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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Did you personally have any 'Family Feuds' over your holidays? Well, maybe you can use your woes, to make some dough! You can now invite your rascally relatives here to Toronto, to join the jovial Gerry Dee, on the hilarious new "Family Feud Canada!" (You see? Mr. J's Life lesson for you: It's All Good! You can always turn any negatives into positives! Like MAGIC!) As you can see, Mr. J recently performed for Mr. Dee, and the happy-go-lucky host LOVED seeing some personalized live Magic...(especially after Mr. J made some personalized playing cards for our Magic meeting, featuring Gerry's famous face on them). Cool guy...we enjoyed a lively chat (sharing our mutual experiences, both as former schoolteachers, both turned full-time entertainers!) His book, and new TV show, are a riot. Have to apologize though, to Gerry (and to you!) for my fashion-failure of a SUIT in this picture...(ummm, wouldja believe, Don Cherry had a yard sale??!?) :P Wishing you a Magical Day, Friends! #AmazingMisterJ #GerryDee #FamilyFeudCanada #Toronto #Magician #Magic #ItsAllGood #FashionFailure #DonCherrySuit ... See MoreSee Less

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Have YOU ever wished for a "do-over?" As you enter your New Year, reflecting on your entire last decade, is there anything you wish you could have said, or done, differently? And how GOOD would you feel, if you actually got that chance, years later? Quick story for you! In Montréal, waaaay back in 2011, yours truly performed Magic for one of my lifelong heroes, legendary cartoonist Sergio Aragonés. (A true inspiration, Sergio came from Mexico to the US in 1962 with only his drawing talent, no English, and a mere $20 in his pocket. His abilities as "The World's Fastest Cartoonist" got him a job at MAD Magazine in 1963, where he draws to this day!) Sergio's whimsical, comedic way of viewing the world heavily influenced my life, so it was an honour to present him with a balloon of his original creation: the clumsy, bumbling barbarian "Groo". (Pictured) Sergio loved the Magic tricks during our talk, and said he even felt inspired to write/draw a story about this. (Three months later, Sergio kept his word, and his original 'Magician' comic appeared in print! Picture attached) A perfect dream meeting with a lifelong hero, right? The only thing was, one of Sergio's best friends was also at his side that day...Mr. Stan Sakai, Sergio's longtime comic letterer, who is also the brilliant creator of the 'Usagi Yojimbo' comic since 1984. Stan was also extremely friendly to me that day, and rejoiced in the Magic meeting with his friend Sergio, but part of me felt *terrible* that I had no balloon tribute for him, or really nothing to say, as I had not (at that point) read any of Stan's stuff! So for years, I felt I had left Stan out on the sidelines! Thanks to Calum Johnston and Strange Adventures Comic Bookshop, I would later purchase and read the entire run of Stan Sakai's Usagi Yojimbo, and discovered him to be an amazingly profound, evocative storyteller, who used masterful layouts, strong female characters, and complex emotions to earn his place as one of the top cartoonists of the last century. So here was this man Stan, just as kind to me as Sergio, and due to my lack of knowledge about his work, I all but ignored him! Again, this was Montréal, in 2011. Fast forward to August, 2019...with the opportunity to meet Stan Sakai once again in Toronto, I decided to make good on my oversight eight years ago...thanking him for his amazing works of art, and presenting him with a balloon tribute of his character. Here's the thing: not only did Stan love the balloon, he (somehow!) **INSTANTLY** remembered me from Montréal, **EIGHT** years ago (see attached video, and you'll experience this too!) Couldn't believe it. He was equally kind this second time, and it felt very fulfilling to apologize for not being familiar with his work previously, but having become a huge fan in the interim. Even got to present Stan with my own new 'Amazing Mr. J' Comic Book from the awesome Grandway Comics, as an additional gift. ***Bottom line, lessons for you and me: 1) You never know how much of an influence you have on people, and who will remember you years later! 2) It's never to late to change an oversight in your past, and to tell someone you appreciate them. 3) Just like the stories in Comic Books are never ending, the future is yours to write! YOU are your life's author...live the story you want to read. YOU have that Magic Power! 🙂 #Magic #ItsAWonderfulLife #AmazingMisterJ #Magician #HappyNewYear #StrangeAdventures #GrandwayComics #SergioAragones #MADMagazine #Groo #StanSakai #UsagiYojimbo #LiveYourBestLife ... See MoreSee Less

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Here's YOUR Christmas present, Magic Friends! A Santa balloon, from The Amazing Mr. J! Wishing you and yours a Merry Magic Holly Jolly Christmas. (PLUS, yours truly will put in a good word for you...with my boss, Santa himself!) Thanks for all your support and kind words this year, and here's to even more Magic Merriment coming your way in 2020!! :) #magic #christmas #theamazingmisterj #santa #love #joytotheworld #hollyjollychristmas ... See MoreSee Less

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Have YOU ever wondered what real Angels actually SOUND like? Yours truly had the surprise pleasure of hearing firsthand, following a Magic Show for the Amazing Wendy's Birt's Girls' Choir! As you can imagine, there's no more beautiful sound than live trained young voices, all joyously raised in holiday song. You know, this really came at the perfectly needed time, too. Why? While packing up after the Christmas Party Magic Show at Halifax Christian Academy, (knowing there were still THREE (!) more shows to perform on the road this same day, plus hours of travel!), Wendy's magical, angelic group of voices serenaded me with joyous carols...filling my heart with more than enough happy Holy Spirit to wholeheartedly handle all such hectic happenings! May music guide you and inspire you personally, this holiday season as well. Wendy's 'THR!VE' Education group works miracles with young hearts and minds all year, and it was a true honour to be invited to perform for such a glorious group of girls. (Hope these pics warm your holiday heart as well) "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!" indeed...they sure did this day! #AmazingMisterJ #Magic #Christmas #WendyBirt #Thr!veEducation #AngelsWeHaveHeardInHalifax ... 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