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  • 15 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
  • Los Angeles, CA

Teena A.

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He was a hit! Very interactive show that got the whole audience involved, including getting kids dancing and even a petting line for his sidekick, Rocky. Everyone is still talking about the show! We're so grateful to have found him through Thumbtack. We had looked at magicians through Yelp and Google, but others were more expensive or not a good fit. His competitive packages and the fact he tours local libraries made him a solid choice and exceeded our expectations in the end. This service is priceless.

Shana Y.

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I booked Jersey Jim for a magic show for a group of low income autistic children and their parents. His performance far exceeded my expectations, leaving all the children and even the adults laughing whole heartedly. If ever the opportunity comes to hire another magician again, I for sure will hire James and know all of the attendees there felt the same. I highly recommend for lots of fun, laughs, and a truly genuine, sweet and wonderful guy!

Li F.

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Jersey Jim was amazing! All 28 kids at our party were enthralled. A few went home wanting to be magicians! We'll hire him again for more events--several moms were talking about hiring him for Christmas parties.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 213 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 2 min

Bill C.

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We had our 5yr Anniversary Party with over 200 guests. Steve Owens was the roving magician. Steve was professional in every sense of the word. He performed amazing feats of prestidigitation that had the crowd, young & old alike, in awe. He will be at the top of our list the next time we have need of his talents. Thumbtack also provided a user friendly platform to assess the options we had in choosing a performer. We were very satisfied with it all.

Ari F.

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Steve was an awesome Magician. He was a total professional, showed up half an hour early and actually stayed a half hour after his scheduled amount. We would definitely recommend Steve Owens to any event you are planning. Ari Franco HR Generalist Saban Community Clinic

Brian L.

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Steve is one of the finest magicians you can find. Our audience was a mix of kids and adults and he customized the show so all age groups would love it.

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  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 4 hours
  • Valley Village, CA

Morgan H.

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This magician had complete command of a room of 25 kids, from 5 to 7 years old. The adults enjoyed him too. I couldn't get over the facial expressions of my girls. They were both so animated as they watched him. He made their joint birthday party a complete success. What a hard worker, he had so much energy, made everyone laugh, and was very sweet with the kids.

Marivel G.

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My son had a great time, this is the first time I get a magician for him and he was very happy. He said that the magician performance was the time that he enjoyed it the most. He is already asking to get him for next year. Thank you scott for your performance and for staying a little longer the kids had a great time.

Terry S.

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Scott was great. Never hired a magician before and I'm thrilled to have found him. His show and natural humor engaged 32 kids for an hour like nothing I've seen in a long time. They LOVED him. And, the parents did too. I'd book him again.

  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • Los Angeles, CA

Heather H.

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Lou Serrano is awesome!! I hired him for my Mom's 80th Birthday Party. We had 40 - 45 people at our home. Lou was very personable, and kept in touch with me by phone during the booking process (which was extremely easy), and on the day of the party. When he arrived, he was very polite, and mingled with the guests, who didn't realize he was a magician, until he surprised them with his strolling magic. He is excellent in slight-of-hand, and really delighted our guests. After a brief break, and setting up an area indoors, Lou performed a stage show that was absolutely amazing. My father had been an amateur magician, and Lou added an illusion into the show that my dad used to do, which made it very special. My guests are still talking about what a wonderful party it was. The magic really made the day. Lou is a very talented magician, and very professional. He's just a really nice guy. Not full of himself, like some entertainers can be. He is a member of the Magic Castle. and the show he performed was first class. You will NOT be disappointed if you hire him for your event!!

Martina R.

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Dear Lou, Please feel free to use this as a letter of high recommendation. I found you through Thumbtack and whilst your price was higher than the other applicants, I really liked what I saw on the website and that you gave away a little free gift for the kids. Coco, our 8 year old, specifically wanted a magician for her party and you really delivered. You not only delivered to the delight of the children attending her birthday, party but also the adults. One of the moms said it was the best magic show she had ever seen! I would highly recommend you to anyone deciding on a magician - Lou is your guy. Warmest Regards, Martina R.

Derek O.

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Lou Serrano is an excellent magician and performer. He wowed our audience which were family, friends, and guests for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Everyone was impressed and intrigued with his illusions and trying to figure out "how'd he do that". Being a magician myself and a member of the Magic Castle, I looked for a performer who was not only technically great at magic, but someone who was personable, enjoyable and easy to work with. Lou hit all marks and I'd love to hire him again for any future events.

  • 10 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 15 min

Nancy S.

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Rob quickly responded my request of having an event for the next day. In addition he keeps the communication open even I have changes for the event. As a first time hiring magician, Rob was patiently introduced me what variety of in-house magic shows there are; this helped me finalize a surprise plan for my husband's 50 years old birthday party. I will definitely contact Rob again when I have my next event.

Robert D.

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I am the current President of the I.B.M. Ring 21 the Hollywood Chapter A magic Club. And we had Bob perform for our group (a bunch of magicians) and he did a wonderful routine. Everyone was baffled and amazing everyone in the audience. I believe anyone who hires Bob to perform Magic for them will have a wonderful time.

Jackie F.

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Bob was very nice and fun and worked the crowd with his rubber band, coins and card tricks. Bob is a more quiet Magician and does not "steal the show" - if that is the type of person you want. He mingled without a huge fanfare.

  • 21 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 min

David H.

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Outstanding rating. We have had many magicians perform at our parties and Phil was by far the most entertaining and "magical" of all of them. His tricks were unbelievable even if you were standing next to him. His rapport with the guests was perfect and his sense of humor added to the magic. Many guests told us he was the hit of the party. He even did a custom trick that included a gift. He couldn't have been better or easier to work with...I highly recommend him.

Mary W.

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If your looking for a strolling up close magician for your party The Phil Factor is the one! Arrived on time and made sure everyone had an awesome time! His magic is the Best!!! I've seen and I can personally compare him to other Magic Castle magicians. His magic was Jaw Dropping Amazing!!! He engaged with each guest and had us laughing too! Would definitely hire again!!!

Sam N.

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Ive know Phil for roughly 4-5 years. Saw him originally at a dinner party where he performed and was superb. Subsequently I have hired Phil for a number of corporate events and plan on doing so again. He is one of the best magicians out there. A great person as well.

  • 26 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rialto, CA

Marcia W.

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This was an awesome experience! From the instant I booked Karl Washington I knew I had made the right decision. He called me soon after I had booked him and asked me details about the event - the type of event, age range, the lay out of the house, the flow of the party, etc. He was truly interested in customizing the experience to meet my needs. It was my son's 18th birthday and keeping a room full of fifty 17 and 18 year old kids entertained is a challenge - but he said he was up to it -- and he proved it!! He arrived on time and ready to go. His "walk around" close up magic was mesmerizing and actually drew my son and his friends away from the XBox tournament that had monopolized their time until Karl's arrival. I had booked him for two hours and after about an hour of up close magic which consisted of card tricks, rubber band tricks and other slight of hand illusions, he prepared the stage show. Everyone enjoyed the entire show, which included live animals, rope tricks, rings, and a bunch of other great magic tricks that kept their attention the entire time; I joked that if they had paid as much attention in AP English they would all have scholarships! He included guests from the audience quite a bit which was a big hit -- it as so exciting to see the kids call out their friends, joyously chanting the name of the next "volunteer." Karl's friendliness, engaging personality and humor stood out to me - I am sure that many magicians can pull off tricks, but not all can engage a group of teenagers in fun banter; he made people laugh as much as made them gasp in disbelief. I would hire Karl again in a heartbeat!

Teresa G.

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We have hired many magicians for our annual party. But Karl was the absolute best. He was funny and his illusions were amazing. All of my guests couldn't believe how awesome he was. Everyone couldn't stop talking about the tricks he did. Thanks Karl for making our party rock!!

Valerie P.

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All I can say is WOW!!! Karl is a real magician and very professional everyone loved him and his magic left us amazed his tricks using animals was very cool!! I will definitely be using him again for other events

  • 36 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 16 min

Tracy W.

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I hired David for an event in San Diego I planned for 80 global executives and their wives. HIring someone unknown was risky but I was willing to take the risk. David was very professional and timely with his communications prior to the event. The evening of the event was SPECTACULAR!!!!! He was more than I could have imagined. The president of my company was completely blown away. As was everyone else. He is still trying to figure out how David did his tricks. Slight of hand was better than I have ever seen. David makes Magic REAL!!! If I wasn't 2500 miles away, I would hire him for every event I plan. You will not be disappointed. He is AMAZING!

Holly V.

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David was absolutely remarkable. Such a wonderful addition to a pretty intimate luncheon for 14 ppl. But it really livened up the party and allowed the adults to return to their childhoods and immerse themselves into magic close up. David was super charismatic, professional and attentive to every single guest. He's clearly a very talented magician but also a great showman.

Russell R.

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David made our party great! Excellent performance for party of 150. Stage show and strolling magic. Lots of compliments from our guests. Captivating magic and the nice person that David is shines through. He has also done a couple small dinner parties for us over the years. Can't give David any higher recommendation. Russ Rodeghero rancho palos verdes, ca

  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours
  • Santa Monica, CA

Kirsteen C.

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Zach came to my husband's Surprise 40th Birthday Party. I know my husband is a fan of magicians, so I was hoping for one who would impress my husband. Zach was there for the duration of the party as a roaming magician. He was very friendly and engaged the guests in a humorous way. He was amazing at learning and remembering the names of the guests, even though there were at least 60 people who watched him perform his magic throughout the time. Everyone I spoke to was incredibly impressed with his magic skills. He really added to the fun of the party and is certainly worth the money we paid! Looking forward to see him perform at The Magic Castle sometime.

Scott B.

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Zach Waldman is an amazing magician. He arrived at our party ready to entertain. He interacted with all the guests and involved everyone in his act. He has a great sense of humor and had us all laughing as well as mesmerized with the quality of his magic. I will definitely call him again for future parties!

Jarrett W.

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Zach is an amazing magician! He combines humor with his act which comes to no surprise why he's booked all the time. Ive seen him several times at the Magic Castle and Kings Head in Santa Monica. By far one of the best I've seen in Los Angeles and Las Vegas!

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  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 hours
  • Huntington Beach, CA

Carol V.

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James came to my grandson's preschool for his sixth birthday party. He checked in with me the day before to confirm all the arrangements. He arrived on time and set up in a reasonable time while the kids were outside playing. His act was perfectly geared toward young children -- they were amazed and amused. He was gentle and funny but not patronizing to them, and the adults found his humor funny as well. My grandson has a childhood anxiety condition called selective mutism. James tried a couple times to involve the boy in his tricks but early on realized he would not participate so he didn't push him but still managed to make him feel special w/o embarrassing him. He worked with the teachers to determine which children to call out for assistance with tricks. All in all it was a wonderful experience for all the children and very easy for me. I highly recommend James Preston for a happy birthday for any group of children.

Matt H.

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Booked James for my kids' birthday party. He was fastastic and kept all of the children thoroughly entertained! My youngest now wants to be a magician! Would definitely recommend. Thumbs up from me!

Beth H.

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James The magician !!!

  • 14 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 33 min

Peter L.

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I had Marty perform for my Fellowship in a restaurant, and he did a wonderful job, mostly with magic at a distance. I then had my personal birthday party at my home and again invited Marty to provide the entertainment; his mostly close-up magic was very good. Both shows lasted about 45 minutes. I highly recommend Marty as a magician. He has a very pleasant style and his tricks were impressive.

Amy C.

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Marty is a spectacular magician! We really enjoyed his incredibly entertaining and talented magic. He gave a truly engaging and enthralling performance that made for a memorable night of great magic. I would highly recommend him and eagerly anticipate seeing more of his work!

EC C.

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Marty is a fantastic magician! He is entertaining, enthusiastic, and very skilled. We highly enjoyed his performance and look forward to seeing more in the future.

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Joy K.

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My husband and I were planning a business party for about 300 people and wanted to make it special by having some "strolling" entertainers. Neither of us knew much about magicians but were really put at ease by Kristoff's responsive interaction and help. The night was so much fun and Kristoff was a big part of the night's success. He spent time before the party getting to know something about who would be in attendance and planning special tricks for specific groups of people...what a blast! Will definitely hire him again! His wife coming along for photo taking and guest interaction was a pleasant bonus! Worth every penny!

Alec C.

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Kristoff's personality, presentation and the quality of his magic are top-self. I have been to the Magic Castle on many occasions and he is as good as any of those world renown magicians. He performed at our home for our anniversary party and all 65 of our guests were delighted. I was in the front row, I'm cynical and have been around the block a few times, but there the less I still walked away amazed.

Josie A.

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Kristoff, was just awesome! We had all age groups at our event and everuone of my guest had lots to talk about long after he left. Everyone really enjoyed his magic tricks. He has a great personality and was super fun to watch. Thank you so much Chris and Colleen. You guys made our event that much more awesome!

  • Response time: 1 min
  • Los Angeles, CA

Thumbtack Customer

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I needed a magician to perform for my friends going away party as she loves magic tricks and Will actually did research on her and customized it to her story. It was honestly worth every dollar spent! An amazing artist, really cool. I would hire him again for sure!

Thumbtack Customer

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Will performed at our work event and not only was I so impressed with how personable he is but also how he performed and made the audience feel apart of a story. I would highly recommend hiring Will for an intimate dinner, work event and cocktail parties!

Becca C.

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We had a great time watching William the Great! His show is fun and definitely not what you would expect from a magic show. Not cheesy at all. Very good.

  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 10 hours

Hannah V.

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Johnny was performing at a friend's retirement party. Before he even got started, I wasn't too thrill about magic shows. It takes a lot for me to be impressed since I have seen some of the greatest magic performances. Johnny amuses his audiences and had everyone laughing the whole time. You can't help it with his wits and comical personality. His style reminds me very much of Magic Castle Magicians. At the end I found out he is affiliated with Magic Castle. Now wonder I love this guy!

Sehat N.

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My family and I went to watch Johnny at the Natsumatsuri Family Festival in Little Tokyo yesterday and had a blast! Frankly, I've always been skeptical of magicians. My assumptions of magic tricks include pulling out fake flowers out of a hat and cutting so-called bodies in half. Johnny's magics were surreal! I couldn't believe my eyes! I also appreciate that he has a great sense of humor!

Razi R.

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Johnny is not just a magician, he is the magic of the magicians. .. He is fun and professional

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min
  • Fullerton, CA

Jennifer J.

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I have had Nate perform at a couple of different occasions. He has a great way of customizing his presentation according to the type of venu and audience. He has performances to the whole audience and also worked through the room, up close, at tables. He was flexible when faced with last minute changes. Each time he had new illusions. Great attitude and showed up on time. Not a gimmicky magician for toddlers, works best for young adults through seniors. Sharp wit, clean humor.

Carolyn K.

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He was excellent! He involved the guests. Everyone had a great time from a 5 year old to a 97 year old.

  • 32 years in business
  • Los Angeles, CA

Nyk N.

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Brian Gillis is a phenomenal magician! He had the perfect blend of mystery, talent and charm to keep the audience enthralled and amazed. Performance after performance he had everyone laughing and scratching their heads on WTF just happened?! Definitely fun and entertaining! But heed my warning you might leave wracking your brain on how the heck did he do those magic illusions! You might get institutionalized. Because as you know a magician never tells...

Linda L.

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Brian is an exceptional magician! When I saw him first at the Hermosa Comedy and Magic Club I was so impressed I hired him for my 50th bday. He was the highlight of the party and everyone was as impressed as I was. I highly recommend him for any function you want to wow your guests!

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 33 min

Alex P.

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Steve "The Amazing Steve" Bailey has worked with me on a couple of occasions. Two birthday parties where he kept adults and children in amazement with his up close, slight of hand magic, and another event at our Cub Scout Pack meeting a few months ago. At that event, he kept the boys engaged and entertained (which is amazing in itself) and the Scouts had a great time. I would highly recommend Stephen's Family Entertainment for any birthday party, corporate event, or just to have at your next cocktail party. He really brings a great show!!

Kimberly A.

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Stephen Bailey is a wonderful magician. The students at our school really enjoyed every fun trick he had and they couldn't get enough of it.

Thumbtack Customer

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The kids had a fun time watching this magician! They were literally in awww of his tricks! Very entertaining!

  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Pacific Palisades, CA

Dan T.

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Her work, passion and LOVE for what she does is PRICELESS. She literally lives and breathe being Whirlie The Clown and that is what seperates her from everyone else. Many of my family and friends who were at my son's 1st bday party were totally impressed and blown away! She is worth your every penny, everyone from all ages will have a great time. My only regret is that I wish I would have dropped the magician (he did a great job and has hundreds of great reviews here on Thumbtack, goes to show you her minimal reviews don't do justice) and hired Whirlie for ALL 4 hours instead of splitting them up. It's not that the Magician was horrible, absolutely not, WHIRLIE IS JUST AWESOME. Looking forward to doing business again with you, Whirlie! We love yah!

Sean I.

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We were so fortunate to have Whirlie the Clown at our nephew Ryan’s sixth birthday in Santa Monica this past summer. From the moment she showed up, the whole house just filled with joy and happiness. She brought a special kind of sweetness and light. It really made the event quite magical. The kids just loved her and that was fine for us—we could sit back and enjoy the show too. She brought gifts and had them playing games and just had their attention completely. It was pretty incredible. I personally was fascinated watching her work. We’ve already hired her for this spring for our baby’s first birthday. Totally recommend!

  • Aliso Viejo, CA

Wade R.

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When I say “Professionalism” I mean that not once have we ever received a complaint from patrons, nor from our working staff. Ryan brings the restaurant to life and has been an asset over the last several years. During that time my team and my guests have come to respect him as a talented magician and incredible guest advocate. His style is laid back and does not come across as pushy to the guests. He is very funny and our guests enjoy his visits to the table and some even come in to eat just to see him perform. I have on many occasions fielded compliments from my guests on Ryan’s behalf. He is a great guy that works for the house. He is open minded and receptive to new ideas, and more than once has stayed later than his shift because we were busy and he knew he could impact the guest experience. Ryan is friendly and professional and this comes across on every shift. I know that when Ryan is on the floor, my guests will have a great time. He is an asset to any organization.

  • Burbank, CA

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I am a professional magician. I have been a Magic Castle member and performer for 25 years! I do closeup, walk-around and stage magic.

  • 45 years in business
  • Mission Viejo, CA

About

Nobody in Southern California does what I do in the "Audience Interactive" entertainment arena. There are many "Magicians" in the region but Magical "Game-Masters"... NO! I combine my magical skills to enhance my personality! Will usually memorize the names of all attending guests at coctail parties! And feature the very popular "Puzzle Bar" where guests try to solve physical puzzles to win tickets for prizes!

  • Beverly Hills, CA

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Listed as the best among his peers, Shimshi has been performing magic since he was 10. He has traveled the world and is currently the resident magician at Wynn Las Vegas. He's the magician to the stars. See for yourself! Does NOT perform for children. Minimum rate is $2,500.00 plus expenses

  • Newport Beach, CA

About

David Malek is a professional magician. He is Orange County's premier magic entertainer for the following reasons: * He is clean and non-offensive. He has no blue or questionable material. David's reputation depends on it, and so does yours. * He is funny without being embarrassing. Your guests and associates will laugh up a storm without getting red faced. * He is exciting, amazing and full of surprises. His magic is so incredible; it causes eyes to pop and mouths to drop! * He is talented and experienced. David Malek has been a professional entertainer for almost 20 years. * He is interactive and suspenseful. David keeps you on the edge of your chair and everyone actively involved rather than just passive. * He is different, mysterious and engaging. He offers magic that is fresh and new! Surround yourself and your guests with glamour and excitement! * He makes your event memorable and fun. They'll be talking about your event for months to come. His service is perfect for sales and corporate meetings, award dinners and banquets, private parties, training conferences, trade shows and hospitality suites, new product introductions, and holiday and year-end parties.

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