Matthew Johnson here, your favorite entertainer in Vancouver BC (then again I am a little bias as I have seen my show before ) !
The past month or more has been very busy for me and so I have not had time to blog in a while. If you are visiting MagicShow2Go for the first time….welcome! If you are a regular visitor to MagicShow2Go & my blog……welcome back!
I created this company over 11 years ago to provide the very best in comedy & magic entertainment for events across Canada & throughout British Columbia. If you are looking for corporate entertainment for your next company banquet or company picnic you have come to the right place. Then again if you are looking for family entertainment for your next Children’s Festival or private party….well, we can do that too! Here at MagicShow2Go we are truly diverse when it comes to your entertainment needs.
OK, so back to yours truly! You may be wondering what I have been up to since my last post on May 19th. Lets just say I have been……BUSY!
First of all, the end of May & start of June was Dry Grad season again. After many years of turning entertainment for dry grads down I finally started performing at them about 3 years ago & have been enjoying it ever since. To be honest the idea of being a performer for dry grads from midnight to 4 in the morning did not hold much appeal for me at first. May be it was the early hours or may be the high energy, I don’t know? Lets just say I am now a Dry Grad fan! Nobody reacts like a teenager that has been fooled by magic! I mean they run and scream, it’s great! Kind of like being David Blaine or Criss Angel for the evening. Many of my Dry Grads this year booked me for next year on the spot. So if you are hosting a Dry Grad in 2010 now is the time to call & get your booking in early.
As the Dry Grads slowed down the summer festivals began. I am pleased to say that I have been doing many lower mainland festivals for 4 or 5 years in a row now and I always have great fun. I was back at Lynn Valley Days, Mothers Day in Lions Park, Upper Lynn Days & The North Shore Seniors Picnic this year. I am very happy to have worked with DBIA on their Salmon Berry Days Festival this year and will be working with them later in September for their Dunbar Fall Festival. My work with DBIA just started this year and I would like to thank everyone involved for choosing me to perform at both of their annual festivals this year. I also have another new client this year in the Pacific Salmon Foundation who have booked me to appear at their festival in Vanier Park on Sunday the 30th of August. Finally on the festival note I will be back performing with the Whistler crew for the Whistler Children’s Festival from Friday the 10th of July to Sunday the 12th of July. This marks my third year at the festival. You can catch me on the main stage on Sunday the 12th from 12:30pm to 1:15pm and around the village on Friday & Saturday. If that is not enough you can catch me at the North Shore Auto mall family fun day on Sunday the 9th of August. This marks my second year with the auto mall & I would like to say thank you to everyone involved & for having me back.
This month also marked a new venture for me as I was booked to appear at Lafflines Comedy Club in New Westminster. As many of you know I mix comedy into my magic & juggling but I have been trying out a new set with more comedy than magic for the comedy clubs. My first official paid booking as a comedian was at Lafflines this past weekend. I was more than happy to share the bill with fellow comedians Ivan Decker, Mike Thomas & headliner Chris Molineux (all very funny comics). Barry Buckland (the owner of Lafflines) & his staff made me feel very welcome on both Friday & Saturday night & I would like to extend them a huge thank you. Watch this space as I plan on doing more of the comedy club circuit. Who knows, I may actually be good at it!
So that’s what I have been up to, oh and a few private corporate events, family events, preschools, end of school events, a wedding on a boat and so on and so on. Busy, busy! In the middle of all the madness I even found time to visit Disneyland for 5 days with my family….now that was cool!
Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and keep up to date on my whereabouts as I will be doing some traveling in the months of August, October & November.
Have a great summer!