Magic is perhaps one of the most compelling forms of entertainment. It has the power to reel the audience’s attention and to maintain their interest peaked for a very long time.
When picked right, entertainment has the power to make your events stand out from the pack by creating memorable experiences that will delight your guests and, why not, take them by surprise.
Read this article to get to know 12 professional entertainers from New York who will breathe new life into your next event and leave a lasting impression on your attendees. We have selected a few top entertainers who have proven themselves to be some of the best magicians in the biz. Be sure to keep on reading, and by the end of the article, you will have lots of reasons why you should work with a magician for an upcoming event.
1. Jon Stetson
With over two decades of experience performing at events across 25 countries, world-class mentalist and entertainer Jon Stetson has found the recipe for New York entertainment, which is captivating, engaging, and memorable.
One of the things which makes him special is the fact he adds uproariously funny situation comedy to each one of his programs. This way, he manages to create hilarity, which never fails to satisfy an audience’s need for entertainment.
Watch the video below to learn about Jon’s signature program called The Stetson Experience:
2. Jeff Grow
An award-winning magician, Jeff Grow is one of those professional entertainers who can add a ‘wow’ factor to your event by putting on a show which is sophisticated and mind-blowing.
Elegant sleight of hand and surreal mind-reading come together to take audiences on a mysterious journey that explores the diverse facets of the art of illusion.
Jeff’s performances also have a substantial component of mystery, which allows guests to experience awe and wonder. Check out the video below to see him in action:
3. Alexander Boyce
A sleight of hand artist, Alexander Boyce has made a splash on the entertainment scene with his remarkable sleight of hand technique and thrilling performances.
Alexander will ensure your event stands out from the rest by catering to the specific needs of your event and delivering a customized performance that perfectly hits the mark.
If you’re looking for an entertainer who is quick to surprise and leaves audiences wondering, “How did he do it?” consider Alexander.
Check out the video below to see him in action!
4. Mike Bent
Mike Bent was only six years old when he began his career in magic. By the time he graduated from college, he was already performing his original magic and comedy routines. In 1992, Mike became a dad, and since then, he’s been committed to providing high-quality children’s entertainment.
Today, he’s one of the greatest children’s magicians in the world thanks to his creative shows, which aim to educate and motivate children.
In addition to having a strong educational component, Mike’s performances also incorporate a hearty dose of comedy meant to keep children engaged from start to finish. However, throughout the hilarity, the magic he performs is captivating, as Mike doesn’t let the gags get in the way of the mystery.
Learn more about Mike, one of the most beloved professional entertainers you can book for your events.
5. Brian Curry
Brian Curry is a professional mind reader and a psychology expert. Trusted by companies at a wide array of corporate events, Brian focuses on audience interaction and putting on a wholly engaging show guests have never seen before.
With his performances, Curry takes audiences along on a journey through card tricks, mind games, and other feats of mentalism, which would surprise even the biggest skeptic. As a bonus, his shows feature top comedy, which is sure to leave attendees in stitches.
But don’t just take our word for it. Watch the video below and see what others have to say as well.
6. Gary Ferrar (Gary the Great)
An acclaimed mentalist and magician, Gary Ferrar draws on his love for theater and improvisation to put together captivating shows which always leave audiences wanting more.
Funny, energetic, and always entertaining, Gary can perform for a wide array of guests, being just as comfortable headlining for multi-billion dollar companies like Burberry or Morgan Stanley, as he is performing for casual backyard parties.
Get to know Gary even better by checking out the clip below.
7. Patrick Davis
Patrick Davis is one of New York’s hottest magicians right now. His performances are highly rated among magic enthusiasts, and he is continuously praised for his successful fusion between magic and stand-up comedy.
Patrick specializes in performing close-up magic, and viewers have praised him for his clean execution and charming on-stage persona.
8. Matias Letelier
Matias Letelier is a mentalist and illusionist who has made quite a name for himself in the New York magic scene. He manifested his interest in magic from a very young age and has spent many years practicing to hone his craft.
During his shows, he employs an entire set of props to perform some of his more elaborate magic tricks. However, depending on the circumstances, Matias is not averse to performing without any props, as he is also a specialized close-up magician.
9. Mike Patrick
Mike Patrick is a Manhattan-based card magician and among the top professional entertainers in the area. With his incredible mastery of the sleight-of-hand technique and creative use of playing cards, Mike has been able to maintain his act fresh and to entertain for well over a decade
He is a top pick for any event organizer who’s looking to add a tinge of top-quality magic to their event. Part of Mike’s success is owed not only to his varied repertoire of magic tricks but because he also does an amazing job as a showman.
10. David Corsaro
David Corsaro is a magician who has been performing for almost three decades now. David was able to have such a flourishing and longevous career due to his constant strive to change and to maintain his acts fresh.
He has developed his style of magic, which blends close-up magic with bits of stand-up comedy, in which David captures the audience’s attention through well-rehearsed jokes and clean-cut card tricks.
11. Todd Robbins
From a very early age, Todd Robbins has had a strong interest in magic – an interest which would push him to become one of the top entertainers of the industry.
Nowadays, he is a well-respected figure in the magic community and has come to be known for his odd but very entertaining performances, such as sword swallowing and his signature light bulb eating act.
12. Francis Menotti
Francis Menotti is a professional who has found a way to bridge the gap between magic and motivational speaking, combining these two domains to form a very compelling and highly entertaining performance.
During his shows, Francis uses magic as a metaphor to teach his audience valuable lessons about how they should never lose touch with their child-like emotions to grow a more positive and enthusiastic outlook on life.
Francis’ focus is on continuously pushing the boundaries and breaking the rules of “typical” magic presentations. The fact that it actually deceived Penn and Teller was a pleasantly surprising honor.
Find More Professional Entertainers in Our Portfolio
We hope this article proved that magic is the way to go if you want to offer your guests a captivating experience.
Choosing high-quality entertainment for your New York event can make the difference between an okay event and a truly great and memorable one.
If you aim for the latter, then it’s paramount you invest in the best entertainment.
Regardless of what type of event you are organizing, we can help you find the right entertainer for it. Be sure to reach out to us at (615) 283-0039, and we will help you make your event as entertaining as you envisioned it. Get started by browsing through our complete list of magicians, comedians, keynote speakers, and more.