MAGIC SHOW INFORMATION

Professional magician Jim Combs can perform magic, comedy magic and mind magic for any organization or event.


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For Events, Clubs, Campgrounds, Fundraisers and Parties

This show is designed and scripted to entertain all ages. Mixed groups of children, teens and adults or adults only. The show is fast paced, interactive and has something for everyone. Includes parlor or stage magic, comedy, mentalism, card magic and illusions. Children, teens and adults may take part in the show as volunteers. The show may run 30, 40, 50 or 60 minutes in length.

I have performed family and adult magic shows for community events, holiday parties, birthday parties, private functions, churches, VFW events, Boy Scout events and campgrounds, these included the following:

Galloway Community Charter School

Atlantic Blueberry RV Park

Novella’s Ice Cream Parlor

Our Lady of Hope Regional School

City of Burlington Parks and Recreation Department

St Francis of Assisi Over 50 Club

Holly Acres RV Park

V F W Post 7213

Mullica Hill Art Festival

Butterfly Camping Resort

Shady Pines Carefree RV Resort

Razberry’s Banquet and Conf Center

Baker’s Acres Campground

Caffe Aldo Lamberti

Big Timber Lake Camping Resort

Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel

Ahavas Torah Phila.

Naval Air Station Wildwood Airfest

Adelphia Restaurant

Kasie Helpz Kidz Foundation

Days Hotel Carriage House Restaurant and Conference Center

Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

Family Martial Arts Center in Downingtown

The Dunellen Arts Annex

Troop 219 Blue and Gold Banquet

The Rohr Center for Jewish Life – Chabad House in Haverford, PA.

Upper Township Primary School

Oak Valley VFD Banquet Hall

Pind Indian Restaurant

Salem County Sportsmen’s Club

Paris Catering and Banquet Facility

Olympiad Gymnastics in Newport De.

SC Mount Laurel Summer Camp

Mirchi restaurant in Mount Laurel

Newark Charter Jr./Sr. High School

University of Pennsylvania’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

 9th. Annual Dining Under The Stars in Media PA.

Bianca’s Kids

Maggiano’s Restaurant Philadelphia,

Newfield Police Department’s Annual National Night Out

Runnemede Woman’s Club

Atlantis Elementary School PTA

Dream Park

The Family Resource Network

Barones Tuscan Grill

Larry’s II Restaurant

Aman’s Indian Bistro

St Christopher’s Hospital

Mount Holly Woman’s League

Holly Shores Camping Resort

Ascension Marthoma Church Parish Hall

Kimberton Arts Building

Kids Choice Summer Camp

Mount Laurel Parks and Recreation Summer Camp

Chesilhurst Day

The Haddon Heights Strawberry Jam Festival

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Campground at Tall Pines

The Italian Cultural Foundation in Vineland

National Park Boat Club

Parks and Recreation Department of Mount Laurel Township

Swan Waterfall Caterers


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for Elementary, Daycare/Preschools, Librarys and Parties (Birthday, Christening, Communion & Confirmation).

These shows are a little slower in pace than the family shows and are for younger children ages 3 to 6 years old. I have included several effects that include basic numbers, alphabet letters and animal recognition as well as a few stage illusions. Although my children shows are very funny and silly, I take performing magic for children very seriously. The responsibility of a children’s entertainer is to be encouraging, be aware of the children’s unique personality, build up their self-esteem and leave a positive lasting impression. In my show it doesn’t matter if a child is shy or outgoing they have fun and can interact as they choose. This show may be 30, 40, 50 or 60 minutes in length.

I have performed children’s shows for birthday parties, community events, holiday parties, churches, schools and child care facilities, these included the following:

Bernice Young School
ET Hamilton School
Hanby Middle School PTA
Ethel M. Burke Elementary School
Mother Goose Lerning Centers
ISC Mount Laurel Summer Camp
Children of America Daycare Centers
Amazing Grace Early Education Center
A Place To Grow Daycare
Stratford Public Library
Golden Crust Pizza
Milestone Events
Riverton Public Library

The Pirate Club
Woodcrest Elementary School
The Beechwood school
Maggiano’s Cherry Hill
Holding Hands Family Child Care Center
Adelphia Restaurant
YMCA Of Montclair Summer Camp
Camden Kids Academy Summer Program
Recycling Magic Show Upper Township Primary School
Garaguso Classical Martial Arts

Under the Sun Learning Center
Mt. Ephraim School District After-School Program
The Pop Shop
Clubhouse 50 Marlton
Pleasant Valley School
Camp Achdus
Mount Laurel Parks and Recreation
Ardella Toney Head Start
Kids Choice
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Atlantis Elementary School, McGuire AFBf Mount Laurel Township

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For Elder & Adult Care, Assisted & independent living facilities

The Senior’s Magic Show is a relaxed paced comedy magic program for residents of senior living and elder care facilities. I use effects that are very colorful such as color changing silks and color changing feather wreaths as well as classic effects such as pulling eggs, silks, flowers and a glass of milk from an empty hat. I also use a few one liners from the vaudeville era as well as Milton Berle and Henny Youngman. During this show I perform a small routine that is a homage to the Great Carl Ballantine. Carl was mostly known for his roll in 1960s TV series McHale’s Navy but he was also the first magician to play in Las Vegas and was known by magicians as the father of comedy magic. The music behind the show is 1950s instrumentals such as; Caravan, Moon Glow, Sleep Walk, Hot Toddy and Whispering. This show may be 45 or 60 minutes in length.

I have performed senior shows at adult daycares, eldercare & assisted living facilities, churches and senior clubs, these included the following:

Rosemont Presbyterian Village
Lindsay Place – Enlivant
Woodbury Mews
Pitman Manor Senior Community
SarahCare of Jenkintown
Salem County Adult Day Care
Lodge Lane Assisted Living Community
Lincoln Specialty Care Center
Philadelphia Protestant Home
Senior Care Center of America
Genesis HealthCare at Millville

Senior Care Centers of Vineland
Mullica Gardens Assisted Living
Senior Care Centers of Marlton
Brightview Senior Living – Woodbury
Lodge Lane Assisted Living
Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley
Sarahcare Great Valley
Senior Care Crozer
Brookdale Voorhees
Senior Care Centers of Washington Township

The Family Resource Network – Barrington
Senior Care Centers of Bristol
Adult Care of Chester County
Brookdale Senior Living
Senior Care Centers of Warminster
Friends Village at Woodstown
Christiana Care Adult Day Program
Seashore Gardens Living Center
Brightview Assisted Living – Woodbury
Holy Redeemer Lafayette

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Corporate Events, Social Events & Parties, Wedding Receptions and Fundraisers

My adult magic shows are full of clean adult fun, humor, classic magic and mentalism and lie detection.

Here are a few examples of my adult show routines;

Group Lie Detection test: I bring up 3 or 4 volunteers and present them with a simple test. I give them a statement to complete they mix in one true answer and 3 lies. By watching their body language, listening to their voice I determine when they are lying to me and when they are telling the truth.

Group ESP Test: 4 volunteers are brought up and I show them 3 groups of 5 different EPS cards. 2 sets are for them and one set is mine. I choose one of my 5 cards and place it in an envelope in plain view. The four people each get a chance to randomly shuffle the 2 sets of cards and then are given the two top cards to keep. At the end of the routine each volunteer has chosen 2 identical ESP cards and leave me with two cards that match the card I placed in the envelope at the beginning.

Childhood Memories: About 20 audience members in their seats are asked to write on a piece of paper a memory from their childhood (this be customized, for example at holiday events I asked them to write about the worst gift ever received). The papers are collected and placed into a net bag and one volunteer chooses to read several out loud (some can be very funny depending on the subject matter. Finally the volunteer picks one and does not read it out loud. I ask the volunteer to think about what is written on the paper and then draw it (in the air hidden from me). By I reading their muscle movements in their shoulder I draw on a white board exactly what they are drawing. My mentalism routine can work on a stage or on the floor of a hotel ballroom or even in a restaurant. If you have an event that you want to make special with a mentalism performance call me for details. This show may be 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length.

I have performed mentalism shows for Social Events & Parties, Fundraisers and Churches, these included the following:

TPN’s Wish Upon A Hero Halloween Fundraiser, Prospect Lodge 578 Free and Accepted Masons of Prospect Park, Orgo-Thermit, Inc. Company Party and Dagwoods Pub Bottoms Up 4 Autism Fundraiser, Runnemede Woman’s Club

south_jersey_magician_jim_combs_combs_family_ Magic_showThe Combs Family Magic Show

The Combs Family Magic Show is a magic stage show that is performed by my daughter Cecilia and son Peter as well as all three of us together.

This show can include classic stage illusions such as a levitation effect, teleportation effect and the sword box effect. This show may be 40, 50 or 60 minutes in length.

We have performed The Combs Family Magic Show at social events & parties, libraries, senior facilities and daycares, these included the following:

Mother Goose Lerning Centers, Children of America Daycare Centers, Stratford Public Library, Riverton Public Library, Lindsay Place – Enlivant, Woodbury Mews, V F W Post 7213, Salem County Adult Day Care, Christiana Care Adult Day Program, Mullica Gardens Assisted Living and the FIVE MINUTE FOLLIES.

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Types of Magic

Family Magician is a magician who performs parlor magic or stage show magic that entertains many age groups (young children, tweens, teens, and adults) during the same show. 

 

Children’s Magician is a specialized aspect of parlor magic (magic performed in someone’s home) and is meant to entertain young children (3-7). It is typically performed at birthday parties, churches, preschools, elementary schools, Sunday Schools or libraries. This type of magic is usually comedic in nature. 

 

Strolling or Walk Around Magician is a branch of close-up magic where the magician roams a room or at an event and performs for groups of spectators. Strolling magic is also known as walk around magic. Although I do performed walk around mental magic/mentalism in general I do not perform walk around magic. 

 

Stage Magician performs for large audiences, typically within a theatre or auditorium. Large-scale props distinguish this type of magic along with the use of stage assistants. 


Mentalist is a magician of types that createsthe impression in the minds of the audience that the performer possesses special powers to read thoughts, predict events, control other minds, and similar feats. It can be presented on a stage, in a cabaret setting, parlor, before small close-up groups, or even for one spectator.

 

Comedy Magician performs magic in a way, which is presented like a stand-up comedy routine.

testimonials for south jersey magic

“Jim did a great job! He showed up early, set up quickly, and started the show right on time. He held the kids attention for an hour and kept them well entertained. I would definitely use him as a magician again and again!” 

Jim – Downingtown, Chester County, PA

25th Anniversary Celebration

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“He had amazing control of the audience!!!! Both young and old were very happy with his performance. Highly recommend!!!!”

Jarred – Northeast Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

Father & Son Annual Dinner

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“Had a magical weekend, making magic bottles, magic wands, playing games and ending the night with Magician Jim Combs! Thank you South Jersey Magic, Jim Combs for a great performance Saturday night! The kids really enjoyed themselves!.”

Corrie – Port Republic, Atlantic County, NJ

Campground Family Magic Show

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“Jim was great and saved the day! Our other entertainment canceled in the morning of the party. Jim was very accommodating and fit our party in before another party. Kids and adults loved show and he was very good with younger children. Thank you Jim!!! Would hire again.”

Samir A. – Voorhees, Camden County, NJ

Home Children’s Birthday Party Magic Show

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“The magic show was spectacular and I thank you. You brought smiles to many of the residents at Seashore Gardens Living Center.”

Gail R. – Stockton University Atlantic County, NJ

Senior Magic Show

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“Jim was outstanding with the children. The show was great and even the show entertained the Adults as well. When he performed his Rabbit trick the kids went wild. Also I want to say this guy went over and above the call of duty. It was snowing hard and he braved the bad weather and still got to our function. Thanks Jim and I will recommend him to all our friends. Very nice man.”

Minotola, Atlantic County, NJ

Restaurant Birthday Party Magic Show

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“Thank you Jim for a great job! Your show made the party very memorable. My granddaughter especially loved your beautiful bunny! I wasn’t sure if all the different ages of children would be able to enjoy a magic show, but they did. You held everyone’s attention for 60 minutes! Thank you again!!!”

Janice P. – Pitman, NJ

Home Party Magic Show

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“I hired Jim to do a show at my son’s class birthday party. He performed for the entire school. He was prompt and very professional.This show was great! He engaged all age groups. The children are still raving about what a great time they had. He was the perfect choice! I’d recommend him to anyone! Thank you again Jim. It was a pleasure.”

Maria C. – Philadelphia PA

School Magic Show

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“Thank you Jim and family for amazing, astounding and delighting the Five Minute Follies audience!”

Michael Broussard, Producer – Philadelphia PA

The Five Minute Follies

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“Jim thank you & your family for gracing us with your wonderful magic show–the kids loved you guys! Hoping to see you all again next year.”

Alfred – Stratford, Camden County, NJ

Library Halloween Show

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Based in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, as a magician Jim performs magic and mind magic / mentalism shows for social events, corporate events, preschool, kindergarten, elementary school & daycares, children’s birthday parties, weddings, senior communities and retirement homes throughout the New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware in the South Jersey and the Delaware Valley areas including; Gloucester County as well as Salem, Cumberland, Camden, Cape May, Burlington, Atlantic, Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester and New Castle counties.