Honestly, he was the best magician I have ever seen. His tricks were off the books funny and magical. However he was unable to adapt his tricks to his venue. We hired him to cheer up an otherwise sparse and dull funeral service, but he refused to use the corpse in his acts! So many possibilities! Saw him in half, make the corpse disappear, BRING HIM BACK TO LIFE! Sorely disappointed. Balin is a great guy though, and we still regularly hang out and have a beer. Would recommend, unless you are hosting a funeral party, and in that case you probably don't need a magician. I would recommend Eddie Lou, a great motivational speaker out of Kansas City, currently based in Seattle. He really inspired me through his tale of bench warmer to starting Keeper for Sporting Kansas City. A great individual. LOVE YOU BALIN!