San Francisco's best magician is back in the bay area.


San Francisco magician, Paul Nathan performing at a Dresden Dolls concert at the Filmore in SF. The best magician in San Francisco is back and better then ever.

You want the best magic show for your event. You need entertainment to wow your guests. Paul Nathan is your best choice for comedy, magic, and "All around wonderfulness" Three Weeks Magazine.

Paul is just back from a year long tour of Europe, the UK, and the Middle East. Paul performs in three languages for after dinner shows, sales meetings, trade shows, or just about any other event you are having.

If you need a show that is smart, funny, and non-stop magic then call or email now.

check out the all new cruise ship show featuring underwater magic.Paul has a brand new cruise ship show.

Paul just returned from performing on TUI Cruise Line's Mein Schiff 2. It's been more than a dozen years since Paul performed on a ship so he reworked everything and created a brand new cruise ship show that is great for passengers and crew alike.

The show includes "Home Movies" from the cruise. This new act takes passengers on a walk down memory lane as they retrace some of hte most memorable stops. Of course there is magic and plenty of laughs. The new show also includes a brand new version of Paul's underwater magic show that he created for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Click here to find out more.

Paul Nathan stars in Dark Kabaret July 26 2013 in London.

Paul Nathan San Francisco MagicianSan Francisco's best magician, Paul Nathan stars in Dark Kabaret. San Francisco's biggest variety show is making it's London debut. Dark Kabaret teams up with The Pleasance Theater in London for an all night costume party, show, and sexy dance extravaganza. Dark Kabaret star Eric McFadden takes the stage at 9:30 and the show starts promptly at 10pm. After the show enjoy a lavish evening of delectible treats for the senses. Astonishing shows, visual and auditory artists from around the globe and decorative master craftsman join the frey in an all night all star revel sure to make my mom blush and your date go gushy. One show. One party. One night only.

Paul Nathan presented Editor's Choice Award at top theater festival.

Paul Just returned from the Edinburgh festival where he and John Anaya were given more five star reviews than any other magician at the fest. Paul's I Hate Children Children's Show was also given an Editor's Choice Award and named one of the top ten things to do at the festival (out of more than five thousand events).

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Paul's Magic and Comedy show will tour in twelve countries this year.

San Francisco Magician Paul NathanFrom Sydney Australia for Aristocrat's annual sales meeting to the UK's biggest art, music, and theater festival (Glastonbury Festival), to appearances in Berlin's posh and sexy Wild Rose Review, headlining the Moers Comedy Festival and the world skydiving championships, then back to the UK for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Star of Devil in the Deck, Twisted Cabaret, Dark Kabaret, and The I Hate Children Children's Show as well as over two hundred magic and comedy performances a year. The San Francisco Chronicle called Paul an edgy artist who's wit and skill "seduces his audience".

CBS Evening Magazine called Paul "The most dangerous magician in the world!".

Paul performs magic at trade shows, after dinner events, banquets, incentive programs, and sales meetings. His unique ability to assimilate information about the company, product, and services and integrate that information into the presentation as well as his fast paced wit, charisma and magic make him a repeat performer for companies all over the world.

From conservative financial institutions like Bank of America and HSBC to edgy high tech companies like Autodesk and Force10 Networks. Paul brings comedy and magic to every event.

Click here to contact Paul about your next event.

Paul stars in two magical shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival:

The I Hate Children Children's Show is the best children's show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

:The best children's show at the fringe. The I Hate Children Children's Show

The I Hate Children Children's Show named best children's show at the Edinburgh Festival coming to a San Francisco theater soon.

Devil in the Deck is the best magic show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The best magic show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Devi in the deck returns to the Edinburgh Festival in 2013.

CBS Evening Magazine

Here is a fun video that CBS Evening Magazine did a few years ago. They kept calling me "The most dangerous magician in the world" but I think that was mostly to scare the host of the show.

The host is playing scared but he loved the chance to do something exciting for the camera.

Devil in the Deck

Devil in the Deck is a theater show that I produced here in San Francisco a few years ago. We did pretty well with the critics and with audiences. Devil features live music by John Anaya.

In 2010 we took our magic theater show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was a big success with audiences and chritics alike. Everyone loved the melding of magic, music, stories, and adventure.

You can also catch the Devil at Zoo Venues during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. For more information on this theatrical magical story visit

MTV Music Video - Samim - Heater

I've been in a few MTV music videos but this was by far the most successful. The song is by DJ Samim. The video is by my good friends at the Ministry of Information (MOI) in Berlin. The song and the video were number one on the European music chards for the better part of a year.

My friends at MOI met with the record company and pitched the idea of a music video that spanned the globe. Three days later they were on a plane and spent the next two weeks in a dozen countries on a round the world trip. They shot during the day and flew to the next city each night. Most of the editing was done on the plane between shoots. When they got here to San Francisco we spent a day running around the city shooting some of my favorite spots with some of my best friends. You can see my GF dancing in Northbeach, my friend Shanan was the spokesmodel for TIVO at the time, you can see her dancing in front of the Old Vic houses, and the guy in bunny suit is my old roommate Scott.

Dark Kabaret

Dark Kabaret is an elegant show with top burlesque and variety performers from all over the world.

The show started when my parents were coming to visit and they had never seen me on stage. Most of my work at that time was for TV, Films, corporations and private parties. When I mentioned this to some of my fellow performers they all voiced the same issue.

Performers came out of the woodwork jumping at the opportunity to do a show on a nice stage in a beautiful venue for their families. Ten years later, Dark Kabaret has become one of the big social events of the year in San Francisco.

Paul Nathan is the San Francisco based magician for hire who travels worldwide providing high-end, action packed, fun entertainment for private parties, corporate events, Festivals, Colleges and more. He has appeared on HBO, MTV, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and Star Trek Voyager. Paul brings magic to any event anywhere. Paul can perform one of his various magic show packages or customize a magic show to meet your specific needs or individual theme. Click here to contact Paul about your next event.