About


Cody Clark Magic encourages people to be their truest selves

Cody sparks a sense of empowerment by helping people discover and celebrate what makes them unique. Whether you’re a corporate employee, a member of the autism community, or a delighted child seeing their first magic show, Cody makes sure everybody at every show is heard.

He does this by using a wide range of emotions, humor, and magic moments to take his audiences on journeys of inspiration, awareness, and acceptance. He brings a sense of vulnerability to his shows through personal stories which encourage others to break down their own barriers. He humanizes complex issues to move people to a place of understanding. You will leave Cody’s shows with a different way of thinking: whether it’s a different perspective on magic, an empathetic understanding of our differences, or simply becoming aware of the magic of everyday life.

Cody Clark of Cody Clark Magic
Cody Clark performing magic

Cody’s Story

Cody calls Louisville, Kentucky home. He was diagnosed as autistic at 15 months and his parents were told he’d never walk, talk, get married, have a job, and more. He overcame these expectations while developing an understanding and empathy for the autism community.

At the age of 11, was brought on stage at a magic show and was so inspired that he decided to pursue magic. He joined the Louisville Magic Club, studied at the Jeff McBride Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas, and used his Bachelors degree in Marketing and Theatre Arts from the University of Louisville to launch his business. Cody creates a truly unique style of magic by blending his own stories with his passions for theatre, stand-up comedy, classic country music, storytelling, and autism advocacy. 

Performances

Virtual

30 minute magic shows which serve as an anchor to your family’s virtual hangout, your company’s virtual break hour, or your virtual birthday party. The magic Cody performs in these shows is optimized for the virtual format, with audiences making decisions which directly impact the magic that happens. One lucky audience member will even be mailed a letter containing magic they’ll make happen on their end!

A 30 minute – 1 hour class in which I teach your family, friends, employees, or library patrons simple beginners magic effects performed with objects you already have. Everyone gets an up close view of  the tricks, everyone knows what props to have beforehand, and students asking questions about the tricks couldn’t be any easier! It also provides a great skill to learn during home isolation!

Even during a pandemic, disabled young adults are still entering adulthood and transitioning into college and careers. To ensure this group of people still gains the skill sets they need, Cody has developed three “virtual transition planning talks”. Aside from modifying his autism advocacy magic show A Different Way of Thinking, he also presents Revealing the Secrets Behind Essential Skills, covering essential skill sets in work place environments, and Self-Employment While Autistic, a realistic look at the ups and downs of being self-employed which will allow your students to decide if it’s right for them.

Live

A 45 minute theatrical magic show in which Cody’s routines and stories give a first-person account of living with autism. He uses this show to self-advocate, showing audiences that autism is nothing to be scared of, just a different way of seeing the world! He can perform it at small to medium size theaters, libraries, K-12 schools, colleges, teacher professional development, corporate sensitivity training and directly for autism advocacy groups.

Being autistic himself, Cody knows how a majority disabled audience has different needs than a neurotypical audience. Cody’s knowledge of which accommodations to make allows him to bring a special 30 minute magic show to autism specialty schools, adult day cares, self-contained classrooms, and birthday parties for your special needs family members.

Cody’s broad knowledge of magic effects, 15 years of performance experience, and ability to tell stories which everyone can relate to ensures he can stand alone outside of the context of his autism. He can perform sets ranging from 10 minutes to 45 minutes with routines that are uniquely Cody, yet a good fit for any event.

It’s all aboard for Conductor Cody’s magical railway adventure for young children and their families! Inspired by his childhood love of trains, Cody shares the magic of the railway by tearing & restoring train tickets, making train coal appear, and sharing railway history (or summer reading program themes, holiday folklore, birthday celebrations, etc.). By the time passengers return to the station, they’ll have had a magical experience they’ll never forget. For more information, you may check out http://www.conductorcody.com.

Ready to see the magic for yourself?

Contact Cody Clark to learn about his magic shows for your next event!