Traveling From: Calgary
Fees:up to $2,500
Donovan Deschner – The Comedy Magic of Donovan Deschner, an internationally award-winning entertainer whose talents as magician and stand up comedian have been seen across North America.
Experience: October 2008 – Donovan Dreschner co-created the magic and comedy group, Magically Delicious. January 2009 – Awarded the 2008 JCI Calgary Member of the Year. June 2009 – Appeared as “Mitch” in Tuesdays With Morrie produced by Fracture . September 2009 – Created Calgary’s first professional comic only open mic night, Red Carpet Comedy. January 2010 – Donovan Dreschner co-founded www.Comediapedia.ca, the only online directory of stand-up comedy and comedians in Canada, with Cory Mack.
Summer 2010 – Created and ran a program to help new comedians develop in Calgary, AB. May 2010 – Wrote and performed the one-person show, Egolution. He also produced a documentary on stand-up comedy, “The Inside Joke” – all of which received rave reviews from his peers and audience members. Fall/Winter 2010 – Donovan Dreschner recorded and released first comedy EP, “I’ll Regret This.”
January 2012 – Donovan Dreschner appeared as “Freddy” in Picasso at the Lapin Agile produced by Morpheus Theatre. May 13, 2013 – Successfully completed 260 Minutes by performing the 52nd set of all new material in one year (five new minutes a week for a year).
Performance Style: Donovan Dreschner’s combination of stunning magic and clean comedy ensures that every audience is entertained and engaged. One of the keys to his successful programs is the use of volunteer participation throughout the show that turns your co-workers, friends, and even your boss into the star. (And, don’t worry… no audience volunteer is EVER embarrassed for having appeared on stage.)
Why hire Donovan Deschner? Hilarious, insightful, provocative, and intelligent – these are just some of the words comedian, Donovan Deschner, uses in his shows. Donovan Deschner is an internationally recognized, award-winning entertainer who works with corporations to ensure their events are astounding, hilarious, and memorable. His combination of stunning magic and clean comedy ensures that every audience is entertained and engaged. It is his breadth of experience which makes Donovan the consummate entertainer and a comedian worth watching.
Works Well in this Type of Event: Business Events, Private Events, Corporate Events, Comedy Festivals, Comedy Shows, Dinner Events, Charity Events, and Conventions.
Contact: You can request information on our entertainment options through our on-line request form. Or, you can call us Toll Free at 1.800.693.6665.
“Thanks for joining us in December for our year-end wrap-up event…was impressed with the way you worked the room and managed to spend time with the majority of the people in the room over the course of a couple of hours. Your blend of humour (with good taste) and amazing
magic tricks really drew people in and added to the festive nature of the event. I don’t ordinarily do referrals, but I would not hesitate to refer you to another corporate client if ever required.”
“You definitely displayed your considerable talent and charisma by successfully entertaining an ever changing business crowd while at the same time positively raising awareness of our organization and our programs for youth.”
“Your blend of magic and comedy was a great way to conclude our day. I would personally recommend you for any event.”
“(Donovan’s) a fast-paced, wise-cracking comedic trickster who thrives on plenty of feed-back from his audience.”
“Thanks again for yesterday. Everyone was raving about you at work today. The day went perfectly, thanks in large part to your two awesome shows.”
Alberta Health Services
“…thank you for making our ‘Comedy Night’ one of the most successful and entertaining Stampede functions our company has had.” (Click here for the complete letter.)
Quicksilver Resources Canada Inc.
“Donovan captured the attention of the audience with his wit and charm. He was able to draw the audience in to his stories and engage them in his ‘on stage’ antics. It was fun and uplifting and ended our conference on an endorphin high with lots of warm laughter and a sense of fun in the air.”
Alberta Health Services
“We would not hesitate to recommend Donovan as an entertainer. He is adaptable to any situation – very funny and highly skilled in his magic act.”
Bow Valley Ford
“Donovan’s 45-minute keynote activity was the perfect opener to a three-day conference. I would certainly recommend Donovan for any event you have in mind.”
Humpty’s Restaurants International
M&M Meat Shops
Alberta Health Services
Prairie Merchant Corporation
Elbow River Casino