Welcome to Brad Zinn's Comedy and Magic website where you'll find all kinds of wonders to liven up your next event!
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Brad Zinn is one of the most sought after comedy magic entertainers in his field. Brad's background in acting and comedy make his performances a cut above the average entertainer. Brad adds elements of storytelling, magic, impressions, audience participation, and music to make his act absolutely unique. You will appreciate that he is versatile and adaptable to almost any situation.
SHOW STYLES OFFERED BY COMEDY MAGICIAN BRAD ZINN
COMEDY MAGIC BANQUET SHOW
Brad Zinn's comedy and magic Banquet Show is a high energy exercise in pure entertainment. From start to finish, Brad involves the audience in the magic and the laughs. The show's high point is a tribute to Houdini complete with audience participation, comedy, and an inspirational - motivational message delivered with a light touch.
Other segments include an hilarious "Handy Dandy Home Kitchen Vege-Magic" demonstration. Various celebrities have participated in this routine including Damon Wayans, Arizona Cardinals Coach Joe Bugel, as well as many CEO's of large corporations. The finish to the show revolves around Brad's recollections of the very first magician he ever saw.
Brad also has many other routines up his sleeve ready to be customized for your group. Whether it's an Awards Ceremony, Convention Kick-Off, Birthday Celebration or Product Introduction, Brad can build a few surprises into the proceedings based on your needs. How about magically producing your CEO, VP of Sales, Santa Claus, or the Master of Ceremonies?
The banquet show is appropriate for groups ranging from 25 to 600 people or even more if you have video screen projection at your event. Shows of this type last from 20 minutes to 60 minutes. Brad Zinn performs magic with one assistant/crew member when necessary. Additional assistants will add to the base fee for this type of show. Brad Zinn can provide stage backdrop, sound system, and lighting if necessary. Staging required to be supplied by client for this show includes a clear, platform area 12 feet deep by 16 feet across minimum, and a house microphone. Set-up time for this program: 2-3 hours. Walk-around close-up magic booked with this show is 1/2 fee. (See below*)
Our employees have not stopped talking about the show...I, personally, have been a Brad Zinn fan since I first saw his show 7 or 8 years ago. He only gets better! The show is very sophisticated, professional and totally entertaining from beginning to end. The humor and timing are perfect! Thanks for making our party a truly memorable occasion! PATRICIA J. O'NEAL, KURTA CORPORATION
Thank you for a job well done. I understand the C. E. M. A. people loved your performance. You can't complain with two standing ovations! I'll be giving you a call next time I need a professional magician! A. J. SAGMAN, PRESIDENT, LAS VEGAS ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES
WALK-AROUND CLOSE-UP COMEDY MAGIC
Dressed in tuxedo or "theme" costume, Brad performs mind boggling comedy magic inches away from the eyes of your guests while strolling from table to table or group to group during social hour, special event, private party, trade show booth, or at a "hospitality suite." Brad performs sleight-of-hand with various objects, such as cards, coins and currency, and borrowed (and returned!) articles from various audience members. In today's "high tech" world, most people have only experienced a magician on television or YouTube! A live in person interaction with a magician is a unique "high touch," immersive, memorable experience. This performance option is perfect as an ice-breaker, conversation starter or as a prelude to the banquet show described above. There are no "technical requirements" or set-up time involved. However, to get the most value for your dollar, Brad requests that you do not have him perform while there is loud music playing. Brad can reach approximately 50-75 people per hour of performing time. *Walkaround magic fees are 1/2 price when booking the "Banquet Show" described above.
Thanks for making our hospitality suite the "hit" of the convention. Your contributions were outstanding...I have had many compliments on the professional manner in which you presented your magic and your interaction with our customers. GLENN B. CRANE, STROMBERG-CARLSON
"THE RIVERBOAT GAMBLER"
Brad performs cons, cheats and swindles for the amusement of the spectators with cards, coins, chips, dice, an endless loop of chain and other gambling devices. Attired in "Old West" garb, this is the perfect addition to any Western theme party, cowboy steak fry or 'Old West' casino night. Brad can perform this special type of fun comedy magic close-up magic while strolling among the guests, table to table, or group to group, or at a stationary location. Once again, there are no special technical requirements or set-up time to be considered, but for your guests benefit, Brad asks for there to be no loud music playing.
Our guests for the evening were physicians and other medical professionals - not the easiest group to impress. I only wish I could begin to find the proper adjectives to describe the amazing, delightful, hilarious, thoroughly professional show that we were treated to by Brad Zinn. Brad tailored his routines and humor to our audience for that extra added little touch of class. The only problem that you will have using Brad Zinn for your entertainment is figuring out how to top his show for your next function! Feel free to call me for more information...but be prepared for an unbelievable amount of adulation. RICK JACOBS, REGIONAL MANAGER, THE SPRING GROUP
The illusions of Brad Zinn were well received by our guests. His magical tricks amazed us all! He really related well to our audience and put on a GREAT show! CHRISTINE REEVES, JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PHOENIX
EMCEE / HOST / ANNOUNCER / AUCTIONEER
A skilled master of ceremonies, Brad can offer a blend of humor and magic while keeping the agenda on schedule. Brad works closely with the event planner or producer in order to achieve maximum efficiency while keeping the audience awake and prepared to enjoy each new segment of the production. A good emcee can MAKE your event!
Brad can also perform as a corporate game show host and is adept at "technical jargon." His humor keeps things light and well-paced. Brad is also an accomplished voice-over artist and can announce your event with ease in a pleasing, authoritative voice. And in addition, Brad is an experienced auctioneer for casino nights and charity fundraising events. Let BRAD ZINN make you a hero!
Your voice work as the announcer for the 2008 Scottsdale Center for the Arts Center Stage Awards Celebration was an answer to a prayer. We needed a top-notch professional to give the evening that WOW factor. And WOW, did we choose right when we chose you. Your professional, wonderful voice along with your talent, wit and charm truly provided all that was needed and much, much more. We received so many positive, excited comments about your work that evening from the audience and back stage. The added bonus is that you are a delight to work with and we hope that the opportunity comes again soon and often. Thank you, Brad, for sharing your talent and professionalism and helping us ignite the Center Stage Awards program. BRANDY HOTCHNER, PATTI HANNON, SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Thank you so much for your stunning performance as MC at the Sonitrol Banquet. Your performance was above and beyond what I expected. You obviously took a great deal of time preparing your script and customizing it to my client. They noticed and were absolutely thrilled...you can bet I will call you. PAM ABBOTT, DIRECTOR OF SALES, IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTIONS, INC.
Mr. Zinn's performance that evening was "Superb!" Even though he had never met the honoree or any of the guests beforehand, he immediately captivated not only the attention of the honoree but the audience as well with his humor and mime - not to mention his magical tricks! He is to be congratulated for an outstanding performance. The end result was an evening enjoyed by all. We look forward to one day seeing him perform on the Jay Leno Show! JAN E. MASSAD, EXEC. ASST., SPEEDFAM INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Brad Zinn cut his show business teeth entertaining children with magic for birthday parties, elementary school assembly shows and day care centers. He has also entertained the children of corporate executives at five star resort hotels, and for special event holiday programs like Halloween, Easter, Christmas, and Hanukkah.
Brad performed school assembly programs for over 14 years in the Valley of the Sun and estimates that over 300,000 children witnessed his program. Now, he is entertaining the children of those children! So, yes, Brad can entertain YOUR kids at your next special kids event! The clean comedy magic is geared for the age level of the audience and involves plenty of audience participation.
Shows can range from 30 to 55 minutes and can be performed from a stage or in your living room. Brad encourages Moms and Dads and other adults present to watch and even participate in the magic show. The adults will enjoy the show as much as the kids. However, the Children's Comedy Magic of Brad Zinn is not recommended for children under five years of age.
Brad and his wife, Kuddles the Klown, entertained at my graddaughter's 7th birthday party yesterday. The kids loved them both. The children were just the right age for magic - they want to believe, yet they are a little skeptical. More than once, I heard one exclaim "How did he do that!?" By enlisting several of the kids to act as assistants. he made the experience memorable for everyone watching. The act was appreciated by the adults, too, with many laugh out loud jokes.
NANCY McDANIEL, GRANDMOTHER