Press

National Magazine ‘Today’s Parent’ showcases The Amazing Mr. J (October 2015):
https://www.todaysparent.com/kids/awesome-birthday-party-entertainers-in-atlantic-canada/


 
The Amazing Mr. J performs magic for Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and the cast of Back to the Future! (November 2018):
https://www.trurodaily.com/living/truro-area-man-meets-back-to-the-future-cast-members-257943/

The Amazing Mr. J performs magic for a childhood hero, the man behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch, who is retiring after 50 years. (Caroll Spinney’s Dad is also from New Brunswick!) He gave me an actual Big Bird feather, a gift to treasure forever. (October 2018):
https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/halifax-magician-meets-childhood-hero-the-man-behind-big-bird-251498/
https://www.trurodaily.com/news/halifax-magician-meets-childhood-hero-the-man-behind-big-bird-251498/

Some truly funny things happen when performing magic! Here’s a ‘True Story’ by The Amazing Mr. J – David Johnston, with Comic Art by MAD Magazine’s Mike Holmes, for The Coast (September 2010):
https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/true-story-by-david-johnston/Content?oid=1901156

The Amazing Mr. J – a tribute to the music, and magic, of Stan Rogers (StanFest 20th Anniversary – June 2016):
http://www.trurodaily.com/news/local/2016/6/3/stanfest-it-really-is-magic-time-4548987.html

The Amazing Mr. J presents ‘Back to the Future’ Magic Party for Parkinsons! (Charity event – October 2015):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/back-to-the-future-fundraiser-truro-1.3279619
https://www.facebook.com/events/510891619073396/
http://www.trurodaily.com/news/local/2015/10/18/how-time-mcflies-4313525.html
http://www.pressreader.com/canada/truro-daily-news/20151019/281539404802587

“Trenton Fun Fest” Pictou Advocate (July 2015)

“Mike Robinson and The Amazing Mr. J show, hosted by Lenore Zann” (April 2015)

“Music & Magic fundraiser for Mental Health” (April 2015)

The Amazing Mr. J presents ‘Music & Magic for Mental Health’ (Charity event – April 2015):
http://www.trurodaily.com/living/2015/4/19/music-and-magic-for-mental-health-4117002.html

The Amazing Mr. J interviewed at Billy Joel concert (Québec City newspaper, front page, July 2014):
http://www.journaldequebec.com/2014/07/11/une-vingtaine-dheures-de-route-pour-voir-billy-joel

The Amazing Mr. J- CTV interview at Billy Joel concert (July 2014):
http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1910510   (Mr. J interviewed at 2:14)

The Amazing Mr. J meets Prince Charles & Camilla (May 2014):
http://www.ngnews.ca/news/local/2014/5/19/pictou-countys-royal-showcase-3730739.html

The Amazing Mr. J- Houdini Séance performance atop Citadel Hill, Halifax NS (Hallowe’en 2013):
Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW9Vknwm-dc

Mr. J’s Houdini Séance Articles:
http://www.thecoast.ca/TheScene/archives/2013/10/31/blinded-me-with-sance
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/harry-houdini-summoned-at-halifax-seance-1.2325688
http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1163519-halifax-s-history-with-houdini-the-naked-truth
http://www.wildabouthoudini.com/2013/10/official-word-from-halifax-houdini.html

The Amazing Mr. J on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den (2013)
Halifax audition: http://polargrizz.tumblr.com/post/45125821752/dragons-den-auditions-halifax-2013

Mr. J on CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den Articles:
http://thechronicleherald.ca/community/halifax/1130606-mister-j-and-the-dragons
http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/911242-truro-magician-to-practise-on-dragons
http://www.pressreader.com/canada/truro-daily-news/20130221/281762741663163
“Truro Resident on Dragons’ Den This Fall” (March 2013)
“Truro Man Auditions for Dragons’ Den” (February 2013)

Following a successful publishing deal with CBC Dragon Kevin O’Leary, you can read The Amazing Mr. J’s story in Kevin’s #1 International Bestselling Book- ‘Cold Hard Truth on Family, Kids & Money’ (pgs 123-133):
https://books.google.ca/books?id=uXnqAQAAQBAJ&pg=PT124&lpg=PT124&dq=David+Johnston+magician&source=bl&ots=r1k4nsmbQ-&sig=mPvyZh6q4I27QgODQGQeOanYsZA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiKpKaeg9XTAhVF7IMKHQcnBUk4ChDoAQgoMAE#v=onepage&q=David%20Johnston%20magician&f=false

The Amazing Mr. J at Atlantica Oak Island (March 2013):
http://www.familyfuncanada.com/halifax/family-fun-at-the-atlantica-oak-island-resort/

“Family Literacy Day” (January 2013)

“Magic Moments front page picture- New Year’s Eve Party” (December 2012)

“Town of Truro New Year’s Eve Celebrations” (December 2012)

The Amazing Mr. J – Reveen TV commercial (November 2012):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqmb3Jwlc-I

“Magic Moment” (August 2012)
“12th Annual Community Fair” (May 2012)
“New Year’s Eve Magic” (January 2012)
“New Year’s Eve Magic Show” (December 2011)
“New Year’s Eve on the Town” (December 2011)
“Mr. J’s Library Donation” (November 2010)
“Mr. J – Live at Truro Mall” (March 2010)
“The Magic of Reading – Great Village” (November 2009)
“Halifax Library Guide” (Summer 2009)
“Wilson’s 9th Annual Community Fair” (May 2009)
“March Break Fun at Truro Mall” (March 2009)
“Truro’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations” (December 2008)
“The Magic of Reading” (Summer 2008)
“Bedford Magazine” (August 2008)
“Museum Events Magazine” (Spring 2008)
“Magic of Chocolate” (March 2008)
“Magic of Chocolate” (March 2008)
“Library Guide” (Summer 2006)
“A Little Magic Goes a Long Way” (2006) (Photo and article by Caitlin McIntyre)
“Celebrating Family Literacy Day” (2006)
“Truro Mall March Break Promo” (2005)
“Abracadabra” (2004)
The Hero’s Hero- Remembrance Day show (November 2003)
“Now That’s a Balloon” (2002)
“Teen Friends of the Library” (2000)
“Nothing Up My Sleeve” (2000)

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Imagine THIS, Friends! Big School Magic Show. All going wonderfully. Excited kids! You're building to your GRAND FINALE...pulling a RABBIT out of a HAT. The wound-up audience is magically waving their hands, while the onstage volunteers wave their wands in joyous anticipation. You bring out your hat (in preparation to produce the real rabbit...)Suddenly, literally SECONDS before the rabbit is about to appear...THE SCHOOL FIRE ALARM GOES OFF!!!! 😋The staff can't believe it either. The whole school goes outside. Turns out it was a 'false alarm' (some prankster pulled it). Just the same, procedure had to be followed, with the fire department arriving to search every room. This was the scene this morning at Kingswood Elementary. (First time THIS has happened to me in over 20 years of Magic Shows!)Luckily, after the loooooong time spent just waiting outside, we all returned back in, and Mr. J got to produce the rabbit. The 'Big Finish' still went very well...delayed as it was!Y'know, it just goes to show: Life is full of RANDOM, unexpected surprises. Don't know about you, but I like to believe this is a good thing. Even though not all are 'good' surprises, the unexpected certainly gives Life flavour. Like MAGIC. 🙂One last thing: While the entire school and myself were assembled outside (yours truly in full tuxedo, under the hot sun (!) ), waiting for the firefighters to allow us back in, one young child said: "Hey, Mr. J! Why don't you just make the rabbit appear OUTSIDE?" "Yeah!" added another, "Make the rabbit HERE, while we're waiting! Aren't you supposed to be a Magician??" (!)Some teachers looked at me, smiling, as I replied: "Ummmm, well, look, you guys...I'd like to...but, you see...I can't because, I forgot my HAT inside!" 😋#Magic #Magician #BirthdayMagic #BirthdayForKids #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayMagician #TheAmazingMisterJ #DavidJolly #Halifax #NovaScotia #Birthday #HalifaxBirthday #KidsBirthdayIdeas #BirthdayTheme #PartyTheme #KidsMagic #CleanMagic #MagicianForHire #MagicianForKids #KidsMagician #MagicianForEvent #Joy #Fun #LifeIsMagic #Laughter #LiveAnimals #Balloons #LifeIsRandom Mr. J Photo Credit: Ratchford Photographic #CapeBretonPhotographer #RatchfordPhotographic 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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Friendly reminder for YOU: "The most wasted day in Life...is the day we do not LAUGH." -Charlie Chaplin 😀❤😂👍Happy Weekend, Y'all!😊🎩❤🥳⭐👍#Magic #Magician #BirthdayMagic #BirthdayForKids #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayMagician #TheAmazingMisterJ #DavidJolly #Halifax #NovaScotia #Birthday #HalifaxBirthday #KidsBirthdayIdeas #BirthdayTheme #PartyTheme #KidsMagic #CleanMagic #MagicianForHire #MagicianForKids #KidsMagician #MagicianForEvent #Joy #Fun #LifeIsMagic #Laughter #LiveAnimals #BalloonsWishing 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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Imagine this PRE-Magic Show conversation:Older Child: "I KNOW Magic is all FAKE, right?"Mr. J: "Well, tell you what...YOU watch the show, and then you can decide for yourself!" :)🎩POST-Show, same Older Child: "You're a meatball Mr. J! But your Magic was pretty much all REAL!"(I'll take it). :PWishing you a wonderful, wonder-filled week, Magic Friends! :)🎩❤👍(Photo Credit: The super-talented John Ratchford, of Cape Breton's Ratchford Photographic Studio)#Magic #Magician #BirthdayMagic #BirthdayForKids #KidsBirthdayParty #BirthdayMagician #TheAmazingMisterJ #DavidJolly #Halifax #NovaScotia #Birthday #HalifaxBirthday #KidsBirthdayIdeas #BirthdayTheme #PartyTheme #KidsMagic #CleanMagic #MagicianForHire #MagicianForKids #KidsMagician #MagicianForEvent #Joy #Fun #LifeIsMagic #LiveAnimals #Balloons#RatchfordPhotographic #RatchfordStudio #JohnRatchford #CapeBretonPhotographerWishing you Joy & 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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"Hey, Hey, Hey! It's YOGI BEAR and MR. J!"Performing this Saturday Night at JELLYSTONE PARK CAMPGROUND!(Secret confession: Waaaaaaay excited about this...) 😉So, if YOU'RE a'campin' in Kingston, bring your 'Pic-a-nic basket' to the Magic Show! All the fun starts at 7:00pm. (Even Ranger Smith says we can make all the noise we want!) 🙂Plus, you can sleep in late Sunday AND Monday morning too..."it's longer than the AV-ER-AGE Weekend!"Wishing YOU a YOGI-Tastic LONG Weekend, Magic Friends!#Magic #Magician #AmazingMisterJ #DavidJolly #Birthday #LiveAnimals #Balloons #YogiBear #BooBoo #RangerSmith #JellystonePark #Campground #Resort #MagicFunMR. J WEBSITES:www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagwww.halifaxmagician.caYOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOLa5EKW2ZrAx2-Y2EdSqATWITTER: twitter.com/AmazingMisterJINSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/theamazingmisterj/TIKTOK: tiktok.com/@theamazingmisterj/LINKEDIN: www.linkedin.com/in/theamazingmisterj/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Wonderful (and very kind) endorsement of The Amazing Mr. J, from the super-talented Rebekah Higgs: Canada's DIY MOM! (You can catch the Fifth Season of the hard-working handywoman's inspiring, Nation Wide Show here: tv1.bell.ca/fibetv1/shows/diy-mom) Super fun to perform on Rebekah's beautiful back deck...which she created, of course! Amazingness abounds here in Canada. May YOUR new week also be full of MAGIC! ❤ (Y)#magic #magician #amazingmisterj #davidjolly #birthday #liveanimals #balloons #handywoman #doityourself #rebekahhiggs #diymom MR. J WEBSITES:www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOLa5EKW2ZrAx2-Y2EdSqATWITTER: twitter.com/AmazingMisterJINSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/theamazingmisterj/TIKTOK: tiktok.com/@theamazingmisterj/LINKEDIN: www.linkedin.com/in/theamazingmisterj/ ... See MoreSee Less
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