Eric Buss has entertained and amazed audiences worldwide. His innovative and high-energy brand of comedy and magic has earned him some of the industry’s top awards, and a reputation as one of the funniest and most original magicians working today. Eric Buss is not a comedian telling jokes about airline food. He is not a magician wearing a bright yellow leotard. Eric is an imaginative, exciting performer with a knack for “fun.”
Eric Buss is a proud member of the Magic Castle.
THE MAGIC CASTLE, the clubhouse of the Academy of Magical Arts, is private, allowing entrance only to members and their guests, or through courtesy invitations which are available to magicians visiting from out of the United States.
Eric Buss was born in Tucson, Arizona. When he was born, the doctors all laughed at him. That laughter gave Eric a rush, and at the age of seven seconds he knew he wanted to make people laugh when he grew up… Later at the ripe age of 8, he learned how to tinker in his dad’s workshop. Then, at age 16, he started learning magic. When he successfully merged his passion for building with his magical skills he knew right then and there (according to this Bio) that he wanted to be a professional comedy magician who would build his own original props. He has never looked back.
Although most would agree that his gadgets are totally awesome, it’s Eric’s personality that wins audiences over. His high-energy, and hilarious act has been called, “Pure Art, Pure Madness!” It combines crazy inventions and Eric’s high- octane sugar rush of comedy into a non-stop ride of mischief and magical gadgetry that most people could never imagine. Eric not only imagined it, he turned it into an award-winning act that he has performed around the world and on “The Late Show” with David Letterman. In fact, Letterman called his performance “Tremendous and sensational!” And, as 10 million people watched, he managed to win over one of the most difficult audiences in television- the audience of “America’s Got Talent.” Eric’s most well known, yet non-magical contraption is his Bubble Wrap Bike. After his bike video on YouTube went viral, news and TV shows all over the world picked up the footage. Jimmy Kimmel liked it so much he had his sidekick Guillermo ride Eric’s bike on the show. Kimmel called it “beautiful” and compared Eric to Da Vinci. Watch the viral video on Eric’s website – www.EricBuss.com
A Second City Comedy School graduate, he has performed on five continents and on TV in seven countries, including a one-hour Korean television special solely dedicated to his performance. Other career highlights include winning first prize on SyFy’s “Wizard Wars,” opening for William Shatner at the “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival in Montreal, entertaining U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and appearing at Japan’s “Daidogie” festival – one of the world’s largest performing arts festivals of its kind.
Now, at the age of “adult,” Eric spends most of his time pursuing his childhood passions either in his own workshop in Los Angeles or on stages around the world performing his clever brand of comedy, glued to his unique style of magic, bolted to his original props, duck-taped to his energetic personality. Eric invents fun.