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Carl Christman

Hollywood, CA 90028
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Carl Chirstman performs throughout Hollywood, California and is the author of How to Read Minds & Influence People. Carl plays with language, body language, and psychology to entertain his audiences. He is a member of Hollywood’s famous Magic Castle as well as The British Society of Mystery Entertainers. He has become remarkably popular in recent years as audiences marvel at his master mentalist performances. Carl Christmas performs a variety of shows, from Mind Over Magic and Strolling Magical Entertainment, to Trade Shows and Crowd Building.

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Christopher T. Magician

Long Beach, CA 90803
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Christopher T. Magician is located in Long Beach, California, but is happy to travel to all surrounding counties to provide family-friendly entertainment and magic. He is known to be silly and slick, and is wildly entertaining for both children and adults. Christopher is the author of Beyond Look Don’t See: Furthering the Art of Children’s Magic, which has taken the world by storm. In addition to his successful and in-demand children’s magic shows, Christopher T. Magician is also becoming a popular adult stand-up comedy magician as well. Past customers have said that he is hilarious and imaginative, and they would recommend him for any event.

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David Minkin International Champion of Magic

Los Angeles, CA 90028
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David Minkin is a Los Angeles magician and is considered one of the world’s premiere close-up acts. His style is authentic and artistic, while also being breathtaking and highly entertaining. His life show in Los Angeles has been selling out for nearly a decade, making it the longest-running magic show in the city. David was the 2007 International Champion in close-up magic, and won the gold model at Magic Castle for strolling magic in 2002. His corporate clients include Pepsi, Disney, Google, MySpace, MTV, IBM, Columbia Winery, and much more.

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5.0 / 5 (27)
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Fiesta Fantastic Entertainment

Buena Park, CA 90620
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Fiesta Fantastic Entertainment is a traveling magic show that is based in Buena Park, California. They perform at birthday parties and special events and offer face painting, magic shows, and balloon twisting. Each of the magicians at Fiesta Fantastic Entertainment have worked at Disneyland and provide clean, family-friendly entertainment. Shows can run for 30 minutes, 45 minutes, or an hour, depending on the age of the audience and the event’s needs. In addition to birthday parties, Fiesta Fantastic Entertainment has also done performances at corporate events, grand openings, holiday parties, school functions, product promotions, fundraisers, fairs and festivals, and block parties.

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Jersey Jim Comedy Magician

Los Angeles, CA 90066
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Jersey Jim Comedy Magician is located in Los Angeles, California. He is known as a great entertainer who captivates audiences of all ages. He is available for all events, including birthday parties and kids shows, school and library shows, fundraisers, corporate events, and adult parties. Jim has been fascinated by magic since the age of 12, and has worked tirelessly to create a show that uses magic and illusions. He is multi-talented, holds two California teaching credentials, is a member of the Writers Guild of America, earned his BA in film production from UCLA film school, and has a Master’s Degree of Fine Arts in screenwriting.

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4.5 / 5 (26)
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5.0 / 5 (15)

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Joseph Tran Illusionist & Comedian

Northridge, CA 91343
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Joseph Tran brings back the tradition and past variety acts and incorporates it into 21st century entertainment. He combines a high-energy performance with magic, humor, and personalized audience connection to capture and amaze his viewers. Joseph is theatrically trained in theatre and illusionary arts, but he is also immersed in pop culture and social interaction. His performances are the perfect blend of great entertainment and fantastic illusions. His business is located in Northridge, California, but he can be booked for any event throughout all of the Los Angeles, area and abroad. Joseph Tran has performed for corporate events, campus events, and private events, and previous satisfied clients include Warner Brothers, Disney, Microsoft, Hilton Hotels, CBS, Toyota, and much more.

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Justin Willman

Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Justin Willman is both a comedian and magician who is based in Los Angeles, California. He has made a name for himself in the entertainment and magic community by being hilariously funny, interesting, and inventive. He has moved away from traditional magic and variety shows, and has created a unique experience that uses modern teachings and techniques. Justin has made appearances on The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Conan, and he has also performed live at the White House. Justin has toured the country and has brought magic and illusion to audiences of all ages. He can be booked for corporate and private events, and tv and film appearances.

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Michael Stellman

Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Michael Stellman has been a full-time magician for over a decade. He performs in the Los Angeles area and is known to make TV and film appearances and is also a voice over actor. Michael takes a unique approach to magic entertainment, which is sure to captivate audiences of any age. Michael specializes in three types of shows; close up and walk-around magic, audience shows and stand-up magic, and magic for kids and birthdays. Michael Stellman can be booked online or by phone.

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Misty Lee Magician

Burbank, CA 91506
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Misty Lee is a professional magician, voice actress, and writer who is based in Burbank, California. She is a bold performer who has a taste for the “dark arts”. She relocated to Los Angeles from Detroit in 2005 and has since become the go-to-girl for all things freaky, and she demonstrates her skills through magic, stage performances, hosting, and magical consulting. Misty is a Second City graduate, and she has been successful in her entertaining, yet terrifying, career. Misty Lee can be booked by phone or through email.

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Nick Paul Magical Comedy

Hollywood, CA 91601
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Nick Paul is an award-winning magician and comedian who is located in Hollywood, California. He is known for his combination of comedy, mind reading, and magic. He has performed worldwide for fortune 500 companies, theatres, and cruise ships. He specializes in stage shows, and walk-around close-up magic. Past satisfied clients include Disney Cruise Line, Microsoft, Pepsi, State Farm, and the Navy. Nick’s 2015 and 2016 “Impossible Feats of Fake Magic” shows were awarded Best Variety Show and were voted one of the Top 10 Shows to See by Time Out LA.

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Pop Haydn

Los Angeles, CA 90065
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Pop Haydn combines Victorian gentleman personalities with mind-bending magic and professional entertainment to captivate audiences of all ages. His act is based on a man who was mistakenly transported to the 21st century by accident and is making his way through this new world as a genius and inventor. Pop Haydn is delightful and charming and performs close-op, stage, and cabaret magic. He also has a full Steampunk-oriented Variety Show. He provides entertainment that is unique and fun, and suitable for corporate events, private parties, and everything in between. Pop Haydn was awarded Stage Magician of the Year by Magic Castle in 2015.

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5.0 / 5 (12)
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5.0 / 5 (2)

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Rafael & Katia Magicians

Los Angeles, CA 90063
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Rafael & Katia Magicians is a traveling magic show that is based in Los Angeles, California. They provide an amazing and unforgettable show that is perfect for any event. Rafael and Katia have performed at birthday parties and family events, school programs, corporate and adult parties, and county and state fairs. They are both fully-insured and have over 20 years of experience entertaining audiences of all ages. They combine comedy with amazing magic, audience participation, and wild antics to create a show that is guaranteed to keep guests entertained. Rafael & Katia Magicians can be contacted by phone or through their online inquiry form.

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5.0 / 5 (27)
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4.9 / 5 (24)
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Riccardo Berdini

1210 North Cherokee Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
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Riccardo Berdini is an Italian magician, mentalist, and hypnotist based in Los Angeles. Berdini is a member of Magic Castle in Hollywood, where he performs shows regularly. He offers his entertainment services for birthday parties, weddings, and corporate events. Clients also choose his magic shows for virtual events. He is available to perform on various platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet. Berdini appeared in the fourth season of the CW show, Penn and Teller’s Fool Us.

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Rmax Goodwin

Los Angeles, CA 90065
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Rmax Goodwin is located in Los Angeles, California. He is known to be witty and charming, a captivating entertainer, and a world-class sleight of hand performer. Rmax joined Magic Castle at the age of 14, where he was mentored and guided by some of the brightest magicians in the world. He is available for a wide variety of events, including corporate retreats, birthday parties, holiday parties, charity fundraisers, film premieres, and other private events. He is innovative and experimental, and is known for his sleight of hand maneuvers. Rmax can be contacted by phone, email, or through the online inquiry form.

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Taylor Hughes

Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Taylor Hughes is a magician that is based in Los Angeles, California. He is a full-time entertainer with over two decades of performance experience. He was one of the only magicians to perform at all three showrooms at the Magic Castle before the age of 21. Taylor was recently presented with awards for Best Illusion, Best Comedy Magic, and Best Showmanship. He offers several different types of performances, including stand-up, close-up magic, and stage shows. Taylor is available for all events, including trade shows, sales meetings, social gatherings, and film and television appearances.

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5.0 / 5 (3)

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The Arty Loon Show

Whittier, CA 90601
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The Arty Loon Show is located in Whittier, California and services all of the surrounding counties. They combine comedy with magic, illusions, juggling, balloon sculptures, puppetry, and audience participation to create a show suitable for any occasion. Arty also features a spooky Halloween magic show as well as a charming Christmas show. The Arty Loon Show has performed for organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, The American Cancer Society, Walt Disney, Google, and Warner Brothers. Hiring can be done over the phone or through email.

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The Magic Ian Tour

Anaheim, CA 92806
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Ian, who commonly goes by magician, is a professional magician and illusionist who performs throughout all of Orange County, California. He has toured the country and delivers a show that is sure to amaze audiences of any age. He has performed at weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, and school events. He specializes in strolling magic that incorporates fire magic, comedy interaction with the audience, and even levitations. Satisfied clients have said that Ian is wildly entertaining and also professional, and that they would recommend him for any event.

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5.0 / 5 (16)

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The Wacko Show

Los Angeles, CA 90064
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The Wacko Show is a traveling magic performance that appears throughout the Los Angeles area. The show is highly creative and incorporates magic and illusion. Wacko has performed for celebrities, troops overseas, royalty, as well as Michelle Obama. He specializes in birthday party magic, but also offers balloon art, stage craft, and manipulation. His original routines are guaranteed to entertain audiences of any age. The Wacko Show can be booked through text or email.

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Tom Ogden Comedy Magic

Hollywood, CA 90028
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Tom Ogden is a comedic magician who is based in Hollywood, California. He has been voted Parlour Magician of the Year by Magic Castle on two occasions, and has more than 30 years of entertainment experience. Tom is a national treasure who has opened for headliners such as Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, and the Osmonds. He has also performed for countless celebrities, including Johnny Depp and David Boreanaz. Tom Ogden specializes in strolling magic, close-up magic, and stage shows, and he can be contacted by phone or through email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Hiring a magician can be a great way to liven up birthday parties, corporate events, festivals, and conventions, and bring a surprising and memorable experience to all who attend. There are a wide range of magicians working across the country, and each has their own specialties, skills, and rates. To help you hire the right magician for your next event, it's good to familiarize yourself with some industry basics, so you can be sure you're working with an experienced professional who offers services tailored to your needs.

What does a magician do?

A magician is a stage performer who entertains crowds with sleight of hand tricks, special effects, and illusions. Often, they create illusions by taking advantage of the way our senses perceive and process information. Such illusions often take hundreds of hours of practice to perfect.

What is a corporate magician?

A corporate magician is one who specializes in entertaining crowds at corporate events. Often, they incorporate logos or slogans into their routine to help promote brand awareness for their corporate employer. In some cases, they may even incorporate new products into their act.

What makes a good magician?

A good magician needs to have two key qualities. First, they should have a natural stage presence that allows them to be entertaining, even while performing complex maneuvers. Second, they should be willing and able to put in the many hours of practice required to perfect sleight of hand tricks.

What is the difference between a magician and a wizard?

Magicians are real-world sleight of hand artists who practice rigorously to create illusions in front of crowds. Wizards, on the other hand, are fictional characters who acquire arcane knowledge of magic for the purpose of casting spells.

How much does it cost to hire a magician for a children\'s party?

On average, you can expect to pay between $200 and $250 per hour for a magician to perform at a child's birthday party. However, this range can vary widely, based on your location, the type of magician you're looking to hire, their travel costs, and the number of children attending the party.

How much does a magician cost for a birthday party?

Magicians qualified to entertain at adult birthday parties tend to charge a bit more than those who perform at children's parties, and you can expect to pay around $500 for an hour-long act. Depending on how notable and respected the act is, you may pay as much as $1,200 for a performance.

Who is the highest-paid magician?

David Copperfield is the wealthiest magician in the world, with a net worth of around $1 billion. His rates for individual shows aren't known, although he earns between $40 and $60 million each year and performs at more than 500 shows.

Can a woman be a magician?

While men have traditionally been more likely to fill the role, the truth is that anyone can be a magician. Fay Presto, Misty Lee, and Kristen Johnson are all notable female magicians.

What does a magician wear?

In the United States, magicians are most well-known wearing black suits and top hat, which has become their classic clothing choice. However, magicians have been performing for centuries all around the world, and have worn many types of traditional costumes. Some modern magicians even wear street clothes.

Why do magicians use rabbits?

The classic choice of a rabbit for a magician's act comes down to practicality. Unlike cats and dogs, rabbits don't make noise, which makes them easier to conceal in hidden compartments. Their small size also makes them well-suited to many tricks.

How to disappear like a magician?

Magicians use various techniques to create the illusion of disappearing. One well-known technique is for the magician or an assistant to enter a large cabinet with a concealed trap door in the back. Once the cabinet is closed, the participant slips out through the trap door and "disappears."

Does a magician never reveal his secrets?

Generally speaking, magicians never reveal their secrets. The reason for this is because these secrets are their livelihood. Audiences who know the secret behind a trick will be less entertained by it and be less likely to pay admission to a show.

Who is the world\'s best magician?

David Copperfield is the best-known magician in the world, performing on many television specials and in numerous live performances. Other notable magicians include Penn and Teller, David Blaine, James Randi, and Shin Lim. In history, Harry Houdini is one of the most skilled and best-known magicians.

How did Houdini the magician die?

As part of a performance in 1926, Harry Houdini asked to be punched in the stomach several times. Unfortunately, he was suffering from appendicitis at the time, and the blows caused the organ to rupture, leading to his death just days later.

Which N*Sync member is a magician?

While Joey Fatone has never performed magic as part of his work with the band N*Sync, it's well known by fans that he practices magic as a hobby. He's skilled at making coins, cards, and other small objects disappear.

How do you become a magician?

Learning magic is different than learning biology or painting, as most magicians don't learn their craft through formal education. Instead, many recommend learning magic tricks from books, and then practicing them for many hours until they're perfected. With enough experience, you can even devise your own tricks.

What skills do magicians have?

A magician's skills largely depend on the type of magic they perform. A mentalist will be well-trained in the art of persuasion and psychology. A card magician will need to be very dexterous and nimble with their fingers. Stage magicians typically put a lot of work into creating elaborate props and routines.

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