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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Hope YOU personally had a Magical weekend, despite the wild weather! Remember, the rainbow is hidden inside the storm. ❤️ Quick story: Can you Imagine this? You're invited to a massive meal while hearing hearty high seas fishing adventures...catching a record-size, prize tuna, despite a HUUUUUGE STORM at sea! (These entertaining yarns were wonderfully weaved by Chief Alvery Paul of Esgenoôpetitj First Nation, Burnt Church, in Northern NB...after performing Magic for The Chief's Grandson). Giving thanks and making the long drive back to NS through torrential rain, you feel like you're in your own submarine (!), driving to perform more Magic Shows in the Bedford and Bridgewater area. While bringing your many Magic cases inside there, you are personally pounded by the drenching deluge. You can hardly hear your happy hosts, as the powerful precipitation proceeds. Would the kids respond to a Soaking-wet Sorcerer? Would they even be able to concentrate on your conjuring, over the driving din of the downpour? You bet your Magic Rabbit! Check out the picture, and this kind review about your friendly neighbourhood Water-soaked Wizard:"Thank you again for making Victoria’s 4th Birthday Party such an amazing time. All the parents talked about how AWESOME you were, and your energy is excellent. Kids had a blast!" -Katie & Jeff Millard, Bedford, NSMay YOU also always find the Laughter in the rain, and the Treasure in the tempest, Magic Friends! "The storm is an artist; the rainbow is its masterpiece." - Matshona Dhliwayo.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/ #DavidJolly #AmazingMisterJ #Professional #Magician #Magic #Entertainer #LiveAnimals #Balloons #BirthdayParty #KidsBirthday #Maritimes #HappyBirthday #LaughterInTheRain ... See MoreSee Less
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Merry Magic in MONCTON...on a wild WINDY day! But y'know, those wee wide-eyed wonderlings would've still been happy in a hurricane! WONDERMENT is WEATHERPROOF. 🙂 And naturally, just like you see here, kids always remind us adults that we can bear any storm, if we FOCUS on the ever-present, amazing, beautiful MAGIC in our world. <3 More Maritime Magic Shows this weekend in New Brunswick, Bedford, AND Bridgewater...the Fall Fun continues! Special thanks to the Magical talents of 'Julia Charlotte Creative Photography' (check out her facebook page) for creatively capturing all the joy, fun, and laughter last week. (Y)"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." -e e cummingsMR. J WEBSITES: www.misterj.ca www.amazingmisterj.ca www.halifaxmagician.ca JULIA CHARLOTTE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO: juliahallett965f.myportfolio.com/?fbclid=IwAR23DPShRxCnmWul1_K2OiUg4WXzwkPZdeYGi1dJAAcpAfCMdUkefD... YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOLa5EKW2ZrAx2-Y2EdSqATWITTER: twitter.com/AmazingMisterJINSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/theamazingmisterj/TIKTOK: tiktok.com/@theamazingmisterj/LINKEDIN: www.linkedin.com/in/theamazingmisterj/ #DavidJolly #AmazingMisterJ #Professional #Magician #Entertainer #LiveAnimals #Balloons #BirthdayParty #KidsBirthday #Maritimes #HappyBirthday #Laughter ... See MoreSee Less
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Very kind recent Magic Show review: "MR. J certainly lives up to the hype. Thanks again for making Harrison’s 7th birthday one he and his friends will never forget.Great job Mr. J. You are indeed pretty amazing." -Dan & Colleen Cavanaugh, Hammonds Plains, NS (August 29th, 2021) Hope YOUR days are also filled with Joy, Magic Friends! "A Day without LAUGHTER is a day wasted." -Charlie Chaplin 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/ #DavidJolly #AmazingMisterJ #Professional #Magician #Entertainer #LiveAnimals #Balloons #BirthdayParty #KidsBirthday #HouseParty #HappyBirthday #Laughter ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank YOU, Magic Friends, for all your thoughtful birthday wishes! Your kindness is the greatest gift of all...truly magical. As you can imagine, it feels surreal to actually have your 'own' birthday (when you entertain for hundreds of OTHER folks' birthdays every year!). So, for something different, spent the day Horsin' Around..."Like a Rhinestone Cowboy". 😋 Happy Weekend, and Happy Trails!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/ #DavidJolly #AmazingMisterJ #Professional #Magician #Entertainer #LiveAnimals #Balloons #BirthdayParty #KidsBirthday #HouseParty #HappyBirthday #Gratitude #Horse #GlenCampbell #RhinestoneCowboy ... See MoreSee Less
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