Transform Your Event, As If By Magic !!!

Dear event planner ,

Thank you for your consideration and taking the time to request package and pricing information. Quality and reliable entertainment that gets your guests involved and keeps them laughing is one of the major keys to making your event dynamic, unique and impressive.

Making your special event memorable is a challenging task. You want it to be fun & extra special for your guests- all while staying within your budget. That’s where I come in.

I have been entertaining with magic & comedy professionally for 25 years and I am one of a very small handful of professional magicians in the area. My clients include Calspan, University at Buffalo, Buffalo State College, Niagara University, Dival Safety, The Buffalo Bills, Geico, HSBC Bank, M&T Bank, Tops Markets, Wegman’s, Rich Products, The Buffalo Zoo, and many, many more.

When you invite me to entertain at your event, I put my years of experience to work so you can trust that my magic will leave the impression on your guests that you desire. From the reservation process until the completion of the event I take pride in making the entertainment portion of the evening a stress free experience. I use my years of experience to make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible and in turn, make you look good, and leave your audience amazed.

Read on below to learn about my different packages and see why you can safely rely on me to make your event unforgettable.



The 3 Keys To Entertaining Your Guests…


Unbelievable Magic

Even after you see this you won’t believe it. You will be left scratching your head and wondering if magic ctually exists… and so will your guests!


A Sense Of Humor

You’ll be thrilled as you hear your guests laugh and see all the smiles during my funny interactions with them throughout the event.


Audience Participation

More Audience Participation Than You Can Shake A Stick At. Everything I do involves your guests. You know how people are. They don’t just want to sit and watch, they want to experience it for themselves.

Strolling Close-Up Magic

This involves 5 to 10 minute sets of magic done with small props such as cards, coins, borrowed bills, etc., for small groups of people, before moving to the next table or group.  This is usually a good option for banquets or cocktail parties, or any large gathering of people.


Your investment: $250/hr

Magic & Comedy Show

The first show is a 40 minute Magic and Comedy show, which includes magic with ropes, newspapers and lemons; among other things.  During the show, things appear, disappear, float, and end up in impossible places.  The show ends with an audience member and I attempting to levitate a table, causing it to float around the performance area.  This is a very magical illusion that people tend to talk about for a long time!



Your investment: $350

Magical Escape & Illusion Show

Finally, I offer a Magical Escape & Illusion show, which features my lovely wife and myself, and runs about 50 minutes long.  It features a number of inexplicable feats, including the floating table, a chain-cuff escape, and an impossible rope escape performed by my wife, Teresa.  This show ends with an illusion known as Houdini’s Metamorphosis;  A large wooden packing crate is brought out and inspected by an audience member, as are a length of chain, 2 padlocks and a set of handcuffs.  After that, Teresa handcuffs me, and locks me inside the crate.  She wraps the chain around the top and sides of the crate, and padlocks that, as well.  She then stands on top of the box, and raises a curtain (on a hoop, encircling the box.)  She throws the curtain into the air, and when it comes down, I catch it, as I am now on top, and she is now handcuffed inside the chained and locked box.  It’s a very magical transformation that happens in under a second!
*Fun fact; two descendants of the Blood family (That’s Harry Houdini’s wife Bess’ family line) saw us perform The Metamorphosis at a magic conference in 2010, taught us and gave us their blessing to continue doing so!

Your investment: $500

For either of the traditional shows, I bring along a wireless sound system to ensure that everyone can hear and enjoy the show, and for indoor shows, a professional backdrop to frame the performance.
Additionally, I am fully insured, and have been a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians since 1997.
If any of these sound like a good fit for your program and you’d like to check my availability, or if you have any other questions; please just let me know!
Thanks so much,

Happy Clients

If these companies can trust Buffalo magician Todd Nelson to make their events amazing, so can you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the technical requirements for the performance?
For the up-close – strolling entertainment that is part of the Silver Package (and Platinum package), there are no technical requirements.  Everything David needs is self contained.

For the “After Dinner” comedy magic show that is included in both the Gold and Platinum packages, a stage with stairs on both sides is required. Since there is a lot of audience participation, the guests need to be able to get on and off the stage easily and safely.

A microphone system is also needed but David usually can bring his own. This varies venue to venue.

Please explain the differences between your 3 packages
The Silver Package the up-close, small group interactive, strolling type of entertainment.  Typically during most events, there is a social hour before dinner is served. This is the perfect time to have David Farr perform his interactive up close magic. This is magic performed for small groups of people who are sitting at tables or standing and socializing. Each mini performance typically lasts 5-10 minutes. This varies with size of group and length of performance time. This type of performance is great because it doesn’t stop the overall event from continuing on. It’s also nice to have something happening right when the event begins so there’s an energy in the air.

Most people see magic on tv or from a far away stage in Las Vegas and have never experienced seeing magic this close.

The Gold Package is the 45 minute “After Dinner” comedy magic program. This involves lots of fun audience participation and high paced comedy. This after dinner performance, unlike the interactive up close entertainment during the social hour, is meant for all of your guests to enjoy at the same time.

This is great to bring your group together to have a great time as a whole, leaving the lasting impression that you desire. A stage is necessary for this type of performance.

When you book the Platinum Package you get both styles of magical entertainment, the interactive up close, group to group magic (for one full hour) and the after dinner stage program for ALL of your guests. This truly is the best of both worlds!

This is the package that gives you the best value because the up close magic during the social hour really warms them up and gets them excited for what will happen after dinner during the stage performance!

It will make you look like a complete hero to your guests!

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My group is very diverse, are you able to entertain a group with a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, ages, etc.?
David’s very lucky because magic and clean humor is universally appealing. Unlike music for example where it’s impossible to please everyone, engaging magic & audience interaction is always a hit! David has been entertaining guests of all ages, status levels, ethnic backgrounds for over 30 years. He’s even entertained at many events with guests who didn’t speak English and yet they still had a blast with David’s unique entertainment.

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What’s Next?

If you’re ready to request a booking, please reply to our email or give us a call so we can discuss your event in detail. Don’t delay, dates can book up at anytime.

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