LaBak The Magician

Why book LaBak The Magician?

LaBak The Magician specializes in "adding the magic" to special occasions. He presents stand-up and close-up magical entertainment that features mystery, comedy, audience participation and fun for all! LaBak has been performing for 39 years and has been well received by audiences of all ages. As an entertainer, his greatest reward is to see smiling faces appearing in his audience. That is real magic!

Satisfaction with LaBak's performance is absolutely guaranteed. If, for any reason, you are unhappy, no fee will be charged.




Amazing!!! A standing ovation!!!

LABOK, HOW DID YOU DO THAT!?!?!? That was really an amazing, jaw dropping, top notch performance!!! PERFECT for all ages. I had toddlers, kindergarteners, Jr. high school, high school, college, parents, grandparents, & even one great grandparent watching LaBok, EVERYONE was floored by his magic. My head is spinning just thinking about all those card tricks you showed us after your main show. That was sooo cool! LaBok was very funny, very professional, and very magic! A must have & highly recommended. Definitely coming back to our parties!!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Eileen g.
Event: Birthday Party in Canyon Country, CA
Event Date: Nov 30, 2013
Hired As: Magician, Magician

Thoroughly Entertained and Amazed!

I would like to thank Labak for making my sister and her husbands rehearsal dinner a magical experience! Our guests were talking about his great performance days after. He also included a special trick including the bride and groom that made the experience so special!

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Reviewer: Mary C. C.
Event: Wedding Cocktail Hour in Ventura, CA
Event Date: Apr 26, 2013
Hired As: Magician, Magician, Strolling/Close-up Magician

Excellent Magician for Kids

LaBak was an excellent and professional Magician. He was timely, age appropriate for my 5 year old and very entertaining. The adults had just as much fun as the kids and he made my son feel very important and special. I highly recommend him for any special event.

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Reviewer: Cassandra J.
Event: Birthday Party in Valencia, CA
Event Date: Jan 26, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Magician

Great Magician for Kids' Birthday Party

We have chosen LaBak the Magician to perform at our daughter's 6th birthday party. He did an awsome job of entertaining not only kids but also adults; he was very proffessional, prompt and fun. We all liked him a lot and recommend him to our friends.

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Reviewer: Iwona
Event: Birthday Party in Waukesha, WI
Event Date: Feb 12, 2012
Hired As: Magician

Great Entertainment for Young and Old!

I hired LaBak the Magician for the Soerens Ford Employee Company Picnic. We had about 80 guests including about 20 children. LaBak offered great rates, and was willing to work with our schedule of events for the day. Everyone had a great time! His tricks were mind-blowing for the adults and kids a like. The stage show was amazing everyone was enthralled and even stopped watching the Packers game to enjoy. We would certainly hire him again. He really made our picnic one to remember.

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Reviewer: Laura M.
Organization: Soerens Ford
Event: Corporate Event in Brookfield, WI
Event Date: Sep 18, 2011
Hired As: Magician, Children's Party Magician, Comedy Magician, Corporate Magician, Magician, Strolling/Close-up Magician

Review by Mark T.

We hired LaBak The Magician for our daughter's surprise 11th birthday party based on other online reviews we had read. All I can say is that his performance was FANTASTIC. All of the kids attending the party (about 22 of them) were completely engaged and entertained. We had several adults at the party as well and we were as engaged as the kids. Wonderful to work with, an amazing performance and he incorporated some special surprises for the birthday girl all making for an unforgettable event. We would recommend LaBak for any event or occassion, kids or adults.

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Reviewer: Mark T.
Event: Birthday Party in Middleton, WI
Event Date: Jan 14, 2011
Hired As: Magician, Children's Party Magician, Strolling/Close-up Magician

Review by Luanne F.

The event was a church annual dinner for about 105 people, held in conjunction with our pledge drive. LaBak was wonderful to work with from my first contact. He explained exactly what his show would be like and invited input so that the content could be personalized to the event. I have received many enthusiastic comments from attendees about how much they enjoyed his performance. One person told me that when her husband enjoys something, she knows it's special! During the performance, the audience was very responsive...a sign of a good performer. Personally, I enjoyed his humor component as much as the magic. I've seen magic shows that had a serious tone--this was much more fun and the magic was just as good.

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Reviewer: Luanne F.
Event: Private Party in Racine, WI
Event Date: Apr 18, 2010
Hired As: Magician

Review by Julie W.

I had first seen LaBak the Magician at a charity event; he was wonderful. My son didn't stop taling about him for days. I was having my daughter's birthday party the next week and just knew I had to have him come and perform for us. He is an incredibly talented, funny and personable individual. It was a HUGE success. Everyone enjoyed his performance from the 3 year olds up to the 70 year olds. He included everyone in on his act and it couldn't have been more entertaining. I would highly recommend LaBak the Magician for ANY upcoming event you may be planning whether it be for 10 people or 110, it is well worth it! Thank you for making our special day so memorable! Don't think I'll be able to top this next year, I'll just have to have you back!

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Reviewer: Julie W.
Event: Birthday Party in Milwaukee, WI
Event Date: Mar 27, 2010
Hired As: Magician, Children's Party Magician, Magician, Strolling/Close-up Magician

Review by Francia E.

LaBak the Magician is truly a fine performer. I am especially impressed with the way he personalized his show for my event and his interactive play with my friends and family. I have had alot of feed back from my guests, and, although I had a number of activities planned for the party, everyone mentions that their favorite part of the festivities was LaBak's performance.

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Francia E.
Event: Birthday Party in Milwaukee, WI
Event Date: Feb 27, 2010
Hired As: Magician, Magician

Booking Info

  • Fee: $175 and up
  • Insurance:

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LaBak The Magician

LaBak, whose real name is La Verne Bakkom, resides in Valencia, California. He has been delighting audiences for 39 years, performing a variety of magic programs for all ages.

What are some of the features of entertainment by LaBak?

• A delightful blend of mystery, comedy, audience participation and fun!
• High energy, enthusiastic performance
• Stand-up shows and close-up (strolling) magic
• Magic entertainment with a message also available such as “Magic with a Christian Flavor” and “The Magic World of Reading”
• Clients find LaBak exceptionally easy to work with, thus freeing them to concentrate on other aspects of the event.
• Very reasonable rates
• Client satisfaction absolutely guaranteed

Why choose magic entertainment by LaBak for your group?

Magic entertainment, properly performed, has incredible appeal. It stimulates the imagination, seemingly turns the world of science upside down and provides a journey into a wonderland of enchantment and illusion. Audience members come away with an experience they will remember. You, as the entertainment coordinator, will be credited for making a great choice.

What kind of venues does LaBak have experience with?

Here are just a few:

Corporate luncheons
Employee recognition events
Grand openings
Company picnics
Family Reunions
High School Reunions
Holiday celebrations (corporate and private)
Wedding Receptions
Social hours
Hospitality Rooms
Wedding Anniversaries
Neighborhood block parties
Church Fellowship nights
Sunday School Rallies
Birthday celebrations (all ages)
Children’s parties
Teen events
Private parties
Libraries (specializing in summer reading programs)
Schools (including educational magic shows such as “The Magic world of
Scouting events

The list goes on and on, but you get the idea!
What do others say about LaBak?

Comments from a manager following a corporate team luncheon:
‘The team had a great time. It was funny - we all got back to our floor and as I walked around a bit they were all in the aisles talking about "how do you think he did that…" You can certainly expect positive referrals from anyone on the team, myself included. You did a great job!”

Comments following a performance at a corporate team breakfast meeting:
“I'm glad you enjoyed performing for us because we totally enjoyed your performance! People have been smiling and laughing since this morning and I know it's because of you and your magic. Thank you for brightening our day and lightening our spirits. Your show was mesmerizing!

From an elementary school:
“Thank you for the very special magic show. You delighted us with your tricks, surprised us with the unexpected, and entertained us with your dialogue. You made each of us feel we were part of the show and we really enjoyed it!”

Another elementary school:
“The students and staff were truly amazed at your magic. Everyone enjoyed each of the shows. Thank you for adjusting them to the appropriate age levels. We would be delighted to have you return next year for another set of shows.”

From an 8 year old birthday girl:
“Dear LaBak, You’re the best magician ever. I like the trick when you made the big one dollar bill. Thanks for making my birthday fun. You’re the best!”

Comment from a fellow magician:
“LaBak, you rock!”

An unsolicited comment:
“You are the greatest magician I have ever seen!”
Love, Mom


I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to get when I first made my inquiry about magicians……….was I ever surprised!!!! ..... your magic experience was wonderful! The birthday bingo game that you played with them was one of the best and cutest ideas I’ve ever seen. Having the boys scream that over and over again will be a memory that Mitchell and I will never forget! Thank you again for everything that you did – you far exceeded my expectations. I’m sure the boys will be talking about it at school today – and heck, I’ve even been talking about it at work. So, perhaps if anyone in the office ever needs a magician, I’ll tell them how they can magically make one appear!

– Lisa - Nashotah, WI

I would like to Thank!!! La Verne Bakkom (LaBak The Magician) for making my Fathers Birthday Party a complete success. I really was really lost on how I was going to keeep such a large variety of ages entertained,and having LaBak strolling thru the crowd showing our guests a good time was priceless entertainment,not to mention a Very Special segment in his show that he put together for my Dad the guest of honor,LaVerne had certinley brought the MAGIC to this party,family and freinds are still raving about what a good party it was, We recommend LaBak to any function you my be planning.I would also like to Thank!!!! Gig Salad for there part in putting us in touch with Labak Magic.Thank You All
!!!!!!!Good Time !!!!!!
Curt and Kathy
Franklin WI.

– Curt & Kathy, Franklin, WI

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with LaBak The Magician to find out what their setup requirements are.

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