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C. Magic

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C. Magic
BornClarence H. Pearsall III
June 25, 1964
Philadelphia, PA

Clarence Pearsall III (b. 1964), better known by his stage name C. Magic, is widely recognized for his captivating performances, comedic edge, and innovative approach to his magical entertainment.


Clarence H. Pearsall III, also known as C. Magic, was born in Philadelphia, PA, and raised in Chester, PA, and is one of three professional magicians to come from the city. His fascination for magic began as a young child after receiving Marshall Brodien's "TV Magic Cards."

​​​​While serving in the U.S. Navy, Clarence was once again bitten by the "magic bug" after seeing his shipmate perform a card trick that astonished him. He was able to persuade his shipmate to teach him the card routine. One can even say that was Clarence's first experience with sleight of hand.

During his career as a City of Chester Firefighter / EMT, Clarence would not only utilize that one card trick, but he advanced into doing gags on his fellow firefighters. While conducting CPR and First Aid courses he would often use card tricks and gags as "ice breakers" to relax and set the pace for his special style of training.

​Upon retiring, Clarence moved to Chicago in 2014, a few months later in 2015, he met his mentor while visiting a well-known magic shop. Being a veteran of magic, his mentor gladly embarked on helping Clarence diligently hone his new craft of performing magic, illusions, and mentalism. During the beginning stage of his career, Clarence adopted the stage name C. Magic, which was given to him by Vernita "Lady V" his now wife. The name symbolizes the first letter of his name "C", but also represents a play on words with "see," hence "C. Magic" was born. That same year he saw the S.A.M. Chicago Magic Competition 2015 and was determined to compete in the competition for 2016, and did.

C. Magic won several awards in 2016, the I.B.M. Ring 43 "...EST" Award," the S.A.M. Chicago Magic Competition 2016 "People's Choice Award," and the I.A.B.M.A. "Online Video of the Year Award," and 2018, he was presented with the first Fredia Gibbs PGWAC/GOAT "Entertainer of the Year Award." Most recently, C. Magic became the recipient of the "2023 Best of Atlanta Award."

​​C. Magic has traveled to Europe and performed his special style of magic, in front of Buckingham Palace in London, on top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and inside the walls of the Colosseum in Rome. He has showcased his magical talents at the Comedy Zone Charlotte, created, produced, and marketed "The Double Trouble Magic Show," with "Houdini" Johnson. Their act was previewed on WBTV Charlotte: "On Your Side," Bounce TV[1], and Fox 46's "Good Day Charlotte"[2].

​Now residing in Atlanta, C. Magic has appeared on television's 11 Alive "Atlanta and Company"[3],and Fox 5 "Good Day Atlanta."[4] He has also performed his magical shenanigans at The Laughing Skull in Atlanta, Atlanta Magic Night, Johnson & Johnson / Jannsen, Churches Chicken, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite Hospital (CHOA), Atlanta Botanical Garden, Dunwoody Nature Center, and various other companies and community organizations. C. Magic has been featured in the A'SPE Magazine, the Reporter Newspapers, Shoutout Atlanta[5], The Society of American Magicians' M.U.M. Magazine Volume 111 Number 1[6], and CanvasRebel Magazine [7]

His passion, however, is seeing that all professional magicians of color are treated fairly, and equally. They are to be included and not excluded or overlooked from performing at any magic convention or other magic-performing nightclubs or venues due to their skin color or by those establishments that still secretly practice "lack of diversity" to some capacity or by the "Crabs in the Basket" Syndrome.

C. Magic is a current member of the "Genius Is Common" Movement, Atlanta's Better Business Bureau, the Georgia Magic Club: I.B.M. Local Ring 9, the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.), the Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) and the International Magicians Society (I.M.S.). He also served as the President of the International Association of Black Magical Artists (I.A.B.M.A.).[8]


  • Vernita Pearsall aka Lady V (Wife)
  • Clarence Pearsall IV (Son)
  • Christiana Dorsey (Daughter)
  • Lamar Pearsall (Son)
  • Tamyra Pearsall (Daughter)

Awards and Honors

  • 2016 I.B.M. Ring 43 "...est Award"
  • 2016 S.A.M. Chicago Magic Competition "People's Choice Award"
  • 2016 I.A.B.M.A. "Online Video of the Year Award"
  • 2018 Fredia Gibbs PGWAC/GOAT "Entertainer of the Year Award"
  • 2023 "Best of Atlanta Award"


  • I want you to C. Magic Happen, up close and personal!
  • LIKE MINDS BUILD STRONG MINDS, and weak minds are offended!


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