Curtis Kam serves up expertly crafted mysteries and gourmet food for thought designed for modern imaginations. Gone are the tired Las Vegas clichés, the parade of shining “empty” boxes; the vacant, staring animals. Instead, enter the lost world of genuine wonder where ordinary objects do extraordinary things, strangers know what you’re thinking, there is a mysterious aura around other people’s money, and time, language and memories can be manipulated.
Kam headlined “Magic in Paradise” at the Hale Koa Hotel for 13 years, performed tableside sleight-of-hand regularly at Dave and Buster’s, Tony Roma’s, TGI Fridays, and has entertained corporate and private audiences in Hawaii for over 40 years. He has designed illusions for “The Magic of Polynesia,” Honolulu marketing and media firms, trade shows, conventions, Ballet Hawaii, and Hawaii Opera Theater.
Since 1989, he has performed as one-half of the mentalism and magic team Paranormal Guys with mythical radio personality Jon Twidwell. For even longer, he has created new magic and has lectured to magicians in Milan, Tokyo, Marseilles, Honolulu, New York, San Francisco, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Washington, Las Vegas, Hollywood’s Magic Castle and London’s Magic Circle.
He owes his education to Yale University (B.S. In Biopsychology) The William S. Richardson School of Law (J.D.) and a sketchy group of grifters, jugglers, con men, comedians and magicians. In his spare time, he is a trial attorney, and has served as magical and legal consultant to the Hawaii Skeptics, advising scientists on the detection of fraud in the investigation of claims of the paranormal.