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Corporate Entertainment Originators

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

(56)
7 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Corporate Entertainment Originators logo
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Corporate Entertainment Originators

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

(56)
7 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Comedy, magic & mentalism for corporate events such as awards banquets, meetings, trade shows, holiday parties, and more!

If You Want More Effective Meetings That Are Fun, Energized, and Unique, Then This Might Be The Most Important Letter You'll Ever Read.

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Y
11 June 2019

Zach was amazing! We hired him to perform some close up comedy for a birthday party for our  tween son. He had the kids mesmerized and laughing. He was prompt, professional and easy to book. He is a very experienced magician. We highly recommend him! More...

E
6 June 2019

I hired Zach to assist us with the annual IREM tradeshow. He did a great job entertaining our clients with high-end close up magic. He was very professional and quite charming. Our clients loved him. More...

M
17 February 2019

Zach is a man of flawless talent and unlimited compassion. He is smart, hilarious, and has the biggest heart in the world. There’s no one I would ever want for an event than Zach. I’m honored - and blessed - to know him. More...

S
12 December 2018

Puts on an awesome and unique show. Very talented and highly recommended!

C
25 November 2018

I hired Zach to perform at my husbands 80th birthday party that was done in a private room at Morton's Steak House. I hired him to do close-up magic at each table and I have gotten so many compliments from everyone. He was very entertaining. I had one children's table and he started there and kept them very engaged, they loved him. I forgot to mention that he is also a comic. I have aleady given out his number to a several of my guests that would want to hire him in the future. I know he also does a show, but I needed a close-up magician.Hire him, you won't be sorry!!!! More...

W
15 November 2018

I wanted unique entertainment at my wedding reception, and I was intrigued when Zach responded to my search for bids. An exchange of texts and a phone call confirmed this could work, and we confirmed his performance.
Highlights:
- super easy to work with and he accommodated my short-notice search and close-in booking (this is SO awesome and such a relief for event coordinators and event planners)
- cost was comparable to other performers, and his responsiveness is impressive
- offers a money-back guarantee so that eased any concerns
- has a sense of humor
- ALL my guests that saw him perform thought he was amazing. I don't think a lot of wedding receptions have magicians, but they should--I liked this monumentally more than a photo booth!
- while all guests get a special gift at the event when he performs, his special souvenir for the bride and groom (me) was really cool and my wife still wonders how he pulled off the trick...

Thanks for making my reception memorable, Zach! We look forward to seeing you perform again at the Magic Castle!
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Thank you for your kind words! You and your guests were absolutely wonderful to perform for.

W
15 November 2018

I wanted unique entertainment at my wedding reception, and I was intrigued when Zach responded to my search for bids. An exchange of texts and a phone call confirmed this could work, and we confirmed his performance. Highlights:- super easy to work with and he accommodated my short-notice search and close-in booking (this is SO awesome and such a relief for event coordinators and event planners)- cost was comparable to other performers, and his responsiveness is impressive- offers a money-back guarantee so that eased any concerns- has a sense of humor - ALL my guests that saw him perform thought he was amazing. I don't think a lot of wedding receptions have magicians, but they should--I liked this monumentally more than a photo booth!- while all guests get a special gift at the event when he performs, his special souvenir for the bride and groom (me) was really cool and my wife still wonders how he pulled off the trick...Thanks for making my reception memorable, Zach! We look forward to seeing you perform again at the Magic Castle! More...

Y
3 August 2018

The best one :)

M
23 July 2018

Best magician ever!! Hired for a birthday party and was in total amazement. Would hire again

E
23 July 2018

I hired Zach Waldman for our company's annual sales meetings because he advertises this as his specialty.

He did not disappoint!

The evening began with a cocktail hour. Zach performed elegant up close tricks with coins, cards, and other items.

He has a way of being unobtrusive so none of the guests felt like their conversations were being invaded. This is a complaint I've heard with magicians I hired in the past, but not with Zach. The main difference was that the guests approached him, instead of the other way around.

After dinner, Zach performed a stage show for the group. We had 300 attendees in the banquet room and every single one of them laughed and applauded the entire 45 minutes.

I can recommend, without reservation, Zach Waldman for your next corporate event. He was charming, his magic was elegant, and his humor was appropriate for our company-culture. Trust me, bankers can be very stiff, and Zach made them laugh without ever crossing a line or being offensive. No easy feat!

Well done Zach!
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I
23 July 2018

Awesome. We hired Zach very last minute and he went above and beyond all expectations. He was an excellent and entertaining host and his close-up magic show was spectacular.

J
23 July 2018

Thanks so much for entertaining at our party. The guests were amazed by your close up magic and were raving about you after the party. You’re a class act!

J
7 April 2018

If Zach wasn't a magician, he'd be a miracle maker.

J
22 February 2018

Zach wowed everyone at our party. His close up magic was amazing. He’s very classy and everyone raved about him making for a fantastic party. Thanks!

J
3 February 2018

Zach is awesome! Everyone at my corporate holiday party raved about him. He was on time, friendly, talented, charismatic and FUN! Don't hesitate to hire him.

C
28 November 2017

I hired Zach for an event this past weekend. It was a surprise bday party. Zach was a pleasure to work with in the planning process. Super responsive and helpful in answering all my questions. Everyone at the event absolutely loved him. Energy was fantastic. Truly a talented magician that captivates his audience. This was the second time we've booked Zach and will definitely book again. More...

R
24 October 2017

Zach performed at our Halloween party this past weekend.  He was awesome!  He was on time, professional and very entertaining!  He did magic that not only wowed the kids but equally amazed the adults!  Zach has a wonderful, kind and pleasant personality.  He truly is the easiest entertainer you will ever work with!  Will definitely call on his services again in the future...and so should you! More...

J
22 October 2017

I tried to get Jack for me then and it didn't work out because he was out of my price range but his response time was fantastic and he was very kind and warm talking about his performing and what kind of magic I might be looking for that would be appropriate. I appreciated his advice and he was also willing to refer me to other magicians. A classy guy More...

J
14 July 2017

Zach Waldman is inarguably the best Magician at The Magic Castle. His close-up magic is absolutely, undeniably, mind-blowing! Truly spectacular! You owe it to yourself to see his incredible illusions. You can see him at Busby's West on Friday night's, and if you are as blown-away by his magic as I was, he can be hired for private parties and corporate events -- he's a true crowd pleaser and Master Magician! A tour de force! More...

J
19 June 2017

Zach might in fact be a wizard. He came to perform at a Father's day dinner for my dad and ~15 or so friends and family. His unique mix of humor and incredible tricks had us crying with laughter while at the same time being amazed at what we were seeing. Couldn't recommend him more for your next social event. More...

Thank you Jordan! Your group was awesome!

B
23 May 2017

I got to see Zach perform at a small corporate event and he was awesome. Perfect mix of comedy and magic - he had us all paying very close attention, thinking we were going to see through the 'magic' and guess the trick. Well, turns out, magic is real. Great show, great performer. Would recommend. More...

E
9 September 2016

I hired Zach to perform at an annual corporate event with about 250 guests. Based on my conversations with him leading up to the party, I was confident that he'd mix well with our crowd and provide a unique touch that we hadn't experienced in previous years. Zach arrived promptly on schedule and was quick to set up and get started. I think our guests were a bit unsure what to expect at first, but he quickly drew in a crowd and kept partygoers engaged throughout the day. I wish I could've spent more time enjoying his act, but what I did see was amazing! He's the perfect mix of magician and entertainer--we really got a kick out of his sense of humor. It's been two weeks now and people are still talking about it. You won't regret booking him! More...

T
12 May 2016

I hired Zach to come entertain at my engagement party.  It was an elegant affair so I wanted to be extra careful not to offset the balance by hiring anyone "zany" or cheesy.  Zach was THE BEST.  He stayed for about 2 hours and did slight of hand magic (which was exactly what i had wanted).  He blew our guests minds and they all talked about it for days afterwards.  Furthermore, he was well-dressed, punctual, professional and charming.I would absolutely hire him again in a minute if the occasion calls for it! More...

T
5 May 2016

Zach did an awesome job at my Birthday brunch last year!  All of my friends still talk about how he completely blew our minds with his close up magic and card tricks. He was super easy to work with and made my birthday memorable. One of my girlfriends even plans to use him for her wedding! More...

K
6 April 2016

Zach's performance at a friend's birthday dinner was so much fun!! He seriously blew our minds!! I definitely recommend seeing him if you get the chance.

J
4 April 2016

Zach was the finale of an epic birthday party for me that I had in 2016. I had all of my friends come in for a night that included plot twists, scavenger hunt, and surprise family member guests - only to culminate at a house with a portrait artist, live band, mixologist, and magician. Zach stole the show with his comedy and magic, performing various tricks for small groups but saving his best for last. Many of my friends (all over 21) came to him multiple time to watch his tricks and guess the secret but all were repeatedly impressed, including me. Haha his ability to do magic while entertaining a rowdy crowd and driving momentum with his comedy was incredibly solid. Definitely recommend! More...

R
2 March 2016

Truly one of the best magicians I've personally seen. Zach is one of kind and definitely keeps the crowd engaged. I had the chance to see him at a friends birthday party and clearly was the "life of the party" He were amazed by his tricks and we are still trying to figure some of them out. Definitely recommend him if looking to add a little excitement to your party. More...

T
19 February 2016

Zach is one of the best. I saw him up close at a fancy party in Silver Lake. He is witty, cerebral, charming, hilarious and in addition to his sense of comedy, he is an amazing magician.

M
30 November 2015

Very funny and very talented. I highly recommend Zach to fulfill your entertainment needs.He has a unique blend of humor, magic and storytelling that will leave all of your guests entertained. Make your job as host a lot easier and hire Zach to make sure everyone has a great time! More...

L
5 November 2015

I'm uniquely qualified to write this review, since not only am I a professional magician working in the Los Angeles area, but I've known Zach for well over a dozen years. During that time we have worked together countless times providing world-class magic entertainment for our clients. He's also consistently been one of my Go-To guys when I need to recommend another magician for an event. From strolling close-up magic at a cocktail party to an after-dinner stage show, I know i can trust Zach to put on a phenomenal performance that is guaranteed to elicit an enthusiastic response from my clients. There are a lot of magicians to choose from on Yelp, but most are more suitable for children's parties.  If you're looking for a fun and edgy performance for an adult crowd, you can't go wrong with Zach Waldman. More...

M
2 November 2015

Zach performed for our Company Halloween Party and was a hit!  He is extremely friendly and kind to work with.  Everything about working was Zach was great; from planning, booking, performing and follow up, Zach delivered!  Even now we are still hearing about how great Zach was and how the attendees (which varied from adults to kids to arrogant teenagers), Zach was able to entertain them all! More...

K
27 October 2015

Zach conducts his business very professionally and puts on a great show. We hired him for a backyard party with 45 kids or so, he kept everyone in rapt attention with the magic show, he used funny props, even had fire and goody bags for the kids. Strong balloon animal skills, as well. We had him back for a second party where he did close-up magic to groups of adults indoors, it was quite entertaining. He has a great sense of humor and knows how to get people laughing. More...

J
24 October 2015

Zach was the magician for a party that a friend of mine was throwing.  He was great, very personable and friendly not to mention mysterious.  He had me and the other guest amazed and shocked the entire time.  His magic will leave you wondering all night "how did he do that?  Can't wait to hire Zack for my next event.  Such a cool guy to meet with and he is very smart about all things magic.  Make sure to check him out. More...

M
24 September 2015

Hands-down one of my favorite magicians in LA. And that's coming from another magician who's totally jaded from seeing too much magic in my day. He's seriously one of the most incredible, professional, hilarious guys out there. He does it all: close-up, stage, and does a ton of exclusive private parties and corporate events. And he does it well. It makes sense that he's a go-to for tons of celebrities  He's what I would call a new-school magician- someone who cares as much about the magic as he does about the entertainment itself.Long story short, he's one of the few pros I can rely on to kick ass and blow minds at any event I send his way. More...

M
24 August 2015

Zach recently performed at a party I had at my house (a fundraiser for my daughter's school) and he was amazing.   As his website says, he is the easiest entertainer to work with - I filled out a request on his website and he called back quickly - we then finalized all the arrangements within an hour.  He performed close-up magic and his sense of humor and magic skills were a huge hit.  The party was on a Saturday night and my guests were still talking about him on Monday morning.   I have not had great luck with magicians in the past but Zach totally changed that.  I will keep him at the top of my list for future events! More...

S
29 March 2015

Zach preformed at my mom's birthday today, and he was amazing. His tricks were original and he added comedy into the show. He also involved the whole crowd in the show. All around great job! Thanks Zach! More...

H
21 January 2015

I hired Zach last Saturday night to entertain my party in celebration of my dad's 75th birthday at The Blind Barber in Culver City.  Zach was FANTASTIC!  He was the hit of the party and I'm so thankful I found him!  It was a loud and dark bar so we opted for close up magic and luckily his personality was vibrant enough to get everyone interested.  His tricks were unbelievable and the party would not have been the same without him.  He's definitely worth it! More...

H
15 December 2014

Zach was amazing! Very funny and a very good magician. Could not believe the things he did only few feet away from me. He was hired for our company holiday party and kept all the guests happy and amazed.

R
14 December 2014

Zach Waldman performed at my company's holiday party. He was easy to work with, accommodating, funny, entertaining, and most of all. .. his magic left our guests amazed. I definitely recommend him to others. More...

J
13 December 2014

I hired Zach to perform for my wife's surprise birthday party.  There were about 40 people there, and everyone loved Zach.  He combines terrific magic with great humor.  Truly wonderful and amazing.  I recommend him very highly.  GREAT!!!  . More...

K
1 December 2014

Zach Waldman is a fantastic performer, magician, comedian and all around entertainer. I booked him for a private corporate event and he exceeded everyone of our expectations.  He made some great recommendations on the style of magic, given flow of the evening and audience. We decided on a parlor style show and it was a perfect fit for the occasion. Zach knows his audiences, his is unbelievably professional and will leave your audience in awe. I absolutely plan to use him again in the future. More...

J
24 November 2014

Zach was awesome. He performed at my birthday party that my wife arranged. His standup was as engaging as his incredible sleight of hand magic. All of our friends were blown away. I highly recommend Zach and would gladly hire him again for either personal or corporate work. More...

M
13 November 2014

Zach entertained our guests at our Cocktails For A Cause fundraising event.  We received nothing but favorable feedback from guests!  His magic definitely added some magic to our event & because he was doing close-up magic, guests would huddle in & the group experience made it easy for people to meet one another & network.  Aside from his talent, Zach was very professional; punctual & easy to work with.  We would highly recommended Zach for your corporate event! More...

B
11 November 2014

First Yelp Review and Zach Waldman is worth writing about.  Zach was absolutely wonderful. Was able to accommodate us on Halloween despite being booked elsewhere and was prompt for our event. Perfect for young children and adults alike. Wouldn't hesitate to have Zach back and to have him at a larger event either. Truly impressive and professional. Thanks Zach! More...

J
21 October 2014

Zach performed close up magic for my friends at my wedding reception this past weekend and everyone loved him. He's a great performer and will take your party to the next level. I highly recommend his services for your next event. He also performs at the Magic Castle so check him out there too. More...

E
20 October 2014

Had the pleasure to see Zach perform at a friends private party. He was amazing and my wife and I had such a great time. His magic is second to none, and his sense of humor and wit made the night. More...

S
8 July 2014

Excellent magician and very, very funny!  I saw Zach at a friend's dinner party and he was awesome.  Mesmerized a crowd of kids and adults alike with amazing tricks and a clever monologue that was entertaining for kids and hilarious to adults (like a good Pixar movie! ).  Honestly, he was the most entertaining magician I have ever seen.  I'd highly recommend him and will absolutely ask him to entertain at the next big party I throw! More...

M
19 May 2014

I saw Zach Waldman do a couple card tricks at a Leykis event and was so blown away that I decided to hire him for my 23rd birthday. SO GLAD I DID!! Seriously awesome guy and fantastic magician. Everyone at my party was so stunned and amazed by his illusions that we forgot to clap a couple of times hahaha. The trick was just so awesome and done so well that we just kept thinking "how did he do that?!" Bonus part was that he told jokes as well which helped make it a night to remember. Totes going to hire him again. More...

S
14 May 2014

I was tasked with putting toghether a circus birthday party for a one year old and needed some great acts.  Zach was excited to help and offered different ideas on how to enhance the event.  The kids there loved his magic and wit with lot's of "how did he do that?" moments, but I think that the adults were more impressed and his name still comes up when people discuss that party.If you are looking for a versitle and engaging magician and entertainer Zach is your man. More...

E
4 May 2014

on a whim and for a little bit of something different i hired a magician for my husband's surprise birthday party.  Zach came highly recommend to me from a friend who had seen his performance before.  His act was amazing.  i won't even call them tricks because there is no trickery...he's the real deal.  thanks for making a memorable and mesmerizing party! More...

R
25 October 2013

Zach Waldman is a must for any real party in town. I've seen Zach perform a whole bunch of times--his illusions are always impressive. Hiring Zach means you also get a stand up comedian, and once again: a good one. This dude has done White House gigs--I think.  Do yourself a favor: hire Zach if you want to hear all about the success of your event afterwards; he's a guaranteed hit. I gotta admit: I like the new haircut, too. More...

E
23 July 2013

Zach performed at my 30th birthday party- he did a great job.  Awesome card tricks.  He looks even better with his new haircut!  Good bye Carrot Top hello Suave Dude.  Well done! More...

R
3 April 2013

I got Zach as a present from all my friends to perform at my St. Patricks day birthday party. I am an adult who loves magic and all my friends were super impressed. Friends and family where walking away from his performance amazed and in ahh. So many of those "How did he do that !" moments.  All of them teased me when I said I wanted magic and my party, but after the fact they had a lot of fun and thought it was a brilliant idea! More...

W
28 February 2011

Zach is a magician/comedian with a funny and tasteful routine. Zach connects well witth his audience and goes the extra mile to make sure that everyone has a good time. On top of that, Zach is a great guy. I strongly suggest Zach for your enterainment needs. More...

J
6 December 2010

I saw Zach perform at a company event in LA. Truly amazing. Magic shows are always entertaining, but so often it seems like the magician is so serious. I can understand that as the art must require a great deal of concentration. But Zach was funny too! In fact I think he bills himself as a comedian too. I really enjoyed his show and urge anyone who gets a chance to go see him. More...

M
20 November 2010

Zach Waldman is an amazing magician.  Check him our for yourself strolling and entertaining at Crustacean restaurant which is where I first met him.  Everybody loves him because his magic is hot but he is equally as charming. As a party planner, I used him for a high end dinner party to entertain between courses during a Halloween Dinner Party.  He was the Trick and a Treat.  He kept everyone laughing and fully entertained.For your next private event, Zach is exactly what you need. Oh, and he is regular at the emphasis Magic Castle.  Michele Fox GottCenter of Attention Events More...

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I've been performing magic my entire life. I started out in Miami, FL and became a member of the Society of American Magicians as a kid. I'm a featured performer at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. I became a member of The Castle in 2001.

Amazing magic and squeaky-clean comedy! Not only will I make your event unique, fun and memorable, I'll make it more effective. I'm an expert in sales and marketing so I can entertain while I educate.

I love making people laugh and creating great memories that last for years to come. It's great when I run into people who saw me perform years earlier and still remember my magic and comedy.

You can either work hard to build another person's dream, or you can build your own. I prefer the latter.

I'm a corporate entertainment specialist. I understand company culture and can both entertain and educate. All of my shows are customized to meet the needs of my clients. Whether you want to have fun, inspire, or generate more leads at your trade show booth, I have you covered.

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Stand-up comedy guaranteed to make your event more fun! Of course, it's appropriate for corporate events so you won't have to worry about talking to HR after my show.

I provide elegant sleight of hand in addition to a stage show. This isn't kiddie magic, this is sophisticated entertainment guaranteed to make your event unique, fun, and memorable.

I know what you're thinking! Enjoy magic of the mind as I make predictions and read the thoughts of the audience.