WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
reviews based on
"John Kinney is the epitome of a great performer with personality and charisma shining in every performance. The interaction he shares with his audience is so captivating that it had others stopping in their tracks to see it for themselves. John's magic leaves audiences speechless and wanting more!"
-Ryan Stana, EMMY award winner & CEO of RWS and Associates
“John’s amazing sleight of hand and quick-witted presentation made our event an unforgettably exciting evening. My guests thought John’s performance was one of the most magical they had ever seen! What’s so unique about John’s performance is his flawless combination of magic and humor. It is rare when a magician leaves you gasping from both disbelief and uncontrollable laughter.”
- Jack Lane, Tony award winning Producer of FUN HOME & Tony nominated Producer of Peter and the Starcatcher
“I hired John for a friend’s Super Bowl Party. Everyone was bringing dip, beers, and wings, so I thought outside the box and hired John! People thought I was insane and when John walked in I'm sure people were a little doubtful but when all you hear is "NO WAY!" or "How did he do that?" I knew I made the right choice. After he left he was the talk of the party. I would highly recommend hiring John no matter what the occasion.”
- Angel Fonseca, A&R for Columbia Records
“Magician John Kinney kicked off the evening mystifying us with his incredible magic and card tricks. What a great icebreaker for a party!”
- Eat Laugh Love Blog
theme park event
“I was EXTREMELY happy to see a magician doing walk-around magic for everyone today. I remember watching magic shows at Santa’s Village when I was younger, and had been saying that I wished they would bring it back. Not only did Santa’s Village bring back a magician, but they brought back an EXCELLENT magician. Walk around magic isn’t easy, and can quickly become a lot less magic and a lot more eye-rolling if the magician isn’t very good at what he does. John Kinney, thankfully, is exceptionally good at what he does. I was the winner of the I.B.M. Ring 362’s Nate Leipzig Close-up Magic Contest in 2011, and thus maintained a number of perspectives while watching his performances. As a father of two young boys who enjoy magic, a lover of magic myself, and also as a fellow performer. John Kinney was excellent. He was engaging, he drew huge crowds, and he kept them entertained with technical expertise and likeable persona. It was a WELCOME change of pace to the day, and I hope to see more of him this year. I have NO doubt that others will feel the same!”
- Nick Graham, WInner of the I.B.M. RIng 362's Nater Leipzig Close-Up Magic Contest in 2011
"We had a corporate holiday party of 22 people in a nice private dining room and I engaged John to entertain us with both walk around magic during the cocktail hour, followed by further entertainment while we sat and enjoyed dinner. He is charming, witty, funny, humorous, and a very nice and approachable entertainer that made our party a big hit!! John is easy to talk to, and he understood what I wanted and he delivered! His magic tricks were great, as were his illusions, and he performed for 2 full hours plus. Don't think twice if you are contemplating hiring him for a gig.........he is very, very good and you will not be disappointed. Cheers!!"
-Tad F. FROM LARCHMONT, NY
"John was DYNAMITE!!!! He was prompt and communicated well up until the day of the event. He worked the room nicely and blew our minds... His tricks were up close and personal and really was the hit of our party. I am referring him to many people. Book him and you will see why!"
-Edward R. FROM YONKERS, NY
birthday party (adult)
"I can't say enough about how happy I was with John's performance and energy! I had a casino themed event and though having a mentalist/illusionist would be a great way to add entertainment. He was so much fun and had the guests at my party super intrigued. John was in regular communication with me from the time I booked him to ensure that he captured the essence of my expectations for the party. Highly professional and just overall a very nice guy. I would certainly recommend him!"
-Marise A. FROM MANHATTAN, NY
birthday party (kids)
"JOHN WAS EXCELLENT AND HE WAS VERY ENTERTAINING. ON A SCALE OF 1-10 A 10 ALL THE WAY."
-Janice P. FROM NUTLEY, NJ
"John was a fantastic addition to our night. He was very engaging, funny and brought a great energy to his entertainment. I would definitely recommend him. I just have absolutely no idea how he could have possibly done some of the tricks he did. It baffled us all, we were left stunned. Thank you!"
-Naomi B. FROM NEW YORK CITY, NY