Magical CIS Student Takes Stage with Penn and Teller

Magician Kevin Li Performs at CBARN

A Computer Information Systems student has taken his magical talent from headline College of Business Administration Recognition Night performer to primetime network television.

Kevin Li, who dazzled Dean Rolland and others at CBARN 2017 with his special brand of street magic, was a contestant on The CW’s, “Penn and Teller: Fool Us” aired on September 7.

“While applying for colleges, my father recommended business because he was also a business major and it turned out to be probably one of the best decisions of my life,” Li told The CW cameras. “I really want to live life doing what I love, doing what I’m passionate about and magic is just that.”

The 19-year-old’s 4.5-minute performance in front of Penn and Teller consisted of cards tricks, levitation and inspiration. The audience and judges gasped after Li's finale.

“Teller said to me, ‘Isn’t that the most perfect trick you’d want to do when you were that age,” Penn said while critiquing Li. “I think you spoke to Teller in a way few other performers have or did.”

During the segment, Li mentions how magic is beneficial in his career as an entrepreneur. He made CBA news earlier this year when one of his ventures, TakeNote Global, had its page-protecting sheets of plastic picked up by the Bronco Bookstore.