Sophisticated Sorcery and Comical Conjuring for Adults!


Chicago Magician and his Mind-reading Goose entertain an adult audience with a humorous mentalism performance. Chicago comedy magician performs The Great Escape with the help of an adult member of the audience! In an amusing mentalism act, the comedy mentalist reads the minds of a Chicago area audience. A brave adult volunteer assists the magician in this funny-looking, mini illusion! Magician and adult assistant on stage performing the famous rope trick!

With a lifetime of experience as a Chicago magician, a background in theater, and training in improvisational comedy at The Second City, The Amazing Gary creates an interactive comedy magic show for adult audiences that gets everyone involved and laughing. ’s unique combination of sleight of hand, mind-reading, grown-up mature matured an adult approach approach this in an adult way adulting adulthood consenting adult pre-adult young adult adult-onset perfect for any sized crowd. Whether it is As one of the top comedy magician mentalist in Chicago, The Amazing Gary appears regularly Comedy magician extraordinaire, The Amazing has does it all! From Close up to headlining in Las Vegas to feature performances on network television (NBC's World's Greatest Magic) and cable networks such as Showtime. He's a sought after performer for Fortune 500 corporate events, trade shows, and motivational speaking. The Amazing Gary in known throughout the greater Chicago area as one of the funniest and busiest comedy and magic performers on the planet! Here is your chance to see him strut his stuff! A performer who excels in magic, theater, and improvisation is commonly referred to as a triple threat. not only an amazing magician, he is also quite a funny guy. Whether he's entertaining a crowd of 5 or 500 adults gary has a magic show perform a close-up show, a stage show, and anything in between I can even begin strolling magic and then perform the show. A unique experience for any event What kind of entertainment are you looking for? STROLLING ENTERTAINMENT For any group size at events where guests mingle and interact; Intimate, interactive, ice-breaking content for any social gathering whether for private or corporate events; Close-up illusions and sleight-of-hand magic happening inches from your face. STAND-UP ENTERTAINMENT For groups of 10 – 100 and best for receptions, dinner parties, corporate breakout sessions or your simple family backyard BBQ; A stand-up magic show incorporates larger routines with full audience participation and performed in front of the entire crowd. ON-STAGE ENTERTAINMENT For larger groups of 100+; An energetic, Stage performance blending sophisticated magic, sharp humor and euphoric mentalism into one epic show; Performance can be customized with corporate product messaging and branding for a high-impactful experience. A UNIQUE, FUN, INTERACTIVE and MEMORABLE experience for all your events… What kind of ENTERTAINMENT are you planning?


Chicago Magician performing a comedy magic show for adults.


Making magic happen just for you!

for Private Parties
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Magician entertains Chicago area adults with walk-around strolling close-up magic tricks.


Making magic happen just for you!

for Private Parties
or Public Events.

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Chicago Magician and The Mind-reading Goose entertain an adult audience with a humorous mentalism performance.

Not your ordinary magic show, Gary's Amazing Comedy Magic Show is 30-45 minutes of non-stop entertainment that includes amazing magic, clean comedy, and lots of audience participation.

By combining his 20 years of experience as a professional magician with his background in acting and improvisational comedy, Gary creates an truly unique interactive comedy magic experience that gets everyone involved and keeps them laughing. Why not surprise your husband, wife, friend, …in fact, anybody special in your life with the most unique gift anyone can receive. A personalized Magic presentation from The Magic of Joe Ferranti! Do you think that a magician at a Birthday Party is just for kids? This is only true if the magician performs the same tricks he/she performs at a children’s birthday party. An adult birthday party requires adult magic…I am not saying adult magic is X-rated, it’s just meant to entertain grownups. cutting-edge magic and good, old-fashioned fun Using sleight of hand and theatrical magic along with comic wit Always tasteful, the comedy ranges from subtle to uproarious.

Great for special events of all sizes, Gary's signature brand of interactive comedy magic makes each show a "one of a kind" performance and is guaranteed to amaze and amuse your friends and colleagues.

Adults in the audience laugh and applaud during a Chicago area comedy magic show!


✨ Incredible Magic!
✨ Laugh Out Loud Comedy!
✨ Lots of Audience Involvement!


✨Show content varies with different magic acts for
Teen, Adult and Senior audiences.


The Mind-reading Goose reads spectators minds in a comedy mentalism act!

Lucy the goose reads spectators minds!

The Mind-reading Goose has a universal international appeal and has been presented on hundreds of stages and television shows around the world and is currently appearing on six continents in top theaters, nightclubs, hotels, and casinos.


An adult volunteer helps a magician perform a funny-looking mini illusion!

A select playing card is discovered
in a most dangerous manner!


An adult volunteer helps a magician perform a funny-looking mini illusion!

An unlucky volunteer helps perform this funny-looking "mini" illusion. Sleight of hand cutting-edge


Comedy mentalist performs a totally mental mind-reading act!

While the magician's head is covered by a pillowcase,
a volunteer selects a picture from a book of celebrities.
The magician magically transforms into the chosen celebrity!


Magician with stars cloth!

Show content varies with different magic acts for
Teen, Adult and Senior audiences.

The Amazing Comedy Magic Show is the
Perfect Entertainment for your next:

☕ After Dinner Program, 🥂 Anniversary Party, 🍴 Banquet, 🎂 Birthday Celebration, 🎰 Casino Night, 💻 Corporate Event, 🎉 Holiday Celebration or ⌚ Retirement Party!


5 Star Rating

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

Eric P., Naperville, IL

"We had Gary perform his magic show 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 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 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 having you at 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

"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 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 magic show 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



A hilarious mini-illusion is performed up close and personal on a smiling man.

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. engages and gets your guests interacting with each other With a variety of Close-up magic performance options for adults, 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 at events of all sizes.

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).

Magician performs a Close-up card trick for excited ladies.

Close-up Magic is the
Perfect Entertainment for your next:

🍴 Banquet, 🎰 Casino Night, 🍸 Cocktail Party, 💻 Corporate Event, 🎉 Holiday Celebration, 🍷 Hospitality Suite, 🎟️ Pre-Event Reception, 🙌 Post-Event Reception, 🥳 Reunion, 💒 Wedding Reception or 🥂 Wedding Cocktail Hour!

Women smile in reaction to Chicago area table-side magic performance.

5 Star Rating

"Gary was a real crowd-pleaser. His magic was delightful."

"Gary had the crowd gathered around him throughout the evening. The great participatory tricks instantly loosened up our crowd and got them mingling."

"His sleight of hand had everyone in attendance mesmerized."

- Nicole Hannafan, Nature Museum Auxiliary Board



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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.