Laurels
Best Magicians in
San Francisco
2017

Why These Magicians?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored magicians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best magicians in San Francisco, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans is a professional magician and illusionist who brings a modern twist to classic magic. He also consults for theatrical productions, and his background in engineering and product design helps him create unique illusions that have impressed audiences across the United States. When he's not on stage, Andrew is a Design Lead, IDEO, and a guest lecturer at the Stanford d.school. He regularly speaks at companies around the Bay Area about the intersection of magic and design.

San Francisco, CA(253) 732-6201

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Calvin Kai Ku

Calvin Kai Ku is a San Francisco magician and comedian who has entertained audiences locally and across the world. His background in circus performance adds something different to his skill set, which delights audiences in close-up settings, on stage, at parties, at corporate functions, and at trade shows. Calvin's previous corporate clients include eBay, PG&E, Oracle Open World, and Tech Crunch.

San Francisco, CA(510) 919-8310

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Christian Cagigal

Christian Cagigal has been performing magic in San Francisco for more than a decade. He enjoys an excellent reputation -- he is a three-time winner of the Best Magician of the Bay Award (San Francisco Bay Guardian), and he has been verified as a local favorite by the San Francisco Chronicle's chief theater critic.

San Francisco, CA

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Comedy Magic by Robert Strong

Robert Strong has performed at the White House on two separate occasions, as well as across the United States and the world. He is a renowned magician, comedian, and entertainer who has an immense wealth of performance experience. His thirty-year career includes six different TEDx Talks, numerous television appearances, and more than ten thousand shows. He specializes in corporate entertainment, trade shows, team building workshops, hosting, theater shows, close-up magic, and lots more. His corporate client list includes Apple, Google, Macy's, Raytheon, Starbucks, and innumerable other major companies. Robert offers discounts when he performs for non-profit organizations.

San Francisco, CA(415) 665-2442

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David Gerard

David Gerard is a magician and mind-reader who specializes in mental illusions, influence, and predictions -- magic that is designed with a modern and sophisticated audience in mind. He has been practicing magic for almost twenty years, and he has thousands of performance hours under his belt. He is as comfortable performing for Fortune 500 events as he is at intimate private parties, and his audiences are equally confounded and entertained. David has been engaged by corporate clients such as Google, HP, Uber, Airbnb, and Citi.

San Francisco, CA(650) 516-7459

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Doug Kevilus

Doug Kevilus is a mentalist who has performed on television and radio as well as at corporate events, comedy clubs, and theaters. He has almost two decades of experience in the events industry, and he likes to customize his performances according to the needs of his clients. He specializes in corporate entertainment, and he is an expert master of ceremonies, as well as an energizing presence at cocktail and networking meetings.

San Francisco, CA(877) 825-2421

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Frisco Fred

Frisco Fred is a professional magician, comic, juggler, escape artist, and variety entertainer who has performed all over the world. He has been producing successful shows for more than a decade, and Frisco Fred is currently involved in more than 200 San Francisco public performances per year.

San Francisco, CA(415) 516-6524

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Funnybone Magic

Funnybone Magic is a professional magician and entertainment company in the State of California owned by professional magician Mike "Funnybone" Ianneo. For the past thirty-five years, he has been entertaining children and adults with his special blend of comedy and magic and award-winning balloon bending skills. Mike's specialty is birthday party performances with entertainment suitable for all ages, from first birthdays to fiftieth birthdays. In addition to domestic magic performances, over the past several years he's performed shows on cruise ships in South America, theme parks in Japan, and hosted special events in China. His award-winning balloon animals were featured in the movie "Patch Adams" starring Robin Williams. A gallery of Mike "Funnybone" Ianneo's past events is available on his website along with a contact form.

Burlingame, CA(650) 952-5696

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Goofball

Goofball entertains children across the San Francisco Bay Area with his magic tricks, balloon art, and comedic performances. Parents are pleased to see happy and captive young audiences, and they often find themselves laughing along to Goofball's antics. They are impressed by the time, thought, and skill that goes into his performances, as well as by the professional staging, costumes, magic props, and puppets.

San Francisco, CA(415) 484-5437

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Heather Rogers

Heather Rogers is a magician, speaker, comic, and variety entertainer whose shows incorporate humor, sleight-of-hand, dance, musical satire, escape artistry, impersonations, mentalism, and even machete juggling. Heather is also a motivational speaker, mindfulness coach, and productivity trainer who helps professionals and individuals to optimize their performance. She offers complimentary entertainment consultations via Skype.

San Francisco, CA(415) 824-4220

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Jeff Haas Magic

Jeff Haas is a comedy magician who has been performing in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 15 years. He specializes in close-up magical illusions, providing magical entertainment for a genuinely diverse range of audiences and events. These have included wedding receptions, small company parties, cub scout gatherings, and Indian first birthday parties.

San Mateo, CA(650) 571-7058

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Kevin Blake

Kevin Blake is a San Francisco showman who brings illusions, magic, mentalism, and comedy to private and public audiences across the Bay area. Kevin has a decade of experience in his profession, which includes time spent as a backstage magician for Band of Magicians, as well as performances at The Fillmore and lectures at Google. His audiences report a mesmerizing and astonishing experience.

San Francisco, CA(415) 952-6106

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Magic Circus

Magic Circus performs in San Francisco and across Northern California, entertaining and educating children, teens, and adult audiences. Its specialties include family stage shows, parties, picnics, school assembly programs, corporate events. It performs at theaters, schools, libraries, trade shows, and festivals, where it provides all manner of magical amusements -- including balloon sculpting, mime, face painting, themed parties, and puppet shows. Magic Circus has an excellent reputation, and it has received positive reviews from the San Francisco Chronicle and other local publications.

San Rafael, CA(415) 457-4386

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Magic Dan

Magic Dan is a children's entertainer with two decades of professional magic experience. He performs at both pre-schools and elementary schools, and he also specializes in birthday magic at private parties. He was recently voted Best Party Entertainer in Alameda County by readers of Parents' Press.

San Francisco, CA(415) 337-8500

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Mike Toy Entertainment

Guests will find private parties and corporate events worth the attendance when Mike Toy Entertainment takes the spotlight. As a San Fransisco magician, Mike Toy brings high-quality, exciting, and interactive performances to corporate events, master of ceremonies, trade shows, and posh private parties. He also doubles as a keynote speaker that will leave audiences feeling refreshed, energetic, and inspired. His ability to combine magic, entertainment, and motivational messages has helped many companies build stronger customer service and sales teams. Mike Toy has earned praise from celebrity guests such as Jerry Rice, William Shatner, and Norman Reedus. He has also performed for companies such as Pixar, Wells Fargo, and the San Fransisco 49ers.

San Francisco, CA(415) 488-6453

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Mr. Shap Entertainment and Event Consulting

Mr. Shap has won seven consecutive "Family Favorite" awards from Bay Area Parent Magazine. He was also voted San Francisco's Best Party Entertainer in Nickelodeon's Parents' Picks Awards. His excellent reputation as a magician and balloon performer makes him a popular choice for birthday parties, corporate events, weddings, trade shows, picnics, festivals, grand openings, school events, and library events. Mr. Shap is a member of both the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians.

San Francisco, CA(415) 759-7427

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Paul Nathan

Paul Nathan is an experienced magician and entertainer who specializes in close-up magic, private parties, trade shows, theater, stage productions, festivals, children's shows, and college events. Paul has entertained audiences all over the world, but he has now returned to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he offers affordable magic shows for families.

San Francisco, CA(415) 701-7285

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Perry Yan

Perry Yan is an award-winning family entertainer, balloon artist, and magician who performs at children's parties and family events in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also entertains schools and libraries full of children (who sometimes number in the hundreds), and his shows delight adults and kids alike. Perry has performed for well-known companies like Oracle, McDonald's, and Jawbone, as well as large non-profit organizations like Mozilla and the YMCA. He has won awards for both stage magic and close-up magic, and he offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee for every event.

San Francisco, CA(415) 601-2249

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San Francisco Magic Underground

Sebastian Boswell III is an international performer and a two-time winner of the Best of SF Fringe Award. He is a mentalist whose specialties include walk-around and table entertainment; stand-up and stage performance; trade shows; and ceremony hosting. His show, the San Francisco Magic Underground, is packed with magic and mystery.

San Francisco, CA(415) 294-1375

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The Marrakech Magic Theater

The Marrakech Magic Theater offers comedy and magic experiences at its playhouse on O'Farrell Street. The theater enjoys excellent reviews from its audiences, who are quick to express their delight with the performances they see here. They also appreciate the local and personal feel that the theater offers. Online booking is available.

San Francisco, CA(415) 794-6893

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