Twice voted “Parlour Magician of the Year” by the Magic Castle in Hollywood, Tom Ogden brings 35 years of comedy and magic to his show. Jason Alexander of “Seinfeld” says, “If I were hosting an event, the first name out of my Rolodex would be Tom Ogden.” President Ronald Reagan even invited Tom to perform at his 81st birthday celebration.
Tom Ogden’s stand-up comedy magic act is filled with clean family-friendly humor and lots of audience participation. Tom also offers close-up, strolling sleight-of-hand, circulating among your guests performing magic at their fingertips. Tom's act is perfect for all kinds of events, from in-home private parties to receptions and banquet functions.
Tom is a fabulous professional performer- his act was a definite crowd pleaser. He engaged the entire multigenerational audience. One guest commented her checks hurt from laughing. He is a very skilled magician who combines comedy in his magic act who ready made our birthday party a smashing success.
Tom was a fantastic addition to our company party. He kept everyone entertained from the moment be began until he left. He was 30 minutes early and stayed a little late. We would definitely hire him again, thank you so much, Tom!
Tom amazed my guests with outstanding close hand work. Throughout the afternoon all I heard was "How did he do that?", "No Way!" or "I was watching closely the whole time and there is no way!"
Tom tells a story with his magic which makes it even more entertaining. He knows how to bring the audiences with him. Everyone loved him. I strongly recommend Tom for your event.
He was very professional and played to our audience very well. The sword trick was a huge hit!
Nothing but amazing feedback on his performance! Super funny and talented, comes highly recommended!!
Tom definitely put on an amazing show for all of our guests! Beach Team is a team of real estate agents in Long Beach and we were looking for an entertainer for our Client Appreciation Party at the Long Beach Yacht Club, and man did Tom bring it! Our guests were absolutely delighted by his performance and he really got our guests interacting. If you need a great entertainer, Tom is the guy! He keeps in contact to make sure things are going according to planed, he is punctual, and a great guy all around. Thank you so much for an amazing show Tom, we hope to work with you in the future.(:
Tom was great for our work holiday party. He did roaming magic for a group of 60 people of mixed ages (20-70 years old) and everyone was impressed and amazed at his up close magic. Tom showed up on time, early in fact, was dressed very professionally, very funny, and was great with communication prior to the event. We would definitely use Tom again. Thanks for being a big hit at our party.
Tom performed for our company holiday party. He was witty, engaged the audience, performed fascinating tricks, and kept us entertained and laughing for a wonderful evening. We would hire him again, and highly recommend him!
If your looking for a great slight of hand magician, to entertain your guests, we highly recommend Tom. He had everyone amazed and speechless. Great time had by all. Thanks Tom !!!
My experience was great. He engaged with my guest and did card tricks. All his magic was good and and he was really funny 😊.
I'm always skeptical and wondering will my guests laugh.. and have a good time. The age group of my employees varies from 21 to 60.. I am far from a party planner, but you are wondering if your employees/guests will be laughing or having a good time.. they will! I love the involvement with the guests and I would recommend and book again!
Was very entertaining, funny and a lot of public participation. Public liked Tom, he got applause several times and had attention of the room during the show! It was very professional and entertaining! Would hire him again for our events!
Tom Ogden brings 35 years of comedy and magic experience to his show and has twice been voted “Parlour Magician of the Year” at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Along the way, Tom has opened for such celebrities as Robin Williams, Billy Crystal and the Osmonds and has performed for many others from Tony Danza to Johnny Depp.
Jason Alexander of “Seinfeld” says, “If I were hosting an event, the first name out of my Rolodex would be Tom Ogden.”
President Ronald Reagan invited Tom to perform at his 81st birthday celebration. Afterward, President Reagan wrote Tom a personal note: “You are a great magician. I just wish I could make things disappear like you do. I could have used that trick on a few people in Washington.”
His television work includes “The World's Greatest Magic II” (NBC) and “The Great Magic of Las Vegas” (FOX),” and he's appeared in showrooms in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Lake Tahoe. Corporate clients include Disney, Sears, The American Heart Association, Pepsi, KFC, the Xerox Corporation, and many more.
But you don’t have to be a celebrity or a Fortune 500 company to enjoy Tom Ogden’s act, however. Tom is now available for available for hotel and country-club functions such as receptions and banquet events as well as in-home private parties.
Tom’s stand-up comedy magic show offers clean, family-friendly humor and lots of audience participation. This type of show allows everyone at the event to see each other having fun.
Tom also offers close-up, strolling sleight-of-hand, circulating among your guests. In this type of “show,” the magic happen right at your guests’ fingertips. To make the magic seem even more impossible, Tom uses common items such as playing cards, currency, and other everyday objects. Tom Ogden has received ten nominations from the Magic Castle as “Close-up Magician of the Year.”
Not only is Tom Ogden’s act comedy hysterically funny, his magic will truly amaze you. And he personally customizes every performance so that it’s tailor-made for your special occasion.
Having Tom at your event guarantees the audience will laugh, feel happier—AND thank you, the event planner, for being the hero of the day!
Now is the time to make the impossible possible and the humdrum hilarious by scheduling the magic and comedy of Tom Ogden for your next event!
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A magician of high stature, with a comic and mischievous face, who can entertain all types of audiences -- La Opinin newspaper
It is rare to find an individual with the versatility, the technical ability, the professional presentation and comedy ability of Tom Ogden. -- Phil Willmarth, The Linking Ring magazine
Tom Ogden followed with his zany brand of comic magic, and it kept the group laughing all the time…He seems to outdo himself each time with his comedy routines-always superbly done. -- Obie O’Brien, GENII magazine
We loved the combination of humor and magic and the way he worked the audience into the presentation. -- Brian Gardner, General Dynamics
We found a gold mine in Tom! I can’t say enough positive things about how well it went. He amazed the audience with his wit, delivery and illusions! -- Amy Gaughan, QAD Software Inc.
We were impressed. Excellent. Everyone enjoyed Tom. -- Ibrahim Khayat, McDonnell Douglas
Great! I had all kinds of calls the morning after saying how much they liked it. -- KaRon Warner-Dukes, Lockheed Aircraft Company
Super presentation! Tom captured the imagination of the group. He certainly lives up to expectations! -- Art Hershey, Professional Industrial Relations Association
Wonderful. We have had nothing but rave reviews. Great audience involvement. Funny, entertaining. -- Judy Quinalty, Pomona First Federal
Excellent! The crowd was very enthusiastic and the feedback was quite positive. -- Diane Cooper, American Heart Association
Tom definitely exceeded all expectations. He has a true spirit of cooperation and is a real pro! -- John Goodrum, Point Loma Credit Union
The audience was captivated by his professionalism and expertise…extremely easy to do business with…I would not hesitate to use his services again. -- Lynda Phelps, Pacific Bell
Unbelievable! He outdid himself. Everyone LOVED him. Fantastic. We would rate him off the scale! -- Steve Marks, Carquest Auto Parts
Wonderful! Rated excellent by all our attendees. -- Barbara Spears, Xerox Corp.
The group enjoyed it to the utmost. Your name will be on my list for future planning. -- Bill Litton, I.A.R.W.
Great! Really, really, really good. Good message with a lot of magic and humor. Kept us entertained as we learned. -- Karen Humphrey, Greater Ontario Visitors and Convention Bureau
He was fantastic! We give him a top-notch rating! -- Bob Veit, United Stores, Inc.
A stage manager’s dream: He just walks on and he’s ready. -- Richard Crowley, M.A.E.S. conference
Additional Booking Notes
Tom Ogden's act can be performed in almost any space and in general lighting. In a hotel meeting room or banquet space, sometimes a hands-free microphone may be required depending upon the size of the room and the number of guests. Also, the client may wish to have the hotel provide a small riser for visibility. There are no technical requirements for strolling magic. The only requirement for the stand-up act to be performed at an in-home private party is a single room in which everyone can gather.
Past Booked Events
|January 18, 2020 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday Party|
|December 07, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 28, 2019 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Corporate Event|
|May 24, 2019 • 8:30pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|April 27, 2019 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Retirement Party|
|February 06, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Dinner Party|
|January 15, 2019 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|January 11, 2019 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|January 06, 2019 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 20, 2018 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 15, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|October 20, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Dinner Party|
|July 07, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|April 14, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 23, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|October 16, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 22, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 22, 2016 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Nonprofit Event|