NYC Magician Randy Masters: Comedy magic and mentalism for all ages.
Randy combines magic, comedy, mind-reading, and audience-participation into a fun, memorable event. Randy is a highly experienced entertainer available for strolling magic (close-up), birthday parties (for kids or adults), cocktail parties, corporate events, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, christenings, house/apartment parties, First Communion parties, wedding receptions, engagement/anniversary parties, cabarets, comedy clubs, dinner and holiday parties, cruises, and much more. He can also custom-tailor a show for you.
Fun fact: Randy served as a Magic Consultant for Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock) for a recent episode of "Elementary."
We highly recommend Randy for a kid's birthday party! He arrived early with his assistant Angela and performed magic tricks for one hour to a group of about 18 children. Randy has a great sense of humor and was able to engage the group for the whole time. He could not have been easier to deal with from the first contact email. Professional all the way. He does some great close-up magic tricks, is funny and had the adults entertained as well. Great guy and worth it! His assistant Angela also is very patient with kids, even if they get a little rowdy!
Randy performed magic for us at my sister's 25th birthday brunch at her apartment in Williamsburg and it was TOTAL hit!! He is great at reading his audience and had some magic tricks that we still have no clue how he did! We are all in our mid/late 20s and Randy was the hit of the party and made our brunch something to remember. I would recommend hiring Randy for anyone of all ages, he's awesome!
Response from Randy Masters:
Brianne, thank you so much for having me come and entertain at Jill's 25th Birthday Brunch! It was a pleasure!! You have the best sister and friends ever. Everyone was great! And YOU are awesome!!!
I found Randy Masters on www.gigsalad.com, he was quick to respond and gave me a very reasonable quote. He followed up via e-mail & text and showed up on time.
Randy is very professional and entertaining. His magic show kept the children engaged at my daughter's 10th birthday party. He even stumped the adults and had them guessing how his tricks were done.
I definitely recommend him & would love to have him back for my 12 year olds birthday.
Randy was personable and fun, and able to hold the attention of kids and grown ups alike!
It was a great pleasure to work with Randy Masters and his staff at a birthday party in New York City. He kept the crowd laughing and amazed for every minute he was onstage, his outstanding & amazing magic / comedy show it's for all ages, the children and the adults were having a blast!! He is charismatic, very easy to work with and extremely professional. Randy provides the best magic / comedy show I have seen in the NJ / NYC area, his act is worth every single dollar and I highly recommend him for any event, I can assure you will NOT be disappointed.
(Michael Jackson Tribute Artist / Impersonator)
We had Randy over for my daughter's five years birthday party. It's a blast! All the kids loved him! He is very warm, very funny, very reliable person. He (and Angela) showed up perfectly on time, did a wonderful show. In the end, my girl asked me:"mom, may I invite Randy over again on my 6th birthday?" So sweet!
I would recommend Randy for any party that could use an entertainer. We invited him to perform his magic for our Grandparents Day celebration and he captured the attention of all age groups.
Randy did a great job entertaining the guests at my 30th birthday party. He was funny, cool, professional and very entertaining. He walked around the party performing various tricks for small groups of guests...and everyone seemed to have really enjoyed it...even at one point a group was chanting his name, haha! It livened up the early hours of the party, and I'd definitely recommend him.
We hired Randy recently for our daughter's 10th birthday. We hadn't met him before, but he came highly recommended by another party professional, and we checked him out online. At the party, he surpassed our expectations! We didn't want a magic show that would take over the whole party so we hired him to do "walk-around magic." We loved how he just kind of quietly set up his stuff, started talking to a couple of kids, and the next thing we knew, he was doing magic, and a whole crowd of kids formed around him. Perfect!
We hired Randy for a large cocktail party and he did a fantastic job mingling among our guests performing his amazing close-up magic! He has a great personality, is a super nice, charming guy and was great at working the room. We would definitely hire him again!
Randy's amazing magic and friendly humor made our mother's 90th birthday truly wonderful. Randy thrilled us with everything you can hope for: card tricks, metallization, disappearing rings, escape routine... and much much more. He entertained us both from close up going around the table and as a show. He made everyone marvel and laugh from 10 years old till 90. We thank Randy and his lovely assistant Angela for making our party magical and fun!
We hired Randy to provide entertainment to a group of 15-20 children ages 3-13 at an otherwise adult family Christening Party. Randy and his assistant arrived on time, set up an area in the crowded restaurant, and had the kids interested right away. He used additional "assistants" from the audience, including my 5 year old daughter, who had a lot of fun and was still talking about Randy and his tricks the next day. He also included some giveaways for the children, as well as balloon animals and objects. Overall I would recommend Randy for a children's party and I bet his adult shows are good also.
Randy performed at my husband's 50th birthday party where we had both children and adults. He did a terrific job with both groups and everyone really enjoyed his performance.
Randy Masters along with his sweet, beautiful assistant, Angela performed at my husband's 55th birthday party! I had guest ranging from 5 month old to 80 years of age. Randy wowed the crowd and managed to keep everyone entertained for hours.. His good humor combined with his genuine good nature, and not to say the least his amazing talent made our party a memorable one and one of the best parties we've ever thrown.
Price Range: $200-900
Gig Length: 20 - 90 minutes
Unions: SAG, Actors' Equity
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
I do "walk-around" (or strolling) magic, a stand-up show (where audience is seated during the whole show), or a combination of both (first half of event walk-around magic, and second half a stand-up show). I use plenty of audience participation, and lots of humor!
Randy Masters is an experienced magician with several film and TV credits under his belt, including being the party magician on the HBO pilot, "40," the Telethon Magician on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," the escape artist on Cinemax's "The Knick" (director Steven Soderbergh) and starring as Clown Uncle Matt in the movie "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer." He was also recently hired to be the "Magic Tech Advisor" for Ben Stiller's movie, "While We're Young." He also presented 2 solo magic shows near Times Square in Manhattan: "Comedy Magic Cabaret" and "Magical Mystery Tour."
Randy offers 4 types of shows:
CLOSE-UP/STROLLING MAGIC: Intimate and personal magic performed for small groups of guests while strolling at a corporate event, cocktail parties, receptions, a pre-dinner "warm-up" idea, or at dinner tables before or after the meal. Also known as "walk-around magic." Great on its own or when combined with a stage show for a banquet. Randy does strolling magic with cards, coins, borrowed bills, silks, dice, borrowed rings, ropes, spoon and key bending, mind reading effects, and much more.
PARLOR MAGIC SHOW: A smaller stage or platform show that is a combination of stage and sleight of hand magic. Great for a hospitality suite, dinner party, small theater, house party, or other smaller venues. (Suitable for 15-100 people.)
STAGE SHOW: A fun and interactive combination of magic, comedy, mentalism, and plenty of audience participation. For this show, Randy (accompanied by his assistant, Angela) performs magic and mind reading with cards, ropes, bottles, balloons, newspapers, coins, eggs, potatoes, rings, borrowed bills, and much more. Great for club meetings and banquets. The stage show includes both magic and mind reading effects. Suitable for 80 to 600 people.
MENTALISM ACT: Mind reading at its best! The range of his abilities includes ESP; mind reading (telepathy); psychokinesis (spoon, fork, and key bending); newspaper predictions; clairvoyance; mental magic; blindfold routines, and the power of psychological suggestion. The types of tests in a typical performance can include asking participants to concentrate on subjects they would like to share: drawings, names of friends, children, pets, phone numbers, and locations. Your audience will be amazed!
For children's shows, Randy also offers a COMBO SPECIAL!! Randy regularly works with face painter and balloon twister, Angela Carranza (who is also featured on GigSalad). So feel free to ask him about their magic, face painting and balloon twisting combo special!! Two performers for one reasonable rate!
Contact Magician Randy Masters now for a free (no-obligation) quote for your next party or event!
Influences & Inspiration
Houdini, Mark Wilson, Doug Henning, Penn & Teller, Steve Cohen, David Stone, Justin Kredible, David Regal, David Williamson, Bill Malone, Tommy Wonder, Mac King, Paul Potassy, Ted Lesley, Matthew Dowden, Gregory Wilson, etc.
"Five Stars out of Five!!! Keep up the great work. Everyone loved your magic show. You were very funny and I appreciate that you kept it clean for all ages."
"The first thing I want to say that he was on time. Time is very important and he was on time to the second that we had agreed. He and his partner Angela were both very generous and nice to all the kids. They did a wonderful show. All the kids were really into it and many of them got to participate/volunteer in the magic show. I was very pleased!"
"Randy was very friendly and he did a terrific job working with kids and adults alike."
"You made my mother's 50th birthday party very special with your strolling magic. I appreciate that you also had some 'special' tricks set aside just for my mom at her table. Thank you again!"
"Thank you for the great performance for my son, Randy! He and us were so happy. I like your magic very much. Especially, the escape artist routine and the balloon magic were excellent."
"Randy, thank you for your AWESOME magic show at our engagement party!! Everyone was talking about your AMAZING magic the next day and following week. You rock!!"
"Randy was great to work with for our corporate holiday function. He was great at communicating before the event and was very accommodating. First, he did strolling magic after dinner, then followed up with a great stage show. Everyone enjoyed his magic! I would definitely hire him again without hesitation."
"Randy is an incredible entertainer and such a nice person. We highly recommend him and we will use him again in the future. He made our daughter's Sweet 16 Party wonderful!!!"