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Is Magic for Humans fake and staged? Or a real show?

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

Magic for Humans is a huge hit on Netflix but some people are wondering if it's real or fake?


QUESTION: Is Magic for Humans Real or Fake?

ANSWER: It's real! That means Magic for Humans films authentic reactions on the streets of Los Angeles and doe not use any camera tricks. There are NO actors, NO paid stooges, NO CGI, or NO special editing.

The host of Magic for Humans, magician Justin Willman recently said:

"No one is hired or paid to act amazed or do or say a certain thing, everyone is just pulled off the street. Everyone's real, and nothing is accomplished with fancy CGI or anything of that. Obviously ethically, but mostly because we can't afford it."

In a recent TV Guide article, magician Justin Willman talks about skeptics and people asking if the show is real or fake said "...we're definitely not taking the easy way out" and whether he has magic powers, Justin Willman says, "I don't have powers. But what you are seeing is not the result of camera trickery or people pretending."

"Before TV magic was a thing, most people were in the audience live and obviously they know there's a trick happening. So when people are like, 'Oh it's not real,' no, it's not real. I don't have powers. But what you're seeing is not the result of camera trickery or people pretending to be amazed. I have an incredible team of magic minds and comedy minds who I work with to really put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into creating the stuff on screen and we're definitely not taking the easy way out."

(Source: TV Guide)


Does Justin Willman have a twin brother?

No. Justin Willman does not have a twin brother.

Justin Willman was born July 11, 1980, in St. Louis, Missouri. He began performing magic at age 12 after he broke both his arms. His orthopedic surgeon recommended he learn card tricks as an alternative to occupational therapy.

His mom recommended the name Justin Kredible which he used as his stage name performing for friends, family and birthday parties.

Justin Kredible and Justin Willman are the same person. He doesn't have a twin.


Magic for Humans is currently streaming on Netflix

What do you think of Magic for Humans on Netflix?



Oct 30, 2023

It is actually very much staged. Some things are physically impossible without a stooge. Other things are impossible without camera tricks, and yes, using the perspective of the camera is still a trick.

As an example, season 3, episode - Vices, watch the donut clip. The very last part where the guy eats the last donut and is handed an “empty” box, which is then opened to be full, it only possible because of the position of the camera. If instead, the camera wasn’t over the participants shoulder but perpendicular to both people, you would see that Willam actually sets the box down quickly while someone else slides the full box into the participants hand.

This one trick…


Sep 24, 2023

He's an other world wizard. Truth revealed. 🤷‍♀️


Feb 28, 2023



Dec 04, 2022

if its real then he is the best magician in the world and he should have attended pen and teller and agt, yea the magic in it is 100% fake


Oct 19, 2022

It is fake. It one of the tricks it was kind of obvious that their was a camera trick and in another the actors were acting so obvious


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