Timothy James is a magician with a knack for reading thoughts, predicting futures, and uncovering strange coincidences that defy explanation. His show is a visual and highly interactive experience, featuring corporate clean comedy, friendly audience participation, and award winning sleight-of-hand.
Whether you want to 'kick-start' your festivities with some unexpected fun or provide your guests with a full evening show, Timothy James will work with you to create an event package that best suits your needs.
Every year I find it difficult to book a surprise for my office holiday party. I was unsure about hiring an illusionist, but I'm so glad I did. Even those that rolled their eyes at having an illusionist were impressed by Tim. People really enjoyed the whole experience and were delighted at his tricks. He fit in well with the group and was a pleasure to have. I highly recommend Tim!
Tim was a joy to have at our party last night; he was interactive with everyone, all inclusive and displayed the utmost professionalism not to mention his great tricks and illusions. Everyone was wowed.
Tim will be on the top of our list for our next event.
Our company Multi Image Group asked Timothy James to enhance out "wow-factor" at our technology-driven Imagination Lab in Northern California. This was a high-profile, intimate event with a lot of important existing and potential clients for our company. Timothy had to stay flexible, read the room, and discretely move about the space to share some of his amazing up-close magic without disrupting the sales team's conversations. He handled this challenging situation masterfully and with a very positive attitude that our team truly appreciated. His skills are outstanding. He delighted everyone he encountered. The illusions performed were all very subtle and personal, but the impact was huge. People burst out laughing and in amazement. So: mission accomplished. I highly recommend Timothy James. He's a patient and generous pro who understands the demands of a corporate environment who truly creates magical, unforgettable moments for all. Hire him!
We host a lot of cocktail parties and wanted to add something really fun for our guests to enjoy. Tim fit the bill perfectly! He’s great at roaming a room and getting even the most introverted guests into the action. He’s very professional to work with. AND his illusions are AMAZING! Can’t recommend him highly enough!
I am very late leaving this review... but Timothy deserves me to take the time to leave one.
He is Amazing! My guests were so entertained by Timothy James and still talk about him more than a year after the party. He added such a fun element to the cocktail hour. A true professional and a wickedly talented entertainer!
We had Timothy James perform for our corporate event and he impressed us all! His energy kept the audience and the strolling magic prior was a hit. We thoroughly enjoyed his performance. He did a great job!
Tim is fabulous. We had a very tough crowd comprising of about 20 kids and double the adultra, all of whose attentions are a challenge to maintain. This is when you know you’re dealing with a pro - Tim literally worked the room and everyone was truly entertained. His show was even better - catered more towards keeping the kids focused, he still was able to captivate the whole party. Couldn’t have asked for more - or better!! And his attitude...so upbeat and positive. Would hire him again in a flash.
Timothy was very personable and interacted well with our guests. His magic show was exciting and very well appreciated by our guests.
Everyone was blown away with the show he provided for our guests. Issue free and would highly recommend for anyone looking for a magician.
Great experience. Tim was on time. He was professional. He's show was great. I liked that he went around to entrain the guest. The guest enjoyed the show.
Timothy was fantastic! He amazed our group with an entertaining series of seemingly unbelievable rope tricks and card tricks. Not only is he very skilled at slight-of-hand, he also has a great personality and you can tell he loves what he does! His show is appropriate for a wide range of ages. Our group consisted of 6 adults and one child, and everyone enjoyed the show! I also appreciate how well he communicated with me during the days leading up to his show. I highly recommend hiring Timothy for your event! He'll contribute wonder, amazement, smiles, and laughter!
Response from Timothy James : Illusionist:
Thank you so much for the review! You had a great group of people for me to entertain! Thanks for the gig!
We had a rowdy bunch and Timothy did a great job of handling everyone.
Here are some of the wonderful feedback we got from those attended the event -
I’m amazed how Tim pulled off these magic tricks. They are absolutely amazing and fascinating. Tim is professional and humorous. He made us laugh and kept us intrigued, all the time.
Tim was excellent and I would recommend him…
Tim was very entertaining and professional. We had an overwhelming response from all that they enjoyed every moment of Tim James and his performance. Tim was great!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself as Tim took us through his ride of illusions, card tricks, and humor throughout the evening. The whole event went up a notch by having Timothy James with us. His professionalism, positive attitude, and pizzazz were superb. His card tricks and other illusions left us all wondering. The crowd of over 150 engineers were surprised at how talented he was. All in all, we’d give Tim an A+++ for his time with us at the Engineering Awards Function at A10. We hope to work with him again when the opportunity lends itself.
Timothy was great! Everyone loved him. Both his strolling/close-up magic and parlor show were awesome! He was very funny and easy going. Great entertainment for this years holiday company party. Hire Tim! you wont regret it!
Everyone loved Timothy. He strolled around the party entertaining my guests and then did a little show during dessert. It worked out perfect.
OMG... I received nothing but great reviews from the employees and management. He was truly amazing.
Timothy is so good at what he does and so in command of himself and his art that you might not catch him at it. He appeared and my party just started to happen, anywhere he was there was laughter, joy and happy astonishment. He is centered and present and elegent. I watched him entertain and amaze an 8 year old and then make my 75 year old friends roar with delight. All within 10 mins. I’m trying to think of reasons to hire him again. He is truly wonderful you would be lucky to get him to your event.
Timothy did a wonderful job at our Halloween party, and I absolutely wouldn't hesitate to book him again for another event. He's flexible, entertaining, funny, and probably most importantly, great at magic. Our event was small (like 13 people, aged around 25) and you could tell that he can modify his show to fit the audience perfectly. You won't be disappointed.
Timothy was at our VIP event last night for a crowd of 30-60 year-olds. He was incredible! His illusions shocked the everyone, and believe me - it was a tough crowd. Tim managed to captivate the entire audience and put a smile and wows in everyone's face.
I highly recommend him and will certainly book him for our next event.
- The HealthTap Team
Timothy was a true professional! He was fantastic with our large group. He kept them engaged and entertained for a full 45 minutes! I highly recommend "The Tim Show" for any event.
We hired Timothy James to entertain our guests during the cocktails at my husband's 50th birthday party. He was performing close-up magic/ strolling around the party of 100 people. Our friends were blown away! One even exclaimed that she had recently paid "a ton of money" to see a Las Vegas magician and Timothy blew that show away in 10 minutes! Definitely hire Timothy- he was professional, on time and personable.
Timothy was a great addition to my son's 7th birthday party. He was funny, engaging, and the adults had as much fun as the kids. I would recommend him highly to anyone!
Timothy James wowed everyone in our crowd-from the very young, to the older adults!!! We loved his performance!!!
We had Timothy perform at our Halloween party. He was great! We had lots of kids and adults at the party. They all agreed his performance was a lot of fun. We will definitely recommend Timothy to everyone. We had a great time.
Timothy was fantastic, he strolled thru our Harvest Party mesmerizing guest. Very interactive with each table. We'll have him back for sure, highly recommended.
What to Expect
Timothy's unique talents allow him to perform not just on stage, but up close with your guests making him the perfect before and after dinner entertainer.
Every show is a visual and highly interactive experience, featuring clean comedy, friendly audience participation, and award winning sleight of hand.
Timothy offers two basic shows that can be mixed, matched and customized to fit the needs of your event.
THE CLOSE UP SHOW (Strolling Magic):
Perfect for cocktail parties and receptions, Timothy James will mingle with your guests and amaze them with unbelievable sleight of hand without disturbing the
flow of your event.
Nothing is more memorable than having the magic happen in your own hands. Imagine a deck of cards changing into a solid block of glass, a borrowed coin
growing ten times its size, and a metal spoon melting by the power of thought!
PARLOR/STAGE SHOW (for 10-500+ people):
This is a formal show perfect for theaters, conventions, colleges, or even your own home. Bowling balls appear from nowhere, drawings come to life, and audience members work together to predict the future! Timothy even teaches the audience one of the secrets of magic, taking the crowd through the trick step by step...and still manages to fool them!
Whether you want to 'break the ice' at your next party or give your guests a full evening show, Timothy James has the show to make it happen!
Since 2001 Timothy James has been magically transforming ordinary events into unforgettable experiences.
He’s performed for fortune 500 companies, cruise ships, comedy clubs, colleges and performing art centers across the country. He’s also entertained celebrities such as Oscar winning actress Geena Davis, movie star Shia LaBeof, Journey Bass Guitarist Ross Valory, and the Oakland A's.
He is the winner of numerous awards for sleight of hand and variety entertainment including the Lance Burton Award of Excellence from the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas.
When not traveling and performing, he is creating new illusions and routines focusing on sleight of hand and audience participation.
He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts from CSU Hayward, enjoys writing and drawing, and is the creator of two indy comic books.
Additional Booking Notes
Technical requirements vary from event to event depending on the size of the audience and the layout of the room.
Timothy James does travel with a wireless Shure BLX4R wireless receiver and MX153 earset microphone as well as a two speaker Anchor Liberty wireless system (no wall power required) suitable for crowds of up to 500 people, but recommends using onsite equipment whenever available to avoid audio interference.
Timothy can also include audiovisual elements, such as Power Point and Video when a projector and screen are available.
Past Booked Events
|February 15, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 12, 2019 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 30, 2019 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 19, 2019 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Graduation|
|August 03, 2019 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|July 27, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 29, 2019 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|May 07, 2019 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Corporate Event|
|May 04, 2019 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Teen Birthday Party|
|March 22, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|January 26, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|January 12, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|December 26, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|December 14, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 05, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Christmas Party|
|December 01, 2018 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Nonprofit Event|
|November 30, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Christmas Party|
|November 10, 2018 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Holiday Party|
|September 08, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 25, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|
|August 03, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 27, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Retirement Party|
|April 15, 2018 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm||Bachelorette Party|
|March 28, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|March 17, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|February 22, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 15, 2017 • 5:30pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 14, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 29, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|November 17, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 28, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
|August 30, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|August 29, 2017 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||School Assembly|
|August 13, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|March 04, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|February 25, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|February 16, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Corporate Event|
|January 28, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|December 24, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|December 15, 2016 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 29, 2016 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
|October 01, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|September 04, 2016 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
Stage or riser (for audiences of 100 )