Presto the Magician got a magic set for Christmas one year at a young age that marked the beginning of his interest in magic. A coworker at a part time job in high school was always showing him magic tricks which piqued his curiosity and whet his appetite to pursue magic on his own. This coworker taught him numerous magic tricks and told him that he could get magic tricks at a local magic fun shop.
He met Allan 'Van' Cunningham at that shop, a well known local magician. Presto took magic lessons from him for about a year and learned everything he could from Van. Presto was also influenced by Jack Sutherland, owner of Sun Magic. He began to pursue magic more seriously. Presto attended several magic workshops with some of the following renowned magicians: Michael Ammar, David Ginn, Eugene Burger, and Harry Anderson of 'Night Court' fame to name a few.
Van was instrumental in helping Presto to audition successfully for Ronald McDonald Corporation to be the Arizona State Corporate Ronald McDonald. Van worked with him intently to develop a show for his audition. Presto was the Corporate Ronald McDonald for the State of Arizona full time for four years. In which time he performed over 3000 school safety magic shows and a total of over 5000 shows as Ronald McDonald.
After he co-founded Happy Entertainment, he began to practice magic in earnest by learning his craft through performing at kid parties, corporate events and also attended the IJA (International Juggling Association) Convention to sharpen his juggling skills to incorporate them into his magic act.
Presto is currently available for the following:
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We booked Presto and another magician for our pre-school events. Both magicians were wonderful. The kids and adults loved the strolling magic. Great communication, arrived on-time. Will book this company again. Thank you!!!
-Karissa, Phoenix AZ
Presto performed for my husband's 60th birthday party and did a wonderful job. He included the audience in his show, and made the show for all ages. My husband said it was the best birthday party he ever had, and the magician was the best! My guests really enjoyed the show and thought it was the best birthday party they have ever been to, thanks to Presto!
-Cathy, Phoenix AZ
The kids loved the show, were mesmerized and had a fantastic time. Presto also managed to engage the adults really well, and everyone had a fun and entertaining afternoon. The show was very well balanced between comedy and magic. I would definitely hire Presto again and highly recommend him.
-Gloria, Phoenix AZ
Presto the Comedy Magician is fantastic! We hired him for our sons 7th birthday. Not only did he brave some seriously awful weather but he was absolutely the highlight of the party. He held the attention of 16 kids ages 4-9 for over an hour. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again. Thank you so much Presto!!!
- Kelli V., San Tan Valley AZ
We hired Presto the Magician for our preschool. He made every single child so happy!!! Of course the children were mesmerized with his magic, along with all the teachers. We laughed the entire time. The children all went home with such smiles on their faces, talking to their parents about all the magic that they saw, especially his wallet trick. I, as the director, was very pleased with the out come that we will hire him every year in the summer!
-Olga M., Magellan Academies
Dear Presto the Magician,
Thank you so much for your help during our 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' event. It was a pleasure to have you here at the Arizona Science Center.
-Krystal D., Arizona Science Center
We hired Presto the Magician for our family Christmas party in my back yard. He MADE the party!!! Of course the children were mesmerized with his magic, but the adults were too because of his wicked sense of humor. We laughed and ooohhhhed the whole show. His magic was just unbelievable and we still talk about it, especially his wallet trick. This will be a yearly tradition at our Christmas party. His show would be a fabulous addition to birthday parties, corporate functions, family get togethers, etc. Can't wait to book him again.
- Pat F., Phoenix AZ
- Gary B., Phoenix AZ
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