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Chris Funk


The Wonderist. As seen on Penn and Teller's Fool Us and America's Got Talent


About Chris Funk

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Witness the dynamic and engaging magic show that has entertained and amazed audiences across the country!

“Redefining Wonder” is an engaging and visceral multimedia experience that will have audiences talking for years to come. The live-feed camera and interactive videos bring audiences up onstage and into the action, delivering a show that everyone can call his or her own. 

Wonder can’t simply be defined with words; it’s a feeling that one defines in his or her own special way. Chris Funk has designed a show that truly encourages audience members to discover wonder while laughing all along the way.

“Redefining Wonder” includes borrowed objects, which disappear and re-appear in unusual places; a violin concerto playing as cards mysteriously float out of their deck; visual effects you’d only find in cartoons; and, of course, mysteries for the mind that will keep guests scratching their heads and wanting more. Plus, every performance features Chris Funk’s signature Prediction, which ends off each show in true mind-blowing fashion. Laugh and “ooh” and “ahh” along with Chris as he blends his own unique style of witty humour and illusion into a show that Penn & Teller dubbed “Irresistible". "The Cure For The Common Event!"

ABOUT CHRIS FUNK
Chris Funk has spent the last 15 of his 23 years in magic travelling across Canada and the United States performing a style of magic that can only be defined as “refreshingly different.” Chris has truly mastered the integral elements of each performance and really engages and connects with every audience, while creating standout moments time and time again. Chris has been performing onstage since the age of 7, first as a musician, then as a magician, and now as a brilliant and witty performer known as “The Wonderist.” He combines Intuition, Influence, and Illusion with side-splitting comedy to create moments that baffle and amuse. Chris is also an improv master, allowing him to take advantage of the moments that make every show different from the last.  

Chris has left lasting impressions with various television networks and Fortune 500 companies across North America.

Chris Funk was selected over 250 magicians who auditioned in Los Angeles, to appear on the the pilot of Wizard Wars. He was also selected to return and appear on the season premiere of Wizard Wars which aired in 2014. Executive producers of Fool Us hand-picked Chris to perform on Fool Us and they were blown away by Chris’s signature routine including a violin. Chris’s unique style makes him continuously sought after by Production companies and Fortune 500 companies across North America.

Chris brings the same level of excellence to every event that has gained him repeat performances for companies across the country.  Chris Funk has performed well over a thousand events across North America. From various corporate events to private parties and black tie events.

REDEFINING WONDER -  Full Media Show Incorporating full video in the way Chris Funk does is new in the world of magic. It has gained him repeat bookings time and time again as the audiences LOVE the experience. If screens are not available on site, Chris can travel with a projector and screen to ensure everyone experiences the wonder.


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Career Highlights

Chris Funk was selected over 250 magicians who auditioned in Los Angeles, to appear on the the pilot of Wizard Wars. He was also selected to return and appear on the season premiere of Wizard Wars which aired in 2014. Executive producers of Fool Us hand-picked Chris to perform on Fool Us and they were blown away by Chris’s signature routine including a violin. Chris’s unique style makes him continuously sought after by Production companies and Fortune 500 companies across North America.

Notable Live Appearances

  • Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas
  • Flappers Comedy Club - Los Angeles

TV/Film/Radio

  • America's Got Talent - NBC 2016
  • Fool Us - Executive Producers hand-picked Chris to perform (Penn & Teller)
  • Wizard Wars - Selected out of 250 magicians for pilot and selected to return for season premiere (aired 2014)

Testimonials

Simon Cowell America's Got Talent - Oct 27, 2019

I've never seen anything like that!.  Best magician we've had on the show so far.

Penn & Teller

There's a wildness and beauty to Chris Funk's daft and funny presence that we, and the audiences we've seen him with, find irresistible.

Murray Sawchuck Celebrity Magician, Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

Absolutely phenomenal!

CBC

Head scratching magic

Winnipeg Free Press

Entirely entertaining

Southern Mechanical

Excellent, funny, mind boggling, interactive,awesome, entertainment for Company events!

Puratone

You have a wonderfully instant connection with people that makes your show very special beyond the magic.

P.W. Enns Centennial Concert Hall Director Harvest Festival & Exhibition

Just wanted to thank you for the great job you did for us on the weekend. You were great to work with, very professional. Thanks again…

Honda

Your show was a hit! Thank you for your Professionalism, Courtesy and Humour.