On this season's America's Got Talent, Derek Hughes lived up to his billing as a "stand-up magician" cracking wise and working wonders at the same time (and leaving Mel B utterly flabbergasted). Longtime fans, however, were amazed ... but not surprised. For a while now, Hughes has been at the front rank of both fields. As a magician, he is known for his skillful effects and has won fans like David Blaine and Teller. As a comedian, Hughes enjoys similar status and success, having appeared at HBO's Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and at several of the country's biggest clubs. Now, this effortlessly astonishing performer brings his special brand of entertainment to the Tempe Improv.