First-Class Corporate Or Family Event Entertainment!


Chicago Magician, The Amazing Gary, brings laughter and amazement as he performs table-side close-up magic! Strolling magician entertaining party guests with a card trick. A hilarious mini-illusion is performed up close and personal at a Chicago area event. In this close-up magical performance, a red silk handkerchief appears and disappears, right before a young girls eyes!

Close-Up Magic is the perfect way to set the mood for your next Chicago area corporate event or private party, banquet or reception!

Chicago magician, The Amazing Gary, makes sure everyone is having fun as he entertains your guests with up-close and personal magic. With a variety of Close-up magic performance options for adults and children, Gary's close-up party performances offer a unique blend of mystifying magic & mind-reading, clean comedy and audience participation that is guaranteed to entertain party guests of all ages.

Close-up Magic Performance Options:

Whether performing Mix & Mingle Magic or Table-side Magic, for small groups of guests at a time, or a Formal Close-up Show before the whole gathering, our magician will fill the room with laughter and gasps of amazement!


For events where guests will be mixing and mingling, your magician will mix and mingle with them. The magician will move freely around your event, mixing and mingling with your guests, performing intimate 5-10 minute "mini" magic shows, for a few people at a time. This is a great entertainment choice for larger company events (groups of 60 or more).


For events where guests will be seated at tables, your magician will entertain each table with their own, mini magic show. The magician moves from table to table (typically before or after a meal), where guests are seated. He performs a 5-10 minute mini magic show at each table. This is an ideal entertainment option for larger corporate events (groups of 60 or more).


The magician sets up a small table and your guests sit in chairs, up close, in front of the magician. He performs a 30-45 minute close-up magic show for the entire group. This is an ideal performance option for smaller gatherings (groups of 50 or fewer).

A playing card magic trick is performed close-up for two excited women.

Close-up Magic is the Perfect Entertainment for your next:
🍴 Banquet, 🍸 Cocktail Party, 💻 Corporate Event, 🎉 Holiday Celebration, 🍷 Hospitality Suite, 🎟️ Pre-Event Reception, 🙌 Post-Event Reception, 🥳 Reunion, 💒 Wedding Reception or 🥂 Wedding Cocktail Hour!

A magician, surrounded by party guests, is performing a close-up card trick table-side.

5 Star Rating

"Your close-up magic performance 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!"

Bridget L., Aurora, IL

"The mingle magic 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 birthday or similar event."

Xavier M., Chicago, IL

"Thanks for making our party so memorable. It was a great day in large part to you! Thanks again!"

Viktoriya S., Streamwood, IL

"Your close up table-side magic 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

"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 had Gary perform his close up magic at our party. All of the adults were impressed and entertained! He was the hit of the party and would highly recommend him."

Joan M., Northbrook, IL

"We thoroughly enjoyed Gary's close-up magic show! The adults absolutely loved him! He put on a fantastic magic show. Highly recommend him."

Margie M., Crystal Lake, IL

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

Jacqueline S., Evanston, IL

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

Cheryl F., Dundee, IL

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

Pat & Carter M., Gurnee, IL

"Thank you so very much for the great magic show. 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 using him for future events. He was an integral part of creating two successful charity events."

Nicole H., Chicago, IL


Your party guests will be amazed as cards seem to come to life, objects appear and disappear, minds are read and a volunteer's missing diamond ring appears safely clipped to Gary's key ring. And when Gary asks you for the time, you can be sure he already has your watch in his pocket!