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Jessica Jane: I want to be the Carol Burnett of magic


Jessica Jane sees herself as an entertainer first and a magician second. That philosophy is reflected in her new show, Jessica Jane’s Magic Comedy & Variety Show, which opened last month at the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The show features singing, dancing, comedy, and, of course, magic. 

“Magic is the main thing I do,” she told Laura Fraker of Mountain Fun Life, “but I try to blend a little bit of everything with it to make it a full variety show.”

“I want to be the Carol Burnett of magic,” she said with a smile.  

Jane has spent most of her life in and around the magic industry. Her mother was a magician’s assistant and her uncle was a magician. As a child, Jane often accompanied them on tours.

“My mom was getting sawn in half and I was sitting there with beanie babies,” she quipped.

She began practicing the art in her own right at the age of 14, after she got her hands on a dancing cane while visiting Colon, Michigan, “The Magic Capital of the World,” (seriously). A career in magic soon followed, and Jane has since toured the country and made a number of TV appearances, including a great performance on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us. Earlier this yearMarkos Papadatos named her as his entertainer to watch in 2018. 

Jessica Jane’s Magic Comedy & Variety Show runs every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1pm at the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. During busier months, Jane also performs on Wednesdays at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now, and can be had for just $19.95 for adults or $12.95 for children. The show is family friendly.