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Q&A: TV host, comedian and magician Justin Willman
He's a TV show host by day who turns tricks at night. But no, this isn't Justin Willman's dark secret. He started performing magic as a kid under the stage name his mother bestowed, Justin Kredible. He's kept it—but ditched the nickname—as an adult and, along with his gigs as the host of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars," "Halloween Wars" and "Last Cake Standing," has continued to make magic with the likes of actor Hugh Jackman and filmmaker Kevin Smith on such programs "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and his own monthly sold-out shows in the back of an L.A. comics shop. He's also performed at the White House, where he earned a standing ovation led by Barack Obama. Now, he brings his magic and comedy tour "Tricked Out" to Chicago for one night.
By Julia Borcherts, @JuliaBorcherts
October 15, 2013