Dennis Watkins
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Dennis Watkins

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Band Comedy Comedy



The best kept secret in music


"Time Out Chicago"


"Chicago Reader"

"MIND-BOGGLING" - The Chicago Reader

"Chicago Sun Times"

"You'll Believe in Magic" - Chicago Sun Times


"Watkins' mastery of sleight of hand is evident through out" - MUM (The Magazine of the Society of American Magicians)


"Even the great Houdini would be impressed by the magic" - Center Stage Chicago

"Chicago Tribune"

"Dennis Watkins is a Bona Fide Magician!" - Chicago Tribune

"Dennis Watkins Interviews David Copperfield"

When we got a chance to speak with David Copperfield, who gives few interviews, we decided to call on someone who actually knows what he is talking about...We called Chicago Magician Dennis Watkins...Click on the link below for the interview! - The Chicago Tribune

"The Magazine of the Society of American Magicians"

"Watkins' mastery of sleight of hand is evident through out." - MUM


"Even the great Houdini would be impressed by the magic" - Center Stage Chicago

"Chicago Free Press"

"A captivating theatrical thrill show" - Chicago Free Press


Minimum technical requirements:

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



"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