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Check Out Henok Negash’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Henok Negash.

Hi Henok, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Like many magicians, I was bitten by the magic bug in my youth while being raised in San Diego. That feeling of witnessing a magic trick was surreal, and I knew, at a young age, that I also wanted to offer that experience to others.

During my youth, I read many books on magic and practiced about 4-6 hours per day. I was obsessed. During my adult years, I finally decided that instead of only learning magic, I really wanted to focus on the performance of magic and become an entertainer.

I moved to Los Angeles in 2013 after spending three years overseas in the Peace Corps–rural Thailand. I moved to Los Angeles in order to be next to the Magic Castle where I would be near some of the best minds in magic.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
The road has never been smooth. The challenges of show business are real, confusing and downright frustrating at times. I’m sure every artist has looked themselves in the mirror and asked, “What in the hell am I doing with my life?” At times, when the gigs don’t come you’re confidence wanes, but if you truly have enjoyment performing the art, you just have to keep going.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
My tagline line is: Magician, Mentalist and Humorist. I tend to perform routines that are very interactive, and I am good at thinking on my feet. I feel that when performing, I am not talking at the audience, instead it’s a collaborative experience where myself and the audience are on a journey together. During that journey, unusual things happen, laughs take place along the way and the surprise of magic comes out of left field.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
I am different looking than my peers and I am also not as interested in performing the classics the same way that performers before me performed 70 years ago. My performance style is modern and takes on modern/relative topics: race, marriage, luck, dating, etc.

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