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

 

 

Family Magic Shows For Events, Clubs, Campgrounds, Fundraisers and Parties

Jim Combs Family MagicianThis show is designed and scripted to entertain children and adults of all ages (generally children 7 years and up). The show is fast paced, interactive and has something for everyone. Includes parlor or stage magic, comedy, mentalism, card magic and illusions. Children and adults may take part in the show as volunteers. The show may run 45 or 60 minutes in length.

I have performed family shows for holiday parties, adult birthday parties, school functions, churches, VFW events and campgrounds such as; Galloway Community Charter School, Atlantic Blueberry RV Park, Novella's Ice Cream Parlor, Our Lady of Hope Regional School, City of Burlington Parks & 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 & 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 & Conference Center, 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, Adelphia Restaurant, Pind Indian Restaurant, Salem County Sportsmen's Club, Paris Catering and Banquet Facility, Olympiad Gymnastics in Newport De, ISC Mount Laurel Summer Camp, Newark Charter Jr./Sr. High School, University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 9th. Annual Dining Under The Stars in Media PA., 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, Bianca's Kids, Mount Holly Woman's League, Holly Shores Camping Resort, Kimberton Arts Building, Kids Choice Summer Camp, Mount Laurel Parks & Recreation Summer Camp, Chesilhurst Day, The Haddon Heights Strawberry Jam Festival, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Campground at Tall Pines, ...

 

Young Children's Magic Shows for Daycare & Preschools, Library Shows 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 45 or 60 minutes in length. Click here to view video of Library Show

I have performed at many birthday partys as well as; 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, Riverton Public Library, The Pirate Club, Woodcrest Elementary School in Cherry Hill, The Beechwood school, Maggiano's Cherry Hill, Holding Hands Family Child Care & Play Center, Geyer Family Branch YMCA Of Montclair Summer Camp, Camden Kids Academy Summer Program, Recycling Magic Show for the Upper Township Primary School in Marmora NJ, Garaguso Classical Martial Arts, Golden Crust Pizza, Milestone Events, Under the Sun Learning Center...


Senior Magic Shows 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. click here to view another video of a senior show comedy sample

I have performed Senior's Magic Shows for; Lindsay Place - Enlivant, Woodbury Mews, Pitman Manor Senior Community, SarahCare of Jenkintown, Salem County Adult Day Care, Lodge Lane Assisted Living Community, Mullica Gardens Assisted Living , Brightview Senior Living - Woodbury, NJ, Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley, Sarahcare Great Valley, Senior Care Centers of Vineland, Senior Care Centers of Washington Township, The Family Resource Network - Barrington, Adult Care of Chester County, Brookdale Senior Living, Senior Care of Warminster, Friends Village at Woodstown - Woodstown, NJ, Lincoln Specialty Care Center, Christiana Care Adult Day Program, Senior Care Center of America at Bridgeton...

 

Mentalism Shows For Corprate Events, Social Events & Parties, Wedding Receptions and Fundraisers

Jim Combs Mentalism ShowsMy mental magic "Mentalism" show is a little different than most as its full of fun and humor.

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 45 or 60 minutes in length.

II have performed mental magic shows for; TPN's Wish Upon A Hero Halloween Fundraiser, Prospect Lodge 578 Free and Accepted Masons of Prospect Park, PA, Orgo-Thermit, Inc., Dagwoods Pub Bottoms Up 4 Autism Fundraiser and adult events and birthday parties. www.JimCombsMagic.com

 

The 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 includes classic stage illusions such as a levitation effect, teleportation effect and the sword box effect.

 

We have performed at 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 ... Additionally The Combs Family Magic Show joined the The FIVE MINUTE FOLLIES in 2014 and 2015 for an afternoon of family style magic entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Types of Magic

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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.

 

 
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How magician Jim Combs started in magic

   

 

When I was 12 years old I began to learn magic and perform magic shows in my basement for friends and neighborhood children. In my late teens I left magic for music eventually leading to performances in several local and traveling bands as well as stage shows including Jesus Christ Superstar and The Wiz.

south jersey magician Jim CombsYears passed without any involvement in magic until my son Peter wanted a magician for his 5th birthday party. I saw Peter's birthday party as a great opportunity to get involved in magic again. As a writer, the first thing I did was to write a show that would entertain 5 and 6 year old children. I relearned some old magic effects and learned some new ones. During the show I used my son and daughter as assistants for several effects and both caught the magic bug.

 

The Combs Kids Magic ActIn 2013 my children then age 8 and 6 began performing magic on their own at school and church talent shows.

 

5 minutes follies feathering the Combs Famly Magic Show

 

In 2014 and 2015 Cecilia and Peter and I performed at The 5-Minute Follies in Philadelphia as the Combs Family Magic Show.

 

 

 

 

Today I have developed several magic and mentalism shows including one show that features my children. We perform magic shows all over South New Jersey and the Delaware Valley.

 

 

A Magical Father's Day Story - Fathers Day 2014, Cecilia has been trading her chocolate chip cookie treat everyday during her lunch at school. If you know Ceil, you know she loves her chocolate and chocolate chip cookies so I was interested why she would do this. She only has one treat per day so it seemed nice for her to feed someone else her cookies but she never got anything in returned. On Fathers Day she presented me with the poster below of a magician's hat, rabbit and wand. It seems Ceil paid her friend in cookies everyday at lunch to draw the poster for me. Now that's love!

 

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Performing Magic Shows for

 

 

Anniversaries
Community Events
Fund Raisers
Senior Community
Halloween Party Show
Conventions
55 Plus Entertainment
Night Clubs
Birthday Party Shows
Corporate Events
Graduation Parties
Pre-Schools
Christmas Parties
Fairs or Festivals
Holiday Parties
Private Parties
Wedding Entertainment
Daycare Centers
Hotels & Casinos
Receptions
Communion Party
Retirement Homes
Kindergartens
Restaurants

 

email me at SouthJerseyMagic@gmail.com or call me at 856-343-0318

 

Based in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, as a magician Jim performs magic and mind magic / mentalism shows for

preschool, kindergarten, elementary school & daycares, children’s birthday parties, Weddings, social events, retirement homes, & corporate events 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.

 

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