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Joel Ward
Hollywood Magician

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Joel's high energy, original magic has astonished people throughout the world. As he makes things appear and disappear, he presents award-winning magic by combining classical magic with a contemporary touch. Joel's mind-boggling magical talent ranges from comical audience participation, to interactive close-up magic and flashy Las Vegas styled illusions.

Joel Ward's interactive magic show will leave the audience laughing and on their feet! Joel has appeared on the television programs "Penn and Teller: Fool Us," "The Tonight Show," and Comedy Central's "Tosh.0," and has created and consulted for "Arrested Development," "How I Met Your Mother," and films with celebrities such as Emma Stone. He has won numerous international awards from his peers, including first place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians Award of Merit.

A favorite of meeting planners, Joel's stage show has been featured in some of the world's top executive functions. Billionaire Warren Buffett calls Joel "amazing," and founder of The Magic Castle, Milt Larsen, calls Joel "one of the greatest magicians in the world!" Shifting quickly between magic and comedy, Joel keeps audiences engaged and laughing the entire time.

For cocktail receptions, Joel Ward's interactive sleight of hand sets the tone for a memorable evening. His close-up skills have been featured on the countless television shows and commercials, and Joel has trained some of the top actors in Hollywood. He has also won a top honor from Hollywood's world famous Magic Castle for his sleight of hand, a style in which Joel performs for small clusters of people throughout the evening. This is the perfect way to have entertainment when there is no central focus for the event.

About Joel

On stage, and close-up, Joel Ward will leave your audience speechless.

Joel became interested in magic when he was 6 years old. A magician at a school assembly had chosen Joel from the audience to assist on stage. Since then, Joel Ward has taken his magic very seriously.

Born and raised in Cardiff by the Sea, California, Joel started his own business at age 10 and started to perform at children's birthday parties. By age 15, Joel became a World Champion Teen Magician after placing 1st at the International Brotherhood of Magicians annual competition, the World's Largest Magic Organization. That same year Joel was picked out of hundreds of magicians to appear on television with Master Magician, Lance Burton. The show, "Lance Burton-Young Magicians Showcase," was filmed at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Joel currently performs hundreds of shows a year. In 2007, Joel performed over 500 shows during a year contract at the Horizon Casino & Resort in South Lake Tahoe. In 2009 Joel performed on NBC's "The Bonnie Hunt Show," and was part of the series called, "Masters of Illusion," on My Network TV. Joel just finished headlining the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus show, "Boom A Ring," which toured the East Coast and Puerto Rico.

Joel Ward currently lives in Los Angeles, California and performs for national television broadcasts, corporate clients, casinos, cruise ships, and others.

Having a school assembly and what to make a strong impact? Custom themed shows are available including Say No to Drugs, Say No To Strangers, and the Better Self Esteem Show. Ask us today on how you can get a free show at your school that will leave a fond memory in everyones mind.

Types of Shows:

  • Custom Magic Shows
    All our shows are customized to fit our clients needs. Take in mind that no event is either to small or too large for us. We would enjoy the opportunity to create a custom magic show just for you!
  • Dove Magic Act
    Joel Ward's product line of fine dove magic tricks and illusions.
  • Master of Ceremonies
    Joel has emceed for many corporate functions and conventions and has a nice way of making the show flow. Small magic effects can be performed in between acts, and a Master of Ceremonies is perfect
  • Stage Magic
    Magic with Grand Illusions, Animals, Assistants, a Juggler, and more are all part of the Stage Magic Show.
  • Stand Up Magic
    Let Joel take you on a journey of spectacular miracles. The stand up magic show is designed for 10 to 100 people. It consists of comedy magic with lots of audience participation.
  • Street Magic
    Magic on the streets is very hot right now, and Joel Ward not only has the style and skills but also has performed street style magic all over the world.
  • Walk Around Magic
    Walk around magic is the same thing as close up magic. Walk around magic is versatile and can be performed in almost any setting.
    Joel's stage magic show is perfect for large audiences and can range in time from 15 to 75 minutes. His magic includes larger stage illusions, his assistant, and can incorporate live animals and special effects. This show is great for corporate events and festivals!
    Joel's interactive comedy magic show is scalable for any size audience and ranges in time from 15 to 75 minutes. His fast paced comedic approach leaves the audience laughing and dumbfounded at the same time. This show is the perfect entertainment for private parties and corporate events!
    Close-up magic, also referred to as strolling or walk-around magic, is perfect for cocktail receptions. It is a great icebreaker for private parties, weddings and corporate events. Joel performs interactive sleight of hand magic, up close and personal, with cards, coins, and smaller props. The magic takes place in the hands of the spectators and the people are left questioning how he did it. Joel's electric personality will liven any party or event regardless of the size!


"Our guests were captivated by your magic; both young and old were mystified."
Tim Clark, Senior Consultant

"Thank you for coming up to perform at Universal. You did a fantastic job entertaining the head honchos!"
Lance Savitsky
NBC Universal Studios Hollywood

"I freakin' love it!"
Debra Curtis, Vice President
Sony Pictures Television

"[Joel] did a fantastic job at a recent event for the company I work for, providing strolling magic and a 'reveal' of our latest product that was very on-brand. It was EXACTLY what we were looking for; [he was] thorough, efficient in putting it together, and very communicative and responsive leading up to the event, making my job a lot less stressful. He doesn't come on too strong and is the opposite of cheesy – perfect for any occasion, but I can definitely attest to his strength working a corporate event!"
Dee Gaubert, Marketing & Events Manager :: Rolls-Royce, Thousand Oaks

"I have seen numerous magic acts and some top quality entertainment and I am pleased to say that Joel stands with all of them! Joel is a true entertainer and engages the audience unlike any other I've seen. Joel did a large corporate event for us and he stole the show! Joel also catered to our crazy demands and made the creative process seamless. Don't miss Joel – he is a treat for all magic fans!"
Tom Friedman :: Whole Foods

"Your contribution to the Magic of the Holiday Season was unsurpassed in professional presentation and ability" Dupont Pharmaceuticals

"Joel's show is wonderful! His humor and ability to interact with the audience add excitement to the show. Joel's magic is entertaining for the whole family and our guests keep coming back year after year to see him perform." Katie Eichhorst
Four Seasons Resort

"Joel Ward is a fantastic magician! His act is highly creative and entertaining and he is destined for great things!"Lance Burton: Master Magician

"Joel Ward is an extremely talented magician. His personal charisma adds a special energy to an event. Joel interacts with the crowd in a way that draws them into a world of magic. I highly recommend his services."Danielle Fisher: Shadowridge Country Club

"I have booked talent for over 22 years and I know talent. You are in the category of the top 5% of all my bookings."Jep Hostetler, Executive Director
Columbus Magi-Fest

"The performance entertained and delighted everyone in attendance, young and old alike. You are truly talented at the art of illusion" - Rotary International

"His act is filled with energy, originality, and well-excuted magic" - Magic Magazine

"We all kept saying to each other, 'How did he do that?' Joel is a great performer and knows how to get people to feel involved. We wouldn't hesitate to use him again for any event!"
Jeff Morse
Domino's Pizza

"If you are looking for quality entertainment for your event then Joel Ward is the man. Joel captivated a room full of Firefighters, which in itself is no small task. I wholeheartedly refer Joel for any event you are planning."
Captain Bill Nigh
City of Chula Vista Fire Department 

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