Our guests at our annual Christmas party had a wonderful time. Richard Darshwood was very accommodating and entertained everyone from the beginning of the event to the end. I really liked that he went to individual tables before dinner doing various card and magic tricks. I felt this helped relax people and set the stage for a great show!
As seen on Fox 41's "In the Morning" with Keith Kaiser and putting his spell on the Voice Tribune's Angie Fenton on WHAS 11's "Great Day Live!" with Terry Meiners, Darshwood uses the alluring art of magic, mind reading and hypnosis to devise hilarious and captivating shows for your special event and motivational programs your staff will NEVER forget!!!
Darshwood is a vivaciously charismatic entertainer who, since a very young age, has been warming the hearts of audiences with his delightfully animated personality and outrageous assortment of witty antics. A genuinely unique practitioner of sleight of hand artistry, magic and hypnosis - Darshwood never fails to create an unforgettable experience of thrills and wonder with each and every single performance. Only a few minutes with this charming trickster provides an experience that will be talked about for years to come!
CERTIFIED HYPNOTIST AND NLP PRACTITIONER- Born to Perform
The grandson of a Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus clown and nephew to a grand stage illusionist, Darshwood continues to uphold the family tradition by sharing the joys of comedy and wonder with everyone he encounters. Calling himself a postmodern magician, Darshwood has diligently studied the ancient art of prestidigitation in hopes of inspiring contemporary audiences with a cutting edge technique and sophisticated presentation, making him a hero among peers and granting him active membership among two of the craft's most distinguished fraternal orders - The International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Society of American Magicians - who recently honored him with two consecutive People's Choice Awards for Close-up Magic. He is a graduate of the McBride School of Magic and Mystery in Las Vegas and an American Alliance of Hypnotists certified practitioner who has now incorporated the dramatically impactful elements of mind reading and mesmerism to his act, Darshwood not only spends a great deal of time performing but also shares his wisdom in the trade as a consultant for other professional magicians and speaks at scholastic institutions about the relation between psychology and the art of conjuring by exposing the mind's natural tendency to be fooled by illusion. He recently appeared as an honorary delegate for the United States at INDIA Jaal, a national conference of magicians at Asia's very first Academy of Magical Sciences.
Leo Weekly says: "A sleight of hand and a trick of the eye are all Darshwood needs to entertain you for hours... bringing clever trickery to the center stage."
"When you need an act that hits on all cylinders, Darshwood is the man! Incredible magic, intelligent humor, and creative thinking plots him above all the rest. A fantastic entertainer!" – Dennis Alm of Dennis Alm Productions, Talent Coordinator for Comedy Caravan
"Great show!" – Dr. Robert Escher, former president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians
Featured corporate programs include: "MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE: Inspiring Limitless Ambitions" and "THE MAGICIAN'S TRICKS: A Charisma Building Workshop for Leaders and Innovators." Sensational acts for schools, fundraisers and private events also available!