The live performances of celebrated conjurer, "Stand Up Magician" Derek Hughes, have been lauded by audiences and critics alike, with the New York Times calling him "thoroughly entertaining." Hughes has performed his magic on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show and was a top 10 finalist on NBC's "America's Got Talent". He's performed in comedy clubs across the country to sold out audiences. Besides being laugh out loud and an amazing performer, he's also head writer and frequent accomplice on TRU TV's and Netflix "The Carbonaro Effect"
As the Standup Magician, Derek Hughes’ unparalleled skills as both a world-class magician and expert improviser lend him the ability to find the humor within any group’s dynamic. Hughes’ loveable sarcasm and charisma have paved the way to appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us!, and NBC’s America’s Got Talent, where he was voted a finalist. In a virtual show that’s packed to the brim with astonishing moments that viewers experience firsthand through their screens, Derek is the refreshing through-line, keeping everyone energized and smiling during your next online event. It is often said that laughter is the best stress reliever in these times of uneasiness. And if laugher is the best medicine, then Derek Hughes is the perfect pharmacist.