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Dan Chan Presents

San Francisco, California, San Francisco

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Dan Chan Presents logo
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Dan Chan Presents

San Francisco, California, San Francisco

(109)

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Recognized as the best of the best, Dan Chan Master Magician attracts a discerning audience with a shared appreciation and desire for world class magic and entertainment.

For private booking please check out DanChanMagic.com.

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L
23 December 2019

Dan Chan was a consummate professional from beginning to end. Booking was easy and he helped me craft a program that worked best for the space and my group. Dan arrived early and the magic began before the first guests arrived. He wowed and amazed people all night. I would recommend him and his group of talented professionals for any event. Thanks Dan for the perfect touch to a great evening. More...

A
18 December 2019

Dan did an awesome job entertaining at our corporate event. He performed a wide variety of close up magic. His tricks were very interactive. I am still marveling at how he pulled a card out of Instagram on my phone. I look forward to seeing him again. More...

O
6 December 2019

Dan came to our company event last night and wowed the crowds! Lots of fun card and pick-pocket tricks. A fun form of entertainment with him mingling throughout different groups at our party. We thoroughly enjoyed him and will book him again for future events. More...

M
1 December 2019

We recently hired James Chan for our daughter's 6th birthday party with 20 of her friends and their parents, and we cannot say enough good things about him and our experience. From beginning to end, we were fascinated by James' talent and ability to interact with both kids and adults! He wow'd all of us with his magic tricks, funny jokes, juggling and Chinese yo-yo acts. We HIGHLY recommend him!!! This young man is going to go far in life--he has such charisma and stage presence! More...

X
24 November 2019

We hired Colin for my son's seventh birthday. There were about 30 kids. Colin performed a fantastic magic show that brought everybody together. He was so energetic and made sure that every kid was involved. He also conducted the birthday song, and made a special balloon for my son. All the kids were having fun at the party. All the parents were impressed. I highly recommend Colin! More...

J
23 October 2019

We hired Dan for a work event. He was amazing! Everyone can't stop raving about his amazing skills! Dan is one talented magician and I can't wait to hire him again for future events!

A
27 September 2019

I had Dan present at a corporate offsite this week. He's super engaging, fun, and talented! We had him do small group magic while members of the team were eating lunch, and later had him do a short presentation for the whole audience. Having him select volunteers from the audience and do magic was a hit! More...

R
23 July 2019

Wonderful company and the staff really care! The children and parents at the school I run were fully entertained and it was well worth the money! !! Colin has been amazing the past times he has put on a show and kids just laugh and laugh. Dan makes the whole process so easy and I never worry about the act showing up! I would highly recommend! More...

V
24 June 2019

We hired Dan for our corporate event that took place on the boat. We had 80 people. Dan is amazing, from the moment we took off - he was intertaining people nom stop, nobody felt left-out. Amazing tricks and sence of humor. Definitely knows hot to intertain large group of people. The buttom line - hire Dan for your special event you will not be disappointed. More...

R
15 June 2019

I was lucky enough to see Colin interact with children and do a magic show at a birthday party I was painting faces at. What an engaging performer! He clearly enjoys what he does and brings tons of different skills and forms of entertainment with him.I would recommend him to any group looking for a really fun and engaging magician that ALSO juggles AND does great twisted balloons! More...

L
13 May 2019

Dan was amazing, not only is he just a great guy, but he truly is a master magician. He made our venture capital firm's LP event a huge success, with his ability to work the crowd, and delight our guests we would be thrilled to work with him again.

K
6 May 2019

We hired Dan Chan Presents for our high school Senior Ball Breakfast and Dan did such a great job! From our first contact he was extremely responsive, professional, and easy to work with. He called to confirm he event details and finalize the plans about a week out. The night of he arrived on-time and his first act was fire juggling which was a big hit with the kids as they got off of the busses and queued for check-in. After that he moved around the room interacting with them in small groups before taking center stage and performing for the students. He has numerous magic tricks and the kids were very entertained until the end of the event. Would definitely recommend him. More...

K
29 April 2019

Dan Chan Presents was responsive to my request to book their services. We quickly confirmed our event date and make our reservation. Dan Chan arrived a few minutes before his committed time of arrival. His magic was amazing! Dan moved around during our event reception and simply "wowed" the crowd. Many people told me that Dan Chan's magical skill was the highlight of the evening. I was stunned by his tricks and he has a great professional rapport with the guests at an event. I strongly recommend Dan Chan Presents for your special event! More...

D
3 March 2019

I attended a show with Dan and his son, James, what a talented family! James was very impressive with his juggling (juggling at one point up to 6 balls! ) and the father-son duo even did a mixed combined juggling routine that was really fun to watch. It's incredibly sweet to watch him perform with his son and to watch his son practice his craft (at such a young age!). Dan's magic trick-arsenal is so vast that he can tailor his shows for any occasion or audience size/type. For example, if you've got engineers or programmers in your audience, Dan's got math tricks that'll blow their mind. If you like more coins-behind-the-ear tricks, Dan can do those too! Dan is also really responsive and kept me up to date as to when he would be arriving. You can tell Dan has been doing this for a long time and he is truly a master at his craft. Highly recommend him for any type of event. More...

C
2 March 2019

Without a doubt- 5 Stars!  * quick response- Dan replied to my yelp quote request within 10 min.  We chatted for a bit and he ultimately recommended Colin for my sons fifth birthday party.  * talent- Colin is awesome with his larger than life personality, he commands the attention of the room and wrangled twenty rambunctious pre-k's to watch the magic show.  *family friendly content- Colin is a magician, comedian, juggler, balloon artist, mad scientist, hype man, and sustainability entrepreneur.  His charismatic personality captivated the crowd making kids and adults alike roar with laughter.  I loved how he sprinkled fun science facts into his routine adding quality entertainment to the hysterics. *quality- Colin and I chatted the night before so he could get a feel for the crowd.   He prepped an intricate train for my son out of balloons. He excelled in creating complex multi balloon sculptures as well as swords (because hitting your friends with balloon swords is the best part about being 5yrs old.) haha..     See examples in my attached photos.*Extra- I paid for two hours and he was here longer than that (sorry Colin) everyone wanted to chat with him and the kids couldn't get enough.  I tried to get him to take a break but he refused and continued to entertain.  He played swords with the kids and seemed to really enjoy himself.  Even while he was walking out the door a guest arrived late and he put down his stuff to stop and make her a balloon.   Colin is an awesome entertainer as well as an amazing human.*value/cost - his prices are the only thing about him that's "industry standard".  To put it in perspective, this party cost half the price as my Chuck E Cheese party did last year. Both kids and parents seem to enjoy this years event a lot more than a standard C.E.Cheese Party.  In conclusion, Colin is high value and lower cost than a standard destination party. *repeat business- the other moms loved Colin and there's talk of hiring him for a school event.  Secondly, he mentioned an insane juggling routine he's working on, I'd love to hire him over the summer for a backyard BBQ.  Let the good times roll. *Personal note: Thank you Colin!  You are an extra special person with amazing things awaiting you in the future.  I feel like we became friends in the short time you were here and I wish you the best with your sustainable living endeavors.  Please keep in touch. Your friends,Christine, Jon, Jax, Liam More...

D
27 February 2019

I booked Colin for my daughter's 5th birthday party and he did not disappoint. He was really good with kids and engage them through out the time he was here. His magic tricks mesmerized the kids and balloon twisting was amazing. Will definitely call him again in the future. More...

Y
7 January 2019

Dan was super easy to get in touch with and coordinate with. While he and James were already booked for the date we were looking for, Dan suggested Colin. Colin the magician was FANTASTIC and just perfect for my child's birthday. Colin was prompt, friendly, professional, and had great energy for a crowd of mostly 3-5 year olds (and parents)! We shared a photo of his pre-made balloon art and everyone was commenting/asking about it. At the party, he made sure every child got a custom-crafted balloon and even left an extra just in case. His magic show was intriguing for the kids, parents and grandparents. I would definitely hire Colin as well as work with Dan Chan Presents again! More...

G
11 December 2018

Colin the magician was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and perfect for my daughter's 5th birthday. He had fantastic energy, was professional and friendly! His balloon art was out-of-this world! He made sure every child got a custom-crafted balloon. When it came to his magic show, he really Wowwed the whole crowd (20 kids) and parents. I don't want to give away too much from his performance but trust that everyone was impressed! I would/will hire him again. He's highly recommended! (See picture of the LOL doll balloon he made for the birthday girl)! Thank you, Colin for making my daughter's day a memorable one! More...

R
6 December 2018

Wonderful company and the staff really care! The children and parents at my work were fully entertained and it was well worth the money!

K
19 November 2018

Dan was amazing - he wowed the attendees of our event and consistently shocked everyone who saw his magic. He was wonderful to work with and tailored the performance to my specific goals, taking the time ahead of the event to learn as much as possible about what I was trying to achieve. Would highly recommend working with Dan again! More...

R
8 November 2018

We had Dan come for our teen son's birthday with 25 people.  He quickly won over what I would expected to be a skeptical crowd.  He did a fun show and then worked with some smaller groups. As he says he takes many standard magic concepts but evolves them in new ways to keep the show fresh. More...

K
3 November 2018

Dan Chan is legit. Take my word when i say this. I was at a house birthday and Dan was hired by the host. I thought he was going to be a typical magician guy but he was truly amazing. He has a very unique show he puts on for everyone. Chan amazed the crowd with every trick performed. Dan is no ordinary magician, he is well experienced and gets the crowd going. Highly recommended. More...

F
2 November 2018

Dan introduced himself while he was getting some repair work done on his car. In a few short minutes he had me amazed and in stitches. He had a deck of cards he was playing with and I noticed every card was an ace of spades. He said he was a magician and I figured he wasn't a very good one if I had already seen that every card in the deck was the same. He asked me to pick a card and sure enough, it was an ace of spades. Then he asked me to sign the card and put it back in the deck. No matter how I shuffled the deck he managed to pull my card out of it, then the deck changed from all spades to all clubs (except for my card). Finally my card disappeared then reappeared, with my signature, folded up in a zipped compartment in his wallet. This was in a repair shop with no props, curtains or assistants. He's the real deal, funny as heck and very impressive. More...

K
9 October 2018

We hired Dan for a corporate dinner party to do up close magic and he was fantastic. Great at working a crowd and impressed even our toughest customers and staff. As a cybersecurity company, that is saying something! Highly recommend working with Dan to add an engaging and fun entertainment element to your next event. More...

K
1 October 2018

We invited Dan to a corporate lunch to celebrate a milestone. He WOWed the crowd and was great at handling all various personalities.  His magic tricks were amazing.

K
1 October 2018

Dan and his team ensure that they go above and beyond to meet and exceed expectations. Isaac was superb at the magic he performed at my son's birthday party and left us all in awe by his skill. Illusion is a skill and Isaac presents it beautifully. Isaac is also very professional and friendly and all our guests sincerely appreciated his magic tricks. Definitely hire Dan and his team for your magic needs in the future and be prepare to be wow'd! More...

Q
1 October 2018

We hired Dan for a church event, and he was very responsive and easy to work with. I wished we had a longer time to watch his full show, but we only had 15-20 minutes. His son and daughter performed on stage too - they were entertaining too! Can't wait to see more of Dan's magic tricks! More...

E
19 September 2018

Fantastic experience !We have about 100 guests and both adults and kids enjoyed his show !Highly recommend!

P
16 September 2018

I've worked with Dan Chan on two events, and have been 100% happy every time. Once for a 'casino-night' themed event and another for a corporate sunset cruise. The first time we did the stand-by option and ended up working with Dan. The second time, I specifically booked Dan. -Extremely talented: Dan is an incredible illusionist. His tricks are sophisticated, diverse, and quality. So entertaining. -Self sufficient/Personable: Dan doesn't need a lot of direction. He works small groups and the crowd on his own, he's funny, and friendly. -Communication: Responsive via text, email, phone. Pinged me the night before the event. Arrived early, and texted me updates. I never had to wonder, worry, or wait. I'll be brief, but bottom line is that Dan was amazing to work with, and consistently delivers. I would happily recommend him for any event. More...

R
3 August 2018

Had a wonderful show with mind blowing tricks and to top it all, a cute little doggy to thrill the kids. Thank you Dan for an awesome event.

K
25 June 2018

Incredible!!! We had Dan, Kat and James be part of our 50th Anniversary party. Dan and his son WOWED us all all during the party with their magical genius and had everyone scratching their heads in wonderment of how they pulled off their magic tricks. Kat is beyond, beyond in terms of a balloon artist. Her creations were so elaborated and unique. Our goal was a fun filled, memorable night for all ages from the young to the old. Dan and his talented family fit the bill. They were like family before the event was over. Totally recommend him not only for the talent his family brought but their customer service and care they all provided. More...

S
1 June 2018

We found Dan through Yelp but I've heard of his dinner shows before.  We had him perform with his son at our school end of year party and he was AMAZING! !!!!!  His son is so natural, the kids were captivated and Dan is a wonderful showman. I wasn't sure how everyone would know he's a magician since we did not put up a formal stage, but Dan effortlessly created his own spotlight.  He was definitely the hit of our party and we hope he will come back every year. More...

J
21 May 2018

Booking with Dan was probably the easiest part of planning my son's party this year.  He contacted me literally minutes after I submitted my inquiry, in fact I think every occasion I had to either call or text Dan if I did not get him right away he responded within 10min of leaving a message.  Dan was extremely helpful in working with our date/time frame and budget, and booked us Colin for our party.Colin was absolutely wonderful with our party guests, and most importantly he really made my son feel like the star of the show.  He was exactly on-time for his performance, had the kids captivated for his show - which thankfully allowed the parents to catch a breather and enjoy some lunch!  And finally he took the time to accommodate each child at the party with a balloon; most impressive of all was the balloon he twisted for my son prior to the show!  I had so many parents express how impressed they were with Colin and I just wanted to be sure to pass that sentiment along, as it is well deserved and earned.  I can't imagine us not including Dan Chan Presents as part of our future party plans from here on our for our kids. More...

C
17 May 2018

I found Dan through a local listing. The whole process was super easy and hassle-free. He was responsive and we were able to book for the Saturday date that we wanted. This event was originally for my kid's 10th Birthday party, however Dan and his awesome progeny (son and daughter) delivered more than what we bargained for...At the day of the event, Dan arrived on time. He engaged with our family right away and got to know everyone a bit. Before the show, he gave our child a few how-to's magic tricks session as a gift, which also included a guide book on how to be a magician. :)Dan and his brood gave a full hour magic session for about 20+ kids (age ranges 5-13) and interactively, engaged them with different games. Some of his fun tricks were the big balloon burst and magic cards using iphone that puzzled the whole party. Soon after the kids' show is done, he gathered some of the adult parents for stimulating mind-bending sessions. Dan is definitely a professional, we thoroughly enjoyed his show and we probably will see him again at other events around town. I definitely recommend him for birthdays and corporate/social events.We had a Magical Time, Thanks for helping us celebrate, Dan and Kids! More...

C
16 May 2018

Dan and his son performed at our school's end of the year party. The show was great! The audience was engaged and the kids loved it. Afterward the show he took a small group of parents and performed this mind boggling card trick which had as all amazed! He was a great hit and several parents were asking for his contact.  I hope he comes back again for another event. It was such a treat for everyone that attended! More...

D
12 May 2018

Saw an awesome magic show in downtown Sunnyvale. Highly recommended for parties and corporate events

B
20 April 2018

I had the opportunity to watch Dan perform at our corporate event. He was absolutely fantastic. I am an amateur magician, practicing and performing for the last 30 years. I was completely fooled. I enjoyed every moment of the show. More...

S
5 April 2018

I contacted Dan via yelp and he responded really quickly.  He was great to coordinate with.  The whole process was very smooth.  Colin was the magician and he contacted me the day before to coordinate as well.  Great communication.On the day of the event, Colin performed his magic show for the kids.  He also created master balloons for the kids of honor.  The balloons looked incredible.   He was very friendly, personable and very dedicated.The show was great and it kept the kids entertained.  He made sure every kid had a balloon.  I liked his philosophy of making sure every kid got attention. There's nothing worse than being the kid in line that's told no because the "time is over". I highly recommend Dan Chan presents and Colin was wonderful!!! More...

J
17 March 2018

Dan and his son did an outstanding and engaging magic show for my son's 11th birthday.  I was completely amazed at how Dan handled a room of 18 boys who were screaming and hooting at every trick. The boys were coming at him in all directions. Dan was a true master at handling their questions and presenting trick after trick that was new and impressive.  The boys were amazed and dazzled and impressed by the magic, and they all wanted to learn the tricks of his trade.  Many of the boys asked me how many million dollars we paid to have Dan for the party. They had never been so blown away..,,He is worth all that!!! Thanks for an amazing show....:) More...

T
10 March 2018

Dan takes you on an incredible magical and intimate journey, which leaves you with your mouth wide open at every move. The format is very unique and thought out with great love and attention, ranging from the "simple" card tricks to mentalist illusions, all woven into a beautiful narration. His presence and mannerisms are so refined and charismatic, you feel so at ease even if he is up close and personal tricking your senses, while you wish strongly to talk to him and tell him how he inspires you to be happy. The single most beautiful and magical thing, his entire family is dedicated in some shape or form to this artistry and if you are lucky, the star of the show will be his son James whose wittiness and playful presence adds more entertainment to the show. It is inspiring to see an entire family so passionately dedicated to such an art. Thank you Dan for giving us an incredible magical moment to remember. More...

K
23 January 2018

Went to his Dinner Magic show last night! He's such a great magician! I would definitely go again! Loved the fact that it was an intimate setting and he really got all of us involved in his tricks! Loved it!

S
21 January 2018

Dan is a superb magician. We have used him on many different parties including the SF Symphony's Chinese New Year Concert Festival Reception Amd Imperial Gala, which I have co founded and am a pioneer of this event. He is professional and entertaining. More...

D
12 January 2018

I have seen Dan Chan ("The Magic Man") perform at MANY venues over the past decade (show @ JCC, Golden Gate Fields, event in Novato) and our family has never been disappointed.  Dan is a terrific performer for either a large audience, a crowd at an event or up close and personal.  He's engaging and impressive on all fronts.  Any time I've seen Dan on the list of magic performers, I've made sure to see him.  I'd highly recommend you do the same.  Stay amazing, Dan!  :D More...

M
23 December 2017

Dan was really great. He did amazing people pleaser tricks, using cards and technology (ie cell phones) .  Close up. Very smooth, very engaging. Great addition to any party. He just went from small groups to small groups of people. More...

A
16 September 2017

I saw him at the airport and I did some amazing magic on his way to a performance in Germany this guy's legit Check out his videos on YouTube all that stuff is real

R
19 July 2017

I live in Rocklin, CA and wanted to take lessons with Dan Chan. I was hesitant at first but after talking to him I was hooked. Instead of taking the 2 hour drive each way to Fremont (and paying the fee of $250.00 per hour for a live lesson), he suggested a video lesson via skype for the introductory rate of $100.00 per hour. It's more engaging than any magic kit and is truly a master lesson. The lesson was packed with information and was most importantly fun! The things he taught were absolutely amazing. He slowed things down so we could actually grasp the subject matter. He's very willing to share his knowledge and makes the difficult easy because he's a master at teaching and breaking down learning progressions. Look at his website and I'm sure you'll be convinced you found the right teacher.-Ron Smith, Rocklin CA More...

S
5 July 2017

Hired Dan for a pre-wedding event to entertain the guests. He was absolutely wonderful and a memorable part of the evening. All of my guests came up to me and asked how I found him and were blown away by his skills. He was extremely friendly and very very talented in his craft. He was great at approaching guests and entertaining them with his closeup magic. Everyone were able to hear the 'oooo's and 'aaaaa's as he dazzled small groups of guests. He was very professional throughout the process from the first contact to the end of the event. Highly recommend him! More...

C
7 June 2017

We hired Kat to twist balloons at our daughter's Kindergarten class for all of the Summer birthdays.  The teacher gave us an hour. Kat was on time and really patient with the 25 kids. The teacher and kids alike were amazed at the creations of balloons she could do. Even though I only paid her for an hour and she twisted for an hour, she certainly stayed longer as it took a while before the teacher was ready to start and there were a lot of questions the kids had for her before she even started her hour.  Kat ended being like a show for the kids. She even pre-made 3 special and more elaborate balloons for the 3 birthday kids. I was so impressed. Thanks Kat for an amazing job. More...

S
3 June 2017

We hired Colin this past weekend for our little one's birthday party, and everyone (adults and children) LOVED him!  Colin was polite, professional, fun, and just all around amazing.  He was able to create the most interesting and popular balloon characters for the kiddos and there was not one request he was not able to deliver on!  The kids enjoyed him so much everyone wanted a second balloon.  And even though his scheduled time was up, he said he was willing to finish up the line so that none of the kids would be sad.  And then he topped it all off with a little magic for everyone.  Colin, you're so amazing!  we loved having you and thank you for making the party so great for everyone.  You are truly the best! More...

S
6 May 2017

Amazing! Was absolutely wowed! We had the fortune of seeing him in Palo Alto and everything he did was original and really cool!

J
7 March 2017

We hired Dan's young magician Colin this past weekend for a 9 year old girl birthday party. The girls are a tough crowd- but Colin navigated their sassiness  fabulously. I recommend calling Dan- he will have an entertainer for every type of party- big and corporate or one like ours. More...

A
6 March 2017

I had Colin at my sons first birthday and he kept the kids entertained with his magic show and balloons. He even made awesome balloons in the theme of rocket ships for my dessert table! My older son is still playing with them!!  He was so easy came set up and did such a wonderful job with everything! I got so many compliments on the party because of the magic show and balloons! Definitely worth it!! 5Thank you for making my sons 1st birthday a memorable one!! More...

S
25 February 2017

My husband and I decided to hire a magician/balloon entertainer very last minute for my son's 1st bday party. I checked on yelp and requested a quote from several companies and Dan was the first person to respond back. He was actually on his way to China and getting ready to board a plane, but he took the time to chat with me on the phone and book one of his employees, Colin, for the party. He also sent me an email and text with Colin's information. Two days before the party Colin called me to discuss the details of our party, so he could properly prepare and work around our theme (even though we didn't really have one). The day of the party he arrived early and put on THE BEST magic show and made AMAZING balloon creations for the kids. One girl asked for a piano and he happily accommodated her request...and it turned out great! He went above and beyond and I cannot say enough great things about Colin and this company!!! I would give them more than five stars if I could. More...

W
27 January 2017

Dan and his son James entertained our Cub Scout pack. He was easy to book by phone and sent a confirmation by email and communicated by text. The show was fun as James charmed the boys his age with pre show card tricks. They performed their routines which are different than the typical rabbit out of a hat tricks. They juggled, diaboloed, floated a table, put James in a big baloon. Thank you Dan and James. More...

L
21 January 2017

We had seen the magician/balloon twister Colin at a friends gathering and really enjoyed his professionalism and positive attitude.  We called to book Colin for a birthday party today and Dan made it happen. We were very pleased with the ease of booking and with great service. I do recommend booking as early out as possible since the dates can fill up fairly quickly and we were lucky to get squeezed in even though we called weeks in advance. Next time, we will call to book and then schedule the party.When Colin arrived, he was prompt and professional just like we remembered him and he amazed the kids with his magic and balloon twisting! And adults were impressed too! His balloon skills are not the simple usual ones you see at events, but intricate and spot on! He was very engaging and a pleasure to have amongst our family and friends.  Thanks, Mindy More...

S
1 January 2017

Dan was the hit of my New Year's Eve party last night. He entertained my guests during cocktails with the most amazing slight of hand illusions. I woke up this morning still thinking "How did he do that!?" Dan definitely engaged the guests...whether it was just a few at a time, or gathering a crowd around him. He truly made it a magical evening! Fabulous entertainment!! More...

A
12 December 2016

We called Dan Chan for our corporate holiday party. We had more than 160 guests in attendance, and more than 30 kids, and Alex kept all of them entertained. He was great with the kids, but had the adults laughing too. Alex went from table to table doing card tricks and sleight of hand, and then later had a stage performance that had kids and adults entertained. A really great addition to our event. More...

K
11 December 2016

We just had the pure joy of having Collin entertain our guests for my son's 8 year old birthday party. Even the adults look amazed by his magic.  Collin knows how to entertain & keep rowdy boys engaged.  He showed up professional & fully equipped to handle a crew of 10 kids. Not only did he perform amazing magic,  he juggled, made good jokes, he created artful balloons!  Our son loved his Taekwondo man which was to my son's likeness. Phenomenal!  Wish you could post videos of the kids & adults expressions! But the best compliment I heard was "best birthday party EVER!" More...

M
9 December 2016

We hired Dan for our intimate corporate Holiday Luncheon. He is a entertainer and professional.  I think we were a hard crowd to please- and he was able to impress the hard ones to impress. I got a lot of comments on how well he did and our employees enjoyed him!  Great Job Dan More...

L
3 December 2016

What a asset to my annual holiday client appreciation party. I plan to book Dan chan presents year after year. My clients had an amazing time.. and so did I.

L
3 December 2016

Did a little something different this year in terms of entertainment for my annual client holiday party.  The response I received from my clients was a hit!  James and Kat Chan were present for the performance and did a phenomenal job entertaining child and adults alike. James' slight of hands amazed all while preforming a myriad of card and magic tricks while Kat created the most stunning and detailed balloon figures I've ever seen. They created such an impression that some of my clients asked for their business cards for future bookings.  You know when that happens, it's a hit. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories! You will be booked again for my next event. More...

A
25 November 2016

We were so glad to have hired Dan Chan.  He gave an intimate, enjoyable in-home show, and we feel he went out of his way to accommodate our interest in getting him to come.  When our extended family gets together for a reunion, we normally just eat.  Not only does this get not too fun for the younger set, it also wears on the middle of the older set.  Thus, on the special occasion of the grandfather's big birthday and the few of the younger ones', we decided to enlist entertainment.  We'd heard about Dan Chan for a while, but as we delayed, he just kept being more in demand.  Fortunately, we were able to get him on a good day, and he amused and amazed ages 10-80.   Everyone had good things to say, even the hard to please teenagers. Thanks Dan - great to meet you! More...

C
17 November 2016

We had Dan for our church's Harvest Party with over 1,200 people.  He did a fantastic job and the kids loved him.   He was very professional, arrived early, was easy to communicate throughout the week, came prepared, and provided a tremendous show.  We had to change our original date because of rain and he easily accommodated us. He performed two large shows and did amazing walk-around magic tricks in between.   We were very pleased and would not hesitate to have him again. More...

J
13 November 2016

Another "Amazing" performance from the "Magically Talented" Chan family!!! We booked Dan Chan; to be our "Headliner" of our kid's neon glow birthday party and he absolutely "Wow'd" the crowd! !!! From the meet and greet at every table to table; he had the crowd attention and always had them "on the edge" of their seats trying to figure "How did he do that " From card tricks to friendly pick-pocketing to cell phone illusions on your own personal phone!?! We were one of the lucky parties to have the "Ultimate Package" show; which included the whole talented family; Kat, his personal assistant(beautiful wife), LiL' James "Master in the Making"(Son), shy Grace "Future Math Genius" (Cute Daughter), and Ace "The Great" (Family Dog)!!! They all had their own personal acts which were all one-of-a-kind and guaranteed to have your guests talking about it for days!!! So bottom line...if you want a family oriented group of entertainers for all ages....        The Chan Family is #1 in Magic! More...

F
3 October 2016

Had a pleasure to sit in on one of Dan's dinner performance and it was a great experience! His show was both entertaining and jaw-dropping! I was amazed and I was hooked in the performance. He also was great with keeping the audience glued between acts. He is also a very nice person to be around with. What I like about him the most is that he continues to keep wanting to improve his show and asking for feedback to better himself. Would definitely come by again and this time I'm bringing in the family! More...

E
12 September 2016

You could never imagine how Dan & his family can entertain the audiences until you have seen his performance!  Our church held a fun day last Sat and invited all our Milpitas neighbors to join.  Dan did an amazing job on keeping all the kids & their parents excited!  we had nearly 300 people watching the show and all the kids sitting in front of the stage having fun interacting!Not only that, Dan, his wife Kat, their son James & daughter Grace came earlier, James played his tricks and Grace joggles at our foyer before the show to get the excitement started early!I heard so many compliments after the show and definitely recommend Dan & his family to other people!Thank you so much Dan! More...

A
7 September 2016

It is hard not to give a five star review for such an amazing magician in the Bay Area! Me and my fiancé had the pleasure of attending his dinner show September 5th at the Dynasty restraunt in Cupertino! First of all he is overall a very nice person. So much passion in what he does and always striving to do better and invent new tricks! We are still mind blown of all the different tricks he performed for us! It's hard to describe. You just have to go see for yourself! His card magic is so astonishing. A lot of engagement with the audience too! We even got a souvenir card and a pleasant message about marriage from one of the tricks he did for us! overall a very pleasant experience and we can't wait to go to his shows again! More...

L
29 August 2016

I hired Colin for my daughter's first birthday party.  He was early, polite, professional, and did an amazing job entertaining the children.  I had about 20 kids ranging from 1-12 years old and he did a great job keeping them all happy.  I would definitely hire him again for future events.  Thank you, Colin for doing such an amazing job!!! More...

E
24 August 2016

Not only will he impress the kids he will wow the grown-ups in the audience even the tough sceptical audiences. Hands-down one of the best technical magicians in the Bay Area, on top of that he's funny too. Talking to him I found out he entertained for billionaires in Sun Valley Idaho, politicians in Washington DC and our Marine Corps troops in Japan four times. He did this thing with my phone that was crazy. Unlock my passcode and phone and some David Blaine type stuff. More...

P
15 July 2016

We loved Colin!! He was on time, professional and very entertaining. Dan helped us book Colin for our son's 1st birthday party.  All the kids and adults loved his balloons (best balloons I've ever seen by far!), magic show and tricks.  He was super funny and exceeded our expectations. If you need a great entertainer, Colin will not disappoint. More...

J
3 July 2016

Dan came to a bridal shower I was hosting for ten women. The theme was "Ace of Spades" so I asked Dan to do mainly card tricks. He also did so many wonderful slight of hand tricks with the walnut shells and pea, rubber bands, cellphones, and cards! He made funny remarks that were perfect for the bride about the honeymoon, marriage, and husbands. He entertained us for thirty minutes as I requested and was very flexible to work with me for the time and content I wanted. I contacted him a week before my event and he was quick to respond and showed up on time and prepared. My guests were amazed at his tricks and he was the highlight of the bridal shower. No one talked about my Bingo game or customized crossword puzzle. They talked about Dan and wondered how he did those tricks! The bride, the guest of honor, had never seen a live magic show in her life, let alone up close. She was impressed and said it was fun and amazing! My own husband was trying to figure out the tricks at almost 11 PM, so that's how I knew the afternoon's show was a huge hit. More...

K
20 June 2016

Dan came to our house to perform for Father's Day and our friends and family were really entertained, especially by the variety of magic!  It was a great intimate setting and great for all ages.  We had a party of 10 adults and really enjoyed it.  Dan was also GREAT at communicating with us directly beforehand in planning and very accommodating.  Thank you again for a fun experience! More...

K
1 June 2016

This kid is absolutely amazing he can juggle 5 balls he does the shell game and amazing sleight-of-hand. He's the perfect addition to any birthday party or event.

J
1 June 2016

The best magician in the bay area hands-down the craziest pickpocketing stunts you ever see

L
7 May 2016

Dan and his son joined us at two Carnival themed events (kids & adults!) recently and the guests absolutely loved them! Their magic and warm entertaining nature were a total hit at our carnivals and really made the events extra special. We were lucky to have them there!

J
23 April 2016

If you are looking to add some fun and excitement to your event Daniel Chan is a must. I booked him for my daughters first birthday party. She is my first daughter and I wanted to make her birthday very special. Daniel is very professional and was able to answer all of my questions in a timely matter. We even had to a last minute cancellation because my daughter got very sick and he was able to accommodate me to change it to a different date with-out charging me a  fee for changing it.Daniel was able to schedule Colin for my event and I must say all of the kids loved him. He was very professional and even called me a day before to confirm and asked what I wanted. He did great balloons for all the kids and even had time to do several magic tricks and was even able to juggle large  (safe) blades. I really liked how he interacted with all the kids with all of this tricks. He even made the birthday girl a very unique and awesome Minnie mouse balloon just for her. She loved it and didn't want to let it go the whole party. Thank you for making my party a  success and will be looking forward to having you for my future parties. More...

C
13 April 2016

Its been 3 days and we can't stop talking about Dan Chan!   Mind opening, mind blowing, his performance delighted, challenged, and astounded our family which ranges in ages from 13 to 75.  Dan's warm personality together with his uncanny abilities creates an intimate, interactive show that was totally amazing.  He is passionate about intriguing and entertaining his audience.  We simply can't recommend Dan Chan highly enough and we look very forward to going again inviting our friends. More...

B
16 March 2016

Dan is the man. I'm a bit of a magic geek, and have been to number of performances, including several evenings at the Magic Castle in Beverly Hills. Dan's closeup magic is mind-blowing. No cheap parlor tricks here. He brings magic to life in a way that will have you scratching your head and questioning reality. Highly recommended! More...

L
13 March 2016

We had Colin entertaining my 4 year old daughter birthday today. We had about 20 kids from 1 to 6 year-old.. Colin manage to engage then for over 90 minutes. first we did a magic show, then twisted balloons and finalized with a juggling show. To make  the kids happy, each one got a balloon upon arrival. Colin communicate well with us, explained in advance he kids of entertaiment he would provide and came prepared. The kids had a blast. I totally recommend him for kids parties More...

A
13 March 2016

Dan did an amazing job for our group of 35 people.  He listened to request and tailored a perfect performance for us to enjoy.  We would definitely hire Dan again for future engagements.  Thanks Dan for making our evening special. More...

H
2 March 2016

Dan Chan never ceases to amaze! He impressed our office with several card tricks that kept us gasping with amazement! As someone typically skeptical of "magic", I was thoroughly impressed with his capabilities and his personality added to the enjoyment. We were talking about his entertainment days after our visit from him. He is definitely the perfect piece of entertainment to any celebration! Highly recommended! :) More...

B
27 February 2016

These people are amazing. I had a chance to see Dan Chan's magic show in Cupertino in the beginning of 2015. MIND= BLOWN since. I was one of the people who participated in the show and it's crazy how much they could make people around them enjoy such moment. His 7-year-old son is talented and super adorable. I still had his souvenirs (shot glasses) from one of his show. Today we ran into them in Fremont. Super generous of them to show us a couple of tricks. Our friends from Thailand have never seen such tricks. As the nearest person and the one to recognize him, he chose me to participate again and it is another mind=blown night! Thank you so much Dan Chan and Lil Jim for generously showing us cool tricks and made our night a hundred times better! If you're thinking of mind=blown show, then Dan Chan the Magic Man is the way to go!! More...

S
16 February 2016

Dan is great performer to any crowd, be it kids, adults, dinner parties or corporate shows. As a fellow magician I would recommend him any day.

B
13 February 2016

Dan Chan is simply a joy to watch.   This magician's no gimmick slight of hand keeps you grinning while scratching your head.   His son is also an absolute joy to watch as well. More...

H
22 January 2016

I love Magic Shows full-stop.  I not only love Magic shows, but I love the the excitement of the audience as well.  The kid in every body of the show, just about, comes out with a goofy smile including myself.  I love it.  This Magic show was particularly special because I've never seen a family act before where Mom, 2 cute kids, and Dad are all a part of the show, in small teeny ways of course -- not that they are all on together all the time.  The show included  definite real Magic Talent (award winning we're told), but this show was really special because of the kids.  So worth it.  In the future, when families come out to visit us, we will definitely consider taking them to see the show.  I arrived to the show with the worse headache -- from driving about 2 hrs unnecessarily & wanting to pound my head into my laptop screen.  But like magic, I left the show giggly, excited, and all mushy in love again with the mystery behind Magic. More...

D
20 January 2016

The first time I saw Dan was at an outdoor event at the Shoreline in the Bay Area. There was a very large crowd and large stage. Dan kept the keep the audience enthralled and excited. I watched him do magic, juggle, and acrobatics. He is an excellent performer. I recommend him for large events and corporate events. More...

E
24 December 2015

We hired Kat to twist some very specific balloons to help promote one of our games at a consumer facing show.  Not only did she tie beautiful balloons for hours straight, she did it with a smile on her face and spoke with fans about our game with a level of enthusiasm I was not expecting.

T
9 December 2015

Dan was the headliner at a Charity Event we had for the 4Cs of San Mateo County on Giving Tuesday.   He awed everyone and all were talking about how he amazed us for days afterward!  The 4Cs was able to spread the word about the real needs of toddlers and babies in San Mateo County, while allowing our donors a lovely evening on Giving Tuesday with truly top-notch entertainment from a master! More...

E
4 December 2015

I hired an event coordinator to put together our company's holiday party.  I wanted a close up magician to entertain the crowd.  They recommended this one magician but knows how to entertain the "tech" crowd but will cost a bit extra.  I trusted my event coordinator's recommendation and decided to proceed.Fast forward to the day of the party.  I finally asked who our magician for the night will be and I was told Dan Chan.  My reaction was, "Dan Chan the Magic Man?"  I only know  him through his performances at local libraries and children's parties.  Honestly, I was very skeptical because of what I know.  Good thing my event coordinator did not tell me who he hired ahead of time because I would have asked him to change the entertainer.Dan was AMAZING!!  He was able to insert himself into the groups and perform various card tricks and illusions.  He was entertaining and quick witted.  His card tricks were not old or cheesy.  Everyone (even our engineers) were amazed with his tricks and illusions.  He is a great entertainer for your younger crowd or corporate crowd .  He can tailor the show to any age group.I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a magician/illusionist for any types of party. More...

D
1 December 2015

I was a children's librarian for Alameda County for eight years and Dan performed there many, many times (always to a packed house). He's a fantastic magician, very funny, great with the audience, and wonderful to work with. I would highly recommend Dan (and his warm and talented family) for any event. More...

S
9 November 2015

We had Dan over for our party of 20 adults and 10 kids a week ago.  My guests were amazed by Dan's magic show and entertainment. Kat also made creative balloons  for the children.  Both parents and kids are happy!Dan was very accommodating and gave extra time as well.  We appreciate that.Overall, everyone had a blast and it was a great memory:)! More...

A
21 October 2015

Had a wonderful and intimate dinner magic show hosted by Dan a few nights ago. He and Cal were gracious and encouraged audience participation, all while performing some very neat magic for us. Given the chance I would go again. Cheers! More...

Q
11 October 2015

We had Fantastic Fred for my son's Harry Potter themed Birthday party. It's a huge success! He customize the show to the theme and had a huge blast among the kids and adults alike. Audience was totally wowed!

D
29 September 2015

Our company booked a magician for a Diversity lunch to celebrate the mid-autumn moon festival.  In the past, we've had Asian dance teams, management speakers, politicians, college professors, but this was the first time we had a professional magician! Our lunch event had about 150 people, and Dan and his wife Kat were the stars.  Even before the event he was entertaining our volunteers with card tricks!  Overall, the event was a success and I enjoyed the show.  I was picked to go onstage to participate in a trick - somehow I got turned dyslexic since the audience can read a bunch of postcards but I could not.  Uh Oh - don't tell my boss!  The other funky trick was some Qi Gong act where Dan was poking me in the back and my coworker some 15 feet away was feeling it.  Maybe Dan planted some sort of wireless buzzer on her back - who knows but it sure was funny.   The other acts were card tricks, a really cool rope-escape with wardrobe transfer trick, and another funny trick where four of my coworkers got pick pocketed by Dan - wallet, car keys, and a watch in broad view of everyone.  Everyone got their stuff back of course!Magic never gets old, and if you have a Company function or party looking for some old-school fun, I highly recommend Dan Chan the Magic Man! More...

R
20 August 2015

We had Dan and his talented family do a Magic Show for our Company Picnic, himself and family were amazing! It was a lot of fun for all of the children and adults- we really enjoyed him. His wife is very talented at balloon twisting and made the funnest hats for the kids, and his son is a mini magician. We are still trying to figure out how Dan did some of those tricks. I highly recommend him! Thanks again Dan! More...

L
3 July 2015

We had Dan come and perform at our daughter's 5 year birthday party at her preschool and he did an excellent job. He was able to captured the kids' attention & engage them really well and even had his son James, perform, which the kids liked a lot. He had a good variety of tricks- from cards, using various props such as a table (which was my daughter's favorite), to ropes, etc  After the show for the kids, we had his wife Kat, make a balloon art for each of the kids. She was also amazing - she was very creative and very fast- you can tell quickly she was a pro at this. (A few standouts for us were the Frozen princesses, dinosaurs, mermaids). While the kids were waiting in line, Dan continue to engage the adults with more adult tricks. You can tell that Dan is always picking up new tricks- not just performing the same ones over and over. There were a couple of tricks where he incorporated my husband's iPhone that definitely left us scratching our heads, wanting to know how he did it. Overall, both Dan & Kat were really great to work with, super professional & responsive, and we would love to have them again for another event. More...

S
8 June 2015

We hired Colin from Dan Chan to make balloons at my daughters birthday. He did a great job. His balloons were very creative. Not the basic  sword, flower and dogs that you always see. He did Minnie, Mickey, Anna, elsa, the hulk and several others. He also did some juggling and magic. The kids were very pleased. More...

M
1 June 2015

We hired Fantastic Fred for my daughters carnival themed bday & the kids loved it!!He did 30 minutes of on the spot magic, a 30 min. Show for the entire crowd & 30min of balloon making. Fantastic Fred made it very special for my daughter by calling her up multiple times to be his assistant. She LOVED it, really all the kids had smiles on their faces. Great entertainment for a great price! Dan Chan was exceptional to work with he checked with me before the event and after. I felt very well taken care of. Thank you! More...

C
25 May 2015

We had the chance to have Dan Chan do a magic show for my son's 11th birthday and he was amazing!  My son wanted a "real" magician, that could do tricks impossible to guess.  Well Dan Chan did some incredible cards tricks, and some other  close-up magic that we've never seen in other magic show.  Everybody, kids and adults, were absolutely in awe.  Dan's son was also part of the show and very entertaining as well. If you love magic show but you don't want to see the same old tricks over and over, you won't be disappointed with Dan Chan. More...

L
2 May 2015

Dan is a fun performer! His slight of hand is amazing! He did a quick trick at the Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto. The kids loved him!

M
18 April 2015

I worked with Kat at an event today. I have been a caricaturist for over 40 years and have worked alongside many balloon artists. Some better than others. Kat was very professional and very fast. Highly recommend. More...

E
21 March 2015

Kat's balloon twisting skills are AMAZING! We hired Kat for our daughter's birthday party and everyone could not stop raving about her awesome creations. ..worth every penny and would definitely recommend her for anyone looking for a balloon artist! More...

L
10 March 2015

This is a looooong delayed review, but better late than never right?  I took my family to see their Dinner Magic show and we dig that they did both up close magic and a show  upbeat, fun, and entertaining, what I enjoyed the most was their interaction with us.  I also like the fact that the three guys that performed that night exhibited different personalities and added their own "flavor" to the mix.  Dan being the showman, Mike Toy being sarcastic loveable hipster the and Fantastic Fred that doesn't say a pep but amazes you with his mad skills. I would definitely see them again. More...

J
10 February 2015

Dan Chan performed a magic show at our local library in January. He was great! He was good with kids and adults alike, and he rolled with a couple of technical difficulties with grace, humor and professionalism. As for the magic tricks, you can tell that Dan is an expert. His magic is magical! More...

T
14 January 2015

Wanted to buy the gold star tickets, but they were sold out. I emailed Dan and got a quick response about another more private show he was doing at the same venue. Worked out perfectly! Great show with his partner for the night, Fantastic Fred! The absolute best part is, he did a lot of close up magic right in front of us that blew us away!! And with the smaller event (there was only two tables), we got to go up as volunteers multiple times! Would definitely see him again somewhere else or book for a private party! More...

B
17 December 2014

We booked one of Dan Chan presents entertainers for my company's holiday party and he was excellent!Our party consisted of approximately 600 guests.  We needed someone that could roam around and perform various tricks.   I'm looking forward to having other DC presents entertainers at our future events! More...

N
10 November 2014

This show is AMAZING! It's a very fun experience. Dan Chan and the other magicians are great at what they do. Not only is the show entertaining, but it's also filled with lots of laughs. It's very interactive and you meet awesome cast members and fellow members of the audience. The show is worth every penny and I HIGHLY recommend it. More...

T
24 October 2014

Dan Chan and his team are very versatile in their talents. I've seen Dan Chan evolve his performance style through out the years. From Dan Chan himself, to his show with his family including his adorable son who juggles 4 balls! Most recently I saw him at a client appreciation event for Merrill Lynch clients at a private dinner show performing some really killer close-up magic. I know a little about magic and I can tell he's way better than your average magician. He does some very technical sleight of hand that can impress the toughest of crowds. More...

K
20 October 2014

Dan Chan Presents was the perfect solution for our trade-show at Moscone Center in San Francisco for the DreamForce 2014 conference. He delivers on his promise of sophisticated magic for intelligent audiences. His messaging incorporated our company's message of "backing up your data". Dan made a signed card magically appearing securely inside his wallet inside a zippered compartment. Dan also did several other customized magic effects to highlight our several of our key points. You won't be disappointed when you hire Dan and his team of magical entertainers. Highly highly recommended! More...

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I've been interested in magic since I was a young child however I've been performing full time since 1999.

My shows are full customizble to cater to your social situation and your guests age range. Feel free to visit my website to see me in action. For younger children I perform a show with my son James who is currently 9 years old. He juggles 5 balls and even climbs into a 6 foot tall balloon. For teens and corporate audiences I specialize in sleight of hand and pick-pocketing.

I love that moment after an effect and I see that look of amazement appear on their face where the are shocked and befuddled. Sometimes, I see them glancing around at others with a quizical look of did that just happen and did you experience that with me.

I'm passionate about creating and inspiring. I tried one year working at PayPal and decided the corporate route was not for me. That one year was valuable since it allowed me to experience the corporate culture. I still follow Silicon Valley culture and tech and that allows me to be the perfect fit for corporate audiences in the Bay Area.

My clients include Adsemble, Airbnb, Apple, Bank of America, BitTorrent, Buzzfeed, BMC, Breathometer, Charles Schwab, Chevron, Cloudflare, CISCO, DOCOMO Innovations, Ebay, Falconstor, Golden State Warriors, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Kleiner Perkins, Merrill Lynch, Novartis, Oracle, PayPal, Pfizer, Pitney Bowes, Quora, Radio Disney, Roche, Sequoia Capital, SF Giants, Shutterfly, Sony Play Station, Specialized Bicycle, Thumbtack, USMC, VISA, Wells Fargo, Wild Aid, Yahoo, Zuckerberg Hospital. In addition in 2017 Bomag will be flying me to Shanghai, Las Vegas and Germany to entertain their VIP guests. They've all experienced what I can deliver and I hope you will experience the difference a world class entertainer will make at your next event!