Laurels
Best Magicians
in St. Louis
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 St. Louis, MO.

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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.

Abra-Kid-Abra

Located in the St. Louis metro area, Abra-Kid-Abra offers magic shows and entertainment, along with a magic-themed party location that can be rented for special events and magic and variety entertainment classes for kids. Magic shows can be developed with a variety of themes, including comedy, circus, motivational, and educational. Abra-Kid-Abra's party location features inflatable attractions along with interactive magic and entertainment, including game shows, caricatures, and balloon art. Classes for kids are available in traditional magic, circus entertainment, balloon art, comedy, math magic, and theater. Their one-week summer magic camp is offered at schools and community centers throughout the St. Louis area. Abra-Kid-Abra is a locally owned business that was founded in 2005. They have earned perfect five-star overall customer ratings on both Google and Thumbtack.

Webster Groves, MO(314) 961-6912

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Brent Loewenstein

Brent Loewenstein is a corporate magician and professional speaker based in the St. Louis area. Loewenstein has practiced his craft for more than 20 years, performing at trade show exhibits for clients like Anhauser Busch and Kraft while still in his teens and has since traveled nationally for clients like Coca-Cola, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Sherwin Williams, and Johnson & Johnson. His innovative sleight-of-hand incorporates corporate messages and logos into the act, either subtly or boldly depending on client preference. He is often engaged for the kick-off icebreaker talk at sales meetings, to unveil new products with fanfare, and to inspire executives and staff. At trade shows, he specializes in enticing customers with a blend of magic, marketing, and message. With professional speaking, clients have a choice of three primary messages that can be tailored to fit the presentation's goals.

Chesterfield, MO(636) 537-3900

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Chris Carpunky

Chris Carpunky performs his comedic magic stage show, The Magic of Chris Carpunky, throughout the St. Louis area. He is also available to hire for family friendly events such as birthday parties, school functions, fundraisers, and private parties. All he needs is an area measuring about 6 by 4 feet for his table and props. Carpunky has earned more five-star reviews on entertainment booking sites Gigsalad and Gigmasters than any other St. Louis-area magician. Through his more than 25 years as a performer, he has been featured in countless newspaper articles and on television. Many of Carpunky's clients say that their children had the best birthdays ever thanks to his magical performance.

St. Louis, MO(618) 614-3250

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Christian the Magician

Based in St. Louis, Christian the Magician has perfected an uniquely sarcastic style designed to help audiences of all ages discover their inner children and have a blast at the same time. Christian describes his style as a cross between David Copperfield (his idol) and Jim Carrey. While he specializes in family-oriented comedy magic, he also has experience with arge stage illusions, close-up magic, and mentalism. Christian the Magician regularly performs free shows at the City Museum of St. Louis. Those who want to hire him for a private engagement should plan to book several months in advance. Christian has five-star overall customer ratings on both Gigsalad and Gigmasters.

St. Louis, MO(321) 947-0840

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Josh McVicar

Josh McVicar is a St. Louis-area magician who bills himself as The Trickster. His show, which features a blend of comedy, magic, and hypnotism, tours throughout the nation. While McVicar has performed for many high-profile clients over the past 15 years, including Washington State University, Texas State University, and Lake Forest University, Macy’s, and Red Robin, he's also available for smaller events like birthday parties and family reunions. McVicar has earned a five-star overall rating on Facebook, with fans praising him as one of the best entertainers in the industry.

O Fallon, MO(636) 485-8903

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Keith Jozsef

Keith Jozsef has been performing magic in the St. Louis area for more than 25 years. His specialties include both stage illusion and interactive magic. The latter includes sophisticated sleight-of-hand that can be performed at a range of events and celebrations, including weddings, birthday parties, and corporate retreats. Jozsef was named among the area's best magicians of 2016 by Thumbtack. He was called a scene-stealer in a review by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and compared to Orson Welles by a client from St. Louis University.

St. Louis, MO

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Ken Courtney

Based in St. Louis, Ken Courtney is a comedic magician who refers to himself as the Magic Hitman. For more than 30 years, he has performed for corporate clients throughout the region at events like trade shows, conventions, hospitality suites, and sales meetings, as well as at private events. Courtney's mission is to provide clients with a memorable experience, and he is one of the area's only magicians to provide a 100 percent money-back guarantee for those who are unsatisfied. In addition to magic performance, Courtney offers team-building facilitation and can serve as a master of ceremonies.

St. Louis, MO(816) 228-5531

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Larry Levin

Larry Levin is available to perform throughout the St. Louis area in two unique capacities: as Sparkles the Clown and as Amazing Larry, Magician Extraordinaire. Sparkles, available for school events, picnics, birthdays, and holiday parties, performs an interactive show with colorful magic, juggling, and stunts along with balloon animals and face painting. Amazing Larry specializes in stage illusions, close-up magic, and fast-paced comedy for both corporate and private events, including family celebrations, schools, organizations, and corporations. Levin has performed for more than 20 years and can tailor performances to fit events of all sizes and budgets. Levin's show has a five-star overall customer review from the Yellow Pages. Clients praise his funny, enthusiastic, clever performance that provides nonstop laughs for both children and adults.

St. Louis, MO(314) 994-0122

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Leland and Whiskers

Leland and Whiskers is a family-friendly party entertainment company that provides magic shows, balloon animals, face painting, and related services for birthday parties, school functions, summer camps, and other special occasions. Founder Leland Delgado (and Whiskers, his rabbit) have been performing throughout the greater St. Louis area since 2003. Free, customized online quotes are available for each event. Shows are completely self-contained and can be performed anywhere with five to seven feet of free space, though indoor locations are preferred. Professional quality balloon sculptures are designed to last up to two weeks. Leland and Whiskers has earned a five-star overall customer review on both Google and Thumbtack, with clients praising Delgado's ability to make every child feel special.

Ballwin, MO(314) 803-1095

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Mike Niehaus

Mike Niehaus is a magician and ventriloquist based in the St. Louis area who performs as a character known as Rusty Pliers, a self-proclaimed hillbilly who lives with no modern luxuries. His show is designed to be family friendly and customizable to a range of audiences. Niehaus's stage performance has been featured on cruise ships and in other national venues. It has a five-star overall rating on Gigmasters, with clients praising his humor, patience in entertaining kids of all ages, and fast, friendly communication skills.

St. Louis, MO(314) 691-0507

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Terry Richison

Based in the St. Louis area, Terry Richison is one of the country's most notable magicians and illusionists. His show blends comedy, magic, illusion, and fun into a unique stage performance. Booking options are available for events of any size, location, and budget. Some of Richison's most notable clients have included Anhauser Busch, Boeing Aircraft, the National Medical Association, and the St. Louis Cardinals. Richison has been performing magic since 1990 and is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Saint Charles, MO(702) 518-9121

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