Wes Mathison is a Los Angeles native who now finds his home in Chicago. He is currently featured as The Mentalist in the worlds biggest touring magic show, The Illusionists, which is playing at the Eldorado Showroom in Reno, NV. When he is not on tour, you can find him at the Chicago Magic Lounge doing everything from Headlining the main stage show, to close - up slight of hand at the tables for cocktail hour. He is also a regular at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood CA, where he was one of the youngest magicians to perform in all six of the main showrooms. Wes has also been featured in New York’s longest running off Broadway show Monday Night Magic, and was the crowd favorite at the Amsterdam Magic Show in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Along with that, he has also produced two shows in Pondicherry, India at the Adishakti Acting Laboratory, and Sri Arubindo Ashram School. Wes’ comedic timing, and lively stage presence makes him ideal for any situation. Whether it’s corporate events, television, the stage, or a private party in your living room, Wes is sure to make it something you won’t forget.
It is not only his presence on stage that makes him unique, but his extensive background in theatre. In 2017 he received his Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts from California State University Long Beach. There he studied acting techniques such as Meisner, Viewpoints, and Clowning. He was in multiple productions including Good Boys and True, A View from the Bridge, The 39 Steps, and Homelife. Along with performing on stage, Wes has years of experience working backstage. He spent two years touring as the head of props for a magic show where he was in charge of assembling, operating, and repairing all of the magic illusions. After that was the stage manager for the Strange Magic Tour with Dan Sperry which toured all across Germany.