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Brian McGovern. Magician and Mentalist for Special Events in New York City

Why hire a magician for your next event in New York City? Because magicians are amazing! They can turn your ordinary party into an extraordinary event that your guests will never forget.

A good magician will have your guests laughing, gasping in amazement, and clamoring for more. They will leave your party entertained and astonished. So if you want to add a little something extra to your next party, hire the one magician who will make it a truly magical event!

Why You Should Book a Magician for Your Company Party in NYC?

For some, the answer is simple “because Brian thrills and amazes guests and makes events more fun!”

When you hire a skilled magician, you are sure to astound and delight your guests. Strolling magic is the perfect way to break the ice at a party, get people talking and laughing, and make sure that everyone has a great time.

For adults, a magic show can provide some much-needed entertainment and levity especially if your party is on the more formal side.

No matter what the occasion, I will work with you to ensure that your party is one that everyone will remember for years to come!

Strolling Magic and Mentalism

Bring the excitement of live entertainment to your event. A professional magician can engage guests of all ages with interactive magic tricks, mentalism, and other amazing feats.

How to Find the Right Magician for Your Party in New York City!

When you’re looking to hire a magician for your party in New York City, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, consider the type of magic you want. Do you want close-up magic or stage magic? Close-up magicians perform small tricks that are typically meant to be seen by a small group of people, while stage magicians perform large-scale illusions that are meant to be seen by a larger audience.

Next, think about the theme of your party and what kind of act would complement it. If you’re throwing a corporate event, for example, you might want to look for a more sophisticated act that would be appropriate for business professionals.

Finally, make sure to research the magician you are considering hiring before making any final decisions. Read reviews from past clients, watch videos of their performances, and ask around to see if anyone has any recommendations.

For example … I have over 200 Five Star Reviews. Hint. Hint.

By taking the time to do your research, you can ensure that you hire the right magician for your guests.

There are a variety of magicians available for hire in New York City, each with their own unique style and skillset. If you're looking to add some magic to your next party or event, consider hiring one of the following types of magicians:

Close-up Magicians:

Close-up magicians perform magic tricks that are typically designed to be seen up close, making them ideal for smaller parties and gatherings.

Stage Magicians:

Stage magicians typically perform larger-scale tricks that are meant to be seen from a distance. If you're planning a larger party or event, a stage magician may be a good option.


Mentalists specialize in performing feats of mind reading and other similar tricks. If you're looking to add an element of mystery to your event, consider hiring a mentalist.

-Illusionists: Illusionists specialize in creating illusions that often involve disappearing acts or levitation. If you're looking for a magician who can really wow your guests, an illusionist may be the right choice.

What to Expect? The Unexpected, of Course.

You’ve seen magicians on TV and in movies, and you’ve probably even seen a few live shows. But what can you expect when you hire a magician for your company party or client event?

First of all, don’t expect the impossible. (Sorry)

A good magician will be able to perform some amazing feats, but they won’t be able to make your guests disappear or turn them into frogs. If you really want to make someone disappear, I can recommend some Russian mobsters from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Cash is required and you have to supply your own cement.

Second, don’t expect the show to be exactly like what you see on TV. A good magic show is interactive and engaging, so expect your guests to be involved in the performance. This is one of the things that makes live magic so much more exciting than watching it on TV. (And many of those famous TV magicians use a lot of edits and CGI.)

Finally, don’t expect to be able to figure out how the magician did their tricks. Even if you think you saw something, chances are good that you didn’t see what you thought you saw. See?

Magicians are experts at misdirection and deception, so it’s best just to sit back and enjoy the show.

How to Make the Most Out of Your Magician at Your Party

A little bit of planning can go a long way in making sure you get the most out of your magician. Here are a few tips:

  • Let the magician know how many guests will be attending your party. This will help them plan their performance accordingly.

  • Communicate any specific requests or needs you have for the performance in advance. This could include things like guest interactions, special tricks, or music requirements.

  • Prepare an area for the performance ahead of time. This could be an empty space in the room or a designated stage area. Make sure there is adequate lighting and sound for the show.

  • For walk-around magic, just make sure the party music isn’t too loud and that there is enough light.

  • At the start of the performance, introduce the guests to the magician and let them know what to expect from the show. Or, let it be a surprise!

  • Sit back and enjoy the show!

FAQs About Hiring a Magician for Your Company Event

If you're thinking about hiring a magician for your upcoming party in New York City, you probably have some questions. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about hiring a magician for your party:

1. How much does it cost to hire a magician for my party?

The cost of hiring a magician for your party will vary depending on the length of the event, the number of guests, and the specific services you require. You can expect to pay anywhere from $500 to $1500 for a basic package that includes one hour of entertainment.

If you hire a cheap magician, you’ll get a cheap show. Go with someone who has professional experience, credentials, and five-star reviews.

2. What kinds of events are suitable for hiring a magician?

Magicians are suitable for all types of events, including birthday parties, corporate functions, holiday parties, and more. I’ve performed at weddings, client appreciation dinners, meetings, and more.

3. What should I look for when hiring a magician?

When hiring a magician for your party, it's important to select someone who is professional and experienced. Be sure to ask for references or watch video footage of the performer in action before making your final decision. It's also important to discuss your specific event needs with the performer in advance so that they can tailor the show accordingly.

4. What kind of tricks can I expect my magician to perform?

Most magicians offer a variety of different tricks and illusions, ranging from simple card tricks to more complex feats of levitation and mindreading and MENTALISM!

Be sure to discuss your expectations with the performer in advance so that they can prepare an act that will suit your needs and wow your guests

5 of the Best Magicians in New York City

Whether you're planning a birthday party, corporate event, or another special occasion, hiring a magician can add an extra touch of fun and excitement. If you're looking for a magician in New York City, here are five of the best.

1. Harry Houdini: Limited availability, as he is deceased.

2. David Copperfield: Now booking Bar Mitzvahs. Prices start at 10 billion dollars.

3. David Blaine. For $5 million, David will astound your guests by standing in a bucket and consuming 8000 pounds of scallops while holding his breath.

4. Criss Angel: Mr. Angel will hand from the ceiling of your event venue, suspended by meat hooks.

5. Brian McGovern. Brian specializes in close-up sleight of hand and mentalism – while fully clothed.


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