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Mark Paskell Entertainment

Los Angeles, California, United States (1)

(48)
34 hires on Bark
Mark Paskell Entertainment logo
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Mark Paskell Entertainment

Los Angeles, California, United States (1)

(48)
34 hires on Bark

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Forget “rabbit out of a hat”! When Mark performs, prepare to experience brand-new wonder, amazement, surprises and laughter!

With one-of-kind illusions, unique props and tricks created specifically for your event, Mark guarantees a performance that will leave an incredible and lasting impression on you and your guests.

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T
23 December 2019

Mark was very accommodating with some unexpected changes to our party. He was great to work with and we really enjoyed his interaction with the group. Highly recommended.

C
31 October 2019

It was a great pleasure speaking with Mark in setting our event. So looking forward to it.

C
18 October 2019

Mark was amazing! I am not a huge magic guy but my wife is really into it and Mark did not disappoint for her 40th birthday party. He was truly a highlight of the day. Warming up the group and incorporating my wife into a featured trick really made the day a hit. I would highly recommend him, not only for his magic skills, but also for his professionalism. More...

F
23 September 2019

We hired Mark for our my wife's birthday and he was amazing and a total pro.  Highly recommended!

J
22 September 2019

Mark was our personal magician at the Magic Castle and what a fun host he was! Our personal magic show was so much fun and immersive, and the tour of the Magic Castle was very informative for some of us first-timers.  He was such a pleasure to have as our host for the birthday evening, we all had no complaints and cant wait to return! I would highly recommend for any kind of event, he is such a genuine person that could accommodate any group!~ More...

D
25 August 2019

Mark’s overall talent is amazing! He is truly a WOW factor to anyone watching him perform. What makes Mark more impressive is how he connects with his audience. Must see and Must have at any celebration. More...

C
25 August 2019

This evening's birthday surprise turned out absolutely fabulous. Mark amazed our group of 12 guests with close-up magic and a brilliant cabaret show that left us with our mouths open! Everyone loved Mark and I will definitely use him again. On time, reasonable and really good!CMCLevy More...

M
13 July 2019

My group of 7 had the most SPECTACULAR evening with Mark at the Magic Castle for my birthday last week. He is thoughtful, hilarious, and so passionate about magic. We were all WOW'ed for the entirety of our journey through the Magic Castle. He gave us an amazing tour through the Magic Castle full of history and magical surprises along the way including our very own private magic show. He even came to dinner with us and kept the surprises coming!All of us absolutely can't wait to go back and you KNOW we will be going with Mark. I mean, we even share the same name! If that's not magical I don't know what is XD.10/10 the whole way through. Love you Mark! More...

J
24 June 2019

Mark was very professional, engaging and flexible to work with. He kept our audience captivated with his amazing magic, he also kept the flow of the event going with funny jokes, great communication and collaboration with everyone involved. I'd definitely hire him again.

J
11 June 2019

Mark was a consummate professional in every since of the phrase. A party full of film industry parents, they were blown away by his being so captivating! Thanks again for his amazing funny and amazing magic! Deron More...

E
4 June 2019

We had such a great time celebrating my cousin's birthday!  Mark was an excellent host and was even very patient when we interrupted his magic tricks because of all of the excitement we had going on.Thank you!

I
29 May 2019

Mark performed a great private show for a small group of us. We'd scheduled some time with him after seeing him perform a show in front of a large audience. He's able to captivate large audiences with big stage shows, but it was also nice to see him perform close-up. We really enjoyed his sleight of hand tricks. I don't want to spoil any of his performances with any specifics, so I can only enthusiastically recommend booking Mark if your expectations are to be thoroughly entertained. More...

G
20 May 2019

MArk was super easy to work with. He was understanding to a lot of my needs and changes. Basically, he took care of all my needs prior to the event. At the event, he was professional, gracious and courteous. When his show began, he kept the audiences attention and got them involved. Everyone enjoyed his show from his amazing close up slight of hand to the show itself. I have already told many of my friends about Mark. I will be using Mark again I'm sure. More...

R
20 May 2019

Mark gave us a private tour of the Magic Castle and it was truly amazing! We had a pretty rambunctious group and Mark did a great job of keeping us all intrigued and entertained. He's a super talented magician and if you're lucky, he may share some of his tricks. Very cool experience! More...

S
7 May 2019

Mark gave my family a tour of the Magic Castle that was entertaining, enlightening and best of all... Magical.Considering the ages of my party stated at nine-years-old and ended at 84, it was remarkable how enraptured we all were. Highly recommended.

I
24 April 2019

Yes he was really professional and funny , fully engaged with the audience. Love it

M
23 April 2019

I hired Mark Paskell for my mother's 87th birthday.  The venue was at a restaurant and his performance space rather limited.  First let me say he arrived promptly.  He began the show introducing himself by going to each table performing very up close magic.  However, the best part was what followed, close to 40 min. of wonderfully performed magic. He had us all enthralled and in awe.  He was inclusive and was able to connect with the adults as well as the kids in the group.  He is engaging and very funny.  He made it all look so effortless and that is his true mastery, making the impossible, possible. My mother said it was certainly the highlight of her birthday.  Thank you  so much! More...

H
19 April 2019

Mark is an amazing magician with a true passion for all things magical!What can I say that won't give away all the surprises that he has in store for you? Be prepared to "oooh" and "aaah" yourself away at his hospitality, professionalism and magic! More...

I
23 February 2019

I went with a group of friends to the Magic Castle on February 18, and Mark Paskell gave us a private tour/show. Having grown up watching a lot of David Copperfield, it is really refreshing to be able to experience close up magic in real life and not through a computer screen. All of his tricks are flawless and well-executed, and he engages everyone in the group in each of his tricks. If you're lucky, you get to keep a little souvenir (I kept the signed coin, and my friend kept a signed poker card). I would highly recommend checking out both the magic castle as well as Mark's magic performances. More...

S
24 January 2019

Mark is such a great guy and a stellar magician. We loved his stories and knowledge of the Magic Castle as much as his tricks. It was easy to get in touch with Mark and he was very accommodating to our group. Definitely want to see more of his magic soon. More...

G
4 January 2019

Mark is absolutely amazing! Me and myFinally had a wonderful time with him at the Magic Castle last night! He is really funny, super engaging and beyond talented! He is also incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about Magic and history of the Magic Castle. My family and I were very impressed by his magic show. The walnut trick and the picture trick still has our mind blown!!! More...

M
21 December 2018

We just hired Mark Paskell for our annual company Christmas party and it was magical.. great mix of magic and comedy and getting everyone involved. Everyone was entertained and we would do it again next year. Thanks again Mark Paskell for the Magical night. More...

M
4 December 2018

We had a chance to see Mark in person at "The Magic Castle" he was phenomenal and had us all laughing and wondering how did he do that?  He was fantastic and I highly recommend any magic show with Mark part of the show.  I'll definitely tell all my family and friends to see him. AWESOME PERFORMER!!!! More...

S
24 October 2018

I had the pleasure of being hosted by Mark at the Magic Castle last week with some girlfriends for a Mom's Night Out in Hollywood.  Although I was skeptical at first, Mark caught my attention at the first trick and had us entertained all evening long!  I will definitely think about hiring him for any parties I have in the future, and will definitely be back to the Magic Castle. More...

M
18 October 2018

Mark is a great magician and really fun to be around.  He always makes my trips to the Magic Castle nights to remember.  I've been a fan since he did roving magic at our company picnic. More...

H
17 October 2018

Met Mark last night at a moms event and what a fun night! Mark is so personable, friendly and funny! He remembered everyone name (and there were 18 of us! ) The bear magic is magic you can not figure out and he delivers! Plan to hire him myself in the near future! Thanks for a great evening!! More...

E
15 October 2018

Amazing magician! Mark is the best. Very polite and easy going. His frozen card trick still has me puzzled. Very entertaining and highly recommend him.Thanks Mark

C
29 September 2018

Just had a wonderful amazing magic show from Mark Paskell. Very entertaining great for all ages! A wide variety of magic and tricks as well as comedy. Super funny guy! Leaves you feeling how in the world did he do.? Highly recommend for any party! More...

M
9 September 2018

Mark Paskell: Superlatives in every possible category:
Showmanship. Technical Skill. WOW Factor. Hilarious Humor.
Plus Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, yada-yada. ...
I say this as a customer, an audience member, and as a performing colleague.
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H
9 September 2018

My family saw Mark perform today and I had to write a review!  We watched him perform tricks less than a foot away from us and still had no idea how he was pulling them off.  He's a fantastic magician with amazing technique and great banter/humor.  The tricks kept coming at a fast pace that kept us smiling!  The love he has for his craft was obvious and infectious.  Can't wait to see him perform again! More...

P
25 August 2018

Awesome magician he was pulling bigger and bigger coins out of thin air... amazing.He was nice enough after a little chat to even extend us an invitation to the Magic Castle! Definitely worth chatting with and seeing. More...

K
23 August 2018

Amazing magician!!!! He not only wowed his with his tricks, but he gave us an amazing tour of the magic Castle full of history and anecdotes.   I will undoubtedly be going to his next show.   He's one to Check Out More...

P
22 August 2018

Mark is a true rockstar.   He gave us an unreal tour of the Magic Castle and told us stories and history that really made our trip to the castle so much more magical.    Learning about all the extraordinary events and legends that have been in those walls gave me a newfound respect for magic and I'm chomping at the bits to get back there.Mark also gave us a private magic show, which I can definitely say was the best magic show I've ever seen.   He had the whole crowd involved in every trick,  it was amazing to be a part of.  Everyone in our group had an amazing time.  I highly recommend using Mark for any future events. More...

E
20 August 2018

So I see that the most of the Yelp reviews for Mark are for his magic skills, but I'm reviewing his balloon animal wizardry and kid-whispering ability! Our family sees Mark almost every Saturday morning when we have breakfast at a local restaurant. My 2 year old starts asking if he can see "bah-yoon guy" (balloon guy) from the moment he wakes up to the second Mark appears at his side. He's made my son intricate balloon puzzles, animals, rockets etc. and best of all, he makes my boy laugh. I could see him being a huge hit at birthday parties. Also, we noticed that Mark knows how to make parents happy. Either through intuition or experience, he knows to visit our table when our kid is almost done eating, instead of when we're in the middle of breakfast. (Though it doesn't stop my son from calling out "bahyooooon guyyyy!" every time Mark gets anywhere near us.) More...

A
18 August 2018

Mark is a fun and very talented entertainer AND host! We were in awe of his magical powers and were in stitches throughout the entire tour. Looking forward to my next visit!

C
18 August 2018

Magic Mark was blowing our minds with his wizardry! And had me laughing the whole time. Awesome time with MM!

B
18 August 2018

Magician Mark Paskell hosted a group of friends and me at the Magic Castle and we had an amazing night.  We had a pretty good sized group of people in our party and everything about the night was perfect.  We met in magical lobby, and he then proceeded to take us on a private tour of the castle. He took us to different areas of the castle and engaged us with awesome insider knowledge about the history of magic and the special rooms all over the club.  The highlight of our time with Mark was the private magic performance he did for my group of friends.  He reserved one of the close up lounges and performed a show just for our group; his illusions and comedy did not disappoint.  He elevated the experience for all in our party and we can't wait to go back.  I had been there before for dinner and magic but the experience of going around the venue with Mark was the most special night we have had at the club. More...

U
17 August 2018

A real life Willy Wonka-like experience: Magical, Funny and smart. Mark's magic castle tour was a true golden ticket. I'd do it again in a heart beat!

B
17 August 2018

Mark delivered a true 5 star experience ! His magic is mind blowing and he had the entire party laughing. Mark was responsible for an unforgettable evening that deserves more than 5 stars.

H
16 August 2018

Mark deserves more than 5 stars. From the moment he greeted us at the magic castle he put smiles on everyone's faces and then stunned our party with his dazzling tricks. His magic was mind blowing and he always engaged our group in every detail. I can't thank him enough for an unforgettable and magical evening ! More...

J
31 July 2018

Do you believe in Magic? Well after a private show from this guy... I'm a believer! He's a pro all the way and even handled my crazy ass mom who was trying to figure out his tricks by randomly grabbing things from him. Mark was a pro and wow'd her even more. Seriously if you're looking for a amazing magician he's your man. Money well spent! Now for me to disappear... poof* I'm out! More...

V
6 July 2018

A few weeks ago, we had an opportunity to meet the amazing Mark Paskell and see him perform his magic at the Magic Castle. He has a phenomenal talent for his craft and shares it with such great passion. It was an experience we will never forget because he not only gave us a private tour but also a performance that attracted an audience. Even a group of little children were drawn to his performance. They were so cute, completely entranced when he included them and they enjoyed his humor too! He is definitely a performer for all ages and keeps you wanting to see more. Thank you Mark for making us feel special and making this the highlight of our trip to LA! You are a wonderful soul with so much talent and magic to share. It was a pleasure to meet you and we're hoping to seeing you again next time we're in California. More...

R
28 April 2018

We hired Mark for a private event for a college organization and we absolutely loved his performance! He kept us laughing and captivated the entire night and really went above and beyond to create a memorable experience. He was also incredibly professional (arriving on time and making sure to accommodate our groups special needs/requests). I would definitely recommend Mark for anyone looking for a dynamic and entertaining act! More...

R
20 April 2018

Recently we met Mark at our nieces birthday party. It was so much fun and very entertaining! Our 2yr old son was really enjoying it too. He clapped along with the other children the entire time.  Would definitely love to see his show again! More...

K
5 April 2018

Mark is a great educator, performer, entertainer, and showman. I first met Mark at the Magic Castle and he was very engaging from the moment he stepped in the door until the moment we parted ways. I've been to the Magic Castle a handful of times, but I will say that this was my favorite trip yet. Mark was able to show us tons of pictures on the walls and told us stories about some great magicians, as well as the history of the castle and how the family created what it became today. I've never paid more attention to the decor on the walls because the castle can be a little overwhelming, but having a guide to walk us through the portraits really helped. Mark took advantage of every little moment to keep us engaged with his sleight of hand tricks. From using the small table located near the bar downstairs to even bringing out some tricks while we were waiting for dinner, Mark seemed to pull these illusions out of the air. Mark was a pleasure to get to know; he has some great and grand ideas that sound ambitious but also promising. He undoubtedly will and has provided great entertainment for all ages. More...

L
3 April 2018

For my birthday Mark took us on a brief but informative tour of the castle and provided a private magic show. We loved his energy, sense of humor, showmanship and his obvious passion for his craft. Thank you Mark for help to create this fun evening which we will remember for decades to come! More...

S
2 April 2018

My fiancé and I had the pleasure of meeting Mark last week at The Magic Castle. It was our first experience there, and having Mark guide us through the castle truly made the experience that much more magical (no pun intended! ). We were so impressed by how knowledgeable he was about the features of the castle and its history. He was able to tell us the history behind almost every artifact and picture we passed throughout the castle. It is very clear that magic was his calling at a very young age.His enthusiasm for magic permeated through his interactions with us and all of his tricks. There's the old adage: "do something you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." Mark really adheres to this saying. It is so rare to see someone follow his passion and thrive in his element - Mark is that exception. His love for magic is so infectious that you can't help but share in the excitement and wonderment of his magic tricks. My fiancé has been a skeptic of magic and wasn't feeling well that evening, but Mark was able to keep his spirits up and open his mind to the wonder of magic throughout the night!Mark performed an intimate show for our 6-person party, which made our experience feel special and personalized. We were in awe over the wide variety of tricks he performed for us. What's more is that he made an effort to incorporate each of us into his tricks to personalize our experiences. We all had a hand in each trick to fortify our disbelief that magic was truly happening right before our eyes! He knows how to cater his performances to audiences of all ages and senses of humor.Not only were we so impressed by the skill and variety of his tricks throughout the evening, but we also thoroughly enjoyed his company. Mark is very charismatic, funny, professional and personable. His kindness really shines through in his personality and his work, and he was attentive and engaging throughout the evening. We met as strangers and left as friends.Not only is Mark an incredible magician, but he is also humble. He was able to recommend the shows of his fellow magicians performing that evening and spoke about them with praise and admiration. We followed his advice and went to the shows he recommended, all of which were also incredible!Having been our first experience at The Magic Castle, Mark worked hard to make sure that it was an unforgettable one from the beginning to the end. My fiancé and I cannot wait to see him "work his magic" again! More...

R
1 April 2018

Met Mark at the Magic Castle and can honestly say he made our night. Not only was he super engaging and full of fun facts and history about the castle, but he performed a show just for us and he was spectacular. I'd highly recommend Mark for any event - he brings the charisma and class of a true performer and he's a talented magician to boot. Thanks for an excellent night!! More...

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At the age of 7 Mark became fascinated with the art of magic. In the following years he devoured every magic book at his local library, and performed countless shows for friends, neighbors and even at Ford Motor Company where his father worked.

He turned professional at the age of 15, and expanded his skills beyond conjuring to include juggling, mime, clowning and other variety arts. This dedicated development of skills and expertise led to Mark being offered a job in the city of lights — Las Vegas — when he was 20.

Following his time in Vegas, Mark continued to expand his repertoire as he worked across the USA, entertaining both private and corporate clients. Standouts include Steven Spielberg, Brain Grazer, John Travolta, Sam Raimi, Jamie Lee Curtis and Sylvester Stallone, while his corporate client list includes ABC, Health Net, Walt Disney Studios, Amtrak, Shell Oil and many Fortune 500 companies.

Mark is proud to have assisted David Copperfield in his development of Project Magic, a teaching program for handicapped children and adults.

Internationally, Mark has toured with his show through China, Japan, Mexico, Trinidad and various parts of Europe.

In addition to performing, Mark consults, supervises and assists on motion pictures and television shows that need magic, circus arts or practical special effects. He has taught actors to shoot fire from their hands or make a purse float; once he made the entire cast of a theatre show disappear in a puff of smoke! Additionally, Mark has advised Hollywood screenwriters who want accurate depictions of magic and magicians in their screenplays.

Mark has dedicated his life to this age-old art form. Give him a call and he will quickly demonstrate how he will create something special exclusively for you! 310-399-2253 310-463-2366 (cell for texts)

EVERY show is CUSTOM-CREATED. When we speak I will illustrate how the magic experience will be crafted just for you...!