Professor Gallico & Amazing Fernando offers mind blowing classic magic, illusions, death-defying escapes, comedy, and steampunk mad science to create an event your guests are sure to remember! Combining not just magic, but science, sideshow, and vaudeville that all ages will enjoy. Professor Gallico & Amazing Fernando will provide the perfect show for parties, fairs, festivals, charity events, school assemblies, or publicity stunts!
We are a real life father and son duo! We pride ourselves in punctuality, we are extremely easy to work with, and sure to delight and amaze!
No distance too far to travel, additional fees may apply to cover the cost.
Randomly decided to order a magician for a get together of about 40 people, first time I’ve done something like this since the pandemic. I had high expectations after looking at the other reviews, but Professor Gallico completely went over every expectation I had. There were people looking on from balconies 50 feet away to just get a glimpse of what he was doing, and believe me when I say that everyone enjoyed. He kept everyone involved and because of his humor and explanations he kept the attention throughout. The only bad part about the entire show was that it had to end, Professor Gallico is a class act on stage and off stage. I would recommend him to anyone I know for anything, he is a master of his craft and goes above and beyond for his clients.
So I hired Professor Gallico and Company for my grandkids party, No One and I mean No one was impressed with this Show at all, first of all we could not hear what he was saying, show was very dull to say the least, no one was impressed by it, I even felt embarrassed to have him there, it was very boring and they even failed to perform some of the tricks correctly, I am very dissatisfied whit the show 100%
Response from Professor Gallico and Company:
I'm sorry that you did not feel satisfied with our performance. I would like thank you for your patronage as well as this review which we have found most helpful.
When we started our performance, we requested that the house music be turned down as the opening of our Act is carefully choreographed to a particular piece of music. During our act the house music was turned back on and made it not only difficult for the audience to hear us but for us to interact with the audience. As for failed tricks. I think you may be referring to our sight gags in which a certain portion of the trick deliberately looks as if we failed as a joke. If one continues to pay attention to the trick rather than dismiss it as a failure then it is easy to understand the sight gag. In the future, should you run into a situation like this with entertainment that you hire, please let them know at the time rather than months later. Many performers such as ourselves would likely have offered you a partial refund. To say that the entire audience was "100% unimpressed" seems contradictory to the Round of Applause and comments we received afterwards.
The show was absolutely outstanding and the children couldn't stop talking about how much fun they had!! I would definitely recommend this dynamic duo.
Fun and entertaining for all ages!
The show was fantastic! We hired them for a community event in our neighborhood so it was mostly families in the audience. Everyone loved it. The kids watched in awe as they performed their magic...they didn't take their eyes off him for the entire show. And the adults loved the humor and the cool tricks as well. We are still trying to figure out how they did some of these tricks! They were professional, fun, highly entertaining and put on an awesome show!
This week we had the Steam Punk style of magic of Professor Gallico and Company. They were interactive with the diverse ages that attended our Library Summer Program.
Professor Gallico did an amazing job and all the kids had a great time at the party. He was right on time, very organized and got along well with all kids. His son was amazing with the kids, made the balloon animals and was a part of the magic show as well. It was a pleasure having them and would definitely recommend.
Great show, timely arrival and cleanup, thank you!
Walk around magic and a magic show, what a great way to supplement a multi dimensional party! Father and son team put on a charming show.
Response from Professor Gallico and Company:
We had as much fun performing as the crowd seemed to enjoy watching. Great audience, great client and would gladly work with again.
Uber Magic is always on-time, prepared with different options for ambient magic, character preformers, one-man-shows and even music acts! Highly recommend!
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What to Expect
Professor Gallico & Company offers classic magic, illusions, death-defying escapes, comedy and sideshow entertainment custom tailored to your event! From children's parties and ambient closeup magic to stage shows and ten-in-one acts, Professor Gallico will provide the perfect show for whatever the occasion or age! Now featuring the world's youngest escape artist and mentalist!
My name is Shane Steddum, but you know me as Professor Gallico. My interest in magic started when my late great uncle showed me my first magic trick at 5 years old which led to entering a talent show a few years later with a failed card card trick and a ventriloquist act so bad that the dummy tried to sue my parents for damage to his character. This initial hurdle didn't stop me, mostly because I had nothing better to do.
My love for all things magic, circus and sideshows grew exponentially, praise P. T. Barnum. In high school I began getting regular paid gigs for birthday parties and events which led to my first television appearance on a local kid's show. Along with my performances, I became what's known in the industry as a "hauntmaster" when I started designing profitable haunted houses for every October and utilizing my budding special FX skills.
Through the years my magic and sideshow performances have evolved and manifested in many characters: A clown named Bosco, a Medieval sorcerer on the Texas Ren Fest circuit, and even as Arkansas' first and only late night horror host, Jebediah Buzzard.
I've since directed a few horror films, acted in a couple, wrote and recorded two CD's, and had a radio show but I always come back to my true passion. That passion is lies in mystifying a crowd of people, watching watching their eyes pop in disbelief, and knowing that I've provided amazement and laughter that will be remembered for years to come in a world that's sometimes frightening and often mundane.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 23, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|June 26, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Party|
|January 16, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|November 17, 2019 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm||Fundraiser|
|November 09, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 26, 2019 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Halloween Party|
|October 26, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:45am||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 19, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 20, 2019 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Personal Occasion|
|August 17, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Fair|
|July 13, 2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 27, 2019 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|May 04, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 23, 2019 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 23, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Festival|
|February 02, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 11, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||House Party|
|January 19, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|