Corporate/University Testimonials

“Thank you so much for giving Dave such a great show for his 50th birthday tonight! He’s still baffled about the trick with the books especially. He was telling our babysitter when he got home. You put on a class act!” -Jill Carroll, wife of “United Breaks Guitars” YouTube sensation, and international award-winning musician DAVE CARROLL, Fall River, NS (March 2018)

“Thanks again, David. I love a good magic trick and want to be a magician when I grow up. Love your energy and showmanship with younger audiences but you bring it for the adults too. Thanks for making my birthday party truly unique!” “United Breaks Guitars” YouTube sensation, and international award-winning musician DAVE CARROLL, Fall River, NS (March 2018)

“Great magic, Mr. J!” -GERRY DEE, star of CBC TV’s top-rated comedy ‘Mr. Dee’
(Hired to perform for CBC’s ‘Mr. D’ Season 6 wrap party, July 2016)

“That was very impressive!” -PETER MANSBRIDGE, host of CBC TV’s ‘The National’
(Entertaining for a fundraising event, April 2016)

“Whoa! How’d you do that? Amazing!” -NATALIE MacMASTER, Canadian fiddling superstar
(Performing together at the Yukon Rendezvous Festival, February 2016)

“WHAT? How did that happen? Very cool, Mr. J!” -SHAUN MAJUMDER, star of CBC TV’s ‘This Hour Has 22 Minutes’ (Performing at his private Newfoundland cottage, August 2015)

“What an amazing show! Even with our large audience of immigrants from different ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs, your clean, engaging show created an environment of wonder and laughter for a full hour. Very well done, Mr. J!”
– Maria Romos, ISANS (Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia) show at Mount Saint Vincent University (December 2017)

“You were a big hit with everyone, Mr. J! Hearing lots of great things from the whole staff!”
– Dr. Stacey Matheson, owner, CCA Periodontics Holiday Party, Halifax, NS (December 2017)

“Thanks for entertaining the adults for our family Christmas Party, Mr. J! You are very good at what you do!”
– Candyce Crawford, In-house family event, Dartmouth, NS (December 2017)

“We hired ‘The Amazing Mr. J’ for our corporate summer party and he was absolutely outstanding! Everyone loved his highly-interactive show, his energy, and of course his sense of humour. The magic was top-notch – the whole staff has been thanking me. Highest possible recommendation!”
– Brian Slemming, District Manager, Aramark Atlantic Canada (August 2016)

“Everybody thoroughly enjoyed your show Mr. J – lots of laughter, and I overheard many folks asking out loud how you did that!!”
– Dianne Kelderman, Nova Scotia Co-operative Council (June 2015)

“THIS WAS THE SINGLE GREATEST SHOW I’VE EVER SEEN AT THE MARIGOLD! You, Mike Robinson and Lenore Zann did a fantastic job. Absolutely awesome!!”
– Al Rosen, Executive Director, Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro, NS (April 2015)

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! Everyone’s talking about what an amazing show you did, Mr. J! Worth every penny- you were simply outstanding!”
– Beth Edwards, Fire Service Association of NS, Annual meeting (April 2015)

“Everyone was so, so impressed. Thank you Mr. J- will definitely be in touch for our Christmas party!”
– Tresa Blackburn, MANULIFE INSURANCE, Halifax, NS (March 2015)

“I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you that we and the guests really enjoyed your great show! We are looking forward to having you again really soon!”
– Laurie & George Boudreau, Wedding reception show, Arichat, Cape Breton, NS (July 2014)

“You were EXACTLY what we needed for this event. Thank you, Mr. J!”
– Shawn Carhart, retirement party for her Mom, Saint John, NB (June 2014)

“Well done, Mr. J! Roger (the Mayor) had a blast too!”
– Julia Dorrington, Co-ordinator, New Glasgow Seniors Club (June 2014)

“Your magic entertainment was the perfect compliment to our evening…just wonderful!”
– Ann Benitz, Mahone Bay Centre (May 2014)

“Fantastic! You and Tony Quinn (comedian and Air Farce TV guest) rocked it!”
– Sherisse Dawson, Lake and Shore Recreation, Porter’s Lake, NS (May 2014)

“Thanks for making our meeting a huge success!”
– Chelsea Burgess, J.W. Bird & Co. Ltd., Halifax, NS (April 2014)

“Awesome!!”
– Cindy Cameron, Truro Periodontics (December 2013)

“First class show, Mr. J- very entertaining, thank you!”
– Don Brander, PUBLISHER, THE GUARDIAN, Charlottetown, PEI (December 2013)

“This was a barrel of laughs…thank you!”
– Dr. Cecil Ojah, PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATION OF NEW BRUNSWICK, Saint John, NB (December 2013)

“Excellent job, Mr. J! Hearing lots and lots of postive feedback about your entertainment for our event!”
– Rachel Kerr, GIANT TIGER, New Glasgow, NS (November 2013)

“Thanks for making our event such a success!”
– Rachel Ravorado, BANK OF MONTREAL, Halifax, NS (October 2013)

“You were a riot, Mr. J! Great magic entertainment for our meeting. Our district manager, Ed, and Vice-President, Gord, loved hearing about your experiences on Dragons’ Den!”
– Angela Gilby, SCOTIABANK, New Glasgow, NS (May 2013)

“Thanks for being the highlight of our annual meeting!”
– Lynne Gerhardt, THE DOMINION, Halifax (May 2013)

“The residents all loved you- will definitely have you back again this fall!”
– Amanda Brown, Parkland Clayton Park Retirement Community (May 2013)

“I love it. I LOVE IT!”
– JIM TRELIVING, BOSTON PIZZA CEO, CBC TV’s DRAGONS’ DEN (April 2013)

“You had everyone laughing the whole time! Thank you, Mr. J!”
– Charlene Alchorn, Colchester Community Workshops (February 2013)

“Not bad, Mr. J, not bad! I should hire you as my portfolio manager!”
– KEVIN O’LEARY, CBC TV’S DRAGONS’ DEN (January 2013)

“I’d recommend your show to anyone!”
– Carl Hartlen, PRESIDENT, NOVA SCOTIA ASSOCIATION OF LAND SURVEYORS (October 2012)

“Excellent show, Mr. J- everyone LOVED your performance!”
– Jason Taylor, MANAGER, RAMADA HOTEL, Dartmouth (June 2012)

“Everyone was totally amazed and enthralled, I can’t believe some of the things you did. Love the animals, the magic, the comedy…everything about your show. Yes, definitely recommended!”
– Katie Downard, Student Union President, ACADIA UNIVERSITY, Wolfville, NS (March 2012)

“I knew it would be a great show…wow, even better than my expectations!”
– Debby Johnson, ZIVE INSURANCE, Halifax (February 2012)

“You are very gifted at what you do…amazing. You made this our most memorable get-together of the year. Thanks, Mr. J!”
– Karen Forrest, best-selling author, Dartmouth (December 2011)

“Wow! Yes, that was me screaming out loud in the audience. Seriously, how did you do that??”
– Candice London, EXIT REALTY X-Mas Party (December 2011)

“Excellent show…everyone has been talking about how much they enjoyed you!”
– Sven and Cathy von Kintzel, Jost Vineyards, Tatamagouche, NS (November 2010)

“HOW in the heck did you do THAT? That… was… amazing!”
– STAN LEE, SPIDER-MAN CREATOR (Mr. J performed some magic at Stan’s VIP party, Toronto, August 2010)

“Really great show…people loved your comedy magic! Best entertainment we’ve ever hired! Thanks for making out annual meeting such a success!”
– Olivia D’Eon, DIRECTOR OF CANADIAN RENTAL ASSOCIATION, Moncton, NB (February 2010)

“I don’t know how you did that stuff, and I don’t want to know either – the mystery is better! You were fantastic!”
– Paul Phillips, DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, PRECISION BIOLOGIC (September 2009)

“High energy and very funny, everyone loved it. Thanks for a perfect night, Mr. J!”
– Paul Couturier, CO-OPERATORS LIFE INSURANCE (August 2009)

“As the grand finale show at the end of our conference day, you thoroughly entertained everyone with your professional and engaging magic act. I would recommend Mr. J very highly!”
– Ed Wittchen, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, Annual Conference at Lord Nelson, Halifax (July 2008)

“Wow! Amazing, just amazing!”
– Lisa Meers, MANAGER, SHOPPER’S DRUG MART (Gala Show, December 2007)

“You do good magic… thanks for the entertainment, David!”
– DAN AYKROYD- Ghostbuster, Blues Brother, Saturday Night Live legend (December 2007)

“Awesome magic, Mr. J… yes, I would definitely recommend your show. By the way, got any cheeseburgers?”
– PATRICK ROACH, aka “RANDY” from TRAILER PARK BOYS, after a performance at his house (December 2007)

“Fascinating…I still cannot come up with any logical explanation for any of the magic effects you did! On behalf of all our members, thanks so much for a most enjoyable hour of entertainment.”
– Margaret Woodworth, Office Administrator, Roofing Contractors Association of Nova Scotia (December 2007)

“A really great show! Thanks Mr. J!”
– Ivan Cozzi, North East Emergency Medical Conference (September 2007)

“The entertainment you provided was THE highlight of our time together!”
– Ron Marks, CONFERENCE CHAIR, NOVA SCOTIA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION (June 2007)

“Great job! How’d you do that?”
– Jeff MacDonald, Central Freightliners Ltd. (December 2006)

“Very entertaining, with impressive magic. Everyone had a great time! You really worked the room!”
– Charlene and Blaine Thomas, Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority (August 2006)

“Thanks for giving my brother Jean a 50th birthday he won’t forget. You really brought our extended family together!”
– Mr. Pierre Roy, Oak Island Resort (August 2006)

“Everyone really loved your very personable magic. By the way, nice suit! Thanks for helping make our medical conference a success!”
– Mrs. Ruby Knowles, Pictou County Health Authority (July 2006)

“The highlight of our conference! We’ll definitely be booking Mr. J again!”
– Mrs. Helen Triff, Nova Scotia Library Association Provincial Conference (October 2005)

“Everyone had a really great time. Your show is high-energy, interactive and fun- you really have a gift for entertaining!”
– Mrs. Nancy Sulis, Nova Scotia Retired Teachers’ Banquet (February 2005)

“You added lots of laughs to our Christmas Party Mr. J! Thanks!”
– Martin and Cheryl Sellers, Wilson Equipment Christmas Staff Party (December 2004)

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They're watching you. You know they're always watching you. (Not "Big Brother", Google, or all our nebulous electronic overlords- though they are too!) **CHILDREN**. Like sponges, always eager to learn, always watching how we act. How we REACT. They see, they absorb, they IMITATE. You know, a few adults approached me after some Magic Shows this week, recalling in vivid detail how they had "The Amazing Mr. J" perform for their birthday...20 years ago! Now, quite possibly, some of the magic tricks in those long ago early shows were as awkward as a cow walking on ice. Yet magically, these kids still loved them...happily remembering their "Mr. J Birthday Experience" to this day! Such shared reminisces remind you: Children are more impressionable than stem cells! So here's the thing: Surely our pathway to a more positive, loving world- a world we all desire- begins with...EVERYTHING we as adults say and do? How we spend our time, and how we treat others? Children-all children- adapt to YOU. They remember so much. It's amazing. YOU and I have more Magic power to influence than we realize! May you continue to use your Magic power for goodness, spreading positivity and kindness. What you say, what you eat, what you read, what you watch...you lead by your awesome example. Remember, Friends: We are all Teachers; we are all Magicians. They're watching you. ;) :) #Kindness #Love #Teachers #Magic #Magician #AmazingMisterJ ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you hear, we just lost WILFORD BRIMLEY? You'll remember him, of course, from his many ads for QUAKER OATS, and diabetes awareness. However, do you recall his Grandfatherly lead role in the 80s family show 'Our House,' with Shannen Doherty? The consummate loving patriarch, Brimley's 'Gus Witherspoon' (perfect name for him, eh?) became synonymous with Sunday night Family TV time. (Wonderful memories of 'Our House' here at 'Mr. J's House'). <3 The late 'Cocoon' star/actor/singer/Marine was also synonymous for his trademark cowboy hat, hence Mr. J's own version for our meeting. Although Mr. Brimley kept his famous serious visage for our picture, a sly smile surfaced on the surprised southerner, as he first saw Mr. J's silly balloon hat! "Well now! That's quite the hat you got 'dere, Son!" he quipped in his classic dialectic drawl, adding with a chuckle "Ya want me to sign 'dat Quaker Oats box?" Yes, I did (and yes he did). :) Always nice to be able to thank a hero personally, shake their hand, plus hopefully give them back a little amusement, and positivity. RIP Wilford Brimley. Bottom line for YOU: Whoever you look up to in life, hope you take the time (while you can!) to THANK them as well, in your own Magical way! As you'll remember Wilford Brimley himself always said, in his Quaker Oats ads: "It's the Right Thing to Do." www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVIewv1K3CA :) (Y) #WilfordBrimley #QuakerOats #Magic #Magician #AmazingMisterJ #BirthdayParties #BalloonHats #ItsTheRightThingToDo ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing YOU a Merry Magic Canada Day!! You know, we may be socially isolating, but nothing can stop you from SINGING! Story for you: when meeting my late Canadian hero, Stompin' Tom Connors, back in 1991, it was so exciting to talk with someone who led that true troubadour life. The romance of being a travelling entertainer across our great nation, appealed greatly to the wanderlust of many young dreamers. As you can imagine, Tom's life- visiting every inch of our wonderfully vast and diverse country, no road too gravelly, no town too large or small- using your talents to spread joy, and celebrate our country...embodied the Canadian spirit for yours truly while growing up. Well, after my personal accolades to the legend, the beloved black-hatted patriot looked me right in the eye, saying in his trademark road-forged voice: "Y'know, son...someone has to carry this on, when I'm gone...it's up to all you young fellers today!" Fast forward to 2018, sharing that meeting story with Taw Connors (Stompin' Tom's talented SON), told him I felt that his Dad would have been let down by the fact that becoming a minstrel was sadly not in the cards for me. Despite my love of singing and playing music. Just the same, travelling from Newfoundland to the Yukon to perform thousands of Magic Shows, still carrying a deep abiding love for Canada, I hoped to at least honour the spirit of his Dad. Well, didn't Taw Connors put his hand on my shoulder, and say: "What you're doin' is great too...ANY kind of entertainment is good! Keep it up...my Dad would've been proud." My reply: "Thank you very much, and after your concert tonight, Mr. Connors, he definitely would've been proud of YOU too." (What a Canadian moment, eh?!) The bottom line: You don't have to be a Stompin' Tom, George Canyon, or Anne Murray to SING! Even as a full-time magician, music is still a passion...a way to express yourself...and we have much to celebrate in our great land! Corona can't stop Canada! So as we stay the blazes home, raise a glass and raise your VOICES...HIGH! Today, we are one GIANT kitchen party! Our country is still the most MAGICAL place in the world!! #CanadaDay #Magic #StompinTom #AmazingMisterJ #GeorgeCanyon #AnneMurray #KitchenParty #Magic #Music #Magician #CanadaRocks ... See MoreSee Less

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Like some FREE MAGIC for YOUR family? The Amazing Mr. J teams up with an All-Canadian cast of 100 Top Magicians (including TV mega-star & AGT Winner, the sensational SHIN LIM! And Toronto's fantastic First Couple of Magic, Brent and Sarah!), in a NEW super showcase Magic video extravaganza, just for YOU! All to raise funds for Food Banks Canada! Y'know, we're all stuck inside, but for entertainment, your friendly local Magicians have got your back! This all-new, all-amazing video is for all-ages...for all you high class lovers of Magic, mystery, and fun...that means YOU! :) By the way, many of us in the Magic community are currently available for online "virtual" Magic shows (including yours truly!). ;) Right now, you can enjoy the best of The Amazing Mr. J and my pulse-pounding prestidigitation pals for FREE, when our Magic video drops on May 12th at 1:00pm Atlantic Time...right here! Please 'like' and 'share', Magic Friends...and please consider a donation to FOOD BANKS CANADA! Together, we will all Keep Canada MAGIC! (Y) #FoodBanksCanada #Magic #Magician #TheAmazingMisterJ #ShinLim #BrentandSarah #Canada #MagicinCanada #KeepCanadaMagic ... See MoreSee Less

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YOUR MAGICIAN to the STARS!

The Amazing Mr. J performs for celebrities at VIP events, and loves sharing stories! He’s faced the Dragons on Dragons’ Den, entertained for CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, Gerry Dee (Mr. D), Lionel Richie, Natalie MacMaster, NHL stars, Hulk Hogan, Stan Lee, and many more!

“HOW the heck did you do THAT? That… was… amazing!” – Stan Lee, Toronto, August 2010