Johnny Valdes has over 23 years as Kiko the Clown. His magic began at the age of 10 when his dad took him to the circus. Johnny was amazed by the acts; especially the magician's act. Johnny began his clown adventure in Monterrey, Mexico, with the help of local clowns. In the '80's, Johnny Valdes worked next to Gaspar Roberto Gomez Bolanos, Enaine Capulina, and Chiquilladas.
Magic was in his mind, so Johnny went to the public library to get books about magic. When he was in 6th grade, he performed a few routines for social hour on Fridays.
He created Kiko the Clown to combine magic and clowning to his show.
Johnny Valdes attended drama classes to learn acting. To John's surprise, his teacher Arnulfo Arizpe was a professional magician, who was also a good actor. John learned not only magic, but acting from him. John combined those to create his first professional magic act. He did a show on his own birthday and his grandma gave him $20.00, which he used to buy more magic props. Next he added a few letters to his first name, and became "Johnny" for his stage magic.
Kiko (John Valdes) will bring the laughter and joy to your party.
Johnny Valdes: Magician
Pepsi, Hispanic Fest Illinois, Public Libraries, the Chicago area and suburbs, Rockford, Aurora, Arlington Heights, Illinois, and River Walk Festival in San Antonio, Texas
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 60 minutes
Rockford Public Library, Rockford, Illinois, Park district, Head Start Program of Rockford, Carpenterville, Elgin, and Aurora, Illinois, Fiesta Hispana Rockford, Iglesia El Calvario, Iglesia Mormona de Palatine, WGN Chicago, PBS WTTW Channel 11 Chicago.
at least 10 Feet space from stage or perfoming area,
control your kids duirng the show
I bring my own sound system but if you have a DJ is good!
Sound system with mics
I complete a show of Kiko The Magical Clown, which includes, ropes, silks, ballooning, cards, comedy, music, and close-up magic. If you prefer just to have the magician, we can arrange that for you.
Past Booked Dates:
05-08-2010 — San Antonio, Texas
Available for Your
Baby Shower, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Church Service, Convention, Corporate Event, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Restaurant
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