Of Mentors, Secrets,
and the Beauty of a Perfect Illusion



Public Events 

August 17 – 19, 2018

Sierra Madre Playhouse
Siera Madre, CA


July 13 – 15, 2018

Coachella Valley Rep
Palm Springs, CA


May 21 – 27, 2018

Magic Castle
Hollywood, CA


April 24 – 28, 2018

Comedy and Magic Club
Hermosa Beach, CA


March 4 – 8, 2018

Hales Paladium
Seattle, WA


January 19 – 2018

Peacock Theater
Dallas, TX


October 21 – November 5 – 2017

GTC Theater


September 25, 26 – 2017

North Coast Repertory Theater
Solana Beach, CA


November 12, 2016

Curtis Theater
The Brea Civic and Cultural Center


October 7, 8 – 2016

Torrance Cultural Arts Center


September 16, 17, 18 – 2016

Plaza Playhouse Theater


September 1st & 3rd – 2016

Chicago Magic Lounge


August 25-28, 2016

 Sierra Madre Playhouse


May 6, 7, 8 – 2016

The Colony Theater



CarneyMagic is a theatre show that blends mind-blowing sleight of hand with intelligence, taste, and wit, into a unique evening of pure entertainment.

This is definitely NOT your typical “magic show”. Carney’s approach is smart, engaging, and often hilarious.


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Pin-balling between jaunty comedic riffs and astonishing sleight of hand,
Carney will have you reeling with his hilarious audience participation segments, as well as his embodiment of multiple characters.




More than a theater show • More than a magic show


Regarded by his peers as one of the top sleight of hand performers in the world, Carney has won more awards from Hollywood’s Magic Castle than anyone in their history, as well as the Academy of Magical Arts prestigious Masters Performing Fellowship.



Unique .. Funny … Amazing … Theatrical



You won’t see any big boxes, tigers, dancing girls, or lasers.


Just a quirky, likable guy, cracking-wise and doing some pretty amazing things
… and all the while, you’ll be laughing yourself silly.




CarneyMagic is a show that will amaze you,
as it charms and delights.

CarneyMagic is not a kiddie show!
Best for ages 8 and older.



“High Energy … Combines magic tightly and inventively with his comedy”

Knocking em’ dead … Personable and funny … Got you laughing as much as mystified”

“… smart, engaging, and hilarious … Carney has the knack and charisma to delight us in a spectacle we all crave … amazing surprises in store throughout every moment of the show. ”

 Artistic Director Reviews

… the commercial appeal exceeded our expectations, and we sold the theater to capacity.
The reception was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, and John received a well-deserved standing ovation. 

John’s thoughtful script, his embodiment of several characters, his theatrical flair,
and his amazing sleight of hand filled the stage, and brought forth a tremendous response from our patrons.

Barbara Beckley
Artistic Director
The Colony Theatre Company


I wholeheartedly recommend CarneyMagic … Carney’s engagement here was successful on many levels,
and I was proud to present it … an intellectually robust theatrical performance.

KPC rarely books magic shows for their own sake, but the sophistication and aesthetics of Carney’s show sets it apart. 

Daniel Mayer
Executive Director
Kirkland Performance Center

CarneyMagic was delightful and so is John! We had such a wonderful response to his short run that we’ve already booked him for a longer one. His abilities as a sleight-of-hand magician are mind-boggling, but what made the show so wonderful was his engaging presence, wicked sense of humor, and the warm and touching story that he weaves through the show.  His interplay with the audience volunteers was hysterical and thoroughly respectful. I’m still shaking my head at a couple of his illusions!
Christian Lebano
Artistic Director
Sierra Madre Playhouse


I found John Carney’s performance a breath of fresh air. CarneyMagic isn’t your typical “magic show”… it’s a theatrical experience. Part stage play, part comedy show, and a heavy dose of audience amazement. Audience feedback was incredibly positive. John is a gracious performer with a definite command of his craft and his audience. I’d be happy to sing his praises to anyone who reaches out

Christian Wolf
Executive and Artistic Director
Torrance Cultural Arts Center


It was our great pleasure to have CarneyMagic here for two nights. Both performances sold out and the audiences were enthusiastically entertained by the magic and the comedy. We look forward to a return engagement.

David Ellenstein
Artistic Director
North Coast Repertory Theatre


Audience Reviews

(From TripAdvisor & Goldstar Tickets)



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LA Splash Magazine Interview with John Carney: 
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