Ryan Pilling

Ryan Pilling
Topics: Magic
Traveling From: Calgary 
Availabilities: Call Toll Free 1.800.693.6665 or complete our Request Form

Ryan Pilling is a funny, amazing, and engaging Magician based in Calgary and performing across Canada

Magician Ryan Pilling Performance Style

As a veteran performer with over a decade of stage experience, Magic entertainer Ryan Pilling has created a magic show that is unique, engaging, and highly interactive. As a trained improvisor his off-the-cuff moments with audience volunteers become the highlight of the show, and your guests become the stars. A solid choice for corporate events, fairs, festivals, and theatre shows.

Why Hire Ryan Pilling

With over 20 years as a magician, this is not your cheap, cheesy magic show. The tricks will mystify even the most analytical engineers. The show is a proven winner as After-Dinner entertainment at banquets, most often running for a laugh-filled 45 minutes. While each show may be customized for your event, including the performance time, here’s some of what you might expect to see…

* See Impossible Mind-Reading, as if Ryan can see the future!
* See Objects Destroyed and Healed before your eyes!
* See a selected playing card shot out of the air with a bow and arrow!
* See a borrowed five-dollar bill turn up in the most surprising spot!

When you need to make a memorable impact on your audience, Ryan’s stage magic show is a safe bet.

VIP Treatment: When you want to highlight certain attendees, Ryan can incorporate them into the act. They become the star as they perform miracles of their own, leading to a guaranteed standing ovation!

Close Up Magic of Ryan Pilling

Ryan has developed a repertoire of amazing magic tricks featuring sleight-of-hand with playing cards, coins, and other small items. More important than what he does is how he does it. An easy-going, fun style focused on interacting with people creates smiles and laughter all around your event.The biggest benefit of strolling magic is how flexible it can be. It doesn’t need any equipment or set-up. Just Ryan! Often, it is used to add fun and entertainment to an event where more than one thing is going on at once.

Here are some examples of places where strolling magic can help:

An “icebreaker” for cocktail hours and receptions. As people arrive at an event and mingle, Ryan is there to greet people with a smile, a joke, and some fun magic. As people gather around in small crowds, they are introduced to each other and after Ryan moves on to the next group, they are left with some amazing things to talk about.

Covering up wait times. Any time there is a delay and a line-up is formed, Ryan can be there to entertain the crowds while they wait, turning a potential frustration into fun times.
Banquet Dinners. The larger the crowd, the more waiting there is at dinner time. Ryan never visits a table while they are eating, but there are always tables that are waiting to be served, or waiting for others to finish.

Mini Magic Show Station. A variation on strolling magic, where the magician stays put and the audience strolls. Ryan sets up a card table in a corner of the room and does mini magic shows (ranging from 5 to 20 minutes each depending on the crowds). This is particularly well suited for a fun casino night, or an event with other food/activity stations.

Works Well in this Type of Event: Private Events, Corporate Events, Sports Events, Festivals,Weddings, Casino Events, Charity Events, Variety Theatre Shows, Cruise Lines, Conventions, and Trade Shows.

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


“Thank you for making my event amazing. You were a huge hit and I really don’t know what we would have done without you. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time.”
– Alixandra E, Party Planner

“I would recommend Ryan highly. He was the cherry on the top of our show. Age appropriate, had the energy to involve every individual in the room… it was phenomenal, and the comments and feedback, everyone loved him!”
– Cindy DeSmit, Activities Coordinator

“WOW! What a performance! You are so talented and soooooo funny! You entertained us from the moment the party started. Your after dinner show was amazing! From young to old you had us mesmerized! (even Steve!) It was far and beyond what I expected. You had all of us under your spell and your comedic timing was perfect.”
– BJ Goerz, Complete Crossings, Inc.

Featured Appearances

Winnipeg Fringe Festival
Victoria Fringe Festival
Calgary Fringe Festival
WowFest Magic Arts Festival (Calgary)
The MAGIC Festival (Vancouver)
Orlando International Improv Festival
Calgary International Children’s Festival