Michael Van Ness

Why book Michael Van Ness?

Michael's clean comedy magic show is suitable for all ages and venues. Whether you are entertaining just a few or a few hundred Michael is prepared to deliver exactly what you need for your event. From family events like birthdays, churches, and schools, to powerful, hard hitting, and motivational corporate functions Michael's 15 years of experience will ensure you receive the most professional and entertaining act imaginable.

Michael is also one of Florida's top talent for anything balloon. When balloon dogs and swords fail to impress its time to hire a real pro. Michael's balloon repertoire includes anything and everything imaginable. In fact the only limitation is your imagination.

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Happiest Child Alive

Michael performed at my daughters 5th birthday party. He was amazing. She laughed and smiled the entire time. All of the kids had a wonderful time and made some wonderful memories. He had there attention the entire time and he was wonderful with all that the kids put him through. You wont be disappointed. Best magician around. He also made some of the coolest balloon items and the kids loved them.

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Reviewer: Jamie W.
Event: Birthday Party in St Cloud, FL
Event Date: May 11, 2013
Hired As: Magician, Balloon Twister
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First time hiring a Magician for a kid's birthday party

I was impressed! Michael's magic act kept 18 8-11 year old girls captivated for an hour! I appreciated that he customized the show for their interest and maturity levels. He was super patient with their abundance of curiosity. My husband and I thought he was hilarious. His act had enough quips to keep the adults entertained, too!

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Reviewer: Holly B.
Event: Birthday Party in Orlando, FL
Event Date: Apr 20, 2013
Hired As: Magician, Balloon Twister, Magician
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Hilarious and entertaining for both kids and adults!

Everyone loved him! He's hilarious and extremely professional. Every single parent at my daughter's party has asked me for his information to either hire him or go see his show. He was a big hit! Thank you, Mike!

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Reviewer: Amanda
Event: Birthday Party in Vero Beach, FL
Event Date: Mar 23, 2013
Hired As: Magician, Balloon Twister, Children's Party Entertainment, Children's Party Magician, Comedy Magician, Magician

Awesome balloon art

Saw Michael at a Candlelighters Christmas party and was amazed by all the wonderful balloon figures he could make. Really enjoyed his interaction with the children as he was creating his balloon art. Would definitly check out one of his shows again.

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Reviewer: Lou T.
Event: Christmas Party in Indialantic, FL
Event Date: Dec 11, 2011

Review by Phoebe W.

WOW!!!!! What an enjoyable and thoroughly entertaining show Michael put on!! We were just at a friend's birhtday party and my son LOVED the show!! I would reccommend him highly - I'm even thinking of booking him for mu son's party!!

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Reviewer: Phoebe W.
Event: Birthday Party in Palm Coast, FL
Event Date: Mar 20, 2011

Response from Michael Van Ness:

Thanks so much for the review! I look forward to your sons party.

Review by Emanuel G.

Michael's magic and balloon art kept my customers entertained all day for our customer appreciation event. I 110% recommend him for any company event.

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Reviewer: Emanuel G.
Organization: Suntrust Bank
Event: Corporate Event in Atlanta, GA
Event Date: Dec 18, 2009
Hired As: Corporate Magician

Review by Jason C.

We saw Michael at a party for one of our friends children. Absolutely phenomenal with the kids. His balloons are awesome! His magic had the adults guessing! Pleasure to meet the guy, I would definitely suggest and hire Michael.

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Reviewer: Jason C.
Event: Birthday Party in Atlanta, GA
Event Date: Oct 22, 2010

Review by lefty

Magic mike is the best magician in Brevard County, especially when it comes to children. He has a wonderful aura and personality about him that will leave children begging for more.

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Reviewer: lefty
Event: Birthday Party in Merritt Island, FL
Event Date: Jan 11, 2010
Hired As: Magician

Review by Tammy u. n.

Magic Mike creates the most elaborate balloon sculptures I have ever seen. Every week he seems to have new balloon animal shapes. I recommend Magic Mike for balloons or Magic to everyone!

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Reviewer: Tammy u. n.
Organization: Friendlys
Event: Restaurant in Melbourne, FL
Event Date: Dec 29, 2010
Hired As: Comedy Show, Strolling/Close-up Magician

Review by Sami J.

Michael performs multiple times per year for vacationing families at the resort. He is always on time and always puts on a great show.

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Reviewer: Sami J.
Organization: *** *** Cape Caribe Resort in Cape Canaveral
Event: Private Party in Cape Canaveral, FL
Event Date: Jan 14, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Magician, Comedy Show, Corporate Magician, Magician

Review by Suzanne S.

The kids and parents equally enjoyed the show. Michael was very pleasant and easy to work with. I hope to have him again in the future.

-Suzanne
Once Upon a Child

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Reviewer: Suzanne S.
Organization: Once Upon a Child
Event: Grand Opening in Ocoee, FL
Event Date: Jan 15, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Magician, Comedy Show, Magician

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 10 - 120 minutes
  • Fee: $200 - $1500
  • Insurance: $2,000,000 - Standard. Will provide details upon request.
  • Languages: English, Portuguese, Other
  • Unions: I.B.M.

Overview

Michael's clean comedy magic show is suitable for every event type and any age group. Don't let the PG rating fool you, Michael's quick wit and subtle innuendo will keep everyone in stitches.

Corporate magic and trade show entertainment: High energy, high impact, and just about any other word that sounds like a cool action movie. Whether you want to motivate your sales team to sell or your prospects buy, Michael's intimate knowledge of the sales process is exactly what you need. His intense energy can be precision focused to drive prospects to you, pump up your team and get results now.

The balloon art is almost unmatched. The creations are truly only limited by your imagination. Michael can and has sculpted most anything from the run of the mill balloon hats and swords to cartoon characters and even life sized people. Balloon decor is also a specialty. Michael and his team of artists can decorate for any event, weddings, banquets, corporate, and more.

Additional Booking Notes

Events with under 250 attendees will only require a power outlet and a small area to perform.
Events with over 250attendees, details will be discussed during the booking process.

Michael Van Ness

While considering which performer to hire for your special event consider this, hire a professional! There are plenty of hobbyists, dabblers, and part timers out there to choose from but if your event calls for entertainment why not hire a professional. Our commitment to serve you comes with a satisfaction guarantee, we are licensed and fully insured but most of all this is our profession.

Michael began performing in 1996 near Atlanta, Georgia. Starting as a close up magician performing one on one in bars and restaurants Michael's brand of clean comedy made him a favorite among families. It wasn't long before Michael was booked nearly every weekend performing birthday party after birthday party for children and families. The birthday parties turned into performing for whole schools, libraries, churches and more. Throughout the years Michael never slowed down and never stopped growing as an entertainer. Now, Michael's experience allows him to be one of the most prepared and versatile artists offering a wide variety of entertainment including Stage shows large and small from kids to corporate and everything in between. Michael has maintained his clean comedy style making him the responsible choice for any occasion. Michael is also available for a wide variety of venues such as trade shows, graduations, grand openings, kick off meetings, team building seminars, and so much more.

The team providing the talent:

Michael Van Ness

Magician

Nicole Van Ness

Assistant and Manager

Set List

Your event may be custom tailored to fit your needs. If you wish to have a set list one will be provided upon request.

Influences & Inspiration

David Copperfield, Lance Burton, Jeff McBride, The Amazing Johnathan.
Although these great magicians and entertainers have had an influence, Michael is frequently said to look like a mix of Matt Damon and Jack Black.

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