* AS SEEN ON AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, WIZARD WARS, TENGO TALENTO MUCHO TALENTO & MASTERS OF ILLUSION * Sharp-dressed, classy, and fun, Naathan combines his talents for comedy, magic, improv, singing, impressions, & storytelling into one unforgettable performance. Whether it's for hundreds/thousands of adults in a theatrical setting, a few dozen friends at a cocktail party, or even just a handful of family members in your living room or backyard, every event is special; Naathan understands that which is why he creates memories for those seeking wonder everywhere he goes. "Catch me on the upcoming seasons of MASTERS OF ILLUSION (premiering 06/30) and PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (premiering 07/10)!"
Awesome performance and showmanship ! Our hard to please crowd was wowed and very entertained! Thank you Nathan I really Appreciate your flexibility and helping me tailor your visit for our timeframe!
We are all STILL baffled by how he did his tricks weeks later! Naathan is professional, personable, and so talented. He did a close-up show for us, tailoring the whole thing to us on the fly.
Starting at the beginning, he was so easy to work with to set up the show, showed up ready to go, and went above and beyond what he promised.
As for the magic part, my family is into magic and he was the perfect person to dazzle them. He utilized the audience (and by audience I mean my family) in his act and we all were left with souvenirs! He is incredibly talented, this voices, his magic, and his personality draw you into the show and, before you know it, the time is up.
We are already planning the next time we get to see Naathan, it will not come soon enough!
Hired Nathan for my 30th bday party and was so glad i did. He added something special to the night and all my guest including the little ones loved it.
Naathan recently performed at my son's 2 year old party and I am so glad I booked him! He is not just a magician but a true entertainer. His material had both the children and adults engaged in laughter and in awe of the magic the entire performance!
Each guest commented on how impressive Naathan's act was, and were amazed by how he was able to keep the kids entertained. I have tons of photo shots with both adults and kids literally Laughing Out Loud!
I highly recommend the Magic Asian Man!
I watched him at Teatro Martini, he was the best entertainer of the night. Funny, charismatic and engaging. Love the confetti!!
Naathan is a terrific magician For our New Year's Eve party, Naathan delivered a superb performance and everyone was amazed with his "magical" skills. Courteous and tactful, he delighted our modest family audience with his close-up magic and left everyone in amazement. I highly recommend Naathan for any family event. He's a blast!
I've brought Naathan to the stage multiple times, and he never disappoints. This has been true for Scouts, Rotary, Mens' groups as well as with Church and youth groups .
In fact, my Rotary Club has recently invited Nate back to host our send-off for our president: they said they wanted to be sure Nate made our president disappear for good!
Call Nate for a meeting no one will ever forget.
Naathan Phan performed at our Scout function and was the highlight of the evening. Both adults and kids loved his tricks, impressions & jokes. He was genuine, sweet & captured the audience's attention. His act was astonishingly good & well received!! It was a very memorable night! I highly recommend him. He was on time, delivered an amazing show & was worth every penny and then some!!
Naathan donated his services and an evening a the Magic Castle as an auction item at a theater benefit. I was thrilled to be included in this party of ten for a wonderful night. Naathan entertained us for the entire evening with his magic, his wit and his dynamic personality. I thought just being at the Magic Castle was special, but Naathan Phan created an evening that was extraordinary! I look forward to hiring him for a party in my future. Book him ... book him now, don't hesitate!
We hired Naathan to perform at our daughter's 2nd Halloween birthday party in Orange County. Naathan arrived early to set up, and he got extra points for dressing up as a wizard student from Gryffindor. His backdrop was beautiful, and his routine was awesome. He is really funny and dynamic. His material is very appropriate for BOTH children and adults. We were laughing and having so much fun. He was using real live white doves and rabbits. At the end he let the kids pet the animals. His fee was a little high, but my oh my it's worth it. Do your child a favor and book this man now! You need at least a month in advance! We love you Naathan and we'll be using you again in the future!
Wow, Naathan; I couldn't begin to thank you enough for such a wonderfully amazing day! You not only had the kids mesmerized by your entertainment, but the adults were also laughing and having a great time as well. Your comment about creating real magic by spending time with loved ones and then creating a beautiful snow flurry was most touching. I lost my dad two weeks ago, so it was very moving. I hired you for my grandson's birthday and he was absolutely delighted, but you also created a therapeutic moment for me as well. Thank you so much!. Pat Tate
Just saw his show tonight at our annual Cub Scout banquet. He was also an Eagle Scout. Loved how he turned his tuxedo magically into a Boy Scout uniform.His slight of hand is flaweless, great timing and funny as heck, the children and adults had a great time through out the entire show. No lag time. Really enjoyed his singing voice also. Great magician, singer, comedian- great stage presence. It was our best annual banquet by far because we had such great entertainment.
Naathan Phan is hilarious! No, I mean, really so very funny. He'll surprise you with sheer silliness. But I've also seen him in more serious roles, and he does great there too. And you'd think with all the times I've seem him perform, from volunteering at cub scout camp to the community festival (in Tustin) to his stage shows in plays and magic performances to emceeing events; after all this he surprises and delights me every time. My kids are all comedians (non-professional), so I've gotten to experience many different levels of comic timing, but Mr. Phan has the best comic timing IMHO. It must just be his natural talent, because I've never seen him off his game. If I had to give one criticism, and maybe this is a plus for some people, he can be a bit edgy, nudging the boundaries of appropriateness. I'm a prude though, so take that how you want to. All-in-all though, he's my favorite magician and an excellent all around performer.
Attending some of family functions with Nathan as one of the host's relatives. He is such an entertainer and sure make the event even more so enjoyable. Thinking about hiring him to entertain our guests at a wedding event during hors d'oeuvre hour. . .
Nathan did a show for my dad's 60th birthday and it was great. There were kids and adults present and the kids absolutely LOVED it, they were talking about it for days after and my niece even asked "can he come to my next birthday party instead of a jumper?". And even though our goal was to make the kids happy, his show was plenty entertaining and comedic for adults too. I definitely recommend this guy, plus his accents are awesome! :D
Majuc show unlike any other that I have seen. Hired Nathan for a birthday event and we got so much more than expected. He is entertaining, comedic, and magical all in one. Great show and personalized to fit exactly what we wanted.
Naathan is not just a world-class magician, great with kids, a brilliant showman, and a colorful personality…he is a good guy. And ultimately, when you hire someone to perform any service, especially a service involving children, isn't that what you look for?
Naathan has performed for me countless times and I still am wowed with every performance. His takes on old favorites are refreshing and his ingenuity with new material is tasteful and performed with his own signature brand of artistic (and Scottish?) flair. He transitions perfectly between flashy, showy, big magic and close-up, intimate, and personal magic while always throwing in his unique sense of humor—perfect for kids and grin-inducing for adults.
But, to sum the way I started, the best part about Naathan is the peace of mind you get when doing business with not only a talented professional, but a genuinely good guy. And for me at least, that is the most important thing.
We enjoy having Naathan back every month for our Family Fun Zone Fridays. He is very engaging and the audience really enjoys his performance.
Naathan has the best magic show that I ever seen. All my guest loved it.
"Wallet fire bending!", is one of my favorite gags provided by Mr. Magic Asian Man. With so much experience under his "Hat" it's no wonder why simple magic tricks and an array of Fantastic Entertainment will make you a Phancy Nathan Phan fan. Nathan's card handling is magnificent ranging from the simple, shooting cards from one hand to the other, to card surfing beach boys! He's quick on his feet and fast with his teeth. He emanates jolting energy when on stage performing, leaving you with chills on your spin and little sparks frolicking through you arm hair.
Why isn't this guy as famous as Chris Angel?! I know a lot of performers: variety artists, actors, singers, magicians and the like and this guy blows them all out of the water!
My friend invited me to the Magic Castle, a private magician's club in LA. I've been a few times and seen some pretty decent acts... but nothing like this. Nathaan wasn't on the official schedule but I poked my head in while he was giving a "private" show and ...wow... just wow. Not only can he do classic magic like card manipulation--making handfuls of cards appear out of thin air--and some of the craziest tricks inches in front of your face and apparently stuff with animals like doves but he sings too! Legit singing. I heard him singing requests along with Invisible Erma--a ghost piano player who can play any requested tune. He was crooning, belting some Journey, did a ridiculously good Elvis... and then he busted out into opera!!! WTF?! Who is this guy and why isn't he on America's Got Talent or something? I checked him out on YouTube and apparently he does dialect coaching, balloon animals, and stand up comedy too. I chatted with him after his show and he was such a nice guy. Turns out he grew up in Scotland and came over here to be an actor. He's been in a couple of movies and TV shows too, "Nothing big" he said, lol.
I'm nearly 30 and I'm not ashamed to admit that I am booking this guy for my next birthday... and holiday party... hell, I'll invent reasons to hire him--he's soooo good!
Ladies and gentleman, a new breed of magician has been born. Book him while you can!
We hired him for our elementary school on-campus campout and he was fantasitc. He entertained a large 300+ crowd and then after a great show, stuck around to sign autographs & let the kids pet the rabbit from the show. Highly reccomended!!!
Private magician for a magical birthday evening. So much fun.
He kept us guessing and laughing the whole time! Highly recommended!
I had the privilege of seeing Naathan's performance, and it was awesome! Hilarious and entertaining- definitely one of my favorite magic shows of all time.
This guy is amazing and hilarious. I highly recommend seeing his show!
This guy is amazing. His magic tricks never cease to astound. AND he's hilarious! Super talented!
This was the first time that I have seen so many children (cub scouts)completely engaged! The adults had just as much fun!! He is not only a great magician, but a wonderful all around entertainer. Well worth it, and would love to see him again!
Naathan was hired to entertain my son's Boy Scout Den for their Blue and Gold Annual Dinner. He shared his personal, touching, and hilarious stories his Scouting experience, then went on to amaze us with his magic. Adults and children shared side-splitting laughter. Our family has considerable experience with magicians--including many visits to the Magic Castle. I rank Nathaan among the best. I was tickled pink when the scouts and their siblings were asking him for autographs at the end of his performance. If you want a funny and wonderful magician who will delight both children and adults, and who will cater his material to suit your event, hire Nathaan! My kids are still talking about him.
Nathaan performed a 30 minute magic act our Cub Scout Blue and Gold Dinner last week. He was entertaining and kept the kids laughing and on the edge of their seats. They were absolutely enthralled. The adults were also laughing and just as involved. Many of the parents approached me after Naathan's act and complimented me for booking him. Naathan also talked about his scouting experience, which was a nice bonus.
As far as the booking experience. Naathan was quick to respond and very professional. He was on time (actually early) to our event and spent as much time as the kids wanted after the act to talk to them individually and pet his rabbit! Thanks Naathan!!
Naathan provided an awesome show! He provided a show for our cub scout blue and gold dinner. He had the attention of 40 to 50 young elementary school age boys and their parents and siblings. Naathan is very witty and entertaining! Would recommend him to anyone looking for a magician/entertainer - the kids (and parents) loved him!
Naathan was perfect entertainment for our Cub Scout Blue and Gold event. The kids were mesmerized and all were entertained. Not an easy feat with a group of 6-12 year old boys.
I "hunted" him down because I believe that he's such a great entertainer! I was so happy to have him at my son's first birthday party! He's very humble and respectful to inquiries. He's very classy! I have to mention this since not all magicians are and it's very important in major events like ours! He's very entertaining and ultimately talented! He's worth more than what he charges!!! Thank you Naathan Phan!!!
Naathan Phan performed December 16, 2011 in Covina for Cub Scout Pack 444's Christmas Party. I was amazed at his versatility and talent. Naathan was able to relate with scouts as well as parents.
Naathan brought his magical expertise to our adult Christmas party. He was entertaining, witty, sincere and an absolute blast.
Our Christmas parties are always outstanding, and we are a very tough crowd to please. But Naathan made this Christmas one of the most memorable.
Thank you Naathan!
We hired Nathaan for our son's 1 year b-day party and I admit, I didn't know what to expect. He exceeded my expectations and much more. He was engaging, funny, and self-deprecating. The kids loved him and the adults got the humor. I would definitely hire Nathaan again for other parties, maybe a more adult theme one. I think we barely scratched the surface of his talents at our son's party. At one point, one of our guests played the piano and Nathaan starting singing, wonderful voice.
Naathan Phan was an absolute hit for our daughter's 9th birthday party! :) The magic was awesome & he is an awesome entertainer! All 15 kids & adults were glued to him & his tricks the entire hour!! :) He made our daughter's birthday extra special & everyone was talking about it for days! We highly recommend him for your next event!
I've been to a magic show at the Kodak Theater a few years ago;
Nathan Is my favorite magician. HIRE HIM... now!
Naathan was very professional. The kids absolutely LOVED him!! Even the adults had a great time. He went above and beyond my expectations. He dressed up as a Hogwarts magician and was in character the entire time. His magic show is probably one of the best out there. Definitely better than the others I've seen. And believe me, it takes a lot to impress me. ;-) I cannot say enough good things about this person. If you want to throw a party worth remembering--hire Naathan! You won't regret it!
Brilliant performance by a talented magician/comedian/balloon twister/singer. Everyone had a great time!
Naathan was fantastic. I had 20 kids with ages ranging from 3 to 13 and they all loved the show. He was very energetic and talented. The tricks were all very believable and his sense of humor just added to the show. He is also very talented in making animal balloons for the kids. He knew how to make all kinds of animals and toys by memory, from giraffes to swords, bears and hearts. Naathan even did some great close up card tricks for my family. I would absolutely recommend Naathan.
Naathan came as the great Hogwarts Wizard in full costume and in character all the way. Gave a great Wizard Magician show that was not only entertaining for a group of 14 kids (5-9) but also for the 12 adults in attendance. This guy is not only a great entertainer but also a responsible, good person. His follow up is top notch and his attention to detail is superb. Definitely a top pick for families looking for a magician that does a great job with the kids. Thanks Naathan for a great show!
Response from Naathan Phan: Magic Asian Man:
Thanks for having me! I can assure you, I had just as much fun as you all did. Say hi to Jonathan for me!
Very professional magician, comedian, actor, singer and performer. He had us laughing all night long. Recommended for parties of all age ranges.
Naathan Phan is a truly gifted entertainer. He embodies the word "Showman". He was witty and personable, immediately making me and my friends relaxed and comfortable, and his top-notch illusions cannot be done justice in words. If ever there was a man worth every penny, Naathan is it. Very Highly Recommended!
Naathan was well prepared,professional and worked the room as we asked. The Friends of Choral Music appreciated his willingness to work with our budget as well. Guests enjoyed his well executed magic acts which added much to our Vampire's Ball and the ambiance of that evening. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!
I had the extreme pleasure of sharing the stage with Naathan this past September. In addition to the scripted performance, Naathan was asked to provide pre-show improvisation where he not only engaged the audience in comedy, but also showcased his skills as a balloon artist. I have also seen Naathan perform his magic, where his slight of hand ability is incredible! Naathan is supportive, enthusiastic, and professional, with a permanent smile that will keep you and your guests thoroughly entertained!!
Naathan is awesome! He is equally talented in all areas of entertainment, baloons, magic, standup, voice impersonation. I can sit there and be entertained by him all day long if I can afford him.
Naathan is absolutely, bloody brilliant! I hired him years ago for a little soiree I was throwing and he exceeded every expectation I had and I have hired none but him since. I compare every prestidigitator I meet to Naathan and thus far, all have fallen short. I have yet to encounter another entertainer with his impressive skill set and his interminable personality. Naathan is truly one of a kind and the best you can find.
I have seen Naathan Phan perform at a variety of events throughout the years,and he is an incredible talent. We are lucky to have him, and I'm sure any person who has ever witnessed his work - whether it be magic tricks, balloons, singing, impressions, or stand-up - would say the same. He is a phenomenally charismatic and entertaining individual who makes his performances (which must have taken years to hone and master) look effortless and natural. He has a way with people, and an exceptional ability to keep audiences mesmerized. If you book him for an event, you will not be disappointed.
I have experienced Naathan's extraordinary performances more than a handful of times over the last year and a half and agree he is excellent in capturing the attention of his audience and exceeding their expectations! As a magician, stage performer, singer/musician, and master balloon artist Naathan excels!
Naathan was awesome! He was really quick and versatile, could do many different things and roles. But the main thing is that he was so entertaining and it's so much fun to watch him.
Naathan is absolutely incredible. He can take what seems like the simplest of tricks and absolutely dazzle anyone. There's always something extra up his sleeve and he always leaves you puzzing and wanting more. Nothing even close to mediocre here- he's the best in the business, and certainly far underrated for what he deserves.
Naathan is a lot of fun. He has a great, very out-going personality. His magic tricks are amazing! He could do the same trick for me over and over and I'd be amazed every time!!! If you want a magician, Naathan is the magician to get!!! You WON'T be disappointed!!!
What to Expect
Audiences of all ages will experience genuine entertainment, not just the quickly-subsiding, flash-in-the-pan awe that most performers offer, but an encounter with true magic, real laughs, and actual emotions that linger long after the performance has ended. You will walk away knowing real magic: perfect memories.
Naathan Phan was born in California, but raised in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved back to the states in the early 2000's, after which, becoming a graduate of the Orange County High School of the Arts and an Eagle Scout! He has dedicated his entire life to entertaining others which he has honed into an art. He has been acting since he turned 18, performing original stand up comedy since he was 16, twisting balloons since the age of 10, doing magic since he was 5, and making people laugh his whole life. He is, quite simply, a natural born entertainer.
His talents have been featured in movies and television and on stages across the Orange and Los Angeles Counties as well as the Inland Empire. He is a proud member of the world famous Magic Castle, where he is the 1st Place Winner of the 2013 Strolling Magic Olympics, home to the Academy of the Magical Arts, Inc. and until recently could be found performing magic at the one and only Disneyland Park and Resort and now you can have him for your next event. Book him quickly to make sure you get the best!
Want to see Naathan in action, but don't have any events planned? Come see him live in La Habra at The Naathan Phan Show!
Previous clients who have enjoyed Naathan's talents include: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Angel's Charity, Western Service Workers, United Lebanese Oranization, Huntington's Foundation Walk For A Cure, Friends of Choral Music, All Aboard America, Oakley, and AT&T!
What Notable Names Have Said about Naathan:
"You... are the future of comedy magic."
-Johnny Thompson (Legend of Magic & Consultant to Penn & Teller, Lance Burton, and others)
"What an amazing mind you have."
-Teller (Half of comedy/magic duo, Penn & Teller)
"...Really [bleep]ing good!"
-Penn Jillette (Other half of comedy/magic duo, Penn & Teller)
"...clearly not a fly-by-night magician, but a truly gifted entertainer..."
-Jack Goldfinger (Director of Entertainment at The Magic Castle)
-Neil Patrick Harris (Star of How I Met Your Mother)
"He's a very good magician."
-Michael Cera (Star of Superbad, Juno, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) talking about Naathan on the
Superbad DVD Feature Commentary.
"As funny and fast as Nathan Lane!"
-Joe Fletcher, R.I.P. (Actor/Playwright/Director) while assistant directing him as Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
"He's amazing! ...Good at what he does."
-Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Star of Superbad and Role Models) talking about Naathan's Christopher Walken
impression and magic.
"I'm Catholic; I probably shouldn't even be watching this!"
-Tim Powers (Award-Winning Author of The Anubis Gates, Last Call, and On Stranger Tides) while watching Naathan perform.
"...Very funny Chris Walken impression..."
-Seth Rogen (Star of Knocked Up and Green Hornet) on the set of Superbad.
"Wow... That was great..."
-Nathan Fillion (Star of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and ABC's Castle) after watching Naathan perform in L.A.
-Alison Brie (Star of Community) watching Naathan perform at The Magic Castle.
"Hilarious and brilliant!"
-Karen Gillan (Actress and former companion to The Doctor) after one of Naathan's impromptu performances at The Magic Castle.
"...the best magic I've seen at The Magic Castle!"
-Matthew Gray Gubler (Star of Criminal Minds)
Additional Booking Notes
Naathan provides his own backdrop, instantly creating focus and a magical ambience, transporting his audience into a theatre-like environment, a portable PA system that's just the right size for your venue, and a full soundtrack feauring popular hit songs of your liking and/or original tantalizing instrumentals! A portable stage, professional photographer, and lovely assistant are also available upon request. Get a copy of the show on DVD or flash drive for an additional fee.
The shows vary in length because after years of experience, I customize each show to the audience you have to make sure they get the best darn magic show I can give them; each show is a unique experience. If you've seen me perform before, I will more than happy to repeat the effects that kept you gasping both in astonishment and for breath and/or change it up with other signature effects. I come from a theatre background with extensive improvisation experience meaning I can handle whatever the audience throws my way and I'm not afraid to play with anybody!
***NAATHAN'S MOST POPULAR PACKAGE: THE DELUXE TIER COMEDY AND MAGIC SHOW (ABOUT 1 HOUR)***
This package includes a 30 to 45 minute comedy and magic show (guaranteed to keep children and adults alike entertained) featuring elements such as:
- My award-winning energetic performance using comedy that will have the whole family, not just the kids, in stitches!
- Lots of group audience participation!
- Special assistance from the birthday honoree!
- A special magic wand for every kid who helps in my show!
- The comedic but magical arrival of Flinch, my white dove, who will gladly give any kid a "high five"!
- The sudden and amazing appearance of Magic Ian, my giant, friendly white rabbit with gorgeous blue eyes!
- A snowstorm-like confetti finish with a great message!
After the show, the audience is more than welcome to line up and get their special gift, an autograph, and take pictures with Ian and me!
***THE ULTIMATE ENTERTAINER EXPERIENCE (UP TO 2 HOURS)***
This package features an extended comedy warm up show in addition to the Premium Tier Comedy and Magic Show where I twist balloons for all the kids in a dexterous, expedited, and hilarious fashion, all the while singing, dancing, and being silly. The length depends on the number of kids but it never runs longer than an hour.
***THE PERFECT MEMORIES PACKAGE (UP TO 2 HOURS)***
This is the best deal is SoCal! It features the Ultimate Entertainer Experience and a professional photographer who will focus on capturing the wonderful priceless reactions of the audience during the balloon comedy warm up, the magic extravaganza that ensues and, as an added bonus, will take a picture of each kid after the show in front of my sensational thousand-dollar backdrop with twinkling LEDs, sitting next to me, wearing a top hat with Ian in their lap. Full resolution, touched up photos of their kid(s) will be available to each parent free of charge via email or photo-sharing website. Studio quality prints are also available by mail.
***OTHER PACKAGES AND SHOWS AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT ME TO FIND THE PERFECT PLAN FOR YOUR EVENT!***
WATCH IN AWE AS NAATHAN TWISTS BALLOONS INTO: A cute little monkey in a palm tree! A teddy bear on a unicycle! A mega-monkey! A Mermaid Princess!
WAIT UNTIL YOU HEAR NAATHAN SING: Faithfully (Journey), The Impossible Dream (Elvis Presley), 500 Miles (The Proclaimers), Somewhere Over the Rainbow (accompanied by himself on the ukulele), Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers), Nessun Dorma (Puccini's Turandot)
YOU WON'T BELIEVE YOUR EARS WHEN YOU HEAR NAATHAN'S TRADEMARK IMPRESSIONS OF: Jackie Chan, Nathan Lane, Mickey Mouse, The Muppets, Latka Gravas, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin, George W. Bush, and Christopher Walken... just to name a few!
|Naathan Phan||Founder/Magician/Balloon Twister/Face Painter/Singer/Comedian/Impressionist/Stuntman/Actor/Fun Guy!|
|Paul Thomas Kosmala||Event Photographer, Techie & Stagehand|
|Samantha Lowry||Lovely Assistant|
Influences & Inspiration
"One of the greatest compliments I've ever received was being described as the Robin Williams of magic and the Asian Neil Patrick Harris! I've grown up greatly admiring them, Jim Carrey, Donald O'Connor, Danny Kaye, George Carlin, John Ritter, Christopher Walken, and Nathan Lane just to name a few. Magicians who have inspired me include David Williams, Mac King, Bill Malone, Barry and Stuart, Johnny Ace Palmer, Fielding West, Penn & Teller, and Johnny Thompson. I'm also a huge fan of you!"
An audience ready to have a blast!