James Sanden - Chicago Comedy Magician

Why book James Sanden - Chicago Comedy Magician?

Combining magic, improv, acting and stand-up comedy, I’ve developed a fast-paced, funny and mystifying show focused on audience impact and participation. You can be certain my show will be entertaining, magical and the highlight of your event!

For corporate or large private events, I offer a short, no-cost, no-obligation demonstration. And if you're not happy with my performance, I offer a money back guarantee, no questions asked!

“You were a wonderful addition to the party on Saturday night. Your magic is absolutely top notch…It is always nerve wracking to hire someone new - you exceeded expectations and I look forward to hiring you for future events.” ---Robyn Wetzel, In Focus Ev

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Great entertainer

James was great to work with. Very professional, pleasant personality. He entertained at our corporate Christmas party. Everyone had a great time. Loved the strolling magic before the show.He kept his act clean, which was very important.

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Reviewer: Mary A. U.
Event: Christmas Party in Wisconsin Dells, WI
Event Date: Feb 1, 2013
Hired As: Comedy Magician

This has been the best party ever!

I am very pleased with James presentation. All my guest, Family but most importantly my 6 year old son loved it. "This has b een the best party ever" my son said over and over again. James Thank you so much your the bomb!

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Reviewer: Edna A.
Event: Birthday Party in Chicago, IL
Event Date: Dec 4, 2011
Hired As: Comedy Magician

Review by Peter P.

I was very pleased with James' professional attitude and excellent performance. Our party was running a little late but James was very considerate in waiting longer than expected which prompted me to give him a big tip at the end. His show was very enjoyable and he actively involved many kids of the party in his various acts. All the kids and even the adults had lots of fun. I would definitely hire him again for future events and also recommend him to friends for their parties.

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Reviewer: Peter P.
Event: Birthday Party in Schaumburg, IL
Event Date: Apr 3, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Magician

Review by Jennifer D.

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Reviewer: Jennifer D.
Event: Birthday Party in Chicago, IL
Event Date: Mar 27, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Magician

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 45 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates

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James Sanden - Chicago Comedy Magician

“It is always nerve wracking to hire someone new - you exceeded expectations and I look forward to hiring you for future events.”

“He totally adapted to our needs and was so accommodating. I’d definitely hire him again.”

“I have been producing events for over 20 years and I thought I had seen everything yet you blew me away.”

QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT, EASY TO WORK WITH, GUARANTEED!

There’s a lot of pressure to pick the best event entertainment possible, so if you want someone to provide fun and laughs, but who will also make you look good and make sure you get everything you want from the performance, look no further!

HOW I MAKE YOUR JOB EASIER!

My job is to make your job easy. I’ve worked in the corporate world and I know the importance of professionalism, courtesy and flexibility. That means I return calls quickly, I show up early to the event and I’m ready to entertain when I arrive. My show needs little set up or lights and I can even provide my own sound if you need me to!

FLEXIBLE, RELIABLE, EXPERIENCED ENTERTAINMENT!

I’ve taken my years of experience in magic, improv, acting and stand-up comedy to create an entertaining, astonishing and funny performance. I’ve performed in venues ranging from private homes to comedy clubs to the theater, developing a fast-paced, funny and mystifying show focused on audience impact and participation. You can be certain my show will be entertaining, magical and the highlight of your event!

GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK!

For corporate events and large private parties, I’m happy to come to you and give you a short, no-cost, no-obligation demonstration. And if you're not happy with my performance, I offer a money back guarantee, no questions asked!

1) CLOSE-UP / STROLLING MAGIC:

Close-up magic is perfect for entertaining large groups, without the need for a formal stage or everyone’s attention. I wander from group to group, performing several astonishing feats right before their eyes, before moving on to astound his next audience. It’s low maintenance, high return entertainment, guaranteed to be the highlight of your event! Perfect for: cocktail parties, banquets, company picnics, weddings, restaurants, fairs and hospitality suites.

2) COMEDY STAGE MAGIC SHOW:

My stage show is for larger groups of people looking for a formal presentation from 15 to 45 minutes in length. It combines mystery, comedy and audience participation to create a high-impact, fast moving show, guaranteed to please. But it’s also self contained, which means very little set-up or coordination required on your part! Perfect for: private parties, company picnics, block parties, banquets and for corporate entertainment.

3) I CAN CUSTOMIZE A SHOW FOR YOUR NEEDS!:

Magic is also a great medium to communicate a message, whether that’s teaching potential customers the distinguishing features of your product on the trade show floor or teaching the value of reading or character in a library or school auditorium. It’s the snowball effect: by integrating your message in my shows your ideas get a greater audience, who also pay much closer attention, which greatly increases the likelihood of your message being remembered!

TESTIMONIALS:

“You were a wonderful addition to the party on Saturday night. Your magic is absolutely top notch. I have been producing events for over 20 years and I thought I had seen everything yet you blew me away. As I walked through the party I heard the buzz of guests... "did you see the magician? you've got to see this guy, he is incredible..." It is always nerve wracking to hire someone new - you exceeded expectations and I look forward to hiring you for future events.” ---Robyn Wetzel, In Focus Events

“James is an excellent magician. His style is fresh and his ability to relate quickly and easily to any audience is impeccable. Not only is James very funny, but his showmanship is accessible while being very professional. I would highly recommend James for any audience who wishes to be “wowed” and delighted.” ---Dianna Smith, Director, Business Services at Volunteer Match

“James’ magic performance was as hilarious as it was amazing. He delighted both the kids and adults with his quick wit and slight of hand. He totally adapted to our needs and was so accommodating. I’d definitely hire him again.” ---Touba Selph, Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Chicago

“I would recommend James’ work to any group or organization that is looking for a meaningful presentation or an entertaining performance…expect a personal touch in the way James works to plan any event.” ---Erin Bosack, Glenbrook South High School

CLIENT LIST:

Environmental Resource Management * Misericordia Women’s League * Baha’is of Chicago * La Rabida Children’s Hospital * Joliet Public Schools * Glenbrook South High School * Audubon School * Avery Coonley School * In Focus Events * Diverse Entertainment Resource * ACE Entertainment * ComedyWorks * Loonee’s Comedy Corner * Magic Chicago * Lincoln Lodge * Cornservatory Theater

Testimonials

His tricks seem effortless, but they are fantastic. It really seems like magic. . .It was a magical and fun experience for us and all of our guests.

– Kim Hays, Bosque Del Cabo Eco-Lodge

James is a very entertaining magician. His execution, personality, and jokes combine to create a memorable experience. I hope I am able to see his shows many more times. Choose him to perform and you won’t be disappointed.

– Assistant Project Manager/Editor, Broadcast Media

As both an audience member and as show producer who has cast James in variety shows, I’ve always been impressed with his personality, charm, and, of course, ability to amaze. His performances are both clever and entertaining, and his rapport with an audience is always positive and usually very immediate. His style of magic works well in both theater and more intimate settings, such as restaurants or parties.

– Christopher Donaldson, Chicago Event Producer

I would recommend James’ work to any group or organization that is looking for a meaningful presentation or an entertaining performance…expect a personal touch in the way James works to plan any event.

– Erin Bosack, Glenbrook South High School

James’ magic performance was as hilarious as it was amazing. He delighted both the kids and adults with his quick wit and slight of hand. He totally adapted to our needs and was so accommodating. I’d definitely hire him again.

– Touba Selph, Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Chicago

James was THE entertainment at our company Christmas party. He had the entire room shedding tears of laughter followed by spellbound amazement. He was as quick with his tongue as he was with his hands. He kept us mystified and amused from beginning to end.

– Piper Roelen, Environmental Resource Management

I can’t thank you enough for all you did to help make our first annual Hands of Peace Gala an enjoyable and entertaining experience for all who attended. Everyone I spoke with was really amazed by the things you did! Your act was the perfect touch for our cocktail hour. You were a pleasure to work with. You were professional, “low-maintenance,” and exceptionally courteous from beginning to end. It was also great to have an entertainer who could amuse people of all different ages, since our audience ranged in age from teens to senior citizens. I would heartily recommend you to anyone holding an event like ours, and am so grateful that you could perform for us! Once again, thank you so much for all you did for Hands of Peace.

– Julie Kanak, Hands of Peace

James is an excellent magician. His style is fresh and his ability to relate quickly and easily to any audience is impeccable. Not only is James very funny, but his showmanship is accessible while being very professional. I would highly recommend James for any audience who wishes to be “wowed” and delighted.

– Dianna Smith, Director, Business Services at Volunteer Match

James’ magic helped to engage a conversation with the attendees, having them ask more questions about our offerings. We collected more cards with warm leads than ever before! We were able to learn more about the prospective clients and what their needs were…People spent more time at our booth than any of the others.

– Victoria Rock, Victoria Transcription Services

Few magicians I’ve seen are as funny and as deceptive as you are! . . .We would recommend your performances to anyone looking for an entertaining addition to their event.

– Dennis Vanderhouwen, Diverse Entertainment Resource

You were a wonderful addition to the party on Saturday night. Your magic is absolutely top notch. I have been producing events for over 20 years and I thought I had seen everything yet you blew me away. As I walked through the party I heard the buzz of guests… “did you see the magician? you’ve got to see this guy, he is incredible…” It is always nerve wracking to hire someone new – you exceeded expectations and I look forward to hiring you for future events.

– Robyn Wetzel, InFocus Events

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