the World's Greatest Magic Show  and V-The Ultimate Variety Show.


    In addition to his extensive Las Vegas performances, Hobson travels the world performing countless shows for corporations, organizations and television appearances.

HOBSON CASINO BIO - At a Glance


1988 - 1991

CATCH A RISING STAR - BALLY’S CASINO - LAS VEGAS

HEADLINER - 8 RETURN ENGAGEMENTS OVER THREE YEARS


1992 - 1997

HARRAH’S CASINO - LAS VEGAS

FEATURE ACT IN “SPELLBOUND - A CONCERT OF ILLUSION. ONLY ACT

HELD OVER BY REQUEST OF MANAGEMENT DURING A CHANGE OF CAST


1998

CAESAR’S MAGICAL EMPIRE - CAESARS - LAS VEGAS

PRODUCER AND STAR OF “BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES”


1999 - 2000

FLAMINGO HILTON - RENO

PRODUCER AND STAR OF “CARNIVAL OF WONDERS”


2000 - 2001

RENO HILTON - RENO

PRODUCER AND STAR OF “CARNIVAL OF WONDERS”


2002 - 2004

ALADDIN - LAS VEGAS

HOST AND FEATURED ACT IN “V - THE ULTIMATE VARIETY SHOW”


2004

EXCALIBUR - LAS VEGAS

PRODUCER, DIRECTOR AND STAR OF THE ONE-MAN SHOW, “MONEY

AND MADNESS”  FOR A SIX-MONTH RUN


2005 - 2008

SAHARA - LAS VEGAS

HOST AND FEATURE ACT OF THE “WORLD’S GREATEST MAGIC SHOW”


2010 - 2012

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE

HIGHEST RATED FEATURE ACT ON THE “EPIC” - THE FLAGSHIP OF NCL


2012 - CURRENT

World Tour of THE ILLUSIONISTS

BEST SELLING MAGIC SHOW IN HISTORY

His television appearances include HBO, Showtime's Comedy Club Network, Fox Family's Masters of Illusion, NBC's World's Greatest Magic as well as the star of Thames Television's Magic Comedy Strip a 16 week television series in England.  In December of 2013, he appeared on the U.K.'s iTV with The Illusionists.


He is a favorite entertainer to many of the Fortune 500 companies. He has an uncanny ability to break the ice and allow everyone to enjoy themselves with his program of audience participation, comedy, magic and even fire eating! During his performance, Hobson tip-toes his way throughout the audience teasing the crowd. As his finale', Hobson returns a dozen wristwatches that were stolen? during the show to the surprise, laughter - and often times - shock of the audience members!


HOBSON in Las Vegas

Hobson's most recent accomplishments include the creation of The Illusionarium, a one-of-a-kind, immersive, magical-dining entertainment experience aboard Norwegian's Cruise Line's newest ship, The Getaway.

And is he currently touring with The Illusionists, the highest-grossing magic show of all time with appearances across the U.S. throughout 2015-16 with a grand opening during the 2014 Christmas season at the Marriott Marquis on Broadway.