Treating Sleight of Hand as an Art and Psychology as a Sport, Austin has reinvented the "magician" persona.
If you knew it was sleight of hand, is it still amazing?
This is the filter all of my close-up 'tricks' answer to. I'm not interested in challenging your beliefs, only your senses.
My stage show (30, 45, and 60 min) uses my background in magic, Psychology, and Communication to demonstrate that a person's reach exceeds their grasp.
PUBLIC SHOWS : I perform a close-up sleight of hand show each Monday in the Jai Thai bar (on Broadway, Capitol Hill).
Prices are all event specific. Please contact for information.
We hired Austin for two different events. One event in early April, and one event this past September. Not only were the shows insanely creative and awesome, but they were two completely different shows! Instead of giving us some generic magic show, Austin surprised us with different tricks that shocked our entire party. His personality alone was what drew us into picking him as our entertainer, but once you see his skill level, you will NOT be disappointed.
There has always been the line, "You get what you pay for.", and with Austin, you definitely get what you pay for. Awesome young man with a tenacious attitude and a business orientated mind.
Would hire again, A+.
What to Expect
Please read Bio information for a very brief overview.
The fact is, I literally do everything I can to provide a client with a unique and customized experience. I have, on several occasions, created tricks specifically for the event that I've never performed again. I feel like it's my job to customize everything that I can about the gig, and make absolutely sure I fulfill what the clients requirements are.
The three shows I offer are;
Close up (Sleight of hand):
Magic that is performed at events where there is no stage and lots of people. I normally perform this at house parties, because it's simply the best way to unite your guests, and give them something to talk about. Depending on the environment and guests the magic is usually performed with cards, coins and borrowed objects. This style of visual magic can even be performed in environments that are too loud to speak in, such as a night club.
Close up (Mentalism):
Mentalism is a fancy word for sleight of mind based magic. My mentalism is based in Psychology and Interpersonal Communication theory, that I use to entertain and have some very unique experiences with people. The downside to this style of magic is that it requires a lot of focus and attention from it's audience. Thus, this type of magic is suited for dinner part
I also teach workshops and present on either; "Psychology of Deception: identification and defense" and how to improve Communication skills. Both individually and for workshops.
I've always wanted to be an entertainer because I've always loved to make people smile and laugh. I studied and wrote stand-up comedy, studied acting and theater, and performed lots of improv comedy for several years before I became a magician.
I am a college student pursuing dual degrees; Psychology and Interpersonal Communication. I'm frequently asked in as a guest speaker and interactive presenter for the underclassmen to demonstrate applied psychology. I've designed specialty presentations on the education and prevention of scams and scam artistry. I think there is a lot of value in using magic as a teaching tool.
The type of magic I design and perform has to fit the venue. Some venues and audiences are ready for something with a lot of depth and breadth, and I have several "magic tricks" I feel I've turned into very interesting "magic pieces". Many venues call for material that brings people together, and my job is to get the ball rolling and give people something fun to experience and talk about.
I design, script and create magic specific to the client - no two shows are the same. Also, you won't see other magicians do the same things I do; I spent four years (before becoming a professional) designing magic and consulting for other magicians, and I still do.
Magic should ALWAYS be fun to watch and a unique experience, and I promise to always uphold that belief.
If you're interested in booking me as a speaker/presenter, or you would like help with public speaking or improving communication skills - those services are available upon request.
Thanks for reading!
Additional Booking Notes
Please contact me and I will help you identify what your goals are for the event, and how I can help you meet as many as I can. A photo of the venue may be required to ensure I can meet my commitment if I cannot find an adequate photo anywhere else.
Shows can be performed as child-friendly, although I do not perform children-only shows. The style of magic I perform does not typically accommodate persons under the age of 13 or 14.
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Influences & Inspiration
George Carlin, Jerry Seinfeld, The Marx Bros, W.C. Fields, Three Stooges, Derren Brown, David Copperfield, David Blaine, Neil Patrick Harris, Pen and Teller
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Depending On Service; Mic
Depending On Service; Extra Chairs
With the slight of a hand, Austin could make a card or coin disappear and reappear right in front of my eyes. He has a great passion for his art which is evident through the various tricks he could successfully perform which left me in awe.
Austin was fantastic - his card tricks were fun and innovative and really engaged the crowd. Against adversity - outside with the wind kicking up - he really delivered and made the event feel much more special
Austin was incredibly accomodating and easy to coordinate with while planning our event. He was professional and courteous every step of the way. His presence at our fundraiser added an extra level of fun and entertainment, and his sleight of hand clearly wowed those he entertained. He is welcome back anytime!