John Sturk

Magician from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 50 miles
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13 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2006

$250 - $800 per event
About
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!
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10+ GigMasters Bookings

Corporate Function

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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!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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John showed up exactly on time; ready to commence his magic. He was courteous, helpful, professional; took the time to check and use folks' names during his stroll (ok-we were wearing name-tags). He was sharp with the magic, funny with his jokes, and put up with some sharp-tongued guests; never broke his professionalism and his demeanor; and wowed the entire gathering. 20 minutes before his booked time was up, John jumped on my piano and played some tunes w/ my brother; then he commenced to do a mini-show at a mic we had set up, finishing his act with a flourish-the famous "rings" sequence of tricks. I had several inquiries as to how to hire him. This guy rocks!!!

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Corporate Function

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I found John to be very pleasant with a high level of enthusiasm. I did not, however, get comments from any of my guests about John. This suggests to me that perhaps he didn't touch many guests or that if he did the impression was not longlasting. I am thinking more towards the former.

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Festival

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John did a great job. He appealed to all of the different ages of the audience,was entertaining and did a really fun show. I wouldn't hesitate to use hime again next year.

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Private Party

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EVERYONE at our party LOVED John! He did an excellent job with all of our guests - and we had 60 people attend! John worked well with ALL of them! I would definitely hire John again and would definitely refer him to anyone. Thanks a million, John for helping to make our party a great success!!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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John performed his craft at my 40th birthday party and my guests just raved about him. He was a huge success! His witty humor and magic tricks were flawless. The way he was able to censor his act to be kid-friendly, yet hilarious, was priceless. He generated quite a buzz among the crowd that several of my guests approached me wanting to know where I found him. Thanks to John for such a nice time! My family and friends really enjoyed your show. And thank you Gigmasters for making the connection!

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Corporate Function

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John Sturk was very entertaining for our clients. Everyone enjoyed him and said that they needed a night to sit back and laugh and enjoy. We had told john that we are a Christian firm and would like him to comply with our wishes and he did. Barnett Financial Group

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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John attending a 50th birthday party at our house. With a large crowd of people he was wonderful walking through the crowd and performing magic tricks. It kept everyone entertained and everyone really enjoyed him. He was a wonderful addition to the evening.

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Private Party

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John was very professional, he kept in contact with us, was accessable via e-mail and telephone. He called prior to the event. The show was wonderful. We had a large party of adults, John had us rolling on the floor laughing and plenty of "how did he do that" comments.

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Country Club Event

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John was a true professional from the moment he walked in the door until the moment he walked out! His show was terrific and the children were absolutely entranced by his performance. With less than 20 minutes notice, John was able to change the second show so that the children and their parents were kept entertained. His card, even with the burned edges!!, will be kept in the "Hot File" for next year!

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2016
Dec
15
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2011
Dec
9
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chicago, IL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2011
Jun
25
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2011
Jun
24
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2011
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23
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2011
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22
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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21
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2011
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17
Private Event
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Private Event
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Please note John Sturk will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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