Joe caught the “magic bug” at the early age of 8 when he discovered his older brother’s magic set tucked away in his closet consisting of a makeshift cape, a cardboard hat, and numerous plastic props of prestidigitation. Joe’s act has come a long way since then, but it was a wonderful start to his successful career.
Now Joe performs almost nightly at the UpStream Brewing Co. and Fernando’s restaurant. In 2001 Joe had his first magic competition in New Orleans with magicians around the world and with his act received, “Best Close-Up Magician” and in 2002 received the “Most Original Act” award in New York City. Since then he has performed at the prestigious Magic Castle in L.A. where only the “best of the best” are invited to entertain.
Joe’s show is an evening of magic! First magic is performed strolling through the crowd during the cocktail hour and then a performance after the meal which is one part comedy, one part magic, and two parts audience participation. His engaging personality and high energy captivates his crowd and makes them part of the show. He has amazed crowds not only with his clever conjuring, but he can steal a watch off an audience member without them ever knowing. Joe also has an encore act which involves his amazing talent of cigarette eating, many feats of card magic, an unusual escape that only the audience can determine the fate, and a finale that is performed solo by an audience member! Curious of the outcome? Have Joe Cole at your next event, because seeing is believing!
This show works for groups of 50 – 700 people. Perfect for Holiday parties, family functions, and award ceremonies. A combination of 30 minutes of close-up magic before the meal and then a 45-minute stage show directly after the meal. The show includes lots of audience participation and live animals. Come and see why he received the most original act award in New York City in a National Competition!
Great for private parties, grand openings, and special events! This magic is performed inches away from his audience, taking Joe’s skill to a new level as he wanders through the crowds and demonstrates his magic with coins, cards, and borrowed objects right under their noses. Joe proved himself to be the Best Close-up Magician in New Orleans, competing against magicians around the world in 2001. You too can experience this award-winning magic at your next event!
“How did you do it?”
Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway
“Another great show! You made the party!”
Webster Communications Co.
“Another outstanding performance! I look forward to my next opportunity to watch you in action!”
Koley Jessen, P.C.
“Barry, just wanted you to know what a great job Joe Cole did last Friday at our Appreciation Days! He is truly HIGH ENERGY and had the whole audience in stitches! I particularly liked the strolling magic because each and every employee felt they got a personal dose of his humor and magic! We have youth groups in each of our service areas, and several asked if Joe might be able to perform for their youth so I’m passing your information along to them, and hopefully, we’ll be seeing Joe again soon! Thank you so much for a terrific show!”
Cindy Arington, Ponca Indian Tribe
“Joe Cole puts on a great show, we have used him twice and he continues to amuse and amaze his audience!”
“Joe Cole is a true professional and a pleasure to work with – his unique combination of comedy and magic were a huge hit the first time we hired him, and we are bringing him back by popular demand!”
Joe Pittman, Exec VP, NAIFA-Omaha
“Barry and Tyler, I wanted to say thank you so much for your recommendation of Joe Cole who performed at our Columbus Scotus Prom Jr-Sr Event! Our students loved the show! I can honestly say that I did NOT hear a single participant say they were bored or didn’t like him. Several students said they loved the lemon trick, the strolling magic and his entire performance! The seniors said the post-prom was better than last year and more fun! Again, Thank you!!!!”
Kelli Thomazin, Event Coordinator and Parent