Almost everybody enjoys a good card trick. From our earliest memories of having dad pull magical quarters from behind our ears to seeing women in a box sawed in half to watching a television illusionist make an elephant disappear, magicians have remained favorites in American entertainment.
Famed magicians Penn and Teller, together for almost 40 years, have had a permanent show in Las Vegas for over a decade and continue to perform for sold-out audiences. In 2014, a magician won television’s most popular talent contest, “America’s Got Talent,” for the first time.
12 Corporate Magicians for Your Event
This fascination for magic carries over into the business world too. More and more companies are turning to corporate entertainment venues to reward and please their employees. It should be no surprise that professional magicians are near the top for most requested types of corporate entertainment.
Tired of boring corporate events that leave everyone longing for the end of the night? Hiring high-quality performers is one way to electrify any evening, and while you are at it, you might as well go for the most exciting but also pragmatic option and find some corporate magicians! It can be hard to find hilarious performers with material that is appropriate for the strictest of corporate events. However, it is possible, and we have even done the legwork for you. Below are several magicians that balance entertainment with mind-blowing illusions. Now the only decisions to make are: will you choose the magic dragon or the psychic parrot? The young powerhouse or the established master? Any one of these corporate event magicians is sure to result in a high-energy corporate event.
The amazing magic duo Jarrett & Raja dazzles audiences with stage illusions. Deciding there were too many corporate magicians doing card tricks and close-up foolery, they decided to follow Siegfried & Roy route and go big. They combine their unique talents in illusions and music in their act. Jarrett was trained by legendary magician Harry Blackstone, Jr. and Raja graduated from the Julliard School of Music as a gifted pianist.
Mac King – This comedy magician has performed on numerous television specials, often as a co-host, and has his family-friendly show at the Harrah’s Las Vegas called “The Mac King Comedy Magic Show.” King sets aside time to perform at about 60 private corporate events each year. He works everyday objects like goldfish and Fig Newtons into his comedy magic act and is best known for his yellow raincoat that he calls his “cloak of invisibility.” King is especially in demand for corporate events that include family members, young and old, in the audience.
Dana Daniels- Paired with his Psychic Parrot Luigi, Daniels is one of the funniest corporate magicians working today around the country at corporate events, private parties, and sales award meetings. He counts Frito-Lay, McDonald’s and Lincoln Financial among his favorite clients. With the green parrot Luigi playing the straight bird, the duo keeps the audiences rolling with laughter as Daniels tries to prove Luigi is truly clairvoyant. Incredible corporate magic blended with rapid-fire comedy and audience participation are his high points. Dana is one of the best clean magicians for corporate events.
Adam Trent – Trent bills himself as The Futurist, a technology illusions specialist who has elevated magic to a new level. One of seven world-famous illusion artists who played in the long-running Broadway show, The Illusionists, Trent has tailored his Criss Angel-like tricks and illusions to fit into smaller corporate venues. His act incorporates comedy, dance, technology, and classic illusion technique to entertain his audiences. You’ll think he is a rock star, but he is not. He is just one of the best magicians the world has ever seen. Without a doubt, Adam Trent is one of the best corporate event magicians in the world.
Mat Franco- This magician won the 2014 season of “America’s Got Talent” and the $1 million dollars that went along with the win. He currently headlines his magic act in Las Vegas at The Ling Hotel and Casino. His specialty is close-up magic and spectacular magic card tricks that even the best corporate magicians applaud. To Franco, his magic is all about making people have fun. Nothing pleases him more than to have audiences exiting in bewilderment wondering how he did what they just saw. His slight-of-hand skills and card tricks are especially popular at private parties and intimate corporate functions.
Justin Flom – This corporate clean magician got his big start starring on social media platforms like YouTube series and television shows like “Wizard Wars.” Born into a family of magicians (his father and uncle were practicing magicians), Flom began doing magic at an early age. He was so good by the time he graduated from high school that he took his act show to The Branson Mall Music Theater where he became the youngest headliner on the strip. His specialty is performing magic with ordinary objects. Now he performs live with either his touring show or opening for music acts in large venues and at numerous company functions. Justin knows how to reel you in, mixing card tricks with stories. He is very smooth and never misses a beat, skillfully showing that there is a history in the art and skill to the practitioner.
Simon Pierro – This German magician lives in Berlin and makes regular tours around the world including stops in the United States. After appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, his performance was posted on YouTube and viewed more than 10 million times. Pierro can claim fame to having appeared on the hugely popular show more than any other magician. He is heavily involved in digital magic, a combination of magic and technical innovation. Consequently, Pierro is now known as “The iPad Magician” and is in tremendous demand for technology company events.
Jeff Hobson – Hobson can generate laughter from his audiences with his unique mix of comedy and magic. He has a gift for physical comedy and flamboyant magic tricks. A favorite magic performer for many of the Fortune 500 companies, Hobson has won many prestigious awards, including “Stage Magician of the Year” by the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA). Also, he stars in and produces the critically acclaimed “Carnival of Wonders” show at the Reno Hilton and Casino, Nevada.
Comedian, magician, writer, and host: Bill Arnold does it all, and he does it all professionally. His show Triple Espresso has enjoyed an international audience of more than 2 million people in its 17 years of performance, and Arnold brings the same energy to his magic shows, which manage to be both hilarious and undeniably classy.
Piff the Magic Dragon – Real name John van der Put, Piff is a magician and comedian transported from the UK, who hit it big on “America’s Got Talent.” Performing in a cornball dragon costume, he combines slapstick humor with great tricks to keep his audiences laughing. With his dog Pickles, the “World’s First Magic Performing Chihuahua,” Piff is a favorite at corporate events. Piff the Magic Dragon breaks the mold with a dry wit and knack for irreverent performances that have earned him over 15 million YouTube views, two sold-out seasons at London’s Soho Theatre, and a stint opening for music superstars Mumford & Sons. Piff has also performed in venues like Shakespeare’s Globe and the London and Sydney opera houses.
There are numerous other talented corporate magicians who entertain at corporate parties and events. Some of them have been able to abandon the traditional magic show travels and have made corporate entertaining a full-time career. Most top-rated talent booking agencies will have a cast of proven professional magicians to choose from.
Magic. It is something that everyone is drawn to. We just want to see how the trick is done. We feel like, if we watch closely, we’ll catch it. However, Mat Franco shows us that you cannot catch a good magician no matter how hard you look.
Corporate Magic – World-Class & Unforgettable
The goal of any corporate event is for the attendees to remember the experience. If they remember the event, they will also remember you and the company that sponsored it. This triggers name or brand recognition.
One of the better ways to achieve that level of “memorability” is to use a corporate magician. The magician will astound the guests with feats of unbelievable magic or prestidigitation. He/she will interact with the guests and perform “up close” magic. That magician will be on their mind for hours after the event is over. This also means that they are thinking about you and your company.
With one of these magicians on the stage at your corporate event, you can be sure that the audience will not be staring wistfully at the exit. In fact, they will have to keep their eyes on the corporate event magician – or they just might miss a mind-blowing trick.