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James Sanden- Chicago Comedy Magician

Comedy Magician from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2010
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$250 - $2500 per event
"It is always nerve wracking to hire someone new - you exceeded expectations and I look forward to hiring you for future events."

"He totally adapted to our needs and was so accommodating. I'd definitely hire him again."

"I have been producing events for over 20 years and I thought I had seen everything yet you blew me away."

QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT, EASY TO WORK WITH, GUARANTEED!

There's a lot of pressure to pick the best event entertainment possible, so if you want someone to provide fun and laughs, but who will also make you look good and make sure you get everything you want from the performance, look no further!

HOW I MAKE YOUR JOB EASIER!

My job is to make your job easy. I've worked in the corporate world and I know the importance of professionalism, courtesy and flexibility. That means I return calls quickly, I show up early to the event and I'm ready to entertain when I arrive. My show needs little set up or lights and I can even provide my own sound if you need me to!

FLEXIBLE, RELIABLE, EXPERIENCED ENTERTAINMENT!

I've taken my years of experience in magic, improv, acting and stand-up comedy to create an entertaining, astonishing and funny performance. I've performed in venues ranging from private homes to comedy clubs to the theater, developing a fast-paced, funny and mystifying show focused on audience impact and participation. You can be certain my show will be entertaining, magical and the highlight of your event!

GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK!

For corporate events and large private parties, I'm happy to come to you and give you a short, no-cost, no-obligation demonstration. And if you're not happy with my performance, I offer a money back guarantee, no questions asked!

1) CLOSE-UP / STROLLING MAGIC:

Close-up magic is perfect for entertaining large groups, without the need for a formal stage or everyone's attention. I wander from group to group, performing several astonishing feats right before their eyes, before moving on to astound his next audience. It's low maintenance, high return entertainment, guaranteed to be the highlight of your event! Perfect for: cocktail parties, banquets, company picnics, weddings, restaurants, fairs and hospitality suites.

2) COMEDY STAGE MAGIC SHOW:

My stage show is for larger groups of people looking for a formal presentation from 15 to 45 minutes in length. It combines mystery, comedy and audience participation to create a high-impact, fast moving show, guaranteed to please. But it's also self contained, which means very little set-up or coordination required on your part! Perfect for: private parties, company picnics, block parties, banquets and for corporate entertainment.

3) I CAN CUSTOMIZE A SHOW FOR YOUR NEEDS!:

Magic is also a great medium to communicate a message, whether that's teaching potential customers the distinguishing features of your product on the trade show floor or teaching the value of reading or character in a library or school auditorium. It's the snowball effect: by integrating your message in my shows your ideas get a greater audience, who also pay much closer attention, which greatly increases the likelihood of your message being remembered!

TESTIMONIALS:

"You were a wonderful addition to the party on Saturday night. Your magic is absolutely top notch. I have been producing events for over 20 years and I thought I had seen everything yet you blew me away. As I walked through the party I heard the buzz of guests... "did you see the magician? you've got to see this guy, he is incredible..." It is always nerve wracking to hire someone new - you exceeded expectations and I look forward to hiring you for future events."
---Robyn Wetzel, In Focus Events

"James is an excellent magician. His style is fresh and his ability to relate quickly and easily to any audience is impeccable. Not only is James very funny, but his showmanship is accessible while being very professional. I would highly recommend James for any audience who wishes to be "wowed" and delighted."
---Dianna Smith, Director, Business Services at Volunteer Match

"James' magic performance was as hilarious as it was amazing. He delighted both the kids and adults with his quick wit and slight of hand. He totally adapted to our needs and was so accommodating. I'd definitely hire him again."
---Touba Selph, Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Chicago

"I would recommend James' work to any group or organization that is looking for a meaningful presentation or an entertaining performance…expect a personal touch in the way James works to plan any event."
---Erin Bosack, Glenbrook South High School
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

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James made my child's birthday party fun and memorable! Both the adults and children thoroughly enjoyed his performance! I definitely recommend him to others.

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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Booking Mr. Sanden was so easy. He is very accommodating & contacted me to find out a little more about my son;s party-the theme, how old the kids were etc. He tailored his show to our audience & the kids loved it. He's a great magician & he's very funny! Highly recommended.

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Wedding Reception

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Worth every dollar. James Sanden added a GREAT dimension to our wedding. He provided entertainment to our guests when they were not on the dance floor or at the bar. A solid professional. Regarding his magic, he left me and my wife wondering, "How did he do that?" You won't be disappointed if you enlist his services. We would do it again if we had the opportunity. Ron and Sue Jerak

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2016
May
14
Birthday Party (Kids)
Portage, IN
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2016
Feb
27
Private Party
Chicago, IL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2015
Dec
12
Birthday Party (Kids)
New Lenox, IL
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2015
Oct
30
Fundraiser
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Sep
12
Birthday Party (Kids)
Vernon Hills, IL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015
Aug
22
Birthday Party (Kids)
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
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Please note James Sanden- Chicago Comedy Magician will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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