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  • Best of '16

    Theresa Dupont

    (15 reviews)

    Lollie the clown entertains with balloon twisting, face painting, and magic. I interact with the kids and get them involved. I have almost two decades of experience entertaining children of all ages and adults too. What makes me unique is the variety of entertainment I offer for the kids all in one package. The children and adults are always happy with my work. I really enjoy seeing all the smiling faces. I am always there to help celebrate a happy time and I am very happy and lucky to be able to contribute to other's happiness.

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  • Best of '16

    A Magician Shawn Durham

    (15 reviews)

    I been performing magic for over 30 years and try to make my magic unique and mind boggling. Even though it is only slieght of hand I try and make my magic look as real as it Gets! Entertaining everyone who watches me and putting a smile on thier face and a look of amazment in their eyes.

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  • Best of '16

    Alan Leeds: Bay Area Magical Entertainment

    (13 reviews)

    Energy is the key component to the magic you will experience when I perform. My close-up and stage magic are geared for adults in both private and corporate settings. Before each show, I contact the host to learn more about the attendees or the company, if it is a corporate show, to make the magic more personal. I involve the audience in the entertainment and try to spotlight a few members of the crowd so they have a moment to shine among their friends. Typically, I customize poker chips to be given away throughout the event. Magic is a wonderful medium for meeting all kinds of people. It is fun to watch the reactions of someone when you do some magic in their own hands or right before their eyes. I thrive on the interaction with the audience and the knowledge that they are having a good time. For that brief moment in time, reality is behind them, out of sight, and the magic is all that is happening. To be able to stimulate that sense of wonder for someone else is what keeps me performing!

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  • Best of '16

    Doug Jones Happy Magic

    (12 reviews)

    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. 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.

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  • Best of '16

    The Magic of Timothy James

    (7 reviews)

    Magic is the perfect way to add variety and excitement to your next party, reception, or awards banquet. It creates a fun, upbeat atmosphere that will have your guests talking and excited about your event. Now you can maximize your budget dollars with an entertainer who can create excitement all evening long. Whether you want to 'kick-start' the evening's festivities with some unexpected fun or provide your guests with a full evening show, Timothy James will work with you to create an event package that best suits your needs. Since 1996 Timothy James has been magically transforming ordinary events into unforgettable experiences. He’s performed for fortune 500 companies, cruise ships, comedy clubs and performing art centers across the country. He’s also entertained celebrities such as Oscar winning actress Geena Davis, movie star Shia LaBeof, Journey Bass Guitarist Ross Valory, and the Oakland A's. He is the winner of numerous awards for sleight of hand and variety entertainment including the Lance Burton Award of Excellence from the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas. When not performing, he is creating new illusions and routines focusing on sleight-of-hand and audience participation.

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  • Best of '16

    Goofball the Magician

    (3 reviews)

    Goofball is the San Francisco Bay Area's #1 Party Entertainer! Perfect for kids and family events. Goofball has a unique guarantee unmatched by anyone else: Goofball's show is the funniest and best kids' and family show your audience has ever seen or 100% money back! It doesn't feel like a job. It just feels like fun!

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  • Best of '16

    Al Skinner Comedy Corporate Magic

    (2 reviews)

    • Shouldn’t your event be an unforgettable magical experience? • Do your guests deserve something special, unlike anything they have ever seen before? • Do you want a hassle-free entertainer, willing to work with your goals? The last thing you want is to have a problem with entertainment at your event. See why other top companies like Carnival Cruises, Vision Service Plan, Genetech Pharmaceuticals, State Farm Insurance, Sutter Health and many many more choose Al Skinner as their entertainment expert. For over 10 years Al Skinner’s Hilarious Award Winning Clean Comedy Magic has been entertaining guests like yours and making them the Stars of the Show. Securing at the end of the evening, people will literally come up to you and thank you for having Al Skinner at your event. *** BE SURE TO CHECK OUT AL’S SHORT PROMO VIDEO IN THE “MEDIA” SECTION *** Remember long after the event is over, guests don’t remember the great food and decorations. What they will remember is, was it a fun experience? Al Skinner’s Professional High Quality Entertainment, guarantees that. Al’s Comedy Magic is perfect for Corporate Functions, Conferences, Company or Private Parties, Upscale Charity Fundraisers, Conventions, Corporate Family Events, Country Clubs, Cruise Ships, Business Meetings, etc. Your entertainment choice is going to represent YOU and will be spending time with your guests, so make sure you hire an experienced time-tested professional entertainer you are comfortable with. If you want the perfect blend of Magic, Clean Comedy, Audience Participation and Personality, then Al Skinner is the perfect entertainment choice for your event! Please request a quote from a time-tested proven entertainer – Al Skinner Creating an environment that guests enjoy themselves is our specialty.

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  • Marshall Magoon Magic

    (63 reviews)

    I always remember that the secret of a good performer is to focus on the audience; this is about their their celebration and enjoyment. Hearing from clients that the audience is still talking about my magic days & even weeks after my show.

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  • The Magic of Andy Amyx

    (15 reviews)

    Andy Amyx is known around the world for his dazzling and thrilling style of magic and illusions. His peers, such as Lance Burton, applaud his enhanced style and technique which has fascinated many for years. His exceptional reputation in the magic industry has enabled his success. Andy's first exposure to magic was in 1978, when his uncle, an original "Bozo The Clown," gave him a deck of playing cards. Andy was intrigued with what he could do with only a deck of cards. He became fascinated with magic, and he was eager to learn more. After many years of performing for family, friends, schools, and local organizations, Andy began studying at the Chavez College of Magic in La Verne, California. There, he achieved the Chavez Certificate of Prestidigitation. Andy continued to perfect his magic by creating his own style of music, manipulation, and original costume. Soon, he received his first award in magic from the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He took first place for his incredible stage act. This led to other awards, such as First Place at the Society of American Magicians for having the Best Manipulation Act, and in later, he was asked to perform at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. Since his first performance at the Magic Castle, Andy has become one of the few favorites who regularly perform there. Eventually, he was chosen for a six-month contract at the Musgi Resorts in Japan. Since then, Andy has returned to perform in Japan on numerous other occasions. In addition to Andy's international appearances, he has had the pleasure of performing in Guam, The Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, Wizards in Universal City, Bally's in Las Vegas, and The Riviera in Las Vegas. Andy has performed for private events held by Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, the cast of "That 70's Show," and many others. Andy's talents have also been used for television commercials, such as for Kia and Infiniti Car Corporation. Andy has also been a consultant for several music videos, most recently two videos for Madonna. His creative influences and training of doves and pigeons were used to improve and enhance the effects of the videos. In addition to his ability to perform, Andy is also an instructor and renowned lecturer. Andy is a frequent instructor at the Chavez College of Magic, and he continues to teach private sessions with many students of magic outside of the program. Andy is proud to admit that several of his students have won numerous awards in different magic competitions around the world. Andy has also produced teaching and instructional videos and products for magicians, which are distributed worldwide. Andy's future plans include continuing to entertain audiences around the world. His goals as a performer are to eventually set sail, creating a contemporary spin on classic magic, for those traveling by sea. Andy sums it up by saying: "I love being an entertainer; you never know the joy of being able to bring a smile to a stranger's face."

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  • All Star Showgrams

    (11 reviews)

    We have been in business for 31 years. We are local and only serve the San Francisco Bay Area, so we care about our reputation. We only work with professional performers who do this and only this for their living. We also understand the distances between locations here, and if you hire someone through a national company, they might not realize, for instance, that one area of San Jose can be more than a half hour away from another area of San Jose (or the same with San Francisco). We have customers who have come back to us year after year because they are always satisfied with our professionalism and quality. I am a comedian and a singer. I was raised by a father who was a professional magician and worked the Catskill Mountains. I come from a show business background. I am always grateful for the gifts I have been given, and the most wonderful moments in my life have been when I could share those gifts and entertain people. I have been told over and over that I was the catalyst that started the party going - it started to be fun after I got everyone laughing and having a good time. I live for people to have a good time, and knowing that I can use my gifts to do that is something pretty wonderful.

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Thumbtack Spotlight

Alan Leeds: Bay Area Magical Entertainment

(13 reviews)

What do you love about your job?

Being a magician allows me to interact with people from all walks of life. For a brief period of time, I get to help them suspend their sense of reality. I enjoy watching their jaws drop and their faces light up when a magic effect has them totally baffled. In my shows, I highlight individuals and give them a chance to be in the spotlight to make the magic more memorable. Doing magic for people brings smiles to their faces, which is thoroughly rewarding.

What or who inspired you to start your own business?

I was inspired to become a magician after watching Shari Lewis's father do magic for a junior high event many years ago. When I saw the secret as to how the trick was done, I figured I could do the same, so I did. I started as a teen performing for friends' parties. Then, I studied and practiced it more while in college. As an adult, I have had several of my own businesses, so turning my passion for magic into a business just happened naturally.

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  • Close-up Magic & Stage Performances

    Morfin Magic

    (10 reviews)

    Hire magician Hank Morfin for ultimate adult and children's entertainment at your special event. He does close-up strolling magic tricks and large stage performances. Check out his magician reviews.

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  • Mentalist, Hypnotist & Magician

    Magic of James Knight

    (9 reviews)

    Add abracadabra entertainment to your event with James Knight who offers quality shows. He is a mentalist, stage hypnotist, and magician. He does stage and strolling magic.

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  • Magician Birthday

    Ray Andrews Magic

    (9 reviews)

    Ray Andrews is among the great magicians who provide entertaining illusion shows for your kids birthday party. He strives to deliver professional kids magic shows for your kids entertainment.

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  • Magician Show

    Sir Lantz

    (8 reviews)

    Lance Snead is among the top magicians who offer adults and kids entertainment. This ballon artist performs at any special occasion including birthdays, trade shows, weddings, conventions and more.

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  • Magician

    The Magic of Timothy James

    (7 reviews)

    Timothy James offers comedy magic combined with active imagination and formidable skills. This corporate magician has performed for Hollywood celebrities, cruise ships, colleges and comedy clubs.

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  • Professional Comedy Magician

    Balloons By John and Santa John, the San Jose Santa

    (3 reviews)

    John Barlow has been professionally providing entertainment services since 2004. Aside from doing magic comedy shows, he is also a balloon twister who loves making his audience have a fun time.

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  • Fine Magic For All Occasions

    The Art of Magic

    (3 reviews)

    The Art of Magic gives quality magic from the classically trained magician, Frank Balzerak. Be mystified, be amazed and have a great fun in every show that The Art of Magic brings.

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  • Professional Magicians

    Celebrate Entertainment & Party Rentals

    (2 reviews)

    This business is among the entertainment production companies that provide interactive magic shows for different events including birthday parties. They also offer balloon twisting and face painting.

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  • Funny Magician

    Magic by Scott Alcalay

    (2 reviews)

    Scott Alcalay is one of the best magicians around who also work as comedians for special events. He specializes in handling picnics, banquets, birthday parties and private events, among others.

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  • Event & Birthday Magician

    Eddies Magic

    (1 reviews)

    Let this magician and illusionist perform at your event if you want your guests to be amazed. This magic guy and wizard is among the best party entertainers who amaze both kids and adults.

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  • Comedy Magician & Entertainer

    Comedy Magician Patrick Reed

    (1 reviews)

    Add humor to your event by hiring a professional magician from Comedy Magician Patrick Reed. They do amazing magic for corporate events, banquets, civic groups, and children's parties.

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  • Comedy Hypnosis & Magic Entertainment

    Alan Sands Entertainment

    (1 reviews)

    Alan Sands is among the best magicians who perform comedy magic shows for high school events such as parties, fairs, festivals, and more. He also does comedy hypnosis performance.

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  • Children's Birthday Parties and More

    Showbiz911

    (1 reviews)

    Showbiz 911 offers professional magician services for all occasions like birthday parties and more. They also do singing telegram and characters such as Elmo, Elvis, Balloons, Magic and Mr. Mouse.

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  • Magic Entertainment

    Jack Alexander Magic

    Jack Alexander is among the famous magicians who have performed his illusions at hundreds of shows across the country. He provides modern-day magic shows that suit any audience.

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  • Magician Ryan Horsfall

    Ryan Horsfall

    If you want a professional magician who knows how to please a crowd, then choose Ryan Horsfall. He provides customized show packages that meet his client's goals.

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  • Party Entertainers

    Hank the Magician

    Hank Vlcek is one of the party entertainers who offer event enjoyment services for all occasions and crowds. He offers magic acts, comedy shows, audience participation activities and more.

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  • Entertainment Services

    Chandler Entertainment

    Chandler Entertainment provides mixed genre music services. They are among the music entertainment businesses that also have local magicians and comedians.

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  • Kids Entertainment

    Awww Ralph

    Ralph Dean provides kids party entertainment with multiple options. He is among the children's party magicians who offer fun magic shows with balloon animals and party games.

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  • Party Entertainment Services

    Showcase Entertainment

    Need help in organizing a children's party? Showcase Entertainment offers services like face painting, body art painting and more. They also have clowns for hire and magician for kids to do the magic show.

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  • Children's Entertainment

    Magical Puppetime

    These children entertainers provides entertainment services for birthdays, pre-schools, and others through their puppets and marionettes. They also offer children's magic, face painting, and more.

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  • Magician & Balloon Artist

    Dante - Magician & Entertainer

    Dante Mancini is a professional balloon guy and magician who has been providing family entertainment for over fifteen years. He offers balloon twisting, magic entertainment, and more.

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Best of 2015

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  1. #1 Alan Leeds: Bay Area Magical Entertainment

    (13 reviews)

    Danielle T.

    He was very personable, friendly,energetic, and just out right awesome. I would love to recommend him to other companies so they can experience his greatness! Thank You again for providing someone so good as Alan.

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“Need a Magician for a Dinner Party”

San Francisco, CA

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Hello, I'm having a dinner party for about 20 people at my home in Glen Park on June 21 and I'm wondering how much a 30 min tableside performance would cost
$300
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“Need a Magician for a Festival”

Stockton, CA

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July 4th block party
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