Family Weekend at Illinois State University will feature a touch of magic with magician and comedian Justin Willman.

Willman, whose Netflix series Magic for Humans celebrated street magic, will bring his “Magic for Humans, in Person” Tour to Braden Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. October 2.

Man stepping out of laptop onto stage with words Justin Willman Magic for Human in Person Live on Tour Saturday, October 2, Braden Auditorium

Prices run $29 to $39 per ticket. Tickets are on sale at the Braden Box Office, located in the Bone Student Center, 100 N. University St. in Normal, and at

Magic for Humans, with three seasons on Netflix, became one of the most streamed shows on Netflix with clips from the show garnering over 150 million views to date across social media, even sparking a viral meme.

In March 2020 as COVID-19 spread across the globe, Willman debuted “Magic for Humans @ Home,” a virtual paid Zoom show, which has since garnered an audience of over 500,000 people from around the world watching from the comfort of their living rooms.

Prior to Magic for Humans, Willman was known for his multiple appearances on The Tonight ShowEllen, and Conan. He also performed live at the White House for the Obama family. His debut comedy/magic special Sleight of Mouth premiered on Comedy Central in 2015 to rave reviews. 

Willman also consults and writes for film and television productions, such as America’s Got TalentThe Goldbergs, and Disney’s feature film Magic Camp. He was born in St. Louis, lives in Los Angeles, and does not own a rabbit. 

This event is a collaboration between NiteLite Promotions and the University’s Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality.