Most of us grew up believing in magic.…
Grandfathers made quarters appear out of thin air. Men in black suits with white gloves cut people in half and pulled furry animals out of hats. But somewhere along the line, we grew up. We stuffed our love of magic into a TMNT lunchbox and tucked it away as we entered the real world.
Not Denny Corby.
Denny fell in love with magic as a kid growing up in Scranton, PA, and he had an obvious knack for entertainment. His parents supported his enthusiasm, enrolled him in every magic class they could find and encouraged him to perform for family and friends.
Denny’s family owned the only paper company in Scranton. The Office was a TV staple in the Corby home. If you met Denny, you’d swear he was a cross between Michael Scott, Jim Halpert, and a touch of Andy Bernard.
At 16, Denny went to work for his parents. Between the paper business and a cleaning company his family owned, Denny was working his tail off, doing a bit of everything. Sales calls, loading trucks, waxing floors. But he couldn’t leave magic behind, so he continued to perform on nights and weekends.
After college, Denny went back to work for his parents, but the tension between his day job and his passion for magic became quickly overwhelming. Denny’s family encouraged him to step out, take the risk, and do what he truly loved.
Four years later, Denny is a successful magician, entertainer, and keynote speaker. He performs regularly for a slew of corporate clients including Comcast, Tyson Foods, Berkshire Hathaway, and BMW. Shows range from intimate office settings to crowds of 2,500 and everything in between.
Through appearances on major cable networks like Fox and NBC, Denny has graced television screens across the country. He’s also put out an instructional DVD, Magic Tricks Now, sharing some of his favorite tricks to impress your friends, family, coworkers, and strangers. Wherever you meet him, Denny is guaranteed to make your day. He’s a warm-hearted goofball who lives to make people smile.
At the end of each show, someone always asks whether magic is real. Denny’s answer is simple. For whatever bit of time he has, a magician gets to pull a crowd of people out of their crazy lives and fill them with a sense of joy and wonder. Instead of worrying about their jobs or their finances, each audience member is right there in his or her seat, loving every minute of the show.
That’s where the real magic lies.
When he’s not busy making full-sized automobiles appear out of thin air, you can catch Denny making bowling pins disappear down at the local Strike & Spare or drumming to his favorite songs from Korn and Avenge Sevenfold. You might even find him holed up with a coloring book and a fresh box of crayons.
Wherever you find him, Denny will probably drop what he’s doing and make you smile.