Leigh Hotz - Wizard of Fun
Sex Male
Act Magician
Seasons 11
Position Reached None

Leigh Hotz - Wizard of Fun was a comedy magician and escape artist act from Season 11 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the audition round.


Leigh Hotz's wife is named Mamata. Leigh Hotz is the founder and CEO of Wizard Magic. Leigh has been a professional magician and magic teacher for over 30 years performing for thousands around the USA at trade shows, conventions, clubs, and private events. Leigh has opened for intenational entertainers including The Four Tops and won many magic awards including the Society of Amerian Magicians national Red Seal Award for the best use of comedy in a magic performance. Leigh had taught many magic students over the years, many who are still performing professional today. Leigh is also magic consultant for top magicians around the US designing, and creating new exclusive effects and routines.

In 2002, due to the poor economy after the 911 attacks and rising overhead of operating out of malls, Wizard Magic closed its brick and motar mall based stores and moved the retail operations to selling exclusivly selling on the internet at where today it has one of the largest selections of magic available from all around the world selling over 12,000 magic related products from hundreds of suppliers. Leigh opened a new mini-magic shop in a mall in Mesa Arizona in 2014 where magicians can once again, buy from a walk in store. Leigh also performs a magic show each Saturday at 2PM at the shop. For more details about Leigh's act and magic services, visit for more details. [1]


Leigh Hotz - Wizard of Fun's audition in Episode 1105 consisted of Leigh escaping from a straitjacket while doing impressions, during the escape, a pre-recorded voice over countdown got the the number 2 when Leigh being no way near being released, yells "TEN". whereas the voice over starts the countdown again at 9. With his last move just before countdown zero, revealing a plunger newly attached to his forehead imitating a unicorn. Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell buzzed the act. Heidi and Simon voted "No", eliminating Leigh from the competition.

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