Chad Chesmark’s dynamic magical presentations bring energy and excitement to every event. Chad uses a consummate blend of his degree in Business & Organizational Communication, Public Relations, Sociology & The Theater Arts, his international award-winning sleight-of-hand magic, hypnosis training, and his experience as a 15 year headlining entertainer for the top 5 major cruise lines, to bring your company a memorable, and magical, experience.
During his 45 minute after-dinner presentation, your guests will laugh out loud while Chad exhibits the true power-of-the-mind with hilarious demonstrations in magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship. This clean comedy show has an abundance of audience interaction, that will motivate your audience to step out of their comfort zones, and become a part of the show.
Chad’s award-winning, world-class walk-around, or close-up magic, is an excellent way to amplify your event’s social or cocktail hour. Here Chad will circulate amongst your guests from table to table, or from group to group, while entertaining with humorous, mind-blowing magic. Chad’s presence at your event will put the “social” into your social hour and encourages attendees to network, mingle and enjoy themselves. (Strolling Magic can be used on its own or in combination with a stage presentation).
Chad Chesmark became a self-proclaimed “Expert” magician at the age of 6 when he received a Mickey Mouse Magic Kit (Which he recently re-bought on eBay by the way!) He then began to devour every magic book in his local library. The young magician even forced his parents to read and explain the adult magic books, as the kiddie books soon lost their appeal.
By the age of 8, he was performing shows throughout his neighborhood. During his third grade talent show, while “attempting” to magically stab a 2-foot-long needle through a balloon without causing damage to the balloon, the balloon accidentally popped, startled the young wizard, and caused the needle to be launched out of his hand, spin several times in the air, and finally, stick perfectly in the floor beside him. The audience erupted with applause believing this to be his plan. To this day, he hasn’t been able to repeat the “Spinning Needle Sticks in the FloorTrick” despite popular demand.
The Resident Magician
While earning his degree in Public Relations and Theater Arts, Chad fine-tuned his magic skills by performing nightly as the house magician at 7 different restaurants. The contacts that he made at the restaurants lead to a busy schedule performing at corporate events, private parties and trade shows.
The Comedy Club Dare
While attending an open mic night at a comedy club in Ohio, a friend dared Chad to go onstage and do 5 minutes of comedy. With nothing but a deck of cards in hand, Chad took the challenge. On that particular night, the owner of the club was in the audience. He approached Chad afterward and said, “If you can do 30 minutes like that, I’ll pay you.”In comedy clubs, it’s uncommon to go from a single open mic performance to becoming the featured (middle) act. This is when Chad really started to focus on making his magic, not only amazing, but also purposely funny. Within a year, he was a headlining comedy club performer and while his busy schedule no longer allows him to work many clubs, he still cherishes that classic venue.
In 2000, Chad was contacted to audition his magic show for cruise ships. He wowed the entertainment directors and was immediately offered bookings from several major cruise lines. When he’s not performing on land, Chad spends time each year performing for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Holland America, Princess and Disney Cruise Lines. The high demand for Chad’s brand of comedy-magic has enabled him to perform over 1,000 shows, across the entire globe, in front of more than a million spectators.
Chad Chesmark’s love of magic and entertaining shines through in each performance, and his dedication to customizing each performance for his clients, keeps him in high demand. Whether he’s performing an intimate piece of close-up magic from 2 feet away or standing on stage during your next event, Chad is sure to leave everyone with wonderful memories to last a lifetime.