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Best Kids Magician

What makes Jersey Jim the best kids magician?  Simple:  entertainment value.

Jersey Jim is an accomplished magician, but the secret to his success, and the reason schools and families keep having Jim back year after year and the reason kids tell their parents they want Jersey Jim to come back over and over is because he is  also a great entertainer!

“I’ve never seen kids laugh so hard with their full hearts!” one preschool owner said.

Laughing Birthday Sisters at Jersey Jim's Magic Show

Laughing Birthday Sisters at Jersey Jim’s Magic Show

Many adults are shocked by how Jersey Jim can keep young children entertained and fully engaged for hours.  “The kids don’t want Jim to stop!”  How does Jersey Jim do it?  How does he keep children entertained non stop for hours on end?  It’s simple:  he keeps the children involved in his magic shows.  That’s the magic word:  involved.

Kids just don’t want to just sit there and watch magic, Jim says.  Children want to be involved.  So, the same way that Jerry Seinfeld plans his stand up shows so that every 5 to 7 seconds he’s getting a laugh, Jersey Jim likewise plans his routines so that every 5 or 7 seconds his  audience of children are involved.

Jim does this by using some simple but extremely effective techniques.  One is called “Look Don’t See,” where the children see something but Jim doesn’t.  Another way is the magic doesn’t work until the children say the magic word, another example is Jim will simple call something the wrong color and the children have to correct  him. “As simple as that sounds, the kids love it,” Jim contents.

100 laughing children at Jersey Jim's library show

100 laughing children at Jersey Jim’s library show

They love it because it makes them feel superior to an adult.  Think about it from a child’s point of view.  Children live in a world where the adults have all the power over them.  But if you can give a child a sense of power over an adult, it’s a very powerful and joyful experience for them, and, sometimes, it’s the first time they’ve ever felt that way,

Another bit Jim does is an example of “look don’t see:” Jersey Jim sometimes wears a wizard hat and every time he takes off the hat to take a bow, the kids see that he’s wearing a toilet plunger on his head. ” “They’re pointing and laughing and I’m telling them to stop laughing at me because I’m a serious magician,” Jersey Jim explains.  And, by the way, while Jim is employing that gag, he is cutting and restoring a rope three times, which is very powerful sleight of hand, but he’s making it all about the kids having a great time.  That is what is why so many people call Jersey Jim the best kids magician they have ever seen.

(Above video posted by parent who claimed, Jersey Jim the Best Kids Magician they had ever seen)

Every one of Jim’s magic tricks is part of a full routine–like a game–that the children are involved with.  And, unlike most other magicians, Jersey Jim creates his own original magic routines that you will see from no other magician.

But the kids aren’t the only ones laughing and have a great time at Jersey Jim’s children magic shows.  The adults are laughing and entertained just as much as the kids.  The parents and adults love seeing the children having fun and being in these adorable situations, but Jim also includes lots of humor for the adults that go right over the children’s heads but leave the adults laughing their butts off.

You see that in testimonial after testimonial where adults say we had as much fun as the kids did.  So, it turns out, Jersey Jim isn’t just the Best Kids Magician they’ve seen, he is also the most entertaining magician period.

Birthday Magician Amazed by How Much Parents Love Their Children

As a professional children’s entertainer, I get to see how much parents love their children as demonstrated by the wonderful birthday parties they put on for their little ones.  It is a heartwarming experience to see the happy faces of the children as they enjoy their birthday parties with friends and family.  The children bask in the joy of the knowledge that they are so special to their parents.

While hosting a birthday party is such a big job and a wonderful gift that parents give their children, there are some parents who go above and beyond.  These parents aren’t only the wealthiest ones who might hire big halls or multiple entertainers.  Many of these parents are the ones who do most of the heavy lifting themselves in order to make their child’s dream party a reality.

Recently, I performed a birthday magic show at for a little boy whose parents had created a Harry Potter-themed birthday party for him by recreated a room from Hogwarts!

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Party

Homemade Harry Potter Birthday Party

The mother made floating candles by gluing battery powered tea candles to the tops of toilet roll tubes which were painted white and hung from the ceiling using fishing line.  She even created the illusion of melting wax on the sides of the candles by using a hot glue gun.  The father went to the extreme of using dry ice to make the cauldrons boil and bubble.  What a lucky little boy!

Dry Ice Brings The Cauldrons to Life

Dry Ice Brings The Cauldrons to Life

I was so impressed by all the love and attention and hours these loving parents put into creating this charming fantasy for their son.  He was a sweet little boy and he deserved it.

At another recent party, I was struck by an uncle who went above and beyond!  This uncle was a printer by trade, and he took it upon himself to create this incredible, giant, birthday archway that led into the backyard where his nephew’s party was being held.

Archway to Alex's Birthday Party

Archway to Alex’s Birthday Party

I had never seen anything like that before.  It just goes to show how much parents love their children, and, as long as that purest of love exists in the world, we can have hope for the future.

Jersey Jim is a nationally-known children’s magician and he has compiled 25 do-it-yourself ways to make your child’s birthday party the most special ever!

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You already have all the love in the world for your child.  All you need are Jim’s creative ways to show it more clearly than ever before.  Click the above picture to learn how.

Jim is sharing his professional secrets with parents to become your child’s hero.  It’s not the birthday gifts your child will remember for the rest of their lives.  It’s the love.

Jersey Jim is also a loving father; he understands the love we all feel for our children.

The Magician's Own Son

The Magician’s Own Son

Giggles n Hugs hires Children’s Magician Jersey Jim for Private Birthday Party

This past Sunday, Giggles n Hugs (www.gigglesnhugs.com/) southern California’s premiere children’s and family restaurant and play area, hired Jersey Jim to perform for one of their exclusive private parties, celebrating a birthday party for a lucky little girl named Sophie.  The entire venue was devoted just to Sophie’s party and for such an important event, there was just one children’s magician Giggles n Hugs asked for:  Jersey Jim Comedy Magician.

Jersey Jim the best kid's magician Back at Giggles n Hugs

Jersey Jim Back at Giggles n Hugs

For years, Jersey Jim performed at all three of the Giggles n Hugs locations as their resident magician.  “It was certainly a nice homecoming to return to Giggles n Hugs and see all the friendly staff and managers again,” Jim said.   And, of course, Jersey Jim was a big hit with the children and families.  Many parents said they had never seen children laugh so hard before.  One mother told Jim that he had a gift for entertaining not just the children but the adults as well.  “I was laughing as hard as the kids!” she said.

Jersey Jim does have a winning way with children; he is the most entertaining children’s magician you will ever see.  That is what makes Jersey Jim the most popular children’s magicians in California and why parents have Jim back time after time doing his special brand of magic for their children’s birthday parties.

But Jersey Jim also takes great pride in the fact that he entertains the adults as well as the children.  There is non-stop humor for the grown ups as well as the kids.  Everyone has a great time at the jersey Jim’s magic shows.

For children show information, including performance videos and video testimonials of other happy birthday parents, please visit Jersey Jim exclusive children’s birthday page at www.BestKidsMagician.com

The Best Halloween Magic Show

Jersey Jim’s Spooky-Goofy Halloween Magic Show is the perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season.  It’s always a big hit at Preschools, Shopping Malls, Libraries, and even birthday parties in October.  For his Halloween magic shows, Jim dresses up as “Vampire Jim,” the Halloween Magician and all the illusions are themed for Halloween, including Dracula’s floating skull, Multiplying eyeballs, Hiding Frankenstein, and Franken Rabbid, who is a long-toothed rabbit puppet that ultimately changes into Casper the Real Live Bunny rabbit that everyone–young and old–loves to come up and pet after the Halloween Magic show.

Halloween Magician Jersey Jim and Dracula's floating skull

DRACULA’S FLOATING SKULL! Look out!

Some of Vampire Jim’s Halloween magic shows includes levitating a boy or girl from the audience on a magical flying carpet.  Jim will even pass a hoop around them to prove nothing is holding them up except their own joyful belief in magic.

Jersey Jim Floats a Girl at Halloween Magic show

Floating Girl at Halloween Magic Show

Vampire Jim’s Halloween Magic show is also great for anyone celebrating birthdays near the Halloween season.  It’s both a birthday themed show and a Halloween themed show.  And isn’t it fun when all your guests come in costume?

School Kids Enjoying Jersey Jim's Halloween Magic Show

School Kids Enjoying Jersey Jim’s Halloween Magic Show

Everyone loves it when Franken Rabbid appears.  Look at those fangs.  He needs to see the dentist!

Jersey Jim's Halloween magic show rabbit

Franken Rabbid!

Jim also helps schools make money at their Halloween festivals with custom made illusions.  Witness Jim’s Haunted House illusion for an elementary school principal!  She worked herself to the bone!

Jersey Jim's Halloween Illusion

Jersey Jim’s Original Halloween Illusion

Three Hands!

Three Hands!

Whether you’re a Library, a Preschool, a Shopping Mall, or a private event, Jersey Jim’s Halloween Magic Shows are the funnest way to celebrate the holidays!  Call now to reserve your desired time and date.  (310) 313-3730.

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Kids Love Rocky The Magical Rabbit!

Kids and adults alike love spending time with Rocky the rabbit, who appears in Jersey Jim’s comedy birthday shows.  He is the softest rabbit you will ever pet and cuddle.  One birthday girl said, “He’s softer than a cloud!”

Rocky the Rabbit Jersey Jim's magic show

Birthday Boy Loves Rocky the Rabbit

Rocky’s breed was actually bred for making coats (sadly) but that is why he is as soft as a mink coat.  Everyone is amazed by how soft he feels when they first pet him.

Jersey Jim and Rocky the Rabbit

Jim and Rocky the Rabbit

Rocky can even talk!  He first appears in the show as a puppet, who acts like a naughty little boy, which the kids really love!  He hits Jersey Jim with balloons and pulls silks out of Jim’s vest pockets and he never listens.  Then Rocky returns later in the show and admits that his wish has never come true, which was to become a real live Rabbit.

Jersey Jim holds a microphone to Rocky’s mouth and everyone melts to hear his sweet little voice for the first time.  He sounds precious, just like Thumper in Disney’s Bambi movie.

Rocky asks Jersey Jim if he can turn him into a real rabbit but Jim says they will need the birthday child to do the magic.  The birthday child waves his magic wand (a gift that every birthday child gets in the Jersey Jim magic shows) and everyone gasps as they see Rocky the puppet rabbit visibly turn into a real live bunny!

Everyone screams with delight and the kids can’t wait to pet Rocky.  And Rocky loves to be petted.  He knows he is a big star.

That is just one of the amazing moments in Jersey Jim’s award winning birthday magic shows.

100 laughing children at Jersey Jim's library show

Jersey Jim Brings Frosty the Snowman to Los Angeles!

Frosty the Snowman and Jersey Jim

Frosty the Snowman and Jersey Jim

Jersey Jim will be bringing his “Frosty the Snowman” magic show to the Edendale Branch of the Los Angeles Library system on Monday, December 14 at 4:00 PM.  The show includes winter-themed magic and storytelling.  The presentation is non-religious so is suitable to everyone who loves to have a great time and see some awesome and funny magic.  The big climax of the show is an indoor snowstorm followed by the arrival of the Famous Snowman himself!

“The kids go nuts when Frosty finally appears,” Jim says.  “It’s like Disneyland for them.”

Besides his “Frosty the Snowman” magic show, Jersey Jim also offers others shows themed for the holidays.  Jim offers his Magic of Christmas show, which features his love bunny rabbit.  Jim also has a wonderful Hanukkah themed magic show, whose tricks demonstrate many key aspects of the Miracle of Lights.  The one thing all these holiday shows have in common is that kids of all ages love them.

Jersey Jim also offers his Big Boo Halloween magic show, which features Jim’s brand of comedy magic and lots of spooky goofy tricks, including Dracula’s Floating Skull!

http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/frosty-snowman-magic-show

$4,432.25 For Another Elementary School!

Last Friday, Mar Vista Elementary hosted Jersey Jim’s FunTastic Family Fundraising Illusion Show.  They choose to have two shows, one at 5 pm and one at 7 pm.  Their auditorium was packed.  Everyone had a great time, especially the kids (though the adults laughed just as much).

Best of all, the school raised a total of $4,576.25 in one evening of family fun with minimal prep time.  Jim’s Comedy Magic Show Fundraiser for schools is the easiest fundraiser your school will ever hold and the results speak for themselves:  great family entertainment which raises lots of free money for the school.

I say “free money” because those entertainment dollars would be otherwise going to a movie or some other corporate profit-making entertainment.  Why not let your school reap the benefits while hosting a one-of-a-kind, live Las Vegas-scale illusion show that will give your population a unique experience that can be enjoyed as a family.

The Fundraiser Poster in School's Main Hall

The Fundraiser Poster in School’s Main Hall

Here is another great picture from the shows:

Jersey Jim's Magic Snowstorm Illusion

Magical Snowstorm!

Below is the email I received from the school’s committee wherein they analyse their profits:

First of all Jim, thank you for the great shows and helping us raise the money for MVSEG! Thank you Uttara and Jennifer for all of your work on this.

Ticket Sales:                                       $4569

Unpaid Ticket Sales:                       $144 ( I am working on collecting and making sure they did not pay at the event).

Popcorn and Light up toys:          $531.25

Pizza, chips, water sales:              $737

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Total:                                                     $5837.25 (not including $144)

Expenses:

Pizza                                                      $555

Permit:                                                 ? (not sure of there was a fee)

Jersey Jim                                            $850

Total:                                                     $1405

Profit:                                                $4432.25

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Another School Fundraiser

Jersey Jim brings his award winning FunTastic Family School Fundraising program to Marquez Elementary school in Pacific Palisades.

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In an effort to boost fundraising efforts, Marquez Elementary School has enlisted Professional Magician Jersey Jim to present his amazing FunTastic Family Magic Show on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

What prompted such a large event? School officials claimed they were looking for “something different” for their fundraising efforts. “Unlike traditional fundraising methods, Jersey Jim’s program offered a fun alternative for our children and parents alike.”

“We don’t feel that we’re asking the student body, their parents, or the community for a donation,” one school official said. “We feel we’re giving them something of real value: a FUN evening of laughter and entertainment. It’s going to give everyone who attends an opportunity to enjoy themselves with their families as well as feel good about themselves, knowing that their proceeds will be going toward much-needed school funding. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

What can attendees expect? The FunTastic Family magic show is the same show that Jersey Jim performs at professional theaters. It features 90 minutes of unique entertainment complete with music, beautiful props, and Jim’s hilarious blend of comedy, audience participation, and grand illusion, including sawing the principal in half with a power buzz saw! Jim is quick to reassure that all ages will be laughing at this comedy routine.

Another amazing moment includes causing an audience member to float in the air!   Jim will be selecting a child from the audience and will even pass a hoop around them to prove they are floating!

Parents often ask how long the kids stay up there. Jim always says, “Long enough for a dinner and movie.”

Jersey Jim appeared in the film, “Couples Retreat.” “It was an honor being picked by Vince Vaughn from all the other magicians in Los Angeles,” Jim said.

Every child who attends will also receive a free magic gift and be able to pet the magician’s appearing rabbit after the show.

Of his Family Comedy Magic Show,” Jim says, “I have the best seat in the house because I get to see all of the kids’ faces as they smile in amazement and laugh hysterically. It’s designed with the entire family in mind and the parents always have as much fun, if not more, than their children!”

Tickets for the event are $20. Tickets will be available the evening of the event as space allows.

Jersey Jim Brings Halloween Fun to Los Angeles Elementary School

This Halloween season, Jersey Jim brought Halloween fun and scares to a Los Angeles Elementary school and helped raise thousands of dollars for the school at the same time.

Jersey Jim's Halloween Magic  show

Jersey Jim’s Halloween Fundraising Magic show

Jersey Jim did this by presenting his Monster Magic Show at the school, which featured Jim’s amazing transformation illusion which turned an elementary school Father into the Hulk right before the amazed eyes of the students and parents!  This is one of Jersey Jim’s original illusions, which utilizes the same illusion principle as Disneyland’s “Haunted Mason.”

Jersey Jim's Halloween Magic Show

Jersey Jim’s Monster Magic Show

Jersey Jim also contributed another original illusion he created which turned the school’s principal into a living skeleton as pictured below!

Jersey Jim's Halloween Illusion

Jersey Jim’s Original Halloween Illusion

The school raised thousands of dollars while having terrific Halloween spooky-goofy fun thanks to the illusions and Halloween themed magic shows of Jersey Jim!

Jersey Jim offers his school fundraising programs all year long to schools throughout Southern California.  Go to the below link for information about this terrific fundraising program for schools:

http://educatelikemagic.com/Funraising%20Magic%20Show%20Page.htm

Schools typically raise from $2,000 to $12,000 in a single night with hardly any work while giving their families a terrific community family event.

Jersey Jim’s School Fundraising Magic Show

Jersey Jim is bringing his FunTastic Family Fundraising Magic Show program to Mar Vista Elementary school on Friday, February 20, 2015.  There will be two shows starting at 5 PM and again at 7 PM.  Dinner and magic tricks will also be for sale at this great family friendly event.

School’s routinely raise $2000 to $12000 with Jersey Jim’s family friendly magic show program, while having a great family event.

Magic Show School Fundraiser

School Fundraising Flyer

What prompted such a large event? School officials claimed they were looking for “something different” for their fundraising efforts. “Unlike traditional fundraising methods, Jersey Jim’s program offered a fun alternative for our children and parents alike.”

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“We don’t feel that we’re asking the student body, their parents, or the community for a donation,” one school official said. “We feel we’re giving them something of real value: a FUN evening of laughter and entertainment. It’s going to give everyone who attends an opportunity to enjoy themselves with their families as well as feel good about themselves, knowing that their proceeds will be going toward much-needed school funding. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Jersey Jim's Magic Snowstorm Illusion

Magical Snowstorm!

What can attendees expect? The FunTastic Family magic show is the same show that Jersey Jim performs at professional theaters. It features 90 minutes of unique entertainment complete with music, beautiful props, and Jim’s hilarious blend of comedy, audience participation, and grand illusion, including a making teachers and children appear and disappear in thin air.

Another amazing moment includes causing an audience member to float in the air!   Jim will be selecting a child from the audience and will even pass a hoop around them to prove they are floating!

Jersey Jim Makes Child Float in Mid Air

Floating Child!

Parents often ask how long the kids stay up there. Jim always says, “Long enough for a dinner and movie.”

Jersey Jim appeared in the film, “Couples Retreat.” “It was an honor being picked by Vince Vaughn from all the other magicians in Los Angeles,” Jim said.

Every child who attends will also receive a free magic gift and be able to pet the magician’s appearing rabbit after the show.

Of his Family Comedy Magic Show,” Jim says, “I have the best seat in the house because I get to see all of the kids’ faces as they smile in amazement and laugh hysterically. It’s designed with the entire family in mind and the parents always have as much fun, if not more, than their children!”

Tickets for the event are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets will be available the evening of the event as space allows.  To buy tickets online go to:

https://marvista.onlinepartybook.com/details.php?party_id=16315

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https://marvista.onlinepartybook.com/details.php?party_id=16314