Lee Asher's Magical Legacy

Image of Chinese people enjoying the card magic of Lee Asher

Born To Be Magical

Have you ever heard of Doctor Magic: optometrist by day and semi-professional sleight of hand magician at night? That's Lee Asher's father. You could say that Lee was born into the art of magic.

"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 more than twenty years, Lee has continually taught his style of magic to other magicians worldwide: 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

All this hard work finally paid off. In 1991 & 1992, Lee took 1st place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians Close-Up Championships. 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

Over the last decade, Lee has participated on the executive board 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 even fooled Penn & Teller. Lee, recently, 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 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, MUM, The Magic Circular, Labyrinth, The Magic Way, Precursor, Genii Magazine and CARD CULTURE.

While exploring this site, you'll find performance videos of Lee Asher's magic for your watching pleasure. If you enjoy these videos, related materials teach you to perform them yourself.

Elsewhere On the Interwebs

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