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Larry Soffer

Larry Soffer






Who Is Larry Soffer

Born on 25 October 1982 in Cape Town, South Africa, Larry 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.

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 affecting people in their homes, including fixing broken watches, making light bulbs burst, making TV’s switch on and more. 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 getting them to believe in the impossible and thereby creating their own dreams.

Today, Larry is the most influential name in magic and mentalism across Africa and he is fast earning an exceptional name abroad as his brand continues to grow from strength to strength. This high-in- demand magician and mentalist has performed for the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z, the Prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie of York, Michael Johnson, Hootie and The Blow Fish, Luke Perry, Andy Macdowell, Ruby Wax, Mike and the Mechanics, Vinnie Jones, Uri Geller, former SA President Klerk, SA Finance Minister Trevor Manuel, the SA Cricket and Rugby teams, PJ Powers, Zuraida Jardine, DJ Fresh, Lee-Anne Liebenberg and more.


Mentalist Stand-Up Stage Show

Looking for unforgettable entertainment for your next corporate event? Every year, hundreds of companies across the country turn to corporate magician and mentalist Larry Soffer for memorable entertainment. Whether it’s for an audience of 50 or 6, 000, this show has been booked by some of the country’s biggest companies and continues to delight audiences from coast to coast. This show combines amazing mind reading, metal bending and telekinesis demonstrations with side-splitting comedy and non-stop audience participation. Imagine your guests’ delight when Larry reveals their inner most thoughts, controls their actions, and predicts their every move! The show is ideal for corporate banquets, conferences, holiday events and any other corporate events where you want to leave your guests amazed, laughing and talking about the show for months to come. For Corporate functions or product launches, Larry can incorporate the company’s products into his show, which gives a unique experience for the guests and is also a favourite for companies.

Walk Around Close-Up Performance

When it comes to corporate entertainment, there are a lot of choices out there. Close up strolling magic is a great way to make guests feel at ease and entertained during the cocktail hour. Larry performs his magic and mentalism in the hands of your guests, using cards, coins, jewellery and other props. He also makes objects move or levitate without touching them, reading people's minds and bending metal objects such as coins, keys and forks. This intimate style of performance allows the low of the party to move uninterrupted and is an excellent ice-breaker.


During the cocktail hour , at the dinner table, for pre/post-show entertainment, at trade shows or in a hospitality suite your guests will continue to be surprised as Larry creates a stir throughout the room. He takes up very little space except for the inquisitive swarm of people that this undoubtedly attracts. Larry spends a few minutes at each table performing dazzling feats of magic and mentalism leaving the guests bewildered and amazed. Much of material is visual such as the levitation of different objects on the table. The beauty about this type of magic is that it will complement any part of your event.


For audiences larger than 250 people a camera feed to screen must be supplied, however recommended for audiences larger than 200 people. Camera bust be close enough or able to pick up close-up shots or Artist’s hands

Accolades and Achievements

“Everybody LOVED Larry and enjoyed the show, it worked perfectly. He is mind-blowing! They were still talking about him for days. Larry is wonderful to work with and will recommend him to all our clients in the future.” 

- Elmari - Johannesburg based Incentives and Events Company -

“I’ve been meeting mentalists for 50 years al throughout the world. And for the last 12 years I have tested mentalists in my successful live TV Show, so believe me, when I say someone is good, they are good! When I saw Larry Soffer he astounded me with his feats. Besides his skills and talents, his stage presence and charisma will astonish you. Book him for any event and you will be amazed.” 

- Uri Geller – World Famous Mentalist -

“THANK YOU SO MUCH for the part you played in ensuring that the WFS gala dinner function was a success. The client has given rave reviews and for that we are grateful! Thank you so much to you for your creativity, professionalism and commitment” 

- Rochelle - Johannesburg based Events Company -

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