Best Adult Birthday Party Entertainment 

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Ali and Nick Lowery enjoying a bit of magic.

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Wondering what’s the best adult birthday party entertainment?  There are a lot of choices depending on theme, likes and other party details.

Close up magic seems to transcend themes and is consistently a guest favorite and flows easily at any venue.

Many have asked why magic is great adult party entertainment? I believe it has to do with how it impacts the imagination and opens the mind to possibilities.

A magician penned a poem about magic that delves into why people love to be entertained with cards, coins and other items used in legerdemain.  Here are a few lines from it…

Conceived in obscure antiquity, nurtured through the ages,
She has awed, mystified, entertained and ennobled mankind since before the written word.
Yet, she holds more fascination for the modern mind than ever before.
Awesome in her potential influence, she has proved the possibility of more seeming impossibilities than any single science or art. 

The fascination with well performed close up magic goes back for well over a century when performers such as Max Melini where asked to entertain royalty. It continues today with magician’s winning America’s Got Talent and show’s like Penn & Teller’s Fool Us and The Carbonaro Effect draw raving audiences.

Why is Gene Urban is a great choice for adult party entertainment?

  • When Nick Lowery (NFL Hall of Famer) wanted to wow his friend Muhammad Ali he called Gene Urban. Ali is a big fan of magic and performed a bit before the Parkinson’s took this delight from him. Lonnie, Ali’s wife, said to Gene… “He really liked that a lot.”
  • Gene has performed in 17 countries including a recent trip to China and an upcoming one to Thailand (11-2015).
  • Gene has been a full time adult and corporate event magician for over 20 years.
  • Gene’s magic is a bit different. Many of the effects are seeming performed by your guests. This makes them feel very different… some say “empowered.” That makes for great adult party entertainment.
  • Gene simply loves entertaining people. His warm, inviting style and exceptional magic wins people’s hearts and post show guest feed back is always positive.
  • Top agents and meeting planners call Gene first when looking to add magic to a party or corporate event. They plan celebrations for a living and know Gene delivers beyond expectation.

What Kind of Adult Party Entertainment Does Gene Offer?

Gene generally recommends close up (aka strolling) magic. This style of magic offers a lot of flexibility with intimacy. Gene mingles with the guests performing a variety of magic and mentalism with small groups of people at a time. Gene’s experience (over 10,000 performances) puts the host at ease knowing a true pro is part of the team.

Gene offers a stand up show as well. This interactive performance includes audience participation and blends topical comedy with fine magic and feats of mind reading. The stand up show requires a place for the magician to set up and perform (4’x6′ or larger), good lighting and visibility for the guests to see. Gene is happy to help determine if this type of show is a good fit for your party.

We hope this article has helped you understand why many say Gene Urban is the best adult birthday party entertainment. Please feel free to contact him at 805-699-6553 or

Your presentation for Court’s birthday was perfect! We are grateful for your talent and wonderful presence with the group. Everyone was in awe of your skill and the thank you notes included rave reviews. It must be satisfying to bring such joy to others.

Pat and Court

Pat and Court

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Magic is great up close entertainment

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Guests love Gene's magic.

Magic is interactive as well as intimate.

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Over and over I’m hearing “that magician was fantastic! Where did you find him? Thanks so much for making the trek and the great job.

Shari Britt

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