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Magician, comedian, and Netflix star Justin Willman performs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on March 8

Magician, comedian, and Netflix star Justin Willman performs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on March 8
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From a press release:

It was announced today that magician and comedian Justin Willman, the star of Netflix’s “Magic for Humans,” will perform live in the Keystone Grand Ballroom of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which start at $25, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. through ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, and by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available, free of service fees, at the Mohegan Sun Pocono box office (1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre) at the Player’s Club in the casino.

A Ticketmaster pre-sale is available online from Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. 6 at 10 p.m. with the password “SUSAN.”

Justin Willman is the star and executive producer of the Netflix original series “Magic for Humans,” which premiered in August. In the six-episode magic series, Willman brings his skills as a magician to the strange and misunderstood subcultures of America while incorporating his disarming demeanor into street magic and social experiments that boggle the mind.

Upon premiering, the show instantly became one of the most streamed shows on Netflix, with clips from the show garnering over 300 million views to date across social media, even sparking a viral meme. Indiewire called Willman the “perfect magician/hybrid prototype with incredible comedic timing,” and Rotten Tomatoes currently has the show listed at an 88 percent audience approval.

The L.A. Times exclaimed that Willman is “a new breed of magician who’s making magic cool again for grown-ups.” Playboy Magazine dubbed him “the freshest and funniest magician working today,” and Time Out hailed that his show “has to be seen to be disbelieved.”

Prior to “Magic for Humans,” Willman was known for his multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “Ellen,” and “Conan.” His online videos have logged over a 100 million views, and 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 is also a consultant and writer for film and television productions like “America’s Got Talent,” “The Goldbergs,” and Disney’s upcoming feature film “Magic Camp.”

Willman was born in St. Louis, lives in Los Angeles, and does not own a rabbit.

Mohegan Sun Pocono (1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre), owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, was the first destination to bring gaming to Pennsylvania in 2006 and has since become one of the premier entertainment, gaming, shopping, and dining destinations in the state. Situated on 400 acres in Plains, Mohegan Sun Pocono features a 238-room hotel with on-site spa and adjacent 20,000 square-foot Convention Center. It is currently home to 82,000 square feet of gaming space, including 91 live table games, 2,300 slot machines and electronic table games, a variety of dining and shopping options, nightlife, entertainment, and live harness racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono is within easy access of New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware.