Lee Asher's Magical Legacy

Image of Chinese people enjoying the card magic of Lee Asher

Born To Be Magical

Lee's journey into the world of magic began at a young age, thanks to his father, an optometrist by day and a semi-professional magician by night. Known as 'Doctor Magic', Lee's father introduced him to the enchanting world of sleight of hand, sparking a lifelong passion that would shape Lee's destiny.

"Easily recognized and universally acknowledged, Lee Asher's raw visual style of magic ranks among the best." - Jack M. 39, Florida

Lee's determination to elevate the art of magic has earned him the respect of his peers. He looks at the art of magic from a real-world perspective and approaches it with skills very few possess.

Truly World Renowned

For over two decades, Lee has been sharing his unique style of magic with students around the globe. 'Magic is a universal language,' Lee often says. 'It's a joy to connect with people from different cultures through the art of magic. He's lectured in London, Shanghai, Portland, Toronto, Singapore, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Kuala Lumpur, Berlin, Perth, Miami, Kunming, Los Angeles, Montreal, Taipei, New York, Paris, Seattle, Frankfort, Santo Domingo, Beijing, Tokyo, Glasgow, Las Vegas, Tel-Aviv, Hong Kong, Vienna - and the list goes on and on. (See map below).

Rising In The Ranks

In his youth, Lee worked in a handful of magic shops, allowing him to interact with different types of people. This experience also helped him form a solid foundation as a performer. Since then, Lee has taken all that knowledge and used it in various settings to share his magic with the world.

Dominican National Television Magic Performance
Multi-Award Winner

Lee's exceptional talent and dedication to his craft were recognized on the global stage when he clinched the 1st place at the prestigious International Brotherhood of Magicians Close-Up Championships in 1991 & 1992. Both wins led to him accepting the job as one of the 1st close-up performers at the Magical Empire - Caesar's Palace Las Vegas, Nevada.

Playing Card President

For the past decade, Lee has been at the forefront of the playing card collecting world, shaping the future of 52 Plus Joker, the world's most prominent playing card collectors organization. In the spring of 2016, he became the youngest President in the organization's history. He's also the editor-in-chief of CARD CULTURE, the club's digital monthly magazine dedicated to collecting playing cards.

As Seen On TV

Since then, Lee has appeared many times on prime-time television networks such as Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Color Vision, & NBC (World's Greatest Magic Special). His magic has appeared in Hollywood movies, and even fooled Penn & Teller. Lee also acted as a celebrity judge on Jiangsu Broadcast Corporation's famous Chinese magic show, Amazing Magicians.

JSBC Amazing Magicians Celebrity Judges
Giving Back Counts

Lee loves to share his magic and playing card research with the community and publishes his work in all the industry's leading magazines such as MAGIC Magazine, Trapdoor, Channel One, VANISH Magazine, The Penumbra, Clear The Decks, The Linking Ring, Apocalypse, The Magic Menu, M-U-M Magazine, Revue de la Prestidigitation, The Magic Circular, Magischewelt, Chicago Playing Card Collectors Bulletin, Labyrinth, Antique Trader, The Magic Way, Conundrum Magazine, Gibecière, The Precursor, Magicol, The Playing-Card Journal of the International Playing-Card Society, The Hermit, Genii Magazine, CARD CULTURE and many others.

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Elsewhere On the Interwebs

You may also find selected pieces of Lee's work on Ellusionist, Art of Magic, and Theory11.com.