Tuesday, February 23, 2021

ONE MAN SHOW:

Looking forward to bringing my one man show to Central Leagues Club. They have put together a really great package for their members that includes Wine, 2 Course Dinner and a world class magic show.

Bookings are Essential - (02) 4943 6622
* Please note that this is an aged 18 + event *




Thursday, February 4, 2021

ATTENTION BRIDES, GROOMS AND WEDDING COORDINATORS!

For the last 17 years I have been helping Brides and Grooms add impact and fun to their big day with Close Up / Walk Around Magic, Custom Designed After Dinner Floor Shows and MC Services.

For more information, availability details and quotes please email: jdandfriends@dodo.com.au



Monday, February 1, 2021

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT IS BACK AT QUIRINDI!!


I will be performing at
Imperial Hotel Quirindi
on 27th and 28th February 2021!!
You will find me in the Bar and Bistro areas from 7pm - 8pm on the 27th February where I will be sharing my world class sleight of hand magic.
On Sunday 28th February at 11 am, I shall present a full stage show that is family friendly. This performance will include a live rabbit, audience participation and more fun than you could wave a wand at!
See you there -



Friday, January 29, 2021

THE WORST DAD JOKES - PART 4:

"I used to have a job collecting leaves.....
I was raking it in!"

"What is the best thing about elevator jokes?
They Work on so many levels!"

"What did the drummer call his twin daughters?
Anna one,
Anna two!"

"What did the fisherman say to the Magician?
Pick a cod,
any cod!"

"Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon?
Great food,
no atmosphere!"

"Where do you learn to make ice cream?
At Sundae School!"

"Who was the roundest knight at the table?
Sir Cumference!"
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Friday, November 27, 2020

MORE FREE FESTIVE FUN FOR FAMILIES:

 My one man show "The Magic Of Christmas" will be showing at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on the 19th December at 1pm.

This all new show reminds us of the "MAGIC" of Christmas. It includes Magic, Puppets and Audience participation. It will be a treat for the young and the young at heart!
Thanks to council support, this is a FREE event however bookings are essential as the venue has strict covid rules to follow regarding numbers and social distancing.
For more details visit:

https://www.cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au/shows/jds-world-of-christmas-magic



Monday, November 16, 2020

THANK YOU VICTORIAN MAGIC CIRCLE:

While a thunderstorm and damaging winds were unfolding last night in Newcastle, I was online doing a presentation / lecture for the Victorian Magic Circle.

Before my presentation started, it was delightful to hear the Victorian magicians chatting among themselves with great excitement about the idea of meeting in person for their December / Christmas meeting (they have only been meeting on Zoom since March). To see a group that is in such great spirits after months of lockdown is really amazing.
My work was well received and I shall share (with permission) some comments that appeared on their "group chat":
"Love that subtlety!! I have never seen anything like that before...... Very nice!!!" - Jayden Rushby
"Great performance tips. Looking forward to seeing you perform in the flesh" - Gary Cohen
"A very substantial presentation which was competent and engaging." - Mark Bruere





Friday, November 6, 2020

BACK TO SCHOOL:


The DET are allowing school shows again! If you are involved with a School and would like information on my programs or wish to be added to my 2021 calendar please send me a PM or email: jdandfriends@dodo.com.au
Bolwarra Public were very happy with their recent Incursion. Here is a note that I am sharing (with permission) from the Teacher Librarian:


Hi Joel,
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the fantastic Books Are Magic Show you presented to the children at Bolwarra P. S. last Thursday.
The children were thrilled, enthralled and super engaged (the teachers too). There were a lot of happy faces and memories made.
Your show certainly made the last few months of the COVID "problem" disappear for a little while.
Thank you so much,
Merena McLaren
Teacher-Librarian
Bolwarra P.S.