If you’ve seen a party magician in the last 40 years, you’ve probably seen a lot of the same tricks. They’re standard classics that continue to dazzle kids, so all the magicians do them. What sets party magicians apart is the performance and delivery. Louis the Magician is one of the most entertaining performers I’ve seen, and his take on the classics make him a standout in a crowded field.
He performed at my 5-year old son’s birthday party this weekend. He has constructed a show that not only amazed the kids, but had the grownups howling with laughter. He’s every bit as much an adult comedian as a children’s magician, and has managed to weave the two skills together in a seriously entertaining package. It’s a hard skill, and he’s mastered it in his writing and delivery.
Before his performance, a parent told me that she’s seen party magicians before, and that kids start to get bored, and she worried that a 45 minute show was much too long. The kids had just taken a train ride through the park, so they’d been sitting and hadn’t had a chance to run around yet. I was worried she was right. So I told Louis, “Look, these kids might be antsy and have a hard time sitting still. If you feel like you’re starting to lose them, you have my permission to wrap up early. I’m fine with that.” He told me, “It’ll never happen.” And he was right. The kids were so into the show, having such a good time, I think he could have gone another 15 minutes and they still would have been in rapture.
I could continue, but the bottom line is: I highly recommend Louis the Magician. Hire him for your party.