Posts Tagged 'magic'

Minnesota Magican Invited to perform in Boston

The Society of American Magicians in Boston have a wonderful annual convention called SAMCON. This two day event brought 150 magicians from across New England together for fun laughs and lectures on improving their magic shows. I was honored to be a featured lecturer as well as one of four performers in the evening gala show.

The evening show had a hilarious performance by Scott Alexander a featured performer on the TV program, America’s Got Talent.  He did his fantastic and funny swallowing razor blades trick as well as his other amazing tricks as seen on TV.

Norm with America's Got Talent star Scott Alexander

Norm with America’s Got Talent star Scott Alexander

Wonderful performer was Lemar, a cruise ship magician and international performer who brings clever prop comedy and crazy comical illusions that had the house laughing.

Lemar the Great cruise ship magician performing in Boston.

Lemar the Great cruise ship magician performing in Boston.

I enjoyed a very good reaction from the crowd with a performance of the Amazing Normondo the Great. This is the comedy act that I presented when I won the America’s Funniest Magician contest in Las Vegas a few years ago.  I love to hear the laughter and it is a blast to perform for my peers.

The SAMCON magic convention was well run by a team of dedicated professionals headed up by Evan and Doug. It is evident that these fellows have a real love of the wonderful art of magic and they strive for excellence as they produce this memorable and fun convention.  Thank you gentlemen! Also special thanks to my backstage guy and the great sound and light crew. Thanks to Mike on the sound board.

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Norm teaching his inventions and comedy techniques to other entertainers at SAMCON magic convention in Boston.

Magic at Menomonie Library

Magician in Wisconsin and Minnesota

This past month (June) has been super busy with High School Lock-ins as well as family shows at libraries and festivals.

Just got this letter from a librarian.  Our comedy magic show that motivates young readers has appeared at this library 8 times over the past 25 years.

“Norm’s show was great! He really knows how to captivate an audience with his incredible magic and quick wit! Thanks again!”

Jodi Bird

Youth Services Department Manager

Menomonie Public Library

Menomonie, WI

I love to bring smiles to faces and I enjoy hearing the laughter from kids and adults at the fun magic entertainment. Check out our website to see how Magic and comedy can bring life to your party.

Magic for parties and events in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Also please check out the program that motivates reading for libraries and schools.

Magician takes Tricks on the Road to Texas

We recently brought the comedy magic show to the families at the most southern place on the continental U.S. Mission TX and the Florida Keys.

In January the show was enjoyed by the kids in the Florida Keys.

This past week found the magic show wowing the huge crowds at the libraries in Mission and McAllen, Texas.


The Mission, TX librarian wrote:

“The magic show was incredible!! Norm is an outstanding magician with many jokes and wowing tricks! There was not a second when the audience was not laughing or in awe with his performance. It was truly amazing and quite frankly kept you wondering and wanting more magic!”  Linda Garcia, Librarian,  Speer Memorial Library

I love to see kids and families laughing and having fun together.  All ages love to be amazed. It is my honor to bring comedy and magic to schools libraries and special events.


The library was excited to receive my DVD and magic book.


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Magician Entertains at Interlachen Country Club

Thank you to the banquet manager for the following comment after my show at Interlachen Country Club yesterday.


“Norm the magician does a wonderful job. At least a 100 laughs during the show. I highly recommend him for any type of party.” Mark T.  – Banquet Manager – Interlachen Country Club


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Magic entertainment adds life to the party.  I enjoy hearing the laughter and seeing the looks of amazement.




International Brotherhood of Magicians Annual Banquet in Minneapolis

The International Brotherhood of Magicians had their annual banquet this past Sunday eventing at the Twin Cities Magic and Costume company. A huge turnout of over 75 people enjoyed a delicious Famous Dave’s catered dinner followed by awards and a terrific show.

First up was the installation of new officers, Kenny De3wit the outgoing president installed the new president. Next the organization named past president and convention coordinator, Paul Chimzar the Magician of the Year. Dave Walbridge was the M.C. and got things started off with a laugh as the audience settled in for an evening of comedy and magic.

The first act on the bill was Norman a Charlie Chaplin type character who discovers a box of magic on the stage and when he opens it amazing tricks start happening to him. He is astounded as a magic wand made a silk scarf appear. He replaces it for his tatter old one, then discovers that the scarf makes an egg appear, then the egg is cracked and a rubber chicken surprises him. Then a rapid ammount of items appear, balls jumbo coins and then a large silver ball is found and it begins to float magically. A hat is discovered in the case and then a water bottle is found in the hat, then more balls and sausages and he begins to eat them with comic results. Finally a ton of paper cascades from the hat and another rubber chicken surprises him.

Next was the comic musings of Dave Walbridge from the Big Fun Show. He amazed the audience with silks appearing and disappearing at his bare hands as well as other  comic effects.

The next act was from of the younger members of the club Nick. He did a dynamic comedy routine with cards and audience invovlement. He wrapped it up with some comedy fire eating that had the crowd in stitches.

Next on the bill was The Amazing Normondo the Great. a comic act by Norm Barnhart where he performs as a haughty Vegas performer who is having a train wreck of a show. Flower bouquets are shredded, a newspaper is torn and restored, (almost), a dollar bill disappeared to be lost forever, A cannon ball is vanished, a card sword routine goes wrong where the sword is accidentally stabbed through his shoe and the spectator’s card is seen pinned to the bottom of his foot by the sword. He finishes with a hilarious comic pickpocket act that ended with the spectator’s tie being swiped. Fresh roses are passed to the ladies in the audience as he exited to thunderous applause.  THis is the 11th time this act has been invited to appear at the Minneapolis Magicians Club Banquet.

The final act was the Amazing and comical George Tovar. George did his delightful Eleven Bill trick as well as a hilarious discovery of cards selected by 7 spectators. George was one of the performers in the now classic Triple Espresso Show as seen at the Music Box Theater in Minneapolis and at other major cities. He also is a regular performer at the Magic Castle and is there this week doing 3 shows a night. George is a charming and magical entertainer.

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Magician in Minnesota Entertains at Corporate Party

This past weekend a great crowd gathered for the Annual Home Depot Staff Banquet in Forest Lake, MN. They enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Vanelli’s by the Lake and before dinner had a strolling magician bring walk around entertainment. After dinner that same comic magician did his stand up comedy act.


The party planner wrote a nice note after the show.   “Norm was Amazing. He made our company holiday party a blast! We will have him again.”   –  Shantel T.  – Home Depot


If your company is planning a holiday party, awards banquet or other staff appreciation event, check out motivational speaker and comedy magician, Norm at This Magician in Minnesota has upcoming shows this January for company parties in Duluth, Minneapolis, Chippewa Falls, WI and River Falls, WI.

The comedy magician was invited to the company in River Falls after one of their owners saw him perform at a Sheriff’s Association banquet and  benefit for Toys for Tots. This was a wonderful fund raiser back in November, that had nearly 400 adults laughing to the comedy of this magician and also enjoying a keynote by the MN Lynx manager.


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Medina Entertainment Center – Magic & Music

medina show February 12, 2012 is the date for the Valentine Beach Party. Music by the Teddy Bear Band and the 60’s band Sons of the Beach. Along with Magic and comedy by Mr. Norm.

This party will feature Limbo and Hula-Hoop contests, Prizes and other fun activities. COme and dance the afternoon away with your family and friends.