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)

The Amazing
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How long did YOU believe in Magic? (Always, and to this day, I hope!) Reminded of the timelessness of Magic Wonder, after this weekend's marathon of performances for ALL AGES: A packed house in Port Hawkesbury, more terrific tykes and ten year olds in Chester, a kaboodle of kiddos for a Transit Union event in Dartmouth, some teens in Tatamagouche, magic-loving adults at the Atlantica in Halifax (corporate event), plus some superb Science students at Dalhousie University! (They were a hoot!) As you can imagine, you really have to turn on a switch in your head to adapt each Magic Performance to the dazzlingly diverse and different dynamics of each awesome audience's age. So, what did they ALL have in common? A LOVE of Fun & Foolishness, Magic and Merriment! So amidst all your Christmas bustle, find yourself some friends and family, to celebrate your own jolly good times...Magic is for ALL ages! :) "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." -George Bernard Shaw ... See MoreSee Less

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You know, Mr. J LOVES making balloons, but what happens when balloons BREAK? Well, MAGIC! Quick story for you: Making balloons after a Magic Birthday, one suddenly popped in my hands, in front of the little 6 year old for whom I was making it. To prevent any crying, I feigned surprise, as though I was about to cry, saying: "Did YOU do that with YOUR Magic Powers? To try and scare me? Ahh! Why did you do that? You must be Magic! I'll still make your balloon prize, though!" Well, his fear at the surprise loud pop turned into laughter, as he took credit for "making it happen, to get one over on me!" Felt happy to avoid a youngster feeling upset, only to find that EVERY BOY in the balloon line now started laughingly "wave their hands magically" each time they each came up, now trying to INTENTIONALLY have their balloon pop (so as to scare me!) Ahhh, what did I start? But wait, there's more! It didn't stop there! Each boy continued this, UNTIL the birthday boy's adorable little 2-year sister came up, looking for her balloon. (Imagine a sweet, gentle little blonde girl, as cute as Cindy-Lou Who!) Suddenly, the birthday boy stopped waving his magic hands to pop my balloon, looked to the balloon line, and with a commanding voice, instructed his hand waving friends: "Wait, guys...don't use your magic on this balloon. Let my sister get hers..." Wouldn't you know, EVERY boy in line, looking at the much shorter, shy little girl, immediately nodded and instantly stopped using their "balloon-breaking magic power" on me, to allow her to "safely" get her balloon! Super sweet, and inspiring. Seems chivalry and kindness are alive and well with kids...sometimes it just takes a magic moment to bring it about. In this case, it all started from a broken balloon! So always remember in life to USE YOUR MAGIC, to MAKE IT MAGIC! Kindness can make a bad day good, and a good day better. :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Imagine this! You arrive at a child's birthday party, the house has giant balloons, and a giant "Happy Birthday!" sign out front...you knock on the door, and the birthday child greets you excitedly (wearing a party hat, and a pin saying "It's My Birthday!") You say: "Happy Birthday, Buddy! Are you ready for a super fun Magic Show?" Then, you see the child shocked, surprised, and...confused (?!?)...saying: "Yes, but...Mommy told me you were coming to do magic, but...but...HOW did you know it was my BIRTHDAY??" He was totally flummoxed! And actually amazed!! Y'know, sometimes in life you can luck into the most magical moments, without doing anything! They happen all on their own, in the mind of a child. :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Who's your personal hero? Naturally, this month we're all thinking of our veterans. Y'know, on Hallowe'en, for yours truly, it was Terry Fox! Why that great Canadian? Well, with a one-day, pouring rain, nine hour total trip to Terry Fox Elementary (in Bathurst, NB!), (with the return home needed the same day, to greet trick or treaters that night), it felt like a true Magic Marathon! But y'know, exhausted or not, if Terry wouldn't give up his cross-country run, Mr. J couldn't give up sharing some fun! Especially if it meant these kids would enjoy a Magical, Happy Hallowe'en! Seeing the posters of Terry Fox throughout this school felt inspiring, as did all the wonderful, kind, excited staff and students. Though part of any performer's job is constant travel far and wide, thanks to the kind encouragement of the staff (see video in the previous post!), the long miles disappeared like magic! The energy flowed, and this made me wonder how Terry himself felt, especially during his long days, when the crowds came out to support him. The gift of encouragement, that YOU possess in abundance, is the most magical power of all! So get out there tell someone you love...that you're proud of them. Especially this weekend: Thank a vet. Thank one of your heroes. By doing so, you'll become one yourself! Like Magic!! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Who's your personal hero? Naturally, this month we're all thinking of our veterans. Y'know, on Hallowe'en, for yours truly, it was Terry Fox! Why that great Canadian? Well, with a one-day, pouring rain, nine hour total trip to Terry Fox Elementary (in Bathurst, NB!), (with the return home needed the same day, to greet trick or treaters that night), it felt like a true Magic Marathon! But y'know, exhausted or not, if Terry wouldn't give up his cross-country run, Mr. J couldn't give up sharing some fun! Especially if it meant these kids would enjoy a Magical, Happy Hallowe'en! Seeing the posters of Terry Fox throughout this school felt inspiring, as did all the wonderful, kind, excited staff and students. Though part of any performer's job is constant travel far and wide, thanks to the kind encouragement of the staff (see attached video!), the long miles disappeared like magic! The energy flowed, and this made me wonder how Terry himself felt, especially during his long days, when the crowds came out to support him. The gift of encouragement, that YOU possess in abundance, is the most magical power of all! So get out there tell someone you love...that you're proud of them. Especially this weekend: Thank a vet. Thank one of your heroes. By doing so, you'll become one yourself! Like Magic!! 🙂 ... 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