Magic gives back

A master illusionist, Eric Wilzig, turns his talents closer to home for a family member.
2:33 | 01/14/22

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- 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. [MUSIC PLAYING] 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. [MUSIC PLAYING] 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. [MUSIC PLAYING] 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? - January-- DIRECTOR: 14. - 14. - 14? OK. [LAUGHING] 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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