Photos from Magic at the Marienbad

Last week, I appeared in London at the Marienbad Restaurant in a special monthly show. Also on the show was the great Canadian comic, Glenn Ottaway (now retired, but who occasionally pokes his head out to have some fun and make people laugh.)

Thanks to everyone who attended. Here are some photos of the event courtesy of the Amazing Corbin.

Photos from The Newest Trick In The book

Still getting caught up from a busy summer. Here are a few photos from The Newest Trick In The Book courtesy of David Fulde.

This was back on July 30. I was joined by Dan Stapleton, LEO, Ryan Goldin and Rob Testa. The Newest Trick In The Book is a weekly open mic put on by the Toronto Magic Company at See-Scape, a nerd-themed bar in the Junction.

Ordinarily the show is hosted by the lovely and talented Jonah Babins, but he was off on his summer holiday. The show is continuing through the fall on Tuesday nights. It’s free to attend and tickets can be reserved online.

The Newest Trick In The Book


Tuesday night I’ll be appearing on The Newest Trick In The Book. It’s a fun and informal night of magic put on by the Toronto Magic Company. We use the delightfully nerd-themed bar See Scape (Keele & Dundas, Toronto) filled with games both of the video and table-top variety.

This week features guest host Patrick Nemeth, also features Chris Mayhew, Michael Penkul and Jacqueline Swan. This is a free show to attend but you can reserve seats through Eventbrite.


Chris & Christel's Fall Collection

I’ll be appearing on a special variety show at The Peacock Public House later this month:

Chris and Christel are back for another seasonal collection. In the midst of moving from the warm summer heat to the cozy transition of sweater weather, they're bringing some of their favourite autumn acts to join them in this comedy cabaret. An evening of music, comedy, sketch and more. 

Join your hosts Christel Bartelse & Christopher Sawchyn alongside: Candice Gregoris (Comedy), SUPERfluous! (Music), James Alan (Magic), Evangeline Demone (Burlesque) 

Friday, September 20, 2019
8:30 PM (Doors Open 8:00)
The Peacock Public House
582 College Street Toronto

Tickets $20 online, $25 at the door. $15 for students (door only).


Dining for Dignity

This fall, I’ll be appearing at a special fundraising gala to benefit adults and seniors with disabilities and their families, organized by ESS Support Services. The evening also features former Blue Jays radio broadcaster Jerry Howarth and singer Michael Vanhevel.

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Panemonte Banquet & Convention Centre
(220 Humberline Drive, Etibocoke
Tickets $90

From ESS Support Services:

Join ESS Support Services for an entertaining evening of live Music, Magic and Fundraising!

Our 12th annual Dine for Dignity Fundraising Gala will be an evening to remember. We'll be bringing a touch of magic this year with a special performance by Magician James Alan and Singer Michael Vanhevel. Back by popular demand is Jerry Howarth, known as the radio voice of the Toronto Blue Jays before recently retiring after 36 seasons, as our Master of Ceremonies.

Our Gala will feature a 4-course banquet dinner with complimentary wine on the table, silent auction, live music, magic and plenty of prize draws.

By purchasing a ticket you are helping seniors, adults with disabilities and their families access essential programs and services that help them with daily living and to remain independent in their own homes and community.

For more information Gala sponsorship and silent auction donation opportunities, please visit the FAQs section below.

Event hashtag: #D4Dgala


Twitter & Instagram: @ess_seniors

To learn more about ESS and the work we do, please visit our website:

Magic at the Marienbad

I will be appearing in London, Ontario, at the Marienbad. This is a monthly performance series that blends magic and comedy with dinner and drinks. I’ll be appearing alongside Corbin the Charming Cheat and the legendary Canadian comedy performer Glenn Ottaway. (Glenn appeared on my show Magic Tonight several times and despite officially being “retired” he is always a joy and a delight to watch perform!)

Cocktail hour begins with some mingling close-up magic (along with a cash bar which features over 80 varieties of beer) followed by the show at 7:00. Advance tickets are $17, or $20 at the door.