Biography

 

“As a showman, my goal is to create an unusual situational comedy.”

 

Bio

Awards

 

Javi Benitez is a experience and very flexible magicomedian with great skills handling almost everything and with great touches of improvisation. He loves to make people laugh and have fun while playing with magic.

23 years studing magic and more than 15 as a professional, this ex-advertiser is one of the most renowed magicians in his country.

Javi has the uncanny ability to make spectators be the stars of the show.

During his show he mixes laughter, play and mystery, leaving viewers spookely happy!

As a stand-up magicomedian & MC his fresh magic and situational comedy with the spectators is unique.

As a close-up magician he has no equal. His card magic pieces are superb and his improvisation with common objects is unbelievable.

But most important is the atmosphere of happiness.

Magician of the Year (2011, Spanish Society of Magicians)
First National Prize of Close-Up Magic (2001, Spain)
Member of the Escuela Mágica de Madrid
President of the Magic Circle of Seville
25 shows at the Magic Castle (Hollywood, 2009)
Theme Park magician (Seville)
90 performances in Riverwalk Mall (Japan, 2004)
Creator & Director on 9 stage shows
Magic Consultant
Lecturer
Disciple of “El Maestro” Arturo de Ascanio
“The Genius” Juan Tamariz
“Magical Godfather” Luis Trueba
and “The Multifaceted” Mark Mitton
Student with
Juan C. Sánchez (CAT)
and the clown Jango Edwards

  6 comments for “Biography

  1. John Krause
    31 January, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Javi!!! Just saw you at the magic castle. Me and my friends laughed so hard that we cried. Your comedy and performance were spot on and your magic is spectacular. YOU were worth the price of admission. Thank you for a night we will never forget. I hope to see another one of your shows in the future. Till then, keep doing what you’re doing, because you’re exceptional.

  2. MM2714330
    29 September, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Javi, I’m a member of Magic Castle, just saw you on Fool Us. Usually I can go back and watch and dissect an illusion. After watching your performance with the face changing cards, I knew watching again wouldn’t reveal anything. I saw moves but wow it sure looked magical and how you handle those cards is simply amazing. Inspiring.

  3. Rick English
    1 October, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    My wife and I just saw you on Penn & Teller and were stunned by your skill. You are truly a great artist.

  4. 2 October, 2017 at 5:59 am

    Do you have social media?! Amazing work on fool us!

    • javierillo
      2 October, 2017 at 7:10 am

      Yes! Instagram, facebook and twitter.

  5. Whitt Smith
    3 October, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Yo are what all magicians wish they could be. Period! BRAVO!

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