Tim Ellis

Australia's Favourite Comedy Magician, Spellbinding MC

Tim Ellis is Australia's most highly awarded magician. Known around the world for his original, innovative and entertaining approach to his chosen art, his high-energy, stunning comedy magic shows leave every audience on the edge of their seats - when they aren't falling off them with laughter!

Tim is a spectacularly versatile corporate entertainer, who can break the ice as a strolling magician, MC events with ease, and perform hilarious, amazing and unpredictable solo shows.

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Tim has spent his entire life mastering the art of magic and with great international success. He holds a 'Masters of Magic' degree from the FFFF, New York, as well as an 'Order of the Phoenix' from The Australian Institute of Magic. He has been buried alive, escaped from a wooden crate at the bottom of the Yarra River, freed himself from straitjackets hanging thirty metres above city streets, and driven a $100,000 sports car while blindfolded.

Tim Ellis has performed regularly on luxury six-star cruise lines as well as shows in Las Vegas, New York, Paris, Cape Town, Beijing, Singapore, and The Magic Castle in Hollywood where he was nominated ‘Lecturer of the Year'.

He has acted as magic consultant on several plays, television commercials and the popular television series ‘Blue Heelers', and co-produced the Japanese NHKTV special ‘Magical Mystery Tour in Australia'. He has also produced many large scale events including The National Festival of the Magical Arts, several International Magic Conventions, and is founder and artistic director of ‘The Melbourne Magic Festival'.

In the magic history book ‘Dictionnaire de la Prestidigitation', Tim is one of only two living Australian magicians to be included alongside Orson Welles, Houdini, David Copperfield and Siegfried & Roy.

In the book Deceptions Downunder, magic historian Brian McCullagh said, "Tim Ellis is a commercial success, supports organised magic to the hilt and is a fervent supporter of ‘Magic Downunder'. His contributions to magic in Australia cannot be measured."

Tim has been awarded Best Stage Magician, Best Comedy Magic Show, and Best Close Up Magician at major magic festivals and conventions. He has won two awards at the FISM World Championships of Magic and he headed a team to smash the Guinness World Record for the longest ever Magic Show - 85 hours!

Tim offers three entertainment options:

Strolling Magic -Tim is an expert at breaking the ice as he mingles with your guests at cocktail parties, banquets, trade launches - even Boardrooms! What makes it even more amazing is that Tim performs with nothing more than borrowed objects and superb sleight of hand.

Within the Strolling Magic theme, Tim offers:
A traditional performance, where he mingles with your guests performing for them over cocktails or at their tables,
A European style performance, where he sets up a close up magic table and guests are invited to join him for ‘private shows' throughout the evening, or
Five Moments of Astonishment - five truly astonishing moments that will live in your guests' memories forever. These performances involve days of advance preparation in Tim's studio, but are well worth the extra effort involved.

Comedy Magic Shows - described as ‘crazy', ‘hyperactive', ‘hilarious', ‘inspiring', ‘unpredictable' and ‘absolutely amazing!', Tim doesn't just tell jokes and do tricks, he involves the entire audience as he performs tricks that are so amazing they'll be talking about them for years.

Compering - With the emphasis on getting the client's message across, Tim uses comedy, magic and hilarious audience participation to keep every person in the audience spellbound and on the edge of their seats the entire time.

Client testimonials

Man you rocked the house!

David Copperfield

He generously nurtures all sorts of magic and has the mind of an evil elf!

Teller, of Penn & Teller

I laughed so much I cried!

Recruitment & Consulting Services Association

How wonderful! An entertainer who is more concerned with the needs and objectives of the client than maintaining his own ‘artistic licence’. Tim’s performance and skill as an MC dovetailed perfectly with what our function was all about.

SSL Leisure

The crowd was in awe of Tim, he is an amazing performer and his personality just tops it off. Well done!

SPS Corporation

Amazing – vibrant, quick and funny – he worked superbly with the audience. Exactly what we wanted.

Melbourne Business School

He did an amazing job, firstly with fooling everyone with his character, then of performing the illusions and completely baffling everyone!!

Department of Education

Tim is fantastic and wowed everyone in the room. Tim captured everyone's attention from the minute he started until the conclusion. We would highly recommend Tim for all functions, big or small.

The Warrnambool Standard