Arts & Culture

Best Local Magicians in San Francisco

July 22, 2011 9:53 AM

Whether you’ve got a children’s birthday bash or a corporate cocktail hour, entertainment is a must. And magic brings out the kid in everyone. We’ve searched our bag of tricks and brought you the best in local magicians. From card tricks to white rabbits, your guests will be amazed and amused just by hearing that famous phrase…Abracadabra!

Robert Strong

Billing himself as the Comedy Magician, you’ve really got to visit this guy’s website. It’s a terrific indication of what’s in store for your special event. Robert has been entertaining audiences large and small, young and old, formal and casual, and everything in between. Robert has appeared on CBS This Morning, performed for the U.S. Congress, and taken his act to more than 30 different countries. Although Robert specializes as a corporate entertainer, he regularly appears at a broad range of events: trade shows, conventions, product launches, cruise ships, colleges, comedy clubs, private parties, political events, and much more. No two shows are ever the same as Robert magically creates a unique theatrical experience for every audience.

Ash K.

San Francisco’s 2nd funniest comic magician, Ash K the Pretty Good (aka Ashkenazi the Pretty Good), hales from Balka (a very small country East of Poland), and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for fourteen years. Born to a family of professional entertainers in the Eastern Europe, Ash K. began performing for paying audiences by age thirteen, and by age fourteen, allowed them to leave the room for additional payment. Recently asked about his experience in America as a foreign national, Ash K. responded, “I like it here very much. For one, I have not been incarcerated, even briefly, which is a lot better than some folks are doing both home and here.” When not performing for corporate crowds and private parties all over the world, Ash K. enjoys crochet (traditionally, a man’s hobby in his country) and jogging. Needless to say, Ash K. is perfect for grown-up and kids crowds who love to laugh. He’s magically hilarious!

Dan Chan the Magic Man

Dan Chan the Magic Man

Dan Chan has been called “an intense, three-ring circus rolled into one man” and for good reason. Dan Chan the Magic Man merges several specialties from the world of variety arts into a singular experience. From slight-of-hand to authentic pick pocketing; from world-class juggling to circus stunts; from fire breathing to fire-juggling; from escapes to dog tricks, Dan Chan creates excitement wherever he performs. And he’s performed everywhere! If you think your crowd is a tough audience, Dan can handle it with flair. He is a favorite of the United States Marine Corps.

The Magic of Chin-Chin

The Magic of Chin-Chin

Chin-Chin, a San Francisco native, has been performing magic since the age of 7, when he was entertained by a magician at the hospital after having surgery. Growing up in the Bay Area, his fellow magicians dubbed Chin-Chin a “Master Prodigy” for his great aptitude in the art of magic. Three time award-winning “Stage Magician of the Year” in San Francisco, Chin-Chin has become the most awarded magician in the Bay Area. He combines the art of illusion with a hilarious and dynamic personality and performs regularly at private events and popular San Francisco clubs, including the famed nightclub Yoshi’s.

Magic Dan

Magic Dan

Specializing in children’s entertainment, Magic Dan is celebrating his 20th year as a professional magician. His fast-paced programs are always educational, and combine a blend of great magic with a whole lot of fun. Magic Dan’s captivating performances are filled with positive messages that enhance education, reading, and self-esteem. Through the power of magic, Magic Dan gets kids to embrace learning and feel good about themselves.

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