Naathan Phan was born in California, but raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved back to the states in the early 2000's, after which, becoming a graduate of the Orange County High School of the Arts and an Eagle Scout! He has dedicated his entire life to entertaining others which he has honed into an art. He has been acting since he turned 18, performing original stand up comedy since he was 16, twisting balloons since the age of 10, doing magic since he was 5, and making people laugh his whole life. He is, quite simply, a natural born entertainer.
His talents have been featured in movies and television and on stages across the Orange and Los Angeles Counties as well as the Inland Empire. He is a proud member of the world famous Magic Castle, home to the Academy of the Magical Arts, Inc. and until recently could be found performing magic at the one and only Disneyland Park and Resort and now you can have him for your next event. Book him quickly to make sure you get the best!
Want to see Naathan in action, but don't have any events planned? Come see him live in La Habra at The Naathan Phan Show!
Previous clients who have enjoyed Naathan's talents include: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Angel's Charity, Western Service Workers, United Lebanese Oranization, Huntington's Foundation Walk For A Cure, Friends of Choral Music, All Aboard America, Oakley, and AT&T!
What Notable Names Have Said about Naathan:
"He's a very good magician."
-Michael Cera (Star of Superbad, Juno, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) talking about Naathan on the
Superbad DVD Feature Commentary.
"As funny and fast as Nathan Lane!"
-Joe Fletcher, R.I.P. (Actor/Playwright/Director) while assistant directing him as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
"He's amazing! ...Good at what he does."
-Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Star of Superbad and Role Models) talking about Naathan's Christopher Walken
impression and magic.
"I'm Catholic; I probably shouldn't even be watching this!"
-Tim Powers (Award-Winning Author of The Anubis Gates, Last Call, and On Stranger Tides) while watching Naathan perform.
"...Very funny Chris Walken impression..."
-Seth Rogen (Star of Knocked Up and Green Hornet) on the set of Superbad.
"Wow... That was great..."
-Nathan Fillion (Star of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and ABC's Castle) after watching Naathan perform in L.A.
-Alison Brie (Star of Community) watching Naathan perform at The Magic Castle.
Naathan Phan: Founder/Magician/Balloon Twister/Face Painter/Singer/Comedian/Impressionist/Stuntman/Actor/Fun Guy!
Paul Thomas Kosmala: Event Photographer, Techie & Stagehand
Samantha Lowry: Lovely Assistant
"One of the greatest compliments I've ever received was being described as the Robin Williams of magic and the Asian Neil Patrick Harris! I've grown up greatly admiring them, Jim Carrey, Donald O'Connor, Danny Kaye, George Carlin, John Ritter, Christopher Walken, and Nathan Lane just to name a few. Magicians who have inspired me include David Williams, Mac King, Bill Malone, Barry and Stuart, Johnny Ace Palmer, Fielding West, Penn & Teller, and Johnny Thompson. I'm also a huge fan of you!"
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 18 - 300 minutes
Audiences of all ages will experience genuine entertainment, not just the quickly-subsiding, flash-in-the-pan awe that most performers offer, but an encounter with true magic, real laughs, and actual emotions that linger long after the performance has ended. You will walk away knowing real magic: perfect memories.
An audience ready to have a blast!
Naathan provides his own backdrop, instantly creating focus and a magical ambience, transporting his audience into a theatre-like environment, a portable PA system that's just the right size for your venue, and a full soundtrack feauring popular hit songs of your liking and/or original tantalizing instrumentals! A portable stage, professional photographer, and lovely assistant are also available upon request. Get a copy of the show on DVD or flash drive for an additional fee.
The shows vary in length because after years of experience, I customize each show to the audience you have to make sure they get the best darn magic show I can give them; each show is a unique experience. If you've seen me perform before, I will more than happy to repeat the effects that kept you gasping both in astonishment and for breath and/or change it up with other signature effects. I come from a theatre background with extensive improvisation experience meaning I can handle whatever the audience throws my way and I'm not afraid to play with anybody!
***NAATHAN'S MOST POPULAR PACKAGE: THE DELUXE TIER COMEDY AND MAGIC SHOW (ABOUT 1 HOUR)***
This package includes a 30 to 45 minute comedy and magic show (guaranteed to keep children and adults alike entertained) featuring elements such as:
- My award-winning energetic performance using comedy that will have the whole family, not just the kids, in stitches!
- Lots of group audience participation!
- Special assistance from the birthday honoree!
- A special magic wand for every kid who helps in my show!
- The comedic but magical arrival of Flinch, my white dove, who will gladly give any kid a "high five"!
- The sudden and amazing appearance of Magic Ian, my giant, friendly white rabbit with gorgeous blue eyes!
- A snowstorm-like confetti finish with a great message!
After the show, the audience is more than welcome to line up and get their special gift, an autograph, and take pictures with Ian and me!
***THE ULTIMATE ENTERTAINER EXPERIENCE (UP TO 2 HOURS)***
This package features an extended comedy warm up show in addition to the Premium Tier Comedy and Magic Show where I twist balloons for all the kids in a dexterous, expedited, and hilarious fashion, all the while singing, dancing, and being silly. The length depends on the number of kids but it never runs longer than an hour.
***THE PERFECT MEMORIES PACKAGE (UP TO 2 HOURS)***
This is the best deal is SoCal! It features the Ultimate Entertainer Experience and a professional photographer who will focus on capturing the wonderful priceless reactions of the audience during the balloon comedy warm up, the magic extravaganza that ensues and, as an added bonus, will take a picture of each kid after the show in front of my sensational thousand-dollar backdrop with twinkling LEDs, sitting next to me, wearing a top hat with Ian in their lap. Full resolution, touched up photos of their kid(s) will be available to each parent free of charge via email or photo-sharing website. Studio quality prints are also available by mail.
***OTHER PACKAGES AND SHOWS AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT ME TO FIND THE PERFECT PLAN FOR YOUR EVENT!***
WATCH IN AWE AS NAATHAN TWISTS BALLOONS INTO: A cute little monkey in a palm tree! A teddy bear on a unicycle! A mega-monkey! A Mermaid Princess!
WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR NAATHAN SING: Faithfully (Journey), The Impossible Dream (Elvis Presley), 500 Miles (The Proclaimers), Somewhere Over the Rainbow (accompanied by himself on the ukulele), Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers), Nessun Dorma (Puccini's Turandot)
YOU WON'T BELIEVE YOUR EARS WHEN YOU HEAR NAATHAN'S TRADEMARK IMPRESSIONS OF: Jackie Chan, Nathan Lane, Mickey Mouse, The Muppets, Latka Gravas, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, George W. Bush, and Christopher Walken... just to name a few!
Past Booked Dates:
10-27-2012 — Halloween Magic Show for Azarian U.S. Gymnastics [Aliso Viejo, CA]
10-26-2012 — Strolling Magic for Newport Harbor Nautical Museum's Family "Fright" Zone Friday! [Newport Beach, CA]
02-24-2012 — Blue & Gold Dinner [Irvine, CA]
02-19-2012 — Murrieta, CA
02-17-2012 — Irvine, CA
02-11-2012 — Covina, CA
02-11-2012 — Montebello, CA
02-10-2012 — Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
02-05-2012 — Irvine, CA
02-04-2012 — Wildomar
02-04-2012 — Anaheim
02-04-2012 — Irvine
01-28-2012 — Lakewood
01-28-2012 — Cerritos
01-22-2012 — Laguna Niguel
01-21-2012 — Beaumont
01-15-2012 — Seal Beach
01-14-2012 — Covina
01-11-2012 — Covina
05-12-2011 — (05/12 - 05/15) Playing Jesus Christ (understudy) in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ, Superstar" [Mysterium, Santa Ana]
04-21-2011 — (04/21 - 06/11) Playing Apostle Peter in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ, Superstar" [Mysterium, Santa Ana]
03-25-2011 — Magic, Comedy & Live Music in his new two hour stage show [La Habra Depot, La Habra]
03-19-2011 — Live Music, Children's Magic Show, Balloon Twisting, and Strolling/Close-up Magic for April's 8th birthday [Rancho Cucamonga]
02-25-2011 — Magic, Stand Up Comedy, and Public Speaking at Blue & Gold Dinner [Fullerton]
02-13-2011 — Hogwarts Wizard themed Magic for Johnathan's 9th birthday [Oceanside]
02-12-2011 — (13:00 - 16:00) Live Music, Magic, Balloons & Face Painting for Kaya's 1st birthday [Brea]
01-30-2011 — Singing, Magic, and Stand Up Comedy at Spotlight Variety Show [STAGEStheatre, Fullerton]
01-29-2011 — Magic Show for Gina's 5th birthday [San Pedro]
01-23-2011 — Children's Magic Show and Balloon Twisting for Abigail's 1st birthday [Cerritos Public Library]
01-21-2011 — Playing MIT Detective Chief Inspector for Murder Mystery Dinner [Ebell Club, Santa Ana]
10-30-2010 — Strolling magic at the Vampire's Ball, fundraiser for "Friends of Choral Music" [Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach]
08-29-2010 — (08/29 - 09/26) Playing Samuel in Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" [Grand Central Theatre, Santa Ana]
08-26-2010 — (08/26 - 08/28) Playing Benvolio in "Romeo and Juliet" [Shakespeare in the Park, Dana Point]
08-20-2010 — Magic and Balloon Twisting for Jessica's 14th birthday [Riverside]
07-24-2010 — Magic, Stand Up Comedy, Ukulele, and Singing at The Naathan Phan Show! [Mysterium, Orange]
07-17-2010 — Magic and Balloon Twisting at Jessica's 7th birthday [Santa Ana]
06-29-2010 — Strolling magic for iPhone 4 release [AT&T, Brea]
06-12-2010 — Hosting, Magic, Stand Up Comedy, Singing, Dancing, and Stunts for 2nd Annual "Orange County's Got Talent" Fundraiser [Cypress]
06-05-2010 — Magic and Balloon Twisting for Rachel and Zoe's 4th birthday [Laguna Niguel]
05-29-2010 — Magic, Stand Up Comedy, Ukulele, and Singing at The Naathan Phan Show! [Mysterium, Orange]
05-22-2010 — Magic Show at the US Coast Guard/Auxiliary's "Fly-N-Float Festival" [Fullerton Municipal Airport]
05-14-2010 — Magic, Stand Up Comedy, Ukulele, and Singing at the "Sarah Was Mine" Benefit Magic Show [Mysterium, Orange]
05-01-2010 — Magic, Stand Up Comedy, Ukulele, and Singing at The Naathan Phan Show! [Mysterium, Orange]
02-12-2010 — (02/12 - Current) Playing 3 roles every Friday & Saturday evening in Gourmet Detective's "Darling You Slay Me" [Downtown Riverside]
10-10-2009 — (10/10 - 10/31) Playing Maurice in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" [Broadway On Tour, Santa Ana]
09-10-2009 — (09/10 - 10/11) Playing Robin "Puck" Goodfellow in William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" [Mysterium, Orange]
03-25-2009 — Magic and Stand Up Comedy at SLI Talent Show [CalState Fullerton]
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Church Service, Concert Venue, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Fair, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Luncheon/Tea, Private Party, Restaurant, Reunion, Sweet 16 Party, Wedding Reception, Workshop