Coming from a background where at family gatherings Tony's father would dress up as Dolly Parton, his uncle as Charlie Chaplin and a grandmother who thought she was Shirley Bassey, it isn't surprising that Tony became a performer.
In October 2002, Tony was awarded the prestigious MERLIN Award by the International Magic Society for “International Illusionist Of The Year'. Tony is the first Australian in history to receive this award, joining the likes of David Copperfield, USA; Siegfried and Roy, Germany and Joe Labero, Sweden.
Tony's close-up magic performances display the age-old art of conjuring, theatrical pick-pocketing and skilful sleight of hand in a manner that astonishes people who are a mere arm's length away. His magic contains a wealth of interaction and humour, leaving all types of audiences totally entertained. As well as being a master in the art of close-up magic, Tony is one of Australia's premier stage illusionists.
As a vibrant contemporary magician, Tony's skills and talents are multifaceted. The Magic of Tony Laffan is a stand-up comedy magic show - a light-hearted approach to magic combined with a special blend of comedy.
Client Comments for Tony Laffan
Tony Laffan travels from New South Wales Australia
- You most certainly exceeded our expectations. You were a fabulous MC and magician. The opening magic comedy act certainly got all of our guests involved and ready for a great day of fun. You then continued to entertain our guests throughout the luncheon. I have received many comments from guests including the following:
"The venue was perfect and the entertainment was fantastic."
"I especially enjoyed the fashion parade and Tony's corny, funny jokes!"
"The Magician was very funny and entertaining."
Kathryn Maclean, Crowne Meetings Director
- The night was FANTASTIC and the entertainment was SUPERB. Tony was exceptional and engaged everybody extremely well, he was a TOTAL hit. Thank you for all your help and efforts. We look forward to using you again and again.
LEP International Pty Ltd
- Thank you for organising Tony Laffan for the Hills Chamber AGM. Tony's tricks were unique and extremely clever, and he was very funny. A very professional act.
Hills Chamber of Commerce
- "Tony's magic act was the absolute clincher, and managed to appeal to all types of people with his humour. I would rate Tony with an 11 out of 10 for is entertainment value and ability to appeal to a corporate audience with humour and 'wow' factor."
- "THANK YOU for the wonderful job you did, and your friendly approach to the job. Peter Martin, (General Motors Asia Pacific) was really impressed with the reveal, which was the most important part of the entire program. It was a pleasure working with you, and I hope we get another opportunity in the near future."
The MINT Organization