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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You know, Christmas may be "for kids", but guess what? Mr. J says: "We are ALL big kids." ;)After an evening of Corporate Magic for adults at the Prince George Hotel, it felt truly Magical seeing so many adults set their inner child free.😊🎩🌟May the holiday season elasticize Your spirit; May You walk the world in Wonder. <3 (Photo credit: Casey Lee Martin Photography. Find her on Instagram...as you can see, she has the Magic touch for capturing Magic reactions). (Y)#Magic #Magician #BirthdayMagic #BirthdayForKids #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayMagician #TheAmazingMisterJ #Halifax #NovaScotia #Birthday #HalifaxBirthday #KidsBirthdayIdeas #BirthdayTheme #PartyTheme #KidsMagic #CleanMagic #MagicianForHire #MagicianForAdults #MagicianForKids #KidsMagician #MagicianForEvent #Joy #Fun #ShareTheJoy #Christmas2022 #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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A Magical Night.🎩 Performing as MC and Entertainer for John Ratchford's Amazing, Beautiful Gala event.❤🌠🥳 All pics by Ratchford Photography.⭐ (For all your photographic needs, John gets Mr. J's HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION!)👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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HAPPY HALLOWE'EN, FRIENDS!!🎃Wishing you MAGIC always...especially TONIGHT.😉🎩⭐❤👍#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 #HappyHalloween #Halloween2022 #ElvisPresley-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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The most MAGICAL🎩⭐ Hallowe'en extravaganza you'll see this year is in Antigonish (34 Ponderosa Drive), thanks to Laurie & Charles Smith's creepy carnival of coolness!🎃 Just look at all the fright-filled FUN!!❤Didja know they hold a Mister J record, having hired me a record total of 8 times (!) over the years to perform for their neighbourhood Hallowe'en parties? Now that their amazing kids are grown, they've still got ole Mr. J as part of their display...this time in spirit, on a giant screen! A true honour. And a true Hallowe'en treat for YOU, should you venture to visit their vampiric vista this October!😉🎃⭐❤👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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You know, a couple weeks ago, was feeling heartbroken that one of my longtime Magic Rabbits sadly died.😪 Last evening, when going to pick up a NEW bunny🐰 from a wonderful local couple (and their excited daughters learned their Bunny was going into a Magic Show), THIS happened.❤⭐🐇 Just a friendly reminder that Life is full of unexpected Magic.😊🎩👍 ... See MoreSee Less
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