John was awesome! He was very responsive when it came to booking and scheduling for our event. We were having a company party for about 700 people and told him that he can do whatever he felt was best for the event and he ran with it! He spent the event strolling the room and approaching groups of people to show them some magic and everyone loved his tricks! Definitely a hit at the party and loved how easy John was to work with!
Mr. Sturk is born performer." - InsideMagic.com
"I hired John for a Harry Potter themed event and knew he was the perfect choice the moment he responded to my request. His immediate enthusiasm was palpable, and he was many of my guests' favorite aspect of the party. Everyone was so impressed and entertained! He was an absolute natural." - Emma Lyons, Happy Fish Parties
"Magic's answer to John Hodgman..." - Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune
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John Sturk is an award-winning comedy magician. He has honed his skills in restaurants and in street performances in Detroit, Chicago, and Las Vegas. In addition, to magic performance, his talents extend from his training in the legendary Chicago improv scene, having studied at the Second City Training Center, iO Training Center, and Comedysportz Chicago.
In 2015, John co-founded the Chicago Magic Lounge along with a handful of other Chicago magicians. The club is now one of the hottest magic attractions in the world, with media coverage spanning the globe. John is featured nightly as a magician, emcee, and musician - a triple threat!
John's versatility enables him to perform for any size group, from one-on-one to an 800-seat theatre. His humor works for audiences of all ages, and shows can be tailored for specific audiences. No matter the size or demographics, your audience will be charmed by a man who was described as "Born to Perform" by InsideMagic.com.
Outside of performing, John gives back through teaching and his involvement in the Society of American Magicians. After several years served as Chicago chapter president, John was elected in 2018 to serve as Regional Vice-President for nine states in the Midwest. He also maintains memberships in good standing with the Academy of Magical Arts (Magic Castle) in Los Angeles and The Magic Circle in London, UK.
If you want to create an unforgettable event for your guests, the magic and charm of John Sturk is the only ingredient you need. Contact today!
Past Clients include:
- Texas Roadhouse
- Red Robin
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Kerry Wood Foundation
- iO Chicago
- CSz Chicago
- Manny's Deli
- Chicago Magic Lounge
- The Annoyance Theater
- The Second City ETC
- Arcada Theatre
Life Member, Society of American Magicians, Past President of the historic S.A.M. Assembly #3 of Chicago. Currently serving as Midwest Regional Vice-President.
Member, International Brotherhood of Magicians, and Past President of I.B.M. Ring #54 of Lansing, Michigan.
Member, The Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle)
Member, The Magic Circle
Co-Founder, The Chicago Magic Round Table