I've been performing magic and juggling professionally for 20 years, with performances ranging from small family events to large corporate functions. I also teach magic to elementary school children at the Detroit Waldorf School & the Jewish Community Center.
Whether you're looking for sophistication or silly, I am experienced in delivering magic catered to any situation and age group.
For adults, I also perform magic & juggling with fire, as well as tarot card reading, upon request.
Our audience ranged from two years old, to seventy seven years old, and Josh was great with everyone. He had limited space, but that didn't seem to make a difference to him. Over the past thirty years, we have had several different entertainers, but we haven't had anyone that impressed everyone. Every time I talk to someone who was here on Christmas Eve, they all want to talk about how great Josh was. Thank you.
Josh was great. He performed for a work party of approximately 45 people for one hour. He kept everyone on the edge of their seat and laughing. Many of his acts involved a person from the audience to assist him which made it that much better. Four days later and people are still talking about his performance, trying to guess how he did it. Josh did an amazing job and I can't wait to have another event so I can bring him back for more!!
Joshua Wilde was amazing! He entertained a crowd ranging for 3-70yrs old. Provided lots of great humor, amazing magic and impressive juggling.
Great show Josh! Both the kids and adults enjoyed your performance.
Joshua put on a show no doubt! Everyone loved him. We had a mix crowd too ranging from a few years old to great grandparents. He kept everyone captivated the entire time. Also, he is quite the comedian! I will absolutely book him again!
AWESOME! AMAZING! We will be using Joshua again!
Joshua performed for 425 students at our first assembly and was great. His tricks were perfect for ages 5-10 and the students loved him!
Joshua Wilde is a fantastic magician and performer! Everyone raved about his appearance not only at the meet and greet at the beginning of the week, but also at the hour long show later in the week. This is our second time with Joshua and definitely will try to incorporate him into our programming in the future! Many thanks Joshua!
Need I say more....on time, delightful and everyone loved him. Definitely would recommend.
We had Joshua come to perform for a customer appreciation event, and he exceeded our expectations and kept our clients entertained with both strolling magic and a fantastic show. We wouldn't hesitate to hire Joshua again!
Josh was incredible from start to finish, very friendly and professional, great reactions from young and old alike, and helped make our corporate event more compelling!
I hired Josh for 2 3rd grade classes end of school party! He did a awesome job at keeping the kids focused, entertained, and laughing for a full hour! He was organized, patient, and very talented! The adults even enjoyed his show!!
We hired Josh for my daughter's 5th birthday party, and we couldn't have been happier with the result. Josh entertained both the kids and parents for a solid hour with an enchanting combination of magic, juggling, comedy and balloon animals. Everyone had a total blast.
Josh is very professional & accommodating - He responded promptly to every question & idea I had in preparation for my event. I highly recommend him without reservation.
Thank You Josh!! - you made our evening as memorable as I'd hoped.
Joshua Wilde was very respectful. He came in. Set up his things and and did his thang! The adults were just as entertained as the kids and pretty much every trick left me speechless 😶. He did an amazing job and I would definitely recommend him!! Thanks for doing an outstanding job 😁
Joshua was a huge hit at our annual event! He did a wonderful job working some of his act in with the attendees of our party and everyone loved it. I must also add that Joshua was a true professional from the moment I contacted him to book the show, right up to the final act of the night!
A true gem!!
Response from Joshua Wilde:
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Ted...you were a real pleasure to work with! ~~Josh
Josh was kind, considerate and a great performer. He was perfect entertainment for our Fire and Ice Gala. Thanks so much, Josh!
He was on time, we all have a good time kids and adults
The kids love him
Joshua is a talented and charming entertainer. He wowed our guests with his engaging slight of hand and card tricks. I would definitely use him for future parties.
Having Joshua at my niece's 30th birthday party was the highlight of the event (and it was a good party!). His magic was ... magic. We like to think we're a smart bunch but none of us could figure out how he did it. But just as good, or even better, is that he is funny, personable and he seemed to "get" the crowd almost as soon as he got there. It felt like he was one of us....only with magic skills. He's really funny and smart. And, as the person who hired him, he was super easy to work with. Several of the guests asked for his card and plan to hire him for their events. Thank you, Josh!!!
"The Magician" that performed yesterday is the talk of the day today from the children as well as adults! Many, many comments on the magic, the comedy, and the overall performance of Josh Wilde. Have already had an inquiry on where to find him for future bookings! Definitely the perfect magician to work with kids of varying ages. Highly recommended!
Thank you Joshua for everything, it was so great having you apart of our event. Wonderful to work with, always smiling laughing and happy to answer any questions. Kids & adults loved everything. Oh and his jokes are on point haha.
Joshua was wonderful! He engaged the whole audience. I would recommend him for any event.
Josh performed for a bachelor party and did a fantastic job! He engaged the crowd and kept us guessing what was next. I would definitely recommend booking Josh for any show you will be having!
Chris Angel meets Adam Sandler meets Johhny Depp...yet uniquely Joshua Wilde...
If you haven’t done so already, I highly recommend attending a venue that includes the artistic expressions in the form of magic/illusion/and comedy of Joshua Wilde.
I recently had the pleasure of hiring Josh for a private show for my daughter’s 7th birthday party. Not only were the kids amazed and delighted-the adults present were as well. I would venture to write that one rarely has the opportunity for entertainment of this magnitude; this personal and unique, to the guests in attendance. Not only was Josh incredibly professional, timely, fun, and a pure pleasure to work-he was INCREDIBLY mesmerizing.
No matter the audience, from 1-101...Josh would be the perfect addition to any gathering you wish to make memorable, not just for your guests, but for yourself as well.
Thank you Josh for the best birthday party yet. Is it too early to schedule you for next year;-)
Response from Joshua Wilde:
Thank you so much for this glowing review! You really made my day. :)
We had a really good time. He was on time and prepared really well. He was a hit with kids and adults. Lots of fun. Thank you Joshua for making the birthday more memorable.
Response from Joshua Wilde:
Thank you, Mayukh! You and your friends & family were truly wonderful. Thank you for having me at your celebration!
Had both the kids and adults in awe and laughter!
Joshua gave the kids a great show everyone enjoyed it
The kids absolutely loved the show and so did the adults! Nothing but good things to say about Josh.
Joshua kept the group captivated, he included the children and adults in his show. I would highly recommend him for your next party.
Joshua is a not only a great magician but he also has a special connection with young children. We hired him for my son's 6th birthday party and we had a lot of young, enthusiastic, bouncy kids around... Joshua was able to keep them focused by engaging with them through his humor. Kids LOVED him, the parents TOO:)
I would definitely hire him again!
We enjoyed and had a great day Thanks to Joshua Wilde!! He kept the kids attention and had them laughing from their bellies!! I highly recommend this show!
Josh showed up early, was polite, professional. He started his performance on time, and it was even better than i had hoped for. We had children from 4 years old and up to 80. Everyone laughed and marveled at Josh's talent as he did each illusion. And his delivery and interaction with the audience was fantastic.
We still marvel at how he did his magic.
Great job, thank you Josh.
He put on a show for my 5 & 6 year olds bday party. The children LOVED him. But the adults probably enjoyed the show even more! Everyone commented on how awesome he was! Truly fantastic :) highly recommend
Joshua exceeded all my expectations. He was funny and magical. Joshua arrived on time and was ready to adapt his show to my home set up. My staff loved the show!! Thank you Joshua for bringing the merry to our holiday party!
Josh was terrific! He was prompt and professional and very accommodating. He took pictures beforehand with the kids and came dressed as a Mad Hatter character as I requested. He kept a group of 5 year olds entertained for over 45 minutes! Not easy to do. My daughter is still talking about him and wants him back for her next birthday!
Joshua did a wonderful job! We had a pretty big group, and everyone was entertained for the whole hour. Joshua was on time and set up with flexibility. Completely understanding and generous. The show was both for the kids and adults. Definitely will be on our special guest list again!
Josh came out for an office event and performed for people aged 20-55 and everyone had a blast! He was so engaging and fun! Fire breathing, fire eating- he did it all! Thanks for coming out and making our event wonderful!
very funny and entertaining we had a lot of fun Watching the performance.
My husband and I saw Joshua perform October 7, 2013, at an appreciation dinner for Habitat for Humanity. He was so enjoyable to watch. We laughed so hard at times. What a refreshing experience, clean wholese entertainment. We are still trying to figure out some of his tricks.
Loved it. Would definately see again or even hire in the future
What to Expect
I have been performing magic for over twenty years, and it is my full-time profession. Through the years, my show has been crafted into an event that both children and adults love.
My show is not the traditional, cheesy magic show! In addition to top-notch sleight of hand, the show also features juggling, fire eating (venue permitting), and comedy, with lots of crowd participation and plenty of opportunities for great photos. I can tailor the show to fit any audience, even performing close-up, table-side sleight of hand for a one-on-one experience of incredible magic!
Upon request, I can also provide tarot card reading for a fun look into the possible future!
I've dedicated my life to entertaining with magic and comedy, studying with master magicians from around the world, and graduating from the Second City Improv School in Chicago. My show has taken me around the world, and I'm very happy to be here on GigSalad to share the magic and laughter with everyone!
Additional Booking Notes
For stage shows, a sound system is recommended. I can provide one, if I'm told that one will not be provided by the venue. For smaller stage shows, around 50 guests, no sound system is required.
Being able to set-up the show in private is nice, but not completely necessary.
If there is a parking fee at the event, validated parking is appreciated!
45-60 minute show:
1. Juggling Intro
2. Magic Act I
3. Fire Eating Interlude
4. Magic Act 2
5. Fire Juggling
6. Magic Act 3
All fire acts are optional
Influences & Inspiration
Dick Van Dyke
The Muppet Show
I come prepared with everything needed!