Live Professional Magician for Hire!
Professional, Convenient, Mind-blowing
Makoto Halverson has a decade of professional experience performing thousands of magic shows all around the country, as well as in the world famous Magic Castle, in Hollywood. He has worked for a wide range of events, from exclusive clubs and corporate mixers, to anniversaries, and birthday parties. He has also been on the hit television show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us!
If you have party guests you want to blow away, Makoto has the best close up and stand up magic to give them a fascinating time they'll never forget.
Makoto has been performing in the Los Angeles, Orange County, and the San Gabriel Valley areas for the last eight years.
With his background as a traveling performer, Makoto has developed an act that can be set up and broken down in seconds. His show has the highest impact for a show that packs small.
There's no need to set up a stage, banner, or back drop. This means 1) more space for more guests or services 2) less stress figuring out how to fit the show into your party and 3) when the show is over, the props and table can vanish in a flash, letting the celebration continue seamlessly.
Makoto specializes in fast paced and interactive close up magic that highlights the wonders of the human mind. He is also renowned for having the smoothest sleight of hand with coins. He'll have your guests laughing, freaking out, and having a great time.
The Back Yard Magic Show is jam packed full of the most wonderful magic Makoto performs— from close-up magic happening in people's hands, to stand up magic that brings the house down at clubs and formal shows. It's "real magic" brought right to your party.
Reviews and Testimonials
Mike Ngo of SunStar Laboratories
You got serious skills. It was a pleasure and honor watching you work
— Sal Piacente, Gambling Security Expert and Casino Consultant
An absolutely Fantastic Magical Performer!!! This guy is Amazing!...
— Mickey Silver, "The Hands of Las Vegas"
He makes cards disappear and end up in his shoe. He makes small rubber balls vanish and then takes them out of his mouth. He balances coins on the tip of each of his fingers making the shape of a flower. His tricks are the best I have ever seen a street performer do.
— Shirin Jaafari, reporter for PRI
Makoto was so entertaining, funny, and mesmerizing! I highly recommend Makoto"
— Ron Tanji (first Google review)
I've known Makoto now for a few years. I first met him about 4 years back during one of his street performance shows. I was blown away at his magic, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. He was so good at his craft and really funny while doing it, he left a lasting impression and I couldn't wait to see him again. I saw him perform one more time and was convinced that I wanted him to play a private show one day. Long story short!! I hired him to perform for my family and as usual, KILLED IT!!! It was a great show!!! My family really enjoyed his material. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again!!! Definitely worth it! To top everything off, Makoto is one of the nicest person I've ever met. Thanks Makoto!!!!
Chris Hernandez (first Yelp review)