About

Born and based in Halifax, The Amazing Mr. J (David Jolly) has performed for over 20+ years all across Canada (Nationwide Since 1999!), entertaining with Magic, comedy, and balloon art for kids, teens, and adults. (You can also let him entertain for YOU!)

The Amazing Mr. J loves adapting shows to YOUR audience, whether they’re for your: children’s birthdays, schools, campgrounds, festivals, malls, libraries, walk-around shows, weddings, libraries, PLUS house parties for adults, universities/colleges, high schools/Safe Grads, seniors, bachelor/bachelorette parties, weddings, and corporate groups (He’s even been hired by numerous celebrities! You can see pictures here in the celebrity section of the facebook photo galleries).

Having performed over 4000+ shows, from northernmost Newfoundland (Canada Day 2014 & 2015, in La Scie), to Toronto, even to Whitehorse, Yukon (at the 2016 Sourdough Festival along with beloved fiddling legend Natalie MacMaster), Mr. J loves our beautiful country of Canada, and all the truly amazing people who live here.

You may have already seen The Amazing Mr. J on one of his many TV guest appearances over years. (Most recently, in Summer 2021, Mr. J applied to perform on CityTV’s ‘Canada’s Got Talent!’).

You can read Mr. J’s story in print, since after facing The Dragons on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den years ago, he luckily scored a deal with Kevin O’Leary! Kevin published Mr. J in his newest #1 international bestseller (pages 123-133) “Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids & Money”. (Thanks for publishing Mr. J, Mr. Wonderful!)

How did it begin? When Mr. J’s wonderful MOM & DAD bought him a wonderful little Magic Kit for his 5th birthday, he became hooked, performing his first ‘shows’ for parents right out of the box. When turning six, a second Magic Kit turned into a little show for all the guests at his grandparents house in Saint John, New Brunswick… sparking a lifelong love of performing. (So, parents, it’s always good to encourage that stuff in your children!) A few years later, those same perfect parents hired some magicians to perform at his house, forever expanding little Mr. J’s imagination. (Again, always a good idea, parents…you never know what long-lasting influence such a childhood experience can give your child!)

Inspired by Nova Scotia’s own world-renowned Magic talent Mike Robinson, Mr. J took a break from his school teaching career to attend Circus School in Toronto, where he also studied Magic at Browser’s Den (with super-cool owner Jeff Pinsky). After performing his first public Magic Shows in Toronto in 1999, and returning to NS, he then performed every day for two months over Christmas, at Dartmouth’s Mic Mac Mall, (right beside Santa!), where he learned the art of performing for large crowds…seeing firsthand the joy Magic can bring.

While still working as a schoolteacher, Mr. J used Magic tricks as a fun motivator for his students. He found he could actually incorporate Magic directly into his lessons each year, whether teaching Science, French, or even European History. Following some school Magic workshops, the demand for actual Magic Shows at events while he was still teaching became so great, that Mr. J finally left teaching for good in 2005, to pursue magic performing exclusively, nationwide, on a full-time basis. Seeing the wonderful reactions from kids, teens, and adults, the fully-grown David Jolly continues to try and share this joy and excitement with as many people as possible!

Today, Mr. J generally divides his time between Halifax, Truro, and throughout Atlantic Canada…plus regularly at his ‘second home’ in Toronto.

By day, Mr. J is a Magician, Landlord, Writer, and Bon Vivant. By night, he is also those things. That’s because he’s that good kind of workaholic: a goal-setting, practical dreamer. Mr. J speaks French, and loves Canada, cooking, nature, the outdoors, green living, exercising, hiking, sports, writing, poetry, film, the arts, CBC Radio, singing, playing guitar and piano, skydiving, new ideas, random adventures, traveling, board games, magic (of course), plus virtually all music, and literature. (Secret confession: Mr. J loves hosting retro parties!)

Mr. J loves children, and is writing an original children’s book, hoping to make it into a series. A couple books for adults are also in the works. (Keep watching your local bookstore!)

Mr. J is cosmopolitan and urbane, and (let’s face it), rather silly too.

(By the way, Mr. J never goes around talking about himself in the third person like this. That’s just an understood pretense when writing mini-bios like this…) 😛

Thank YOU for visiting this page, and for helping yours truly to live the dream as a full-time Magician and entertainer. It has been a sincere pleasure, and honour, to perform for you for over 20+ years, and to share so many fun-filled times, with old and new friends of all ages.

YOU are helping keep the Magic alive! Feel free to send your questions, heckles, marriage proposals, or really good jokes to: misterjmagic@hotmail.com

THANKS! Wishing you Joy & Magic.

-David Jolly “The Amazing Mr. J- Magician & Entertainer”
782-414-3612 (That’s a Nova Scotia number, Magic Friends! CALL anytime, for more info, and bookings). 🙂

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Hope YOU⭐personally are safe, Magic Friends🎩❤, following Fiona.🌬🌧Everyone's hurting. Property damage (thousands, here), flooded basements (my Sister & her husband), and many feeling Powerless (Emotionally, and LITERALLY).😥So many good people...so painfully impacted. Easy to be saddened/discouraged by fickle Fiona.😪Here's the thing:Just performed a backyard Magic Show in Dartmouth, on this post-storm sunny Sunday morning. A little blonde girl approached afterwards, asking for a balloon...cutest little angel you ever saw. Little star earrings, and face of pure innocence (not the same girl pictured, but hopefully you get the idea).Mr. J asks her name. In an adorably shy little voice, she says:"FIONA".❤❤👍👍It took me aback. The same hurricane we are cursing...shared the name of this little angel. What to think?Searching for some sort meaning here beyond coincidence (and feel free to imagine your own, if any exists😋), but here's what came to mind:1) Life is what you make it, and how you interpret it. (Like Fiona's name...a nasty storm, or adorable angel?)⭐👍2) The show must go on! Even the Martimes' worst storm ever can't stop the Magic. (All the kids showed up to the birthday show)🥳🎩3) All the darkness in the Universe can't extinguish the light of a single candle. Or in this case, a sweet little girl ironically named Fiona.👸❤Wishing you comfort and support during this time, Friends...and especially the ability to see HOPE. That's where the Magic lives.❤👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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You know the most MAGICAL thing about Magic?🎩 Teaching someone ELSE to do it THEMSELVES! 😀❤Here's the old 'Egg Bag' effect...with an excited young Violet performing the trick on her Mom, Katie.⭐ (With a little help from Mr. J! Previously, it was taught to me by friend and mentor, Mike Robinson).🌟So, waxing philosophical, if you're ever wondering your purpose in Life, y'know it's true what they say: "The only thing you can do with your Life...is to give it away." 😊🎩❤🌠👍#Magic #Magician #BirthdayMagic #BirthdayForKids #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayMagician #TheAmazingMisterJ #Halifax #NovaScotia #Birthday #HalifaxBirthday #KidsBirthdayIdeas #BirthdayTheme #PartyTheme #KidsMagic #CleanMagic #MagicianForHire #MagicianForAdults #MagicianForKids #KidsMagician #MagicianForEvent #Joy #Fun #ShareTheJoy #LifeIsMagic Wishing you Joy, Laughter, & Magic!-David Jolly "The Amazing Mr. J- Magician & Entertainer"PHONE: 782-414-3612 (A Nova Scotia number! 🙂 CALL anytime, for more info, and bookings)WEBSITES (with CONTACT e-mail links for you):www.misterj.ca/ (All-Ages Magic Shows/Live Animals/Balloon Art for: Kids Birthdays, Schools, Festivals, Malls, Campgrounds, Libraries, and MORE!)www.amazingmisterj.ca/ (Clean Comedy Magic for Adults: Corporate events, Universities/Colleges, Adult House Parties/Kitchen Parties, High Schools/teens, Seniors, MC, Trade Shows, Adult events, Walk-around Magic, Bachelor/Bachelorette, Weddings, and MORE!)www.halifaxmagician.ca/SOCIALS:Facebook: www.facebook.com/misterjmagicTwitter: twitter.com/AmazingMisterJInstagram: www.instagram.com/theamazingmisterj/TikTok: tiktok.com/@theamazingmisterj/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/theamazingmisterj/YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOLa5EKW2ZrAx2-Y2EdSqA ... See MoreSee Less
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Sneak peak, exclusively for YOU😉, Magic Friends...of the fun we had for 'Ratchford's Next Top Model' Gala.⭐ Y'know, August 3rd, 2023 will be the 10th Anniversary event next year, if YOU'd like to be a part of the fun! Open to women, men, plus teens/tweens too. Looking forward to MCing and performing once more...already working on new Magic tricks...😉Magic, Models, and Merriment...always guaranteed.🌠🎩❤👍BIG thank you to John Ratchford of Ratchford Photographic, for hosting this Grand Gala every year. (Held at Cape Breton University, Sydney)Happy Long Weekend, Y'all!⭐#Magic #Magician #BirthdayMagic #BirthdayForKids #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayMagician #TheAmazingMisterJ #Halifax #NovaScotia #Birthday #HalifaxBirthday #KidsBirthdayIdeas #BirthdayTheme #PartyTheme #KidsMagic #CleanMagic #MagicianForHire #MagicianForAdults #MagicianForKids #KidsMagician #MagicianForEvent #Joy #Fun #LifeIsMagic #RatchfordPhotographic #CapeBretonPhotographer Wishing you Joy, Laughter, & Magic! -David Jolly "The Amazing Mr. J- Magician & Entertainer" PHONE: 782-414-3612 (A Nova Scotia number! 🙂 CALL anytime, for more info, and bookings) WEBSITES (with CONTACT e-mail links for you):www.misterj.ca/ (All-Ages Magic Shows/Live Animals/Balloon Art for: Kids Birthdays, Schools, Festivals, Malls, Campgrounds, Libraries, and MORE!) www.amazingmisterj.ca/ (Clean Comedy Magic for Adults: Corporate events, Universities/Colleges, Adult House Parties/Kitchen Parties, High Schools/teens, Seniors, MC, Trade Shows, Adult events, Walk-around Magic, Bachelor/Bachelorette, Weddings, and MORE!) www.halifaxmagician.ca/ SOCIAL MEDIA:Facebook: www.facebook.com/misterjmagicTwitter: twitter.com/AmazingMisterJInstagram: www.instagram.com/theamazingmisterj/TikTok: tiktok.com/@theamazingmisterj/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/theamazingmisterj/YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOLa5EKW2ZrAx2-Y2EdSqA ... See MoreSee Less
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Acting as MC👋 and performing Magic🎩 tonight, for 'Ratchford's Next Top Model' Gala.⭐ Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS...Red Carpet arrivals begins at 6:00pm, show at 7:30pm. Tickets $35...First class fun for all.🌠 If you're in Sydney, swing on over! Thank you to John Ratchford of Ratchford Photographic, for hosting this Grand Gala every year.A Magical night guaranteed.😉🎩❤👍#Magic #Magician #BirthdayMagic #BirthdayForKids #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayMagician #TheAmazingMisterJ #Halifax #NovaScotia #Birthday #HalifaxBirthday #KidsBirthdayIdeas #BirthdayTheme #PartyTheme #KidsMagic #CleanMagic #MagicianForHire #MagicianForAdults #MagicianForKids #KidsMagician #MagicianForEvent #Joy #Fun #LifeIsMagic #RatchfordPhotographic #CapeBretonPhotographer Wishing you Joy, Laughter, & Magic! -David Jolly "The Amazing Mr. J- Magician & Entertainer" PHONE: 782-414-3612 (A Nova Scotia number! 🙂 CALL anytime, for more info, and bookings) WEBSITES (with CONTACT e-mail links for you):www.misterj.ca/ (All-Ages Magic Shows/Live Animals/Balloon Art for: Kids Birthdays, Schools, Festivals, Malls, Campgrounds, Libraries, and MORE!) www.amazingmisterj.ca/ (Clean Comedy Magic for Adults: Corporate events, Universities/Colleges, Adult House Parties/Kitchen Parties, High Schools/teens, Seniors, MC, Trade Shows, Adult events, Walk-around Magic, Bachelor/Bachelorette, Weddings, and MORE!) www.halifaxmagician.ca/ SOCIAL MEDIA:Facebook: www.facebook.com/misterjmagicTwitter: twitter.com/AmazingMisterJInstagram: www.instagram.com/theamazingmisterj/TikTok: tiktok.com/@theamazingmisterj/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/theamazingmisterj/YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOLa5EKW2ZrAx2-Y2EdSqA ... See MoreSee Less
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WHY is MR. J's dove...flying away?? She can't wait another minute to get to this Sunday's Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival! Family fun for everyone! Amazing artists aplenty, and a vast-variety of cool creators...you'll meet top-tier talent from MARVEL, DC & MORE! PLUS, you and your kids can come in costume! (This IS a celebration after all). 😉BONUS! Yours truly, THE AMAZING MR. J will be performing Magic, and making balloons for you! (Maybe you can help my dove to calm down?!)All the DCAF fun is a'happenin' this Sunday, August 21st, 10-5, at Alderney Landing, Dartmouth...many thanks to the super-tastic folks at STRANGE ADVENTURES! Here's the thing, MAGIC FRIENDS...wouldja believe admission is FREE? (Oh, you lucky culture lovers!)Please like and share, and see you there!More info: www.facebook.com/DartmouthComicArtsFestival(Photo credit: John Ratchford, of Cape Breton's Ratchford Photographic)#Magic #Magician #BirthdayMagic #BirthdayForKids #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayMagician #TheAmazingMisterJ #Halifax #NovaScotia #Birthday #HalifaxBirthday #KidsBirthdayIdeas #BirthdayTheme #PartyTheme #KidsMagic #CleanMagic #MagicianForHire #MagicianForKids #KidsMagician #MagicianForEvent #Joy #Fun #LifeIsMagic #RatchfordPhotographic #CapeBretonPhotographer #StrangeAdventures #DCAF #DartmouthComicArtsFestival Wishing you Joy, Laughter, & Magic! -David Jolly "The Amazing Mr. J- Magician & Entertainer" PHONE: 782-414-3612 (A Nova Scotia number! 🙂 CALL anytime, for more info, and bookings) WEBSITES (with CONTACT e-mail links for you):www.misterj.ca/ (All-Ages Magic Shows/Live Animals/Balloon Art for: Kids Birthdays, Schools, Festivals, Malls, Campgrounds, Libraries, and MORE!) www.amazingmisterj.ca/ (Clean Comedy Magic for Adults: Corporate events, Universities/Colleges, Adult House Parties/Kitchen Parties, High Schools/teens, Seniors, MC, Trade Shows, Adult events, Walk-around Magic, Bachelor/Bachelorette, Weddings, and MORE!) www.halifaxmagician.ca/ SOCIAL MEDIA:Facebook: www.facebook.com/misterjmagicTwitter: twitter.com/AmazingMisterJInstagram: www.instagram.com/theamazingmisterj/TikTok: tiktok.com/@theamazingmisterj/LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/theamazingmisterj/YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOLa5EKW2ZrAx2-Y2EdSqA ... See MoreSee Less
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