Mentalist, Illusionist and Magician
Born on 25 October 1982 in Cape Town, South Africa, Larry Soffer always dreamed of becoming an international star in the fascinating realm of magic and mentalism. Inspired by the artistry, charisma and showmanship of David Copperfield, Larry, only 13 years of age, enrolled at the College of Magic in Cape Town.
Four years later, he graduated with a Silver Medallion, the highest accolade bestowed by the College. His childhood dream was becoming a reality. In a bizarre twist of fate, Larry discovered that a numerological ordering of the letters of his name mean ‘The Magician’ – motivating him even further to succeed.
Whilst his destiny may have been preordained, Larry took nothing for granted as he continued to hone his craft at the College of Magic. He began performing at corporate and private events, while garnering several National and Provincial Championships. Such were his talents that world famous Las Vegas Magicians, Siegfried and Roy awarded him the SARMOTI (Siegfried and Roy Masters of the Impossible) Grant – a bursary for his final year of study at the College of Magic.
After graduation, Larry took interest in Mentalism – acts of mind-reading, metal bending and telekinesis – studying it in his spare time. Soon, he began showcasing his skills on television and radio – making spoons and forks bend across these platforms effecting people in their homes, including fixing broken watches, making light bulbs burst, making TV’s switch on.
In 2006, Larry was invited to the world-renowned Magic Castle in Hollywood, the members of which are only the most prestigious magicians in the world. He went on to become the youngest South African to ever perform there and the only to ever be awarded membership at that time.
Larry is an extremely popular live show and corporate event performer, inspiring his audience to ‘Believe To See’ instead of ‘Seeing to Believe.’ In so doing, he truly opens their minds to new possibilities by believing in the impossible and thereby creating their own dreams.
Corporate and Motivational Speaking
Larry has always aimed to inspire audiences to believe in the impossible and is of the opinion that anyone is capable of creating magic in their own lives. ‘The only times you fail in life is when you don’t apply the knowledge you already have or don’t have the knowledge to begin with. So apply what you know or go out and get the knowledge, and create your future.’ says Larry Soffer. Larry shares certain tools with his audience allowing them to change the way they perceive life and their goals in order to create a better future. His talks incorporate jaw dropping mentalism to illustrate his points and to create lasting, memorable impressions.
Mentalism Stage Show
Every year, many companies across the world turn to South African magician and mentalist Larry Soffer for memorable corporate entertainment. From audiences of 50 to 6,000, Larry’s corporate shows are a highly interactive combination of mind reading, metal bending, telekinesis and side-splitting comedy. By revealing their inner most thoughts, controlling their actions and predicting their every move, Larry captivates any audience with his unforgettable style of entertainment. The mentalist stage show is perfectly suited to corporate banquets, conferences and a wide array of events.
Close-Up Roaming Performance
Close up strolling magic is a great way to make guests feel at ease and entertained during the cocktail hour. This intimate style of performance allows the flow of the party to move uninterrupted and is an excellent ice breaker. Interaction is paramount here as Larry uses cards, coins, jewellery and other props to entice and delight your guests. He also makes objects move or levitate without touching them, reads people’s minds and bends metal objects such as coins, keys and forks. Whether its during the cocktail hour, at the dinner table, pre or post-show entertainment, at trade shows or in hospitality suites, Larry will have your guests utterly enthralled as he moves between tables and guests with consummate ease and showmanship
Master of Ceremonies
With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Larry’s charming and light hearted approach will make your guests feel right at home. Larry incorporates mentalism into his delivery to create a unique MC experience.
Specialised or Bespoke Shows
For corporate functions or product launches, Larry tailors his show to incorporate specific messaging or product and brand intrinsic for a truly bespoke experience