Absolutely Awesome! Nick Gentry the Thinking Man's Magician performed at our son's first birthday. Kids loved it! It is not a simple task to keep the attention of kids in a large gathering, and Nick did just that and more. His guitar-playing, story-telling and magic tricks were very entertaining and amazing. He had a very nice surprise at the end of the show which the kids absolutely loved -- An adorable animal to pet! Don't tell the kids! Nick was very professional in understanding the audience and improvising accordingly. He also gave us a video to enjoy later. I would hire him again for our little one's 2nd birthday. Absolutely recommended!
Aimed at lifelong learners and idealistic professionals, this show is a welcome alternative to the crass anti-intellectualism that characterizes so much in entertainment. Gentry uses storytelling, music, and illusion to explore the spiritual, social, and practical benefits of placing interesting questions above easy answers — and while he may amaze you, he will not insult your intelligence.
This is no novelty for passive spectators. It is an experience for the actively curious, led by a Carnegie Mellon and University of Pittsburgh professor who spent years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa, and teacher in Japan.
Answer the call of curiosity. Discover “philosophical entertainment” – an experience rooted in the heart, and guided by the mind.
Gentry is not only a speaker and magician; he is also:
– a college philosophy and rhetoric professor who has taught at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh
– an excellent bass guitarist who brings old school soul into his show
– a former Peace Corps volunteer who spent two and a half years in Ghana (without electricity or running water) as an HIV/AIDS educator
– a former teacher of English in Japanese high schools
– a former public relations specialist for the American Red Cross of Alaska
– the only person you are likely to meet who has traveled to Timbuktu alone with nothing but a school pack on his back and plastic slippers on his feet!
Be sure to check out the videos below, and feel free to find Gentry's website through your favorite search engine. Simply search for "Nicholas Gentry Magic" in San Diego.
Please note the following:
* Gentry is fully-insured through the International Brotherhood of Magicians
* Gentry's Gigmaster's calendar is not usually updated. Please inquire for availability.
* You can find Gentry on Yelp, or by simply typing "Nicholas Gentry Magic" into your favorite search engine.