Ace Magic

Slidell, LA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Jim was twice the Louisiana "Magician of the Year" and also a finalist for "Funniest Man in America" on Showtime Television. It is not often an entertainer of this caliber is available for local programs. His show is one of the most entertaining programs you will ever see. Jim also has the ability to adapt his program to work with any theme you may have. From drug presentations in schools, gospel programs in churches, to products and services at trade shows Jim can use his talent to present any message clearly and effectively.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

"I love seeing the smiles on people's faces when they see something that should not be possible, yet there it is."

Location

Slidell, LA 70460

Years in business

36

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

36

Reviews

17 Reviews
  • John B. Jul 8, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jim has mastered the slight of hand.
  • Julia H. May 16, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jim is a real pro entertainer. He knows how to work his audience and who to pull into the routine. He stays in control of the show and makes sure you get your monies worth! Very talented and flexible as he will work the show however you wish and he's proved he's really good with a very diverse group. You won't be disappointed.
  • Melanie C. Apr 9, 2016
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jim was very easy to talk with before the event so we had all the details ironed out about the event. He arrived early to the event and was totally set up and ready to go when my guests arrived. I had a luncheon for 40 of my clients. We were seated at 6 different round tables in a private room of the restaurant. He did 40 minutes of close-up magic at each table. He then did a 20 minute stage show and involved many of my clients in the act. I should have listened to him because the waiters were delivering food during his stage portion and it was a little disruptive but it didn't bother Jim one little bit! His show was so funny and completely free of suggestive humor and curse words! My clients LOVED it and so did I! His magic was also very entertaining! I have gotten so many compliments about Jim. I even had one person approach me and tell me how much they enjoyed him and that they didn't like going to see comedians usually because of the sexual humor and cursing. It is very refreshing to see a secular comedic act that appeals to a huge variety of people!
  • Tyrone D. Jun 16, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jim Chester performance was excellent! He integrated our Men's Ministry theme Steadfast Men Serving God into his magic show and message of hope. He entertained both children and adults. Tyrone DeNeal, Chairman Men's Ministry Shaw Temple AME Zion Church.
  • Anissa H. Feb 8, 2015
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Great experience for my son. Thank you so much for making his 16th birthday a special day that he will remember for a long time and for taking the time to speak with him afterwards. He's planning on talking to his principal to see if he can perform the "thumb trick" during red ribbon week:)
  • Ashley W. Dec 15, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Was hired for our company Christmas party, and did a great job! Was on time, quick to set up and was exactly what we were looking for. Family friendly and did great in a crowd of adults and small children. Would hire again and recommend to a friend.
  • Lusine W. Dec 13, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    We liked his show very much!!!!
  • Nancy G. Sep 30, 2014
    Magician
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    WOW, I really picked the right entertainer. So thankful I chose Jim for my sons birthday. We are still scratching our heads, wondering how he does his magic. I would recommend his services to anyone.
  • Tom A. Apr 6, 2014
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Very entertaining, professional, funny. I highly recommend Jim for your next party!
  • Tom B. Feb 9, 2014
    Magician
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    He was excellent
  • Beth R. Oct 21, 2013
    Magician
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    Jim was wonderful! The students at my school stayed engaged throughout the entire performance. He came with a powerful drug-awareness message that was delivered in a fun and interactive way that students responded too! Loved the Magic!
  • Kim S. Aug 24, 2013
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Great job. Has a great talent for entertainment. Great with the kids. On time, and attentive to the audience. Mr Chester seems to work well in any given environment. I was a little anxious about hiring a magician for my daughters very special day, but Mr. Chester made everything easy. Even the adults were impressed!
  • Brian G. Aug 24, 2013
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Excellent!! Great entertainer! Arrived 30 mins before show! This was for my sons 8th birthday Party, and it will certainly be one of the most memorable! The Magic show was terrific! I would diffidently recommend Him!!!!! Thanks .
  • Tangenika B. Aug 18, 2013
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Jim Chester did a wonderful job! Everyone loved the show. He really got the family excited with his magic!!!! I will most definitely be hiring him for more events!!!! Thank you Jim we had the best time ever!!
  • Janet S. Aug 15, 2013
    Magician
    Verified Review
    I spoke to him on the phone and he sounds wonderful. He seems very committed to the profession and loves it. Unfortunately, he forgot about our event and was two hours away when I called him. Oh well.
    Jim C. Aug 24, 2013

    I feel awful about that. The event did not copy to my calendar and, when I checked on the day of the party, it did not show up. Unfortunately this things happen about once every 10 years.

  • Samantha K. Aug 3, 2013
    Magician
    Verified Review
    Great magician for kids! Made the adults laugh too! We enjoyed having you Mr. Chester
  • Michael D. Jun 9, 2011
    Having Jim Chester provide his highly entertaining evangelism "show" was a huge success and one of the best events we have had in our Association for a long time. In church or in a migrant camp, Jim kept the crowds spell bound the entire time, that is when they weren't just laughing till their sides split. At the end of his show in a Homestead, Florida migrant residency center, 21 persons, young and old, prayed to receive Christ as Lord and Savior. It is as Lourdes, the wife of one of our pastors said, "Jim made me laugh a lot...it was phenominal, and the message was as crystal clear as could be." I wholeheartedly recommend Jim Chester. You will be glad he appeared and then made things disappear and reappear, all while winning souls to Christ!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I was a marketing major at Florida State University enabling me to view programs from the client's perspective. I was a theology major at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary giving me the education to present the gospel with depth and clarity. And I worked for years on comedy stages across the country developing my improv skills and ability to deal with the unexpected.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Check references, look for years of experience, and consider the literacy of the website. If an entertainer can't spell he may not be able to deliver a quality presentation.