Press and Testimonials
Close Up Magic
Corporate Event Entertainment

CLOSE-UP SHOW

David’s close-up show is designed for audiences of up to 100 people.
It features breathtaking magic presented in an artistic and thoughtful style, with plenty of audience interaction.

David’s show in Los Angeles has been running for over eight years straight with rave reviews.

To bring this world-class experience to your corporate event, check David’s availability.

STAGE SHOW

For larger corporate groups, David creates the intimate feel of close-up magic by using a camera and projection screen, as well as traditional stage magic.

The projected magic preserves the mystery and elegance of close-up magic while playing to an audience of any size.

In the photo, David is performing for 2,400 people in Louisville, Kentucky.

STROLLING MAGIC

Strolling magic involves more than just mingling in a crowd and performing magic. It blends the art of magic with the art of conversation.

David’s strolling magic earned him a gold medal from the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood.

At your event, he will not only create fun and memorable experiences for your guests… he’ll also do it in a classy and nuanced manner.

To bring his magic to your Los Angeles event, check his availability.

What People Are Saying

"That's the greatest thing I've ever seen!" 

Johnny Depp

"From one entertainer to another, you did a masterful job!" 

Lionel Richie

"Wonderful!"

Sharon Osbourne

"That was mindblowing, David. Really great!" 

Robert Rodriguez

"That was absolutely phenomenal!"

Rob Reiner

"Best Magical Date Night" 

LA Weekly / Best of LA

"That was some of the craziest I've ever seen!"

Seth Rogen

"Great job astounding everyone with your magic."

Geezer Butler

Bassist - Black Sabbath

"I have no idea how you did that!"

Johnny has an outstanding "poker face". This is how his face looked after he was told what card he chose in his mind... the five of clubs!

Johnny Chan

World Poker Tour Champion:

"You blew our faces off!"

Frank Iero

Guitarist - My Chemical Romance:

"I've seen you're show! You're great!"

Alyssa Milano

"That's the best magic I've ever seen."

PINK

"Nicely done."

Marilyn Manson

"That's incredible! Holy S---!"

Simon Wright

AC/DC

"Can I feel your hand? Your energy is amazing."

Priscilla Presley

"That was awesome, man. Really fantastic."

Dizzy Reed

Guns N' Roses

"Two thumbs up!"

Anne Hathaway

"That was really great."

Dita Von Teese:

Close Up Magic

2007 International Champion
Close Up Magic

The I.B.M. is the largest organization of magicians in the world, with over 13,000 members in 73 countries.

Each year, they host a 2-day international magic competition. In 2007, David won first place.

Gold Medal
Magic Castle – Strolling Olympics

In 2002, David was awarded the gold medal from the Magic Castle for his strolling magic. Strolling magic is close-up magic performed in a “mingling” environment.

If you are interested in having David perform this type of magic at YOUR event, check his availability.

David's TV Appearances

Magic Outlaws - David Minkin Video
David was a co-star on the Travel Channel

2-part special, Magic Outlaws.

David was a cast member and writer on this MTV series

Nippon TV - Japan
Sept. 19, 2007

March 2, 2007

Oct. 24, 2006: Interview

David's Corporate Clients Include

Pepsi

Disney

Google

Yahoo

Intel

Myspace

Mercedes-Benz

Trump Hotels International

MTV

Deloitte

Nestle’

Mohawk Industries

Cisco

IBM

Activision / Blizzard

The Jonathan Club

Telepacific

Verys

USMP

Uniglobe

The Macallan

AM Resorts

Beachbody

Freeway Insurance

VW Credit

Lowe Enterprises

World Cinema, Inc.

Hass Automation

Sterling Bank

MCR

Huy Fong Foods

Intervest

Cornerstone

Global Meeting Services

American Heart Association

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort

Farber and Hass

Coast Asset Management

Century Business (CBIZ)

United American Financial

Rosenthal Wines

Spectrum Clubs

Morrison & Foerster

Softline

Medtronic

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary

Santa Barbara Bank and Trust

Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Tamrac

Amway

Circuit City

Diwan

Mondrion

Young Presidents Organization

C.A.T.S. Communication

Brentwood Country Club

Zebra Technologies

N.I.A. Insurance

ATS Tours

T11A

Kennedy Wealth Management

Essential Spine

Express Energy Services, Inc.

L & A Marketing and Advertising

EJW Management

Vargo PT

Kanen Tours

North Ranch Country Club

VBS

Scott Harvey Wines

C & C Partners

Robie and Matthai

David Fulton Wines

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Far West Locations

AWE Electrical

JLE Enterprises

Sodexo

HBW

City of Commerce

Health Monitor Network

Mathews Studio Equipment

Kanen Tours

Nederlander

Latham and Watkins

Riffe International

EJW Management

Traditional Jewelers

Heffeman Insurance Brokers

Anthem Blue Cross

Crutchfilms

Heavy Metal Inc

Columbia Winery

Ascentia Wine Estates

Eli Lilly and Company

Activision

Press

Magic Outlaws Interview – About.com

“More complex and wondrous than can be adequately described in words.”

Los Angeles Jewish Journal

Malibu Times

February 14, 2008

LA Weekly

February 9, 2012

Los Angeles Daily News

July 9, 2007

The Santa Monica Mirror

“The event … is billed as “Evening of Enchantment – An Extraordinary Evening of Magic and Wine Tasting.” On this very rare occasion, the advertisement does not nearly capture the incredible magical experience that awaits you.”

May 1, 2008

Yelp.com

“Genius.”

The Calendar Girls

“David Minkin is the rock star of magic.”

North Valley Community News

August 31, 2007

Valley Life Magazine

(Page 26)

September/October 2007

Beach California Interview

August 2009

Northidge Magazine

August 2009

LA Blog

Tsunami Relief Article

Feb. 4, 2005

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