Professional, Convenient, Unforgettable
Hire professional magician Makoto Halverson for private parties and events
Makoto Halverson has a decade of professional experience performing thousands of magic shows all around the country. He has worked for a wide range of events, from exclusive Hollywood clubs and corporate mixers, to anniversaries, haunted houses, and birthday parties. He has also been on the hit television show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us!
For nearly a decade, he has been performing in the Los Angeles, Orange County, and the San Gabriel Valley areas as an underground master. Driven by his passion for clear and strong magic, he delivers engaging entertainment wherever he performs.
With his background as a traveling performer, Makoto has developed an act that can be set up and broken down in seconds. Whatever space you have available, Makoto can be ready to start his show within minutes.
There's no need to set up a stage, banner, back drop, or sound system. 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 party continue seamlessly.
Makoto specialized in fast paced and interactive street magic that highlights the wonders and mysteries of the human mind. Over the years and countless shows, he formed an act made of magic that could independently close shows. "All killer, no filler," as a fan of his once commented.
The Back Yard Magic Show is jam packed full of the most surprising and wonderful magic Makoto has learned— 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. Your guests will wonder how you found such amazing entertainment!
Reviews and Testimonials
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)
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