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Funny Magic!
Fun, colorful and surprising magic tricks that will amaze and amuse children of all ages ... from toddlers to teens - even moms and dads too!  You won't believe your eyes
Live Bunny!
You'll be astonished ... my bunny rabbit isn't just cute - he does incredible silly tricks too!.
Juggling!
Fast, funny and visual comedy.
Puppetry
Children love when Rocky, The Raccoon Puppet is on the loose. He's quite a character.
Balloons
Did somebody say, "balloon doggy?" We make 'em and a whole bunch more of colorful and wonderful shapes.
Professional
Not part-time, full time. That means you can count on me to be there - on time.- to always deliver a top-quality show.
Member of The Society of American Magicians.
Experience
Brian began magic at the age of six and started performing professionally while in High School. Since 1979 he's entertained thousands of people all over the world.
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Perfect for Kids & Families!
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"New York's BEST REVIEWED Magician"

Hijinx Entertainment
Brian McGovern Magic & Comedy Show 80 Broad Street, New York NY 10004
646-435-4088

New York Magician Brian McGovern


Want to make your next party magical and fun? Now you can add mystery, comedy and excitement to any event and transform an ordinary event into a truly magical occasion. If youíre looking for the best magician for your party I hope youíll check out my goofy video, read my stellar reviews and check your date now before my calendar fills up!

But, if you like to read really long, dense puffery instead, pull up a chair and enjoy Ö

The magic that I present in my show is not the kind of cheesy magic tricks any buffoon with a credit card can buy at magic and joke shop.  I present the art of sleight-of-hand using nothing more than ordinary objects, cunning psychological tactics and 10 very talented fingers. Youíll be amazed at what you see.  Regular everyday objects vanish and reappear in a twinkling.  Now you see it now you donít!

While there are many magicians who can fool you and comedians who can make you laugh, there are few that can do both well.  My style of performance is called comedy magic.  I bring together the art of illusion and standup comedy to create a very funny and mystifying show that will have your guests laughing and applauding. Iím also a master of self-aggrandizement Ö but really, what else do you expect me to tell you, the truth? I deceive people for a living, you wouldnít believe me anyway. (Thatís why you should check out my reviews.)

Comedy & Magic Ė NYC Magician

Iíve performed as a comic at comedy clubs throughout the country. In New York City alone Iíve appeared at Dangerfieldís, Carolineís Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, Gotham Comedy Club. Iíve appeared on NBC and MTV and Iíve performed for quite a few A-List celebrities and Fortune 500 companies.

I started in magic when I was six years old when my sister bought me a magic kit for Christmas. Later sheíd take me to see the great magicianís on Broadway like Doug Henning, Harry Blackstone Jr., Richiardi and Bobby Baxter. In high school I got a job working at magic shop in Coney Island, Brooklyn where I got to learn hundreds of tricks.  During the summer I would perform street magic at New York Cityís Seaport and Central Park where I honed my skills as a conjurer.

In sophomore year I started getting hired to do magic shows at private parties and at seventeen I made my comedy club debut at the legendary Pipís Comedy Club.  From there I went to work with a number of great comedians and improv comedy groups. Somewhere along the way, between then and now, I married my high school sweetheart and together we've raised four terrific kids. Then I made a terrible mistake Ė I got a real job.

Thereís an old joke, ďWhatís the difference between a musician and a pizza pie?Ē Answer, ďA pizza pie can feed a family of four.Ē Itís true for most performing artist, including magicians and comedians so I hung up my rubber chicken and got a job on Wall Street.  I ended up with a pretty neat job in institutional trading and equity research but I wasnít happy, so I cashed it in and went back to pulling rabbits out of hats for a living. Does that make me a Wall Street Wizard?

Now that Iím a full-time, professional magician Iím having a blast. I perform all over New York City and Long Island as well as Westchester, parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. I do a ton of parties every year that range from kids parties, Sweet Sixteens, bar mitzvahs, christenings, Communion parties, naming ceremony parties, anniversary parties and family reunions.  Did I mention block parties, Halloween Parties, Christmas, Chanukah and Holiday Parties? I also do I lot of work for corporations. Companies will hire me to do walk around magic at client events, hospitality suites, trade show booths, retirement parties, promotional and media events, product launches and grand openings. And I even do magic at company picnics, award dinners.

No matter what type of party you are planning, I can add some fun and excitement.  I will dazzle and delight with deceptive digital dexterity (how is that for hyperbole and alliteration?) If youíve read this far I congratulate you for reading more than the average American does in a year.

Magic: Itís Not Just for Kids!

Somehow the illustrious art of magic has been exiled to the categories of childrenís entertainment and tacky Las Vegas lounge acts. Maybe it was all the crummy birthday clowns, maybe it was all those cheesy magicians in sequins and bad hairdos but magic has gotten a bum rap.

Youíll be surprised at how much fun your guests will have when they see great magic performed for them right before their eyes. Thatís because a good magic show is all about entertaining and not just about fooling the audience. I love performing magic for people close up, where they are just inches away from the magic, and theyíre completely astonished and mystified.
Childrenís Party Entertainment

Childrenís parties are not childís play. I know a lot of people think that being a kidís party entertainer takes less skill than performing for adults.  Not true.  Magic is based upon the manipulation of attention, perception and cognition.  Any parent or teacher will tell you how difficult it can be to keep childrenís attention focused where it should be. Kids have short attention spans, and are getting shorter. Only a skilled performer can hold their attention and captivate their imaginations for any length of time. One of the biggest compliments I get is from educators who come up to me after the show amazed at how I was able to keep the kids in the palm of my hand the whole time.

A magic show should be full of surprises and variety.  A good magician will have lots of different types of tricks in order to keep the childrenís attention and get them fully engaged in the presentation.  Thatís why I vary the pace and tempo of the show and I mix in other variety arts.  I combine magic with elements of standup comedy, slapstick humor, sight gags, juggling, puppetry, ventriloquism, and balloon sculpturing.

Magic Shows all Over New York and the Tri-State Area

But enough about me, letís talk about your party or special event.  I travel all over New York (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Bronx), Long Island (Nassau County, Suffolk County and of course the Hamptons), Westchester County (Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Rye, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Peekskill), New Jersey (Jersey City in particular) and Connecticut.  Yes, I do perform outside of the tri-state area for corporate events and major private parties. Yes, Iím available across the United States, Europe and Asia but I require pretty darn swanky accommodations and first class travel.

OK Sparky ...time to call this magician and make a date. Call me at 646-435-4088 anytime and leave a message in case I've vanished. Remember - my weekends sell out every single time so don't miss out. Give me a call or click here to check your date!