Dennis Watkins

Dennis Watkins

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dennis has spent the last decade bringing world-class comedy/magic to campuses and corporate events all over the country. He delivers high-powered feats of magic and mentalism, blended with riotous physical and verbal comedy.


"I've seen a lot of magicians, and that just totally blew my mind!"--Nathan W., University of Pennsylvania

"That was the craziest thing I've ever seen!"--Annie B., Bradley University

A third-generation magician, Dennis Watkins delivers high-powered, fast-paced, unexplainable feats of magic GUARANTEED to blow your audiences away.

Dennis’s "Sleight of Hand for the Stage" has been seen by audiences in virtually every type of venue including The Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Chicago's United Center, Chicago's Navy Pier and on college campuses across the country.

Imagine a wild card trick using a switch blade, a leaf blower, and a 7 foot balloon. Dennis will read the minds of 6 audience members at the same time, shortly before predicting a 7-digit phone number randomly selected from the phonebook.

This kind of magic and mentalism packs small and plays huge, meaning that Dennis brings world-class entertainment to hundreds or even thousands of people with minimal technical requirements and virtually no production costs!

A classically trained actor (degrees from The Meadows School of the Arts at SMU and the British American Drama Academy in London), Dennis specializes in creating custom comedy magic featuring your guests through scripted material and improvisation.

Dennis’s stand-up and stage shows seamlessly blend his unique magic with hilarious verbal and physical comedy GUARANTEED to have your audience rolling in the aisles.

For campus bookings, contact:
Nikki Selzer
TalentPlus Entertainment


Minimum technical requirements:

1. Sound with 3 stereo inputs
2. 10' x 12' performance space
3. Elevated stage
4. 10' ceiling space

Set List

College shows run 30-75 minutes.

Your college audience will never forget Dennis Watkins and his one-of-a-kind comedy magic and mentalism. The show is custom-tailored to feature you and your guests through mind-boggling magic and impossible mind-reading.

Your students will lose it when Dennis crawls INSIDE A 7 FOOT BALLOON to perform a wild card trick!

Picture a STRAIGHT JACKET ESCAPE in which Dennis wagers $100 with an audience member that he can not only escape in 30 seconds, but pick his or her pocket without being noticed from INSIDE the straight jacket!


Close-up magic happens RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE. This is some of the most stunning, visual and mind-bending magic you can imagine! Dennis's close-up magic is perfect for events where your guests are milling about, chatting, listening to music, etc. It transforms ordinary receptions, fundraisers, socials, banquets, tailgate parties, festivals and other occasions into UNF