My name is Simon Mandal – I’m an internationally touring  stand up illusionist  & comedian. One of my specialties is entertaining at events for tech companies like Google, Facebook & Samsung. You can see my 90 second demo here:

As a full time comedian / illusionist with a prior career as a software developer, I’m in a unique position to entertain your group. Why? I can easily incorporate some of your technical info into a hilarious presentation that engages your crowd,  makes them feel appreciated, honors your VIP’s, and makes your message memorable. 

From 2000-2008, my day job was in software development. I spent most of my career building websites and databases, and automating business processes. In my spare time I performed stand up comedy and magic in NYC. Though entertainment ended up being my permanent career, I still program for my own needs, and I’m happy that performing for other IT people is a big part of my life.

Examples of recent projects:

*Helped South Korean transistor company RFHIC unveil a new transistor by giving a custom magic presentation to their global VIP partners, including Samsung, Huawei, Ericson &  Lockhead Martin. How many comedians can say they’ve written jokes about Galium Nitrate on Diamond transistors?

* Helped Facebook celebrate a $100 million dollar advertising sale  by performing a comedy magic presentation at their “The Techies” awards ceremony in San Francisco. The show featured some custom tailored magic.  Separately, I helped Facebook entertain key partners from Samsung in New York City.  Here is what Facebook had to say: 

  • Helped Google entertain guests at their NYC branch’s summer retreat. I performed “just for fun” strolling  magic, and orchestrated a team of other entertainers. Over the course of the event, I entertained over 1,500 people up close and personal, including team members from every Google department, their families, & their VIP guests.

WHERE I help:
Session Openers
Break Out Sessions
Office Parties
Trade Shows
Awards Dinners
“Just for Fun” events

HOW I help:
Stage Comedy Magic Show
Mingling Close Up Magic
Emcee / Presenter Work
Team Building
All presentations are 100% clean

Partial client list:

If you are planning an event, would love to hear from you!
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