Transcript for Magic gives back
- Now with a master illusionist who has performed magic for the stars, now turning his talents closer to home for a family member close to his heart.
ERIC WILZIG: $1, $2, $3, $4, $5. Because I'm a magician, if you actually watch [SNAP] and snap, they turn into $500. $100, $200 $300, $400, $500.
No matter your age, no matter what language you speak, where you're from, magic is something that puts a smile on really anybody's face.
I got into magic when I was just five years old. My father got me a little magic kit. Got bit by the magic bug, and since then, I've been performing my entire life.
As a magician I would perform on stages at theaters all over the world. Every live show disappeared, and then this virtual world appeared. Coming together over a computer screen and bonding over the connection of magic is really what our virtual pivot was all about. I knew if I was going to make a career out of doing magic and getting events and theaters and corporate events that will pay us money, that I would also give back and perform for as many charity organizations as I can.
My actual cousin was diagnosed with leukemia just a few years ago. And thankfully, fast forward, she's a survivor. But that connection with her fights in the battle of leukemia really led me to want to raise money for this organization, Light the Night Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
I had this crazy idea to invite the entire community to a magic show in our driveway, thinking maybe a few people will show up. In a whole, really Vegas-style production, we got 1,000 people that came on our streets and watched magic shows live in person. So that was certainly unexpected. We raised over $2,500 in donations for Light the Nights.
They had the cops come and block down the streets, direct traffic. We had a really fun day with kids, adults, even the teenagers. It was something amazing.
I like to say from age two to 102, magic can make you really happy.
- We could all use a little more magic in our lives, couldn't we?
- Oh, how sweet was that? We were talking about confetti falling here. What day is it? It's January 12th or [INAUDIBLE]?
- I was going to tell you it was Friday.
- Today's the what?
- 14? OK.
I'm just saying, we're 14 days in and we still get confetti from the New Year's celebration.
AMY ROBACH: It's magical.
- That's nice.
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