To assist you in booking Vancouver based Magician Matt Johnson for your upcoming event, we recently had a Q&A session with him!
Q. What are the most common events that you perform at?
Q. How long have you been in the entertainment industry?
A. 25 years
Q. Describe your act in 5 words
A. Unique, Amazing, Hilarious, Impossible, Interactive
Q. Whereabouts have you played in the country/world?
A. Across Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, Dubai, Argentina, USA, Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway, Holland,
Q. Performing your act, what’s your biggest achievement so far?
A. Performing in Las Vegas at the Rio Theatre
Q. Is there audience interaction in your act?
A. Yes. Audience Interaction is a key part of my show
Q. What is one of the highlights of your show?
A. My Underwater escape
Q. What do you personally enjoy most about performing?
A. Giving my audience a unique experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Q. Are there any occasions that your act is better suited to?
A. Corporate events, company parties, cruise ships, trade shows, festivals
Q. Are there any occasions that you would not advise to book you for?
A. Not really
Q. Is your act child-friendly?
A. Yes, I do have a family/school version of the show available
Q. What’s the biggest crowd you’ve performed to so far?
Q. What type of occasion/event have you the most experience in performing at?
A. Corporate events and company parties
Q. Do you have over-time charges if the event runs late?
A. Not usually but it depends how late it runs and whether or not I have another event following
Q. What questions would you need to know from a booker?
A. Date, time, type of show (strolling to stand-up), venue, number of guests, occasion, budget
Q. Do you have any video links on your Profile for a booker to view your act? A. Yes and I have more available upon request
Q. Can you tailor your act to the booker’s requirements?
Q. Do you need any special arrangements in order to perform?
A. Happy to work with what my client can provide. I have both low tech and high tech versions of the show available
Q. Do you have online reviews on your Profile that bookers can read?
Q. What is the average duration of your act?
A. 30- minutes to 2-hours
Q. Do you have an ideal age-range for your act?
A. Act designed to suit age range
Q. Are there any cancellation fees?
A. All bookings are taken with a 50% non-refundable deposit
Q. What sets your act apart from your competition? ME 🙂
A. Also totally unique and hilarious
Q. What was your worst gig and why?
A. Children’s party over 25 years ago when I first started performing. The kids were totally out of control and at the time I did not have the chops necessary to keep them in line lol. Oh, how far I have come 🙂
Q. Do you have an interval?
A. If requested
Q. Are you insured for Public Liability?
A. If requested
Q. Do you sell any merchandise?
Q. If you were to cancel on the day due to an emergency, do you provide a back-up?
A. Yes, always
Q. Are there any other services you provide, such as MC’ing?
A. MC, Balloon Artist, Lectures, workshops
Q. How long before the event do you typically arrive at the venue?
A. Depends on the show I have to get ready. Anywhere from 30-minutes for smaller events to 7-hours for my full stage show
Q. Do you require a meal?
A. No but sometimes it’s nice if it’s been a long day 🙂
Q. How far in advance would you advise that the booker book you?
A. As soon as possible. I am certainly not fully booked but can have events booked up to a year in advance.
Q. Would there be any fees that the booker is not accounting for?
A. Such as travel fees? I am based in Vancouver in Canada. For events out of Vancouver (and I do travel for shows a lot) there would be travel fees, hotel, food
Q. What kind of outfit will you wear?
A. I can dress down or dress to impress, totally up to the client and the dress code for the event
Q. Do you use flashing lights in your act?
Q. Do you require help to set up your equipment/set-up?
Q. Do you have a back-up plan if there is a malfunction with the equipment? A. Yes
Q. Would you say you have a good rapport with your audience?
A. Absolutely. I am one of the best in the business 🙂 I am also modest and a little bias 😉
Q. Does your pricing change during popular seasons?
A. Usually not
If you are looking to hire an amazing and talented Comedy Cabaret Magician for your Corporate or other event, view Vancouver based Magician Matt Johnson’s Publicity here!