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 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
"★★★★ - 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
"We were all blown away...Highly recommend booking a virtual show with Jeff for your teams, or friends and family!"
- TD Bank Group
"★★★★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
"★★★★★ - Mind blown! Unbelievable! Must see...I have no idea how he does it." - Megan J., Facebook Review
"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
"★★★★★ - His act is amazing! Go see it!" Michelle L., Facebook Review
"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
"★★★★★ - Just amazed by Jeff's performance. I've been left speechless. Jeff's newest groupie!" Courtney R., Facebook Review
"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
"★★★★★ - Didn't know what to expect, was blown away. Interactive, fun, great ending." Jesse P., Facebook Review
“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
"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
"★★★★ - 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
"You were awesome! We were all amazed!"
- Yum! Brands
"★★★★ - 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
"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.
"★★★★ - 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
"★★★★★ - Seriously amazing! We saw this show in Perth, Western Australia and had our minds blown! So awesome. Come back to Australia soon Jeff!" Rebecca D., Facebook Review
"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