Doug Jones Happy Magic

San Jose, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

For my corporate work because of my background. I know what it is like to do commissioned sales. I know what it is like to run a company. I know the stresses that producers must feel.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

It makes me feel good when I make people laugh. I love seeing kids laugh and when I make adults laugh I know that I have taken them back to wonderment for a little while.

Location

San Jose, CA 95126

Years in business

26

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

3

Reviews

11 Reviews
  • Gazdally J. Mar 4, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
  • Lou E. Nov 5, 2014
    I have watched Doug Jones' magic show and it is fantastic! I would truly recommend him to all that want to see real magic being performed. It was wonderful entertainment.
  • Theo E. Oct 20, 2014
    Doug performed a magic show for my daughter's kindergarten....4 classes with a total of 120 children. It was on her 6th birthday and the children had a blast and the teachers were falling off their chairs with laughter. Doug interacted with my daughter and made her part of the show along with the other children as well. You can tell Doug does this because he loves magic and loves making children and people laugh. After the show parents commented for weeks about how their kids talked about the magician and how they were still trying to figure out how the tricks were done. Doug is a great magician for adults and children. I did attend his adult show and he was amazing as well as hilarious. My wife coordinates her companies X-Mas parties and we are planning to hire him to perform up close magic as well.
  • Gazdally J. Mar 4, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
  • Lou E. Nov 5, 2014
    I have watched Doug Jones' magic show and it is fantastic! I would truly recommend him to all that want to see real magic being performed. It was wonderful entertainment.
  • Theo E. Oct 20, 2014
    Doug performed a magic show for my daughter's kindergarten....4 classes with a total of 120 children. It was on her 6th birthday and the children had a blast and the teachers were falling off their chairs with laughter. Doug interacted with my daughter and made her part of the show along with the other children as well. You can tell Doug does this because he loves magic and loves making children and people laugh. After the show parents commented for weeks about how their kids talked about the magician and how they were still trying to figure out how the tricks were done. Doug is a great magician for adults and children. I did attend his adult show and he was amazing as well as hilarious. My wife coordinates her companies X-Mas parties and we are planning to hire him to perform up close magic as well.
  • Heather K. Oct 19, 2014
    Doug's Happy Magic describes it all. He leaves you in suspense and AWE every time he performs. It is so much fun watching the children giggling and laughing and jumping up and down with anticipation. Doug's adult magic is also HYSTERICAL!
  • Ruben R. Oct 17, 2014
    Doug is a Great Magician! Very entertaining! We really love the money trick :)
  • Terry O. Oct 17, 2014
    I have been along for the ride on more that a few magic shows and I was as amazed as the children. Doug has his magic down to a science,its a must see.
  • Randy S. Oct 17, 2014
    I have seen Doug Jones perform magic at several events over the years and really like his magic. Doug has become my favorite magician. He is funny and has a delightful way working with all kinds of audiences.
  • Margaret B. Jul 21, 2014
    Doug Jones is totally honest and sincere and he goes out of his way to be helpful. It used to be that every time I saw Doug do a magic trick I tried to figure it out....now I sit back and enjoy watching a true Master! Doug does magic for children and adults of all ages and in all types of settings. If you want a performance that's fun, engaging, and happy making, with lots of "Ooohs and Aaahs" get in contact with Doug...everyone will enjoy themselves and you won't be disappointed!
  • Theo E. Jul 21, 2014
  • Brian Q. Nov 21, 2012
    I have seen Doug perform magic in both formal and informal situations and he just outstanding. He is entertaining, funny and his illusions are amazing. I have seen Doug perform in front of a wide range of audiences including adults only, kids only and a mixture. He has the uncanny ability of tailoring his wide repertoire of magic to his audience. What I truly enjoyed was his ability to engage his audience. I recommend Doug for anyone who has a need for entertaining magic.
  • Fz C. Nov 21, 2012
    Doug is amazing and I am grateful that every time I have requested Doug for a magic show his performance is so entertaining that it also makes me look good! Doug has performed magic shows for my community group, Office holiday party (over 200 guests), birthday party of a friend and his ability to entertain all age groups is wonderful. He always has new tricks, draws in the crowd while doing his magic keeping his audiences engaged. Thank you Doug!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Most of my clients initiate a phone call and we discuss the event on phone and by email.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Magic is timely. I have done fun shows in the past showing magic from the 40's, 50's, and 60's. It changes so we have to be aware to what is popular today.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Most smaller corporate shows (100 or so attendees) are $500. Travel of course is an additional expense.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I did not choose magic. Magic chose me. If I were talented enough I would be a musician but I have the ability to read an audience and make them laugh. Magic has always presented itself to me,
What types of customers have you worked with?
My most common jobs are corporate events and banquets. I am a magician and inspirational speaker with a sales and management background. I can incorporate magic into company themes. I am the CEO of a mortgage and real estate firm and have owned a sales training company and taught sales.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I performed at San Jose State for Chinese New Years before a crowd of over 900. This was variety show and was quite spectacular. Recently did magic at a birthday party for a 100 year old ! For past three years have done shows for the American Cancer Society at Great America.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be prepared to answer a lot of questions. If I am not right for your event I will let you know. I ask a lot of questions so that I make sure if you hire me that you look good !
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Magic is not just the performance. One of the most important things is choosing the right set of effects for the audience. It takes a lot of time packing the proper tricks.