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:
WHERE I help:
Break Out Sessions
“Just for Fun” events
HOW I help:
Stage Comedy Magic Show
Mingling Close Up Magic
Emcee / Presenter Work
All presentations are 100% clean
Partial client list:
If you are planning an event, would love to hear from you!
Contact me here!