Michael O'Brien is an award winning magician at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. He has made several television appearances including: KTLA 5, Mitú TV's "Cholos Try," and even did a spot with Howie Mandel in America's Got Talent 2017. In addition to performing magic, Michael spends much of his time creating his own magic effects, giving his audience a unique experience they will not get anywhere else!
Our company held its annual holiday party on Friday night! We rented a yacht to cruise the Newport Harbor and hired Michael to entertain all our attendees with his magic. Michael not only entertained everyone, he dazzled them with some amazing tricks! Everyone kept saying what a great time they had and how awesome Michael's magic was! Some of his tricks still have us baffled and we've been talking about them in the office today! I highly recommend Michael O' Brien for any corporate function, party or event!
We have a Christmas party every year, this year we wanted to try something a little different. I am glad that we found Gig Salad and were able to look up different types of performers. Michael has great reviews, we decided to give him a try. His show, was incredible and we loved that he includes people from the audience. He is funny and will work with you, to make sure you have a wonderful experience.
We hired Michael to do close-up magic for the first hour of dinner party, celebrating the 75th birthday of a friend. He was wonderful. Funny and charming and very talented. It was the perfect ice-breaker for starting our evening. I would recommend him wholeheartedly.
Michael Obrien is professional and well prepared for his craft. He arrived on time and he wowed my guests and left an ever lasting impression on friends and family! I highly recommend him to perform at any event you want to have a good time at.
We had Michael at our wedding to perform street magic during our cocktail hour as well as a quick performance during our reception. He was absolutely amazing! Not only is he sweet, funny, and professional, but he also impressed us and our guests with his talent! All of our guests said how much they loved his magic and will always remember our wedding because of it! He was very quick to respond to my emails & phone calls which is much appreciated! Best decision we made for our wedding! I highly recommend Michael O'Brien magic for any event! If we ever have any other events coming up, I would hire him again in a heart beat! Thank you so much Michael! You made our day extra special!
We got a close up and personal experience with Michael at the Magic Castle, what a treat!! As mind-blowing as all the magic was that we saw that night throughout the castle, the experience with Michael is what made our night so incredibly special and left us "Huh?? How?? What??" for days. Not only was his show entertaining and delightful, the magic was mind-bending!! So impressed with the magic as it was - but being up close and personal with it (and purposefully looking for the trick ;) ), it was truly unbelievable what he was able to do. We walked away with great souvenirs that we'll treasure forever. Thank you for making our night (literally) so magical!
Hired Michael for a birthday party. He started with roaming entertainment and then did a show. He was terrific and my guests were thoroughly entertained. I’m so glad we hired Michael as our party’s magician!
I attended a birthday party and met Michael. He was so interactive with the guests and his tricks were spectacular! Everyone loved it...he was a hit with all age groups.
I went to a birthday party and saw Michael setting up and thought, "oh, nice we'll see some magic tricks," but didn't think much of it. Well, he started by coming around to all the tables, introducing himself, and doing personalized shows in small groups at each table. The card tricks were amazing! I've watched brain games and tried to "catch" Michael by figuring out what he did, but I absolutely could not! He's amazing! I was hooked! The main magic show was just as spectacular! I highly recommend him. You will not be disappointed one bit.
Abracadabra Amazing!!! we hired Michael for our children's Holy Communion Celebration, and needless to say we could not have been happier. His magic is very entertaining for the whole family, everyone loved it. Look no further people, this is the guy you want!! Will Definitely be recommending him and hopefully using him again in the future.
Michael did a wonderful job, not only performing behind the bar, but also strolling thru the people making sure everyone was able to see the magic. Everything was well polished, professional, and with humor throughout each piece. I would work with him again anytime!
I had Michael perform at my wedding and it was the best decision I’ve ever made! He was so entertaining, funny, amazing. Definitely a must at your event to have a good time. Definitely recommend, you won’t be disappointed.
My boyfriend and I visited the Magic Castle on our anniversary. Michael heard from a friend we made at the bar that we were celebrating, and invited us to sit in his reserved seats for his next show. He was So much fun - gregarious, funny, and did magic with Pokemon Cards. His show was so entertaining and the magic was top notch. Will definitely recommend him for any friends looking for a magician for an event. He's so great!
Very funny, interactive, fun for all ages, punctual, flexible and impressive. Makes for an excellent time.
Michael was amazing! This was the second time we have used his services and both times were impressed. He had our students in awe and always had a crowd. Easy to work with and wonderful to work with!
Michael entertained our student body for Student Appreciation Day. He kept the students enthralled and engaged throughout his entire magic show. He has a keen sense of how to work his audience depending upon the ages levels. In our case, he entertained children from 4-13 years old and their teachers, also, in four separate sessions! He was a hit for each session.
Michael wowed us from the moment he approached up to us at a party we attended. He was very engaging, friendly and had us saying, “What?! How did you do that?!” with each magic trick he performed. Awesome tricks and we really enjoyed it!
We hired Michael for our April Fools Day house warming party and he was Awesome. I personally love magic, and knew I wanted something unique and fun at our event. When I found Michael and looked at his website and some of his videos, I knew I wanted him to be at our party as a surprise for our guests.
He was super friendly from the moment we reached out to him. Not only is he a great guy, but he is Insanely talented. He blew the minds of us and our guests, and that's putting it lightly! People were talking about it the whole day. People even still bring it up months later.
Basically, if you're looking for a awesome, funny, modern, and talented magician you can't go wrong with Michael!
I have seen Michael O'Brien perform twice, both times at a birthday party for adults. Michel presents traditional magic tricks (cards, metal rings, cup & ball, cut rope) in an authentic refreshing way. Michael interacts with the audience by story telling, explaining history and asking for volunteers to participate in his act. Having seen him perform twice, I was still drawn in and surprised by the magic he shared.
This was the most amazing experience ever. Michael is such a talented and funny person. He definitely made this experience magical.
Michael really knows how to put on a show. From beginning to end, he can captivate an audience, and always leave them wondering how. He was very funny and incorporated the audience into his act, which is always a plus. He was very current with his jokes and tricks as well. I was very happy he was at the party and can see myself booking him for an event in the future.
Michael strolled through our office party entertaining small and large groups with his sleight of hand. His coin purse was mesmerizing, especially for such a minimalistic item. He engaged with our table, and involved each person with his tricks. Once we had seen his mini-show he wandered off to engage other folks. He was subtle, yet he managed to insert himself throughout the event to entertain many and varied groups to different degrees. It was truly a pleasure to have Michael and his mobile magic at our event!
I hired Michael for our annual holiday party. It was aboard the Paradiso yacht in Newport Beach. His was Amazing! Everyone enjoyed his magic. How he was able to make a bottle appear out of nowhere, just wowed all of us! And that was just one of his many mesmerizing tricks he performed. Besides his awesome performances, he was also a very cool person in general. Great personality! A true people person. In the process of finding a magician, I kept having troubles. For one, my budget was at a certain limit. And the second guideline was the magician would have to stay on board the boat for the entire 3 hour cruise. I actually had a couple magicians say they would only do magic for 2 hours and want to be dropped off somewhere. Michael was accommodating to all our needs. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for some awesome talent!
I hired Michael to surprise my son at his 15th birthday party. As you can imagine, trying to get and keep the attention of 15-year-old boys that are glued to their phones and video games is no easy feat! But, Michael was nothing short of magical! From the first trick to the last, they were mesmerized. Michael engaged all the guests in his show of jaw-dropping sleight-of-hand and illusions. All they could say was, "No way!" and "My mind is blown!" Watching the kids react with gasps, screams, and belly-laughs was almost as fun as watching the show! I had some adult friends over to help with the party and they freaked out as much as the kids! Michael is truly talented in the art of magic. My son enjoyed the show so much he insisted Michael stay for cake and ice cream and is already trying to think of the next party we can invite him to! I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again and highly recommend him to add excitement and fun to any gathering.
Hired Michael to perform strolling magic for an event with about 300 people, most of which were kids, and he did an amazing job making sure everyone got to see some magic! He is as efficient as his magic is incredible, and trust his magic is indeed incredible!
I hired Michael O'Brien for our 8th grade promotion party and he was a huge hit! The kids were enthralled with his close up magic and card tricks. I highly recommend Michael and would hire him again for future events!
Michael was amazing! He was punctual and very professional. I hired him for my daughters birthday party and he was incredible! We had an audience that ranged from ages 3-11 and he kept all the kids as well as adults captivated! I would never hire a different performer for any of my parties ever again! Michael surpassed all of my expectations!
We asked Michael to perform a magic show at my son's 8th birthday party. All the children were wrapped up in the show and excited about what was happening. My son had the biggest smile the whole time. My son is usually so shy and doesn't want attention but Michael was able to connect with him very quickly and had him doing most of the magic with him. Michael was easy to talk to on the phone and was happy to answer all my questions prior to booking him. He was professional in all aspects and also very easy to work with. Thank you, Michael!
I hired Michael to perform strolling magic to a party I hosted in my backyard. There were about 35 people, and Michael did a great job talking to different groups, engaging them, and performing wonderful illusions that left everyone amazed and thoroughly entertained. Michael is a consummate professional and also just a neat guy. If you have reservations about magicians being creepy or skeezy, you need not worry about Michael at all. He's very down-to-Earth—a "normal" guy who does extraordinary things with cards, rings, and other close-up effects. You won't be disappointed.
Michael O'Brien has been to LSFCC 3 times now, and each time he has impressed! Our event is structured around dinner with strolling magic followed by a kids magic show. Michael goes from table to table leaving astounded families; the kids are so amazed that they try to follow him to the next table! During the show Michael included as many kids as possible, and always kept up a stream of witty commentary/banter that the kids could understand but was also funny for the adults in the audience. The magic in the show was fantastic! I have seen 3 variations now and each time I left trying to figure out how the tricks work. Never one slip, just dazzling tricks. I definitely recommend hiring Michael, you won't be disappointed!
Hi! I had Michael come to a private Birthday Party Last Saturday Night to do strolling Magic. He came extra early to make sure he had his bearings which was a plus! He was a big hit with the guests, with his close up magic tricks, everyone was raving about him after the party. He did a 15 minute show for the entire party, with some mind blowing magic tricks. If anyone is looking for a magician to entertain I highly Recommend Michael !
Michael gave our New Years Eve party that extra flair. He has a wonderfully approachable personality. He mesmerized kids and adults at our family-friendly event. I can't wait to book Michael again! He is my go-to magician.
We hired Michael O'Brien for our company Holiday Party. I had never hired a magician before so I didn't know what to expect. Michael arrived on time and kept everyone entertained and laughing the whole time! It was such a treat to have him- he kept the party flowing smoothly and his magic tricks were amazing! I definitely recommend Michael for your next party!
Michael was a hit at our Company Holiday Party! He kept the crowd entertained as he showed his tricks; many asking him to re-do because they couldn't believe their eyes. This was my first time hiring a magician and was very pleased at his attitude, professionalism and talent. We would definitely recommend Michael O'Brien.
Hired Michael for an office party. He really wowed the crowd and kept them entertained. You won't go wrong with his show. And he is a great guy.
This is our second year having Michael entertain us. It was an overwhelming vote to have him back. Both our high school girls and the parents were amazed by him. A true entertainer and we look forward to seeing him next year for our annual "Tip Off Party".
Highly recommend Michael for you events!!
Roni Pinault - Booster Club President - El Dorado High School Girls Basketball
Michael performed at my dad's work reunion party as a strolling/close-up magician. Most of the attendees were over 60 years old but there were also middle aged adults and some young children. Michael was pleasant and entertaining and engaged with all guests in a thoughtful, fun, and sincere way. He was a pleasure to have at our event! He is a talented and entertaining magician!
I have had the pleasure of working with Michael O'Brien on two separate occasions. Both times he was easy to work with, communicated efficiently, and put on a marvelous show. My favorite part of watching Michael wow kids and adults alike was his strolling magic. Kids were so enthralled with the up close look at his magic that they would follow him from table to table wanting to see more! It was super cute & wonderful to see such great interaction with the kids :) Thank you Michael, I look forward to working with you again in the future!
Michael joined us for a Volunteer Appreciation Event at our church and everyone had so much fun!! It definitely made the event extra special and the volunteers were amazed by Michael's skill and definitely entertained. He has a warm and naturally funny personality and easily jumped right in with our guests! Would definitely recommend to a friend :)
Michael O'Brien was one of our performers at our Annual School Carnival. He did 2 hours of walking around and ended with a 1/2 hour focused magic show. I had kids coming up to me all the time saying they LOVED the magician and were amazed with his tricks. I was actually able to watch Michael during his show and was really entertained. His ability to entertain both parents and kids was great to watch. Michael O’Brien was also a pleasure to deal with prior to the event and during the event. He was very professional in all aspects. We will definitely be having him back next year. Trust me...HIRE Michael O'Brien!
Michael is master of his craft. A professional that can engage his audience and dazzle them with his skill. Michael goes the extra mile for his event hosts and will be a partner as well as a performer. Our guests were raving after the show and thanked us for including him in our evening. Thank you again!
I gave a small, intimate dinner party at my home and wanted a magician who was able to do up close in such an environment. His act was exactly what I was envisioning. My guests really enjoyed and appreciated his style.
I will definitely hire him again and refer him to others!!
First off—Michael is a consummate professional and a really great person. That’s a quality that can be hard to find in a magician. But beyond that, Michael’s effects are fantastic as well. I hate using the phrase “total package” but Michael really offers it all.
I worked with Michael on a corporate engagement that was a little unusual. He performed some effects while engaging in discussion about his craft and relating it to the audience. He was thoroughly engaged throughout, and deftly tailored his performance for the tone of the meeting. When it was over people didn’t want him to leave, and everyone had nothing but high praise for a truly entertaining experience.
His effects are well-executed, and he’s incredibly deft at adapting to different audiences with different needs. Because Michael spends time creating his own effects, he is constantly learning and evolving his repertoire to make it better and better.
He’s a pleasure to work with, and takes great care to ensure that his performance will be exactly right for YOU. Hiring a magician often comes with a stigma, but Michael is not a “traditional” magician in that way. He’s not creepy or aloof, and he’s not going to make you uncomfortable. On the contrary, Michael’s approachable demeanor is another thing that makes him such a great performer.
I’m already looking forward to the next time I have the opportunity to hire a magician because I know who I’m going to call, and you should too.
Michael strolled through our party of over 100 guests and performed magic for small groups during the cocktail hour. He engaged the "help" of the guests in some of the tricks. Michael was punctual, easy going, personable, and delightful entertainment. Look no further, this is the magician to hire for your event.
Michael entertained at our "Tip Off" Party, actually he made the party. Everyone there enjoyed his magic. I would HIGHLY recommend him for your next event.
Thank you Michael, again our party was a success with your presence.
El Dorado High School Girls Basketball
Micheal , is a sure entertainer. He had all of us in awed and were trying to find out how he did all of his hand magic work. He entertained my mother in law 55th birthday guest who ages ranged from 5 to 60 years old. Thank you very much for not only the magic show bit your positive energy .
Michael O'Brien performed at my 40th birthday party in mid-March, and he was a wonderful entertainer. He is punctual, and he is great with communication to make sure that you will be getting the show that you want. He is happy to tailor his act to the appropriate audience. He kept the entire group -- whose ages ranged from small child to senior citizen -- thoroughly entertained during his full performance. I had asked him ahead of time whether he could involve my sister (who came in town for the party) as a volunteer during one of his magic tricks, and he happily obliged. My sister was very pleased to be included in the show. He is terrific with little kids -- he kept them mesmerized for the whole show. I was told later by a friend of mine that she was so happy that her son (who is normally afraid of large crowds and people he doesn't know) got up in front of everyone and was Michael's assistant for one of his tricks. My friend and her husband couldn't believe that their son was so happy to participate! Michael has a knack for making kids and adults feel very comfortable, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the show! After the show, Michael stayed at the party for a while and was very kind about talking with me and my husband about the show. Michael goes out of his way to make sure that all of the guests are intrigued and entertained, and I highly recommend Michael for your next party performance!
Michael preformed at our Junior League fundraising event "Lunafest" this past weekend and was absolutely AMAZING. He is exceptionally good at what he does and leaves all guests in awe. We had such a great experience with Michael from the very beginning. He was easy to get a hold of and followed up days before the event as well, which was very much appreciated. Michael is the best magician for any event you are throwing, he is punctual, professional and best of all the most extraordinary magician. We will definitely be asking Michael to preform at more events. Thank you so much Michael!
Michael delighted everyone at our party that had an opportunity to meet him. He was able to keep party members engaged for over three hours while not being obtrusive to other just mingling around. For anyone hesitating about him or his services, don't! He will accommodate to your needs and makes sure everyone has a great time. Highly recommended and looking forward to when I may have him at another event.
Michael was very professional, arrived early, was very pleasant with residents, and all of the children loved him! I would definitely have him back for another event that I through! Highly recommended. One of the best I have seen!
I was so excited to find Michael! He came and did amazing! Even kept a 4 year old girls attention (while Elsa was there) couldn't believe it! And left a lasting impression on my daughter who loves to learn magic now! And totally had almost all the adults sucked in the WHOLE time! Will recommend him to anyone and everyone! All ages!!
We have asked Michael to perform for my Dad's birthday two years in a row! He is a fantastic magician and we thoroughly enjoyed his performances both times. He is quite original in his dialogue and doesn't just amaze with awesome tricks, but with awesome jokes as well! (we like the cheesy stuff) We were also impressed that he had different routines, and things we had never seen before. That being said, even the tricks that got repeated were done so well we still had our minds blown. Michael is a wonderful magician and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for awesome entertainment for any sort of get-together.
What to Expect
Michael O'Brien is a family friendly performer who knows just how to cater to the needs of children whilst being able to keep adults just as engaged and eager to experience these miracles first hand! The magic is highly visual and completely immersive. Not only will Michael perform magic FOR you, but he will also invite people in the audience forward to perform these miracles FOR YOURSELF!
Michael's act contains a mixture of classical magic fused with modern day themes that everyone will love from his deeply intimate "Rose Magic Routine" in which he asks a married couple to come forward and express their love for one another to his Famous "Pokémon Card Magic " routine in which a child is able to choose their favorite card and it ends up magically folded up inside of an actual Pokéball!
Storytelling and creating an immersive environment as well as putting on a visual masterpiece are all at the forefront of Michael's shows. You will laugh, cry, and even sit at the edge of your seats while witnessing these impossibilities unfold inches away from your very eyes!
Are you having a birthday party, wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, or some other type of gathering? Are you the proud owner of a restaurant, looking for new and exciting ways to get patrons into your establishment and boost your sales? Hiring a magician can be one of the best forms of entertainment for your event. Magic is a fun, exciting, and inclusive way to get people interacting with one another. You, the host/hostess, should be able to enjoy your event and not stress out about whether or not your guests are having a good time. Allow me to help make your event shine and keep your guests, customers, and clients talking about it for years to come!
"What Can I expect from hiring Michael as a Magician for my event?"
-Highly visual and professional magic: Not only are my performances highly visual, they create a very intimate experience as the magic literally happens in the spectator's hands. Watching magic on-stage from 300 feet away is cool and entertaining, but having the miracle happen in YOUR hands is what makes close-up magic so special.
-Tried and true, first-rate entertainment: For over ten years I have been performing magic for hundreds of different events all over Southern California. My magic is field tested and guaranteed to create a maximum impact that will leave guests talking about your event for years. I perform professional quality magic, not cheap party tricks, so you can be assured your clients will walk away amazed and bewildered, not believing what they have just witnessed right before their eyes.
-Punctual and professional: There is a lot of stress that comes with planning an event but I can assure you, hiring your entertainment will not be one of them. I am quick to return phone calls, very personable and willing to make your search for a magician for your event an easy and pleasant experience.
Additional Booking Notes
I pack small and play BIG! This simply means that I will not require any sort of additional set up for my shows. Just a small area to set up my own table and a place for the audience to be able to sit/stand around me to perform!
Past Booked Events
|October 27, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Halloween Party|
|August 19, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Reunion|
|December 13, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
My set varies from event to event, however the general theme of my act can be split up into three different types of shows:
-Adult Performance (clean)
-Children's Only Performance
-Mixed Performance (Both Children AND Adults)
Even with the "Children Only" set, I have had many adults stop and watch in amazement! :) It all depends on the event itself and who your guests are!
I pack small but play BIG! I will only require what will fit in my pockets or Briefcase.
If you would like to work a colleague or friend into the show, please let me know! I can definitely make that happen.