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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Need some hope? Something to which to look forward? The great GEORGE TAKEI posted this past Wednesday he will be the final torchbearer, who will light Tokyo's OLYMPIC FLAME in 2021! That may seem like a long way off, but we have many lights to guide us towards the future! Tough times don't last, but tough people do...and the sun always returns when the rain is done. Plus, just like the Magic balloon you see pictured here for George: "Rain Makes Rainbows!" (By the way, thanked him for being a positive ambassador for love, to which he laughed at the balloon, replying- in his trademark voice- "YES! And love- should always be...COLOURFUL!") Just like the everlasting, eternal Olympic Flame, humanity will get through this. YOU will get through this. Pressure makes diamonds. Iron sharpens iron. It's ALL good! Plus, a secret for you: "IT'S ALL GOOD!' is not only a great Canadian saying, and a life motto...it's the TITLE of the new motivational BOOK Mr. J is now writing! Providing examples for you from people all over the world how: "You can come back from anything; You can find good in everything!" As you can imagine, performing Magic full-time across the country, ironically, it's these current restrictions of extra free time that we all now have, that are ALLOWING said book to be written in the first place! So truly, "It's All Good". Bottom line: We cannot control the wind, but we can adjust our sails. And there is a Magic RAINBOW on the horizon! Steady on, and stay hopeful, Friends! Here's a link to George's announcement for you...which, by the way...I later realized he posted on April 1st...so you know what that means. Ahhhh! (Even Magicians can be fooled!!) Still, finding levity during dark times still keeps the spirit of the 'Hope During Crisis' message. It's All Good! ("Oh My!") :) www.facebook.com/georgehtakei/posts/3877985262230898 #Magic #Magician #AmazingMisterJ #Love #OlympicFlame #Tokyo2021 #GeorgeTakei #Rainbow #OhMy ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you have restless kids, cooped up at home? Have you considered having them magically imagine...you are all in a SPACESHIP? Had this idea after just watching the (very emotional!) Season Finale of Star Trek: Picard! Just like the touching reunion scenes with our beloved Captain and his longtime friend Commander Riker, your kids can send 'Space Transmissions' to their own Number One, via Skype, or just phoning their fellow awesome astronauts and interstellar pals! If your family is feeling cosmically creative, feel free to copy Mr. J's space balloon designs, pictured here! Maybe have some galactic fun, building a pillow tent "shuttle craft?" Plus, you'll definitely be inspired watching the AMAZING online videos of Canadian Hero, Commander CHRIS HADFIELD (who knows a thing or two about Space Stations, and social isolation!) We are all presently voyaging "where no one has gone before", but we will still "live long and prosper" with the MAGIC of our imaginations! Fly high, Magic Friends! (Chris Hadfield link for you here): www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uL5sqe5Uk8 #Imagination #Magic #AmazingMisterJ #StarTrek #Picard #Riker #ChrisHadfield #MajorTom #BoldyGo ... See MoreSee Less

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What's YOUR personal favourite KENNY ROGERS song, and why? Genuinely curious! The late legend just left us at 81, but (as my tribute sign said at his recent concert)..."The Magic Lives Forever!" To share a story with you (as Kenny's songs always did!), Mr. J's favourite song is "THE GAMBLER"...so much so, that the eponymous album rests permanently displayed in Mr. J's Magic Room at home (see pictures!) as a REMINDER. A reminder of WHAT? Well, EVERYTHING! So much subtle wisdom in that simple, oh-so-catchy song. Especially the often overlooked line: "Cause every hand's a winner...and every hand's a loser." Why? Well, we all know life's not fair. But y'know, it's like a Poker game. You could be born rich, you could win the lottery, you could be born super-good looking, or with an exceptional gift to sing, write, or play sports...some folks start the game of life, being dealt an amazing Poker hand. But if you're not smart, if you don't play your cards right, you can sadly squander those gifts! You can blow it, waste your potential, and lose the jackpot, if you don't play your cards right! A winning full-house hand could STILL lose (like Aesop's speedy hare, who actually lost against the slow but steady tortoise!) Likewise, you could be dealt a terrible hand...really crummy cards...but you can STILL WIN the game! You can bluff, you can use strategy, you can use what you got...Poker is like life...and your "losing" hand ends up WINNING! "EVERY hand is a winner, AND, every hand is a loser." (Love the word "AND" in there). Cards are cards...cards are potential...but WE control how they are played. Kenny's 'The Gambler' song reminds us: Life is all about how you play your cards. As a full-time magician who uses cards for a living, let me share with you, you also have the magic power to manipulate cards, too! You really can make them do anything you want! We ALL have that magic power in the Poker Game of Life. Of course, lately the entire WORLD has been dealt a really lousy hand. So how do we decide to play these cards? We can still win this game! This temporary crisis will bring people together spiritually. You can use the time at home to exercise, read, compose a hand-written letter (gasp!) for someone you care about, organize your favourite pictures, or finally do all those home projects you never had time for before. (Yours truly is writing a couple original books, and practicing all-new magic tricks! Hoo boy, just you wait!!) So let's raise a glass to the message of 'The Gambler', and to the entire amazing catalogue of Kenny Rogers music today. So many stellar, heartfelt memories. (Personally, will be playing his signed tambourine gift (!), which the beloved Bearded Bard triumphantly tossed to this ecstatic magician and lifelong fan during his final Maritime concert- see pictures!) We are in tough times, but it's nowhere near the end. You may lose one round of Poker, but you will always get to play the game again. And as we play, we all learn "how to hold 'em, and how to fold 'em.", getting better each time. IT'S ALL GOOD! (Secret hint: That's also my new book's title!) And remember: "You never count your money, when you're sittin' at the table. They'll be time enough for countin', when the dealin's done." RIP Kenny Rogers...The MAGIC lives FOREVER! :) <3 #Magic #Magician #AmazingMisterJ #KennyRogers #TheGambler #KnowWhenToHoldEm ... See MoreSee Less

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Didja hear CHUCK NORRIS was exposed to the Coronavirus?? The virus is now in quarantine for 2 weeks!! :) Hope the attached pics give you a laugh, during these topsy-turvy times. Didja also know our beloved Martial Arts master turned 80 (!) just last week?? Yep! You'll be pleased to know that in person, he's the coolest guy going (plus he loved his goofy Mr. J balloon gift too). Life is still MAGIC, and we will all get through this together. (Besides...CHUCK is on OUR side!) ;) "Keep your face always toward the sunlight, and the shadows fall behind you." -Walt Whitman #Magic #Balloons #StayPositive #AmazingMisterJ #ChuckNorris #Coronavirus #RoundhouseKick ... See MoreSee Less

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY! To all my fantastic, phenomenal female friends, plus my beloved Mom, Sister, and Aunts: you are celebrated, and you are much loved...PLUS (just like all the famous females featured here!), *YOU* are ALSO a **SUPERSTAR!** A special tip of the Magic Hat to beloved songstress Laura Smith, (who we sadly just lost), and with whom I had the honour to perform magic alongside during several shows over the years. THANK YOU, lovely ladies, for making our world MAGICAL!! :) #internationalwomensday #love #magic #womenrock ... 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