What People Say About Jeff Newman
AWARD WINNER: PATRON'S PICK 2019
"★★★★★ - Canadian mentalist Jeff Newman claims [he] will mess with your head. I think many audience members will find this to be true...These aren’t the kind of magic tricks you’d find at a child’s birthday party. Newman’s “mind-reading” ability is not hokey or kitschy, but is genuinely astonishing for audiences of all ages.
After watching the show, I assumed there’s some way Newman knew he’d make all the correct predictions. But for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out how. That’s the mark of a great mentalist and showman." - Patrick Connolly, The Orlando Sentinel
"Jeff was a pleasure to have on campus! He truly blew our students’ minds and created a fun experience at all three campuses. Members of the audience would look at each other with smiles, jaw drops, and comments exclaiming “what?” or “how?” Newman’s performance at Algonquin College was electric."
- Amanda L., Algonquin College
"★★★★★ - We were fortunate to see Jeff's show while on a cruise to Scotland and Ireland last year. We were blown away! We hired him for a staff event at our hotel in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. He certainly did not disappoint! The entire room was completely amazed by his incredibly awe-inspiring magic! Jeff is a true professional with amazing talents and he was a pleasure to do business with! We highly recommend Jeff for your next event! He will leave you trying to figure out just "HOW he did that,"- for days!"
- Tina S., The Crest Hotel, Prince Rupert
"Our team really loved Jeff’s show and was blown away with his tricks! Our staff were left speechless and are still trying to figure out how he did it! It really brought the team together!"
- Sheena W., Petcurean
"★★★★★ - I booked Jeff as entertainment for after our Gala dinner at a conference and he was AMAZING! Kept the audiences attention the whole time and people kept talking about how great he was. Thank you so much Jeff!"
- Alyssa W., Alberta Municipal Taxation Professionals Association
"We had Jeff at our corporate holiday dinner party in Calgary, AB, and it was an excellent experience all around. From the communication with his team prior to the event, to the performance by Jeff – it was 10/10 and I would highly recommend to any group – small or large! Our team thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we all continue to laugh about it in the office as we are all still puzzled by his tricks! Thanks again Jeff for the memorable experience!" - Melissa A., Choice Properties
"★★★★★ - A surprise and delight for us a the Harbor Golf Club in Elbow SK Canada! Patrons didn't know what to expect, but the laughter, applause and standing ovations spoke volumes. It was a pleasure working with you!"
- Anita K., Harbor Golf Club and Resort
"★★★★★ - Jeff performed for our staff appreciation event and was able to engage the skeptics throughout the event! Folks talked about his performance for days afterwards, especially about his engaging and impressive his mind tricks. I would highly recommend Jeff!"
- Anu S., Imperial Oil
"★★★★★ - Jeff Newman will take your event to another level and will leave you gasping, cheering, astonished, perhaps confused and (quite simply put) amazed. Jeff will keep you on the edge as he influences your thoughts, reads minds and provides you with and evening that you will talk about long after the show. Jeff will provide you with a First‐Class show that you will not soon forget. WOW!" - Kurt W., Alberta Highway Services
"★★★★★ - What an amazing fun night at Chances Castlegar! Thank you for bringing your amazing, bewildering and wonderful show to our little town! Can't wait to have you back!"
- Jennifer F., Chances Casino Castlegar
"★★★★★ - We had Jeff Newman at our Saturday night dinner/awards evening event! Jeff simply had everyone amazed and astonished. As a small group with kids/teens in attendance, there was a lot of audience participation. One of the great comments from a staff member was 'The Mentalist was amazing! (But he should already know that!)' Will definitely be booking Jeff again at another function! An outstanding performer!"
- Janice R., Accurate Assessment Group Ltd.
"★★★★★ - Jeff was amazing and mind-blowing! Our staff had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the show. We are still scratching our heads trying to figure out how Jeff does what he does. Simply jaw-dropping!"
- Harper Grey LLP
"★★★★★ - Jeff is so good at what he does! It's mind blowing and guests will for sure be left entertained but also scratching their heads. 10/10 recommend for a wedding, really any event or corporate, you won't regret booking Jeff for that WOW factor!" - Monica V.R., Picture Perfect Weddings and Events (Google Review)
"★★★★★ - Jeff amazed our guests at our holiday party and kept everyone engaged and entertained. Highly recommend you book him for your next corporate event!"
- Liz B., iA Financial Group (Google Review)
"★★★★ - The Calgary-based mentalist came out in this show all smiles and laughs before turning his mentalism and “mind-reading” powers on members of the audience he called onstage.
It’s pretty safe to say that nobody in the audience had any inkling of how Newman did his tricks, with the steady applause and exclamations of “holy s**t” from volunteers dazzled by his ability to guess words in their heads and pictures they’d drawn.
Newman’s show is amazement and astonishment personified...Newman will make you question everything you thought you knew about your own mind in the most fun way possible." - Matt Olson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
"★★★★★ - Jeff presented an hour long show to my team. It was high energy and high entertainment. The team all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I would highly recommend his services. Communication was also top-notch leading up to the show and he was very flexible to our requirements."
- Michael H., TD Bank Group (Google Review)
"★★★★★ - Jeff provided entertainment for our virtual party. The performance was energetic and Jeff kept everyone engaged...I am pleased recommend Jeff Newman for anyone considering a virtual entertainment event!"
- Kelly C., Evolution Engineering (Google Review)
"★★★★1/2 - I’m sure glad Jeff Newman uses his powers for good. He's a talented magician, charismatic performer, and possibly an actual sorcerer.
Throughout his hour-long show he demonstrates his ability to read minds, and know people’s ATM pins and bank security questions, all while distracting us from the fact that he’s a demon practicing actual magic...the things I saw in this show I can’t explain—and I entered skeptical and watched for the obvious “magic” trick emblems, finding none. Go get your mind bent in one of the cleanest and most satisfying resolves to a show that really bookends a fun night of magic. Actual magic."
- Joel Taras, Vue Weekly
"★★★★1/2 - This man will unquestionably astound you with some of the things he is able to do. Every single trick is impressive. Do you like being simultaneously amazed and befuddled? Go see the show...You’ve never seen a show like this before." - Edmonton Journal
"Watching Jeff perform is so perfect it's like watching a fish swim. A clown fish actually, because he's funny as hell!" - Wes Barker, Stunt Magician
"This was a fantastic show...I’m not sure what it is exactly that Jeff Newman does, or how he does it, but there was something mysterious at work...The performance was marvelous!" - Avianna Hudym, Regina International Fringe Festival
"Jeff Newman is an excellent mentalist and magician...Mind Games will leave you endlessly wondering how Jeff Newman does it or perhaps begin believing in the supernatural. He makes the impossible, possible." - Jim MacDonald, reviewVancouver
"Jeff is a great addition to any event you are planning. He is personable, presentable, and mystifying! He added laughter and puzzlement to our Christmas party and the team was talking about the event for days after. We will certainly use him again in the future." - Tania Stilson, A-Win Insurance
“11/10! I recommend hiring Jeff to entertain at events. He is extremely entertaining and knows how to work a crowd. He not only performs, but includes his audience, which enhances the experience.” – Brittany Gerris, B-93 Promotions Director
"★★★★ - ...there are plenty of moments in this entertaining magic show that will leave you asking, 'How did he know that?'...it's a magically intriguing experience." - Joff Schmidt, CBC
"Everyone LOVED him. We will definitely use him again!" - Shelly H., UFCW 1518
"★★★★★ - Jeff Newman’s Magic and Mentalism show was mind-blowing! We had Jeff perform at Heritage Park [in Calgary] for a client appreciation event, and he started the evening by entertaining several tables with some tricks.
During the show, Jeff engaged the entire audience and had great energy throughout the night, making everyone feel involved. Jeff made the night one to remember, and we highly recommend him for future events!" - Michelle J., HSI Financial
"★★★★ - Mind Games is a highly interactive brain-bending treat…Jeff puts on an excellent one-man show...Aside from having startling skill and talent, Jeff has great comedic expression, guaranteeing he had the whole crowd laughing throughout. The closing acts are extraordinary; they leave you desperately looking for logical explanations.
Whether it is magic, mentalism or trickery, Jeff pulls it off and he does it perfectly." - Laura Murphy, The West Australian
"★★★★★ - We had Jeff come out to our corporate event celebrating our 40th anniversary party.
He delivered exactly what I was looking for - strolling entertainment to keep our guest entertained! Jeff had a great bag of tricks and not only did he stump me a couple of times - I heard lots of whoops and hollers and people overall chattering about 'how did he do that!?'. We would totally have Jeff out to do a similar event!" - Robyn Y., Excel & Y Insurance Services
"This was the second time we had Jeff come entertain and delight our staff. For days, the office lunchroom chatter was, ”how did he… I think he did it like this, but I have no idea about that… how about when he…“. Jeff’s performance was enjoyed both this year and previously. It added a special element to our staff Christmas event!" - Phoinyx W., Bantrel Co.
"...an astonishing mentalist. What makes Newman’s shows so fascinating is that, because he uses volunteers from the audience, it is never the same show twice. His audiences shake their collective heads or gasp in disbelief as he seems to know what’s going on in his subject’s heads." - Louis Hobson, Calgary Herald
"Jeff amazed our staff and guests at our Christmas Party! Without a doubt all were left with a 'what did I just witness?' experience. The 60 minutes we had with him flew by leaving even the admitted skeptics blown away. The way he incorporates humour and audience participation is outstanding. We highly recommend Jeff and his team who made organizing a breeze as well. - Sandra H., Brett Young.
"★★★★★ - Jeff performed for our staff appreciation event and it was a total hoot! The performance was engaging, hilarious, and kept us all on the edge of our seats. Days later we are all still chatting about it! I would highly recommend Jeff, and I look forward to opportunities I might get to see him perform again!" - Kera R., United Active Living
"★★★★★ - Jeff was amazing! We got him for our small rural Christmas Party and would recommend him to anyone! He was great, interactive, fun, funny and crazy talented! He is super easy to book with, very good pricing for what you receive in the show! We will definitely go with him again in the future!" - Kaylee O., Town Of Bow Island
"★★★★★ - Jeff Newman's magic and mentalism show at the Phoenix Theatre was absolutely incredible! He had the entire audience on the edge of their seats as he predicted their thoughts and performed jaw-dropping tricks that left us all amazed. Jeff's talent and skill as a mentalist and magician are truly world-class, and his performance was the perfect addition to our performance season. We highly recommend Jeff Newman for anyone looking to add some excitement and wonder to their next event!" - John R., Phoenix Theatre, Fort Nelson, BC
"Astonishing! Newman will not cease to amaze you. We had a blast at our celebration party, and I received so many compliments. You will talk about the experience for days, if not years. Jeff will have your mind spinning. We are still having discussions on how he did certain things. Amazing talent! Would highly recommend! - Anna G., The Targeted Strategies Group
"★★★★★ - Jeff's show was very professional and VERY interactive. The show ran seamlessly. It was so much fun! I cannot recommend Jeff Newman more!"
- Bennett Jones LLP (Google Review)
"★★★★★ - Jeff is both a pleasure to work with in event organizing and to watch on stage! His tricks have left me in awe on more than one occasion, highly recommend for in-person or virtual events. He can do it all!"
- Adam B., Keill and Co. (Google Review)
"We were all blown away...Highly recommend booking a virtual show with Jeff for your teams, or friends and family!"
- Kari S., TD Bank Group
"You were awesome! We were all amazed!"
- Yum! Brands
"I had engaged Jeff for a corporate engagement event which was a huge success! We had great employee turn out and excellent engagement throughout his virtual performance. Jeff was an absolute pleasure to work with from the initial meeting and planning process, very professional. You can clearly see he has a passion for what he does, which he does very well. Can't wait to see him perform live one day!"
- Adela M., Trapeze Group (Google Review)
"★★★★★ - A magical event to remember. It is very impressive what Jeff can do...Not only is his show fantastic but he is also a friendly guy. Really easy to get along with and talk to. Highly recommended."
- Parex Resources Inc. (Google Review)
"★★★★ - Have you ever had your mind read before?" Mentalist and magician Jeff Newman asks one of the early audience participants. "It tingles a bit." What followed was 60 minutes of the mentalist living up to the title of the show, bewildering and confusing a sold-out Cinematheque audience with improbable feats of mind reading and predictions he had made about the show well before it even began.
Newman, who is based in Calgary, is a very engaging performer who is clearly at home on stage. He’s great at making a crowd feel comfortable as well, which helps when it comes to the audience participation. If you’re into magic, you’ll have a great time at Mind Games. - Erin Lebar, Winnipeg Free Press
AWARD WINNER: FRINGE HIT 2017
"If there's ever a show that made me scream "What's going on?" five million times (and quite childishly, mind you) it's the instantly likable and talented mentalist Jeff Newman's aptly titled show, Mind Games. An immensely entertaining experience, I struggle to remember an event in recent memory that left me scratching my head in astonishment whilst coming up with absolutely no plausible explanations...Newman's audience-based participation performance is one of the most memorable, must-see shows you will experience this side of Fringe." - Carey Bray, The Coast Halifax
"★★★★ - If you happen to see Newman anywhere in town you should probably think of nothing at all. Don’t think about your PIN number. Don’t think about any important information that you don’t want shared....Newman is frankly quite impressive at his trade, using randomly chosen audience members in a series of tricks that will leave you doubting whether there is, in fact, a logical explanation for what just happened. Enter skeptical, leave a believer." - Tom Murray, Edmonton Journal
"★★★★ - An incredible display...You will be astounded." - Global Edmonton
"★★★★ - Jeff Newman will cause the eyebrows of even to harshest of skeptics to shoot up in shock...If you want to be wowed, then this is the show for you."
- Erin Slobodan, Vue Weekly
"Jeff Newman has chops, that's for sure...His show will amaze you...His charisma is palpable and he truly is a master of his art." - Julia Fox, Plank Magazine Vancouver
"Outstanding! It was very memorable and something we will be talking about for years to come!" - Daryl Hornberger, Vice President, Western Refrigeration & Beverage Equipment Ltd.
“Jeff captivated the audience at the Camrose Resort Casino from beginning to end. His professionalism and upbeat interaction with the audience and on-stage volunteers made for a highly entertaining and memorable show. Patrons were asking when we could bring Jeff back again!” - Dan Macpherson, Sales and Marketing Manager, Camrose Resort Casino