✨ Chicago Magician Will AMAZE Your Guests & Keep 'em Laughing!

Chicago Magician, The Amazing Gary, entertaining both children and adults at a family event, brings laughter and amazement to the party!

Chicago magician, mentalist, and all around funny guy, The Amazing Gary, performs a program of marvelous magical entertainment, that combines laugh out loud comedy and audience participation, with impressive illusions and close up magic, guaranteed to amaze & amuse guests of ALL Ages.

A lifetime of experience as a professional magician, actor and comedian, trained at The Second City in Chicago, gives him the tools to conjure up an interactive comedy magic performance that gets everyone involved and keeps them laughing.

With a variety of magic shows & entertainment services for children, teen, adult, and family events, hiring the perfect magician for your Chicago area event is as easy as "Abracadabra"!

Naperville Magician performs a comedy magic show for kids and adults.


Experience the magic with interactive family-friendly comedy magic entertainment!

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The Birthday Party Magic Show, featuring a child Floating in Mid-Air!


Experience the magic that will engage and entertain birthday party guests of all ages!

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Magician performs Close-up Magic at a family party, strolling from table to table, bringing laughter and amazement to the event, as he moves from one group to the next!


Experience the magic first hand with an immersive close up magic performance!

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✨ Additional Entertainment Options!

A member of the audience FLOATS in mid-air!


Upon special request, The Amazing Gary LEVITATES an audience member in mid-air!

FREE with
any Kids Magic Show.

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Balloon Twisting, an optional add-on to any magic show, brings a splash of color to the festivities!


The magnificent colors of these marvelous balloon sculptures enliven your event!

as an add-on
to any Magic Show.

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With Teach-A-Trick, another additional add-on, Gary teaches party guest an easy-to-to magic trick!


Help the magician make magic with an impressive card trick your guests take home!

as an add-on
to any Magic Show.

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✨ Also Offering LIVE-streaming Virtual Magic Shows!

Virtual Magician performs a pre-recorded, personalized comedy magic show for kids and adults.


A pre-recorded personalized magic show video to download and watch whenever you want.

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A LIVE virtual magic show performed via video call!



A LIVE magic show performed via video call from my home studio to you and your family and friends at home.

A LIVE magic show performed via video call from my home studio to you and your family at home.

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A LIVE magic show performed virtually via group video conferencing call!


A LIVE magic show performed via group video conferencing call with all of your friends and family.

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✨ With different acts for ADULTS and KIDS!

The Amazing Gary, Chicago's best comedy magician for Adults - Comedy magician for Chicago area Adults private parties and public events, including corporate events, company picnics, holiday parties. Comedy magician in Chicago area.


Sophisticated Sorcery and Comedy Magic Programs for Adults!

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The Amazing Gary, Chicago's best children's magician - Comedy magician for Chicago area Kids private parties and public events, including corporate events, company picnics, fairs & festivals, school assemblies, library events, holiday parties. Comedy magician in Chicago area.


Comical Conjuring and Amazing Magic Programs for Kids!

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"The magic show was wonderful! Both kids and parents alike really enjoyed your magic tricks and humor. We would highly recommend you to anyone looking to organize a similar event."

Xavier M., Chicago, IL


"Thank you for a terrific magic show.  It was everything we hoped for.  The kids and adults both enjoyed it a lot."

Eric P., Naperville, IL


"We hired Gary to perform his magic show at our son's recent birthday party. All of the kids (ages 2-12) enjoyed his magic show and adults as well were impressed and entertained too! He was the hit of the party and would highly recommend him."

Joan M., Northbrook, IL


"We thoroughly enjoyed Gary's Magic Show! The kids absolutely loved him! He was great with the children and put on a fantastic magic show. Highly recommend him."

Margie M., Crystal Lake, IL


"Gary was spectacular at our kids' birthday party! Everyone there, both young and old, were impressed and truly entertained!"

Jacqueline S., Evanston, IL


"You did such a great magic show for my daughter's party, my son wants us to hire you to come back for his!"

Angela O., Bolingbrook, IL


"For once the parents enjoyed the entertainment as much as the children!"

Cheryl F., Dundee, IL


"I liked the magic show alot! Thank you for the balloon dog. And thank you for the magic trick! I liked all the magic tricks!"

Thailer, Elgin, IL


"The magic show was Great! Both Kids and Parents Loved it! We all had so much fun!"

Pat & Carter M., Gurnee, IL


"Thank you so very much for the great magic show at Alexander's birthday. He had such a great time and is already asking if we can hire you back for his next birthday!!! The kids and parents really enjoyed your performance!"

Christina S., Barrington, IL


"Just a note to say how much we enjoyed The Amazing Gary at our holiday party. He was able to engage the whole group and made us all laugh. He helped to make the event a success."

Barb L., Rosemont, IL


"It was great working with Gary! The guests really enjoyed his performance. Thanks again!"

Jenny A., Chicago, IL


"Gary's performance was a real crowd-pleaser. His magic was delightful. Gary had the crowd gathered around him throughout the event. The great participatory tricks instantly loosened up our crowd and got them mingling. His sleight of hand had everyone in attendance mesmerized."

"The Auxiliary Board highly recommends 'The Amazing Gary' and will definitely be hiring him for future events. He was an integral part of creating two successful charity events."

Nicole H., Chicago, IL


"Your magic show was just delightful. The magical tricks and your wonderful humor were truly enjoyed by all."

La Verne R., Lake County, IL


"Thank you for the wonderful magic show!"

Bridget L., Aurora, IL


"It was a pleasure hiring you for our "Take Our Children To Work" event. With over 150 children here that day, knowing that you would keep them interested, entertained, and pleased with their visit was terrific."

Kerry A., Lincolnshire, IL


"I just wanted to personally thank you for a great performance. The show was a hit. And the kids loved the balloon making aspect as well. Thank you again!!!"

Yasmeen S., Arlington Heights, IL


"Thanks for making Jacob's birthday party so memorable. You somehow managed to keep 16 boys calm, attentive and entertained - a trick in itself!! He's still talking about all the cool tricks you did, and he and his friends loved the balloon swords you made them. It was a great day in large part to you! Thanks again!"

Viktoriya S., Streamwood, IL


"Thank you so much for Anton's Birthday Party. It was so entertaining for both kids and adults. You were great! Thank you so much for a very good job!"

Kim F., Plano, IL


"I just wanted to let you know that we loved the performance! We all had a great time. The kids had a blast and the grown-ups were really impressed. Thank you so much!"

Rachael G.,La Grange, IL





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The Amazing Gary is a full-time professional magician who's entertained corporate clients that include Art institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, the Chicago Bulls, the Chicago Children's Museum at Navy Pier and Brookfield Zoo, as well as hundreds of special events for small businesses, schools and community organizations, plus thousands of private parties.


Satisfaction Guaranteed

If, after ANY of his entertainment programs, you are not completely satisfied with Gary's performance, you will get your program for FREE!

You will find Gary is among the few local Chicago magicians, illusionists and mentalists who can make this bold guarantee because out of the thousands of performances presented NO ONE has ever requested their money back.

In fact, most individuals and organizations who hire him to entertain at their special events, invite Gary back, year after year, and recommend him to others!

The Success Of Your Event Is GUARANTEED!

✨ Frequently Asked Questions

Why book a Chicago Magician for your event?

While entertaining your guests is an important part of any special event, the best magicians offer so much more than mere entertainment. Great magic is about making connections.

From corporate events to family gatherings, the best magicians get people talking, laughing, and having a good time.

Hiring a great magician in Chicago, like The Amazing Gary, will help to create an atmosphere of fun and excitement and ultimately, help make memories that last long after the event has ended.

There are so many Chicago Magicians. Why should I hire The Amazing Gary?

A great magician is more than just about the "tricks". A great magician must also be a great entertainer.

Like all great entertainers, The Amazing Gary enjoys a unique skill-set. With a background that includes a lifetime of experience in the performing arts, from magic to theater acting and comedy improvisation, Gary has the tricks up his sleeve to conjure a performance of truly impressive magic and interactive comedy entertainment that gets the audience in on the action and keeps them laughing!

Does The Amazing Gary have any credentials?

While The Amazing Gary did not graduate from Hogwarts, he did grow up in a household surrounded by magic. Gary is a second generation Chicago magician. His father toured with the legendary stage magician and illusionist, Harry Blackstone Sr.

As a child, Gary spent much time in his father's magic shop, in the company of professional magicians. And along with his mother, Gary assisted his father in his larger illusion show.

Eventually, Gary went to college and majored in acting at the theater department of Columbia College, Chicago. He then went on to study improvisation at the famous Second City, Chicago.

As Houdini's namesake, the magician and illusionist Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, widely recognized as the father of the modern magic, once famously said "A magician is an actor playing the part of a magician." And as magic, acting, and improvisation rely on similar performance skills, Gary's lifetime of experience gives him a unique capacity to create a surprising interactive magic comedy experience that engages and entertains audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

What type of magic does a Chicago magician perform?

Most magicians in Chicago perform two basic categories of magic: stand-up magic and close-up magic.

Stand-up magic is probably the most popular type of magic performance. A stand-up magic show is versatile in that it has the ability to fit any venue, small or large - from the intimacy of livingrooms to the largest theaters.

Close-up magic is magic that is typically performed no more than a few feet from the audience. Close-up magic is a popular choice for receptions, cocktail parties, and similar events where guests in are in a mixing and mingling setting.

As an experienced professional magician in Chicago, The Amazing Gary is happy to perform either close-up or stand-up magic, or a combination of both!

Do magicians perform outdoor shows in the Chicago area?

Absolutely! While not all Chicago magicians perform outdoors, The Amazing Gary does. Every year he performs his magic in backyards and on back decks of private homes, in gardens, on patios, and on rooftop terraces of restaurants and bars, and in public parks and picnic shelters throughout Chicago and the suburbs.

How do I book a magician in Chicago?

It's really quite easy to book a magician in Chicago such as The Amazing Gary. Simply send him a few details about your event, using his convenient contact form. He can send you an immediate price quote, along with his availability. If you wish to proceed with booking, just let him know, and he will add your event to his calendar.

How far in advance do I need to book a Chicago area magician?

While The Amazing Gary, like many Chicago magicians, can take bookings up to 18 months in advance, most bookings occur within 1 to 3 months of the event.

Often, hiring a Chicago magician can be a last-minute decision. And last-minute bookings are always appreciated and accepted as scheduling permits.

As all bookings are taken on a first come, first served basis, it is recommended that you book your Chicago magician as soon as you can.

Is the goose real?

No. The Goose Is NOT REAL. But it looks real! And the magic that it performs is real!

Serving the Chicago metropolitan area

✨ Chicago Magician Serving Illinois and all Suburbs

The Amazing Gary is considered one of the Chicago areas most popular magicians. He delivers highly entertaining magical performances to venues both public and private, on stages and in living rooms, and even in the great outdoors, anywhere throughout the City of Chicago, Illinois, and all surrounding Suburbs in the greater metropolitan area.

Performing at a wide range of events from birthday party programs to corporate event entertainment, for audiences small and large, The Amazing Gary travels from Cook County to the counties of Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall, leaving a trail of laughter and excitement wherever he goes.

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