Dept. of Defense says, "Left the entire room spellbound.. Magic and flair unparalleled by anything..."
•Magic and Comedy since 1987
•Multiple awards from their peers and organizations
•Member of the Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle)
He blew my mind with magic, but he was also funny!
I've seen Dave perform a couple times at clubs and private parties. He's tremendous - engaging with the audience, supremely talented, and humorous to boot. Highly recommend him for any type of performance where his unique combination of magic and comedy will appeal to a crowd!
Response from Hawaii Convention Magician:
Thanks Paul! I had a great time entertaining at your event!
Price Range: $1000 and up
Gig Length: 5 - 90 minutes
Insurance: $2,000,000 - To Rented Premises (Each Occurrence): $100,000 Medical Expenses (Any One Person): $5,000 Personal And Advertising Injury: $1,000,000 General Aggregate: $2,000,000 Products And Completed Operation Aggregate
Unions: International Brotherhood Of Magicians
What to Expect
What does Dave Johnson give you at your event?
It all depends what you want.
Would you like a magician to stroll throughout the audience and blow their minds with expert sleight of hand? Perhaps he should give them a DEMONSTRATION OF COUNTING CARDS IN BLACKJACK THAT HIGHLIGHTS HIS INSTANT PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORY and in most cases ends in one of them asking to take him to Vegas (which he always politely declines as he goes there for work enough)… Maybe he will make your company, organization or guest of honor's name appear on the side of a deck of cards as he SHUFFLES THEM INTO ORDER IN THREE SHUFFLES. Those are some highlights of the close up experiences that Dave gives his audiences.
What if you want to have everyone entertained at the same time? Comedy magic and mentalism combined in front of a crowd brings scenes of:
• Predictions coming true
• Controlling outcomes by controlling minds
• Onstage hospitality to the nth degree
• Solving a Rubik's Cube without looking after memorizing it in 10 seconds
• A "standing ovation" every time
• Interaction with the audience on a level that pushes the envelope of everything.
• And much, much more
Here is what some others have said:
"I threw a party for the founders of the top internet companies, from Dropbox to AirBNB to Square, and all of them were blown away by Dave's magic. Many of them told me afterwards it made the evening for them. Founders of tech companies are tough to fool, and all were left wondering about Dave's tricks."
-Joe Green, Harvard Roommate to Mark Zuckerberg, president of (link hidden) and founder of Causes
"Dave is a talented performer… I highly recommend Dave for a variety of settings to demonstrate his talents."
-Gerald Tuthill, Caesars Entertainment
"David, our magician, kept the activity level around our booth high, as well as the level of excitement and energy. While other booths were quiet and empty, ours was buzzing with activities…like the busiest booth at the fair!"
"Your movements and interaction with the audience are already superb, and your timing is impeccable."
-Kiwanis Family House
"He is hard to hold down and his magic is good stuff."
-Society of American Magicians
"One of the Great Magicians I have encountered."
-Senator John McCain
"Dave Johnson is a warm and jovial, bigger-than-life magician, a real sweetheart. His colorful personality fills the room as he fools his unsuspecting volunteers to the audience's delight."
-Joanie Spina, principal performer, choreographer, and artistic consultant to David Copperfield for eleven years
Entertaining audiences for over 30 years, Dave Johnson's clients include the Department of Defense, the Air Force and a laundry list of Fortune 500 companies. He has entertained A-listers from celebrities like boxing legend, Roy Jones, Jr. to start-up CEOs such as Drew Houston from DropBox and Kevin Systrom from Instagram.
Dave Johnson's high energy magic and comedy leaves the audience roaring with laughter and smiling from the wonder that he instills in them.
Additional Booking Notes
For a full evening show, here is the rider:
-Minimum Weight 1,000 pounds stage
-8 foot by 12 feet stage space
-Side or backstage available (we can set that up with curtains that we bring in as long as there is the space to do so)
-3 hour access to venue without public present to set up show for sound, magic, curtains, cameras, projector, etc.)
Influences & Inspiration
People who have personally helped me in the entertainment field along the way have been Gallagher and Amazing Johnathan as well as numerous other entertainers and bookers that have put me in front of thousands of people. I have studied the greats such as Johnny Carson, Jack Benny, Steve Allen and David Brenner. As far as my business and psychology background, there has been formal schooling at the University level and continuous education of people like Brian Tracy, Malcolm Gladwell, Gary Vaynerchuk, Kenneth Blanchard, Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill and others.
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