Ben Ulin provides entertainment for public and private events – conventions, awards dinners, holiday parties, company meetings, fundraisers, after-proms, and more. He is a comic magician entertainer using classic and original routines to create hilarious situations.
Based in Des Moines, Iowa, he performs throughout the nation. A headline entertainer for Disney, Holland America, and Norwegian Cruise lines and a Midwest comedy club favorite for over 20 years
He has headlined at every major comedy club and performed for hundreds of company functions and colleges throughout the Midwest.
Since 1988, he has performed a larger, family-oriented, illusion show at Adventureland Amusement Park.
Now he has combined his riotous comedy club act with the big time illusions to create one of the funniest touring magic shows ever!
There’s music, costumes, audience participation, a beautiful lady assistant, and tricks both large and small. It’s an upbeat, large scale comedy show for any size group. Ben’s intimate charm, and talent for creating hilarious twists, make it smart, adult fun.
Ben offer’s many different shows to choose from.
The Solo Show
The Solo Show uses magic routines to create funny situations and connections with each audience. This act is flexible enough to perform for almost any event.
The Special Finale Show
The Special Finale Show adds a special big finale to the solo act. Ben’s assistant joins in to help perform the famous Houdini Metamorphosis trunk trick – but – everything goes wrong! Ben version is one of the funniest spoofs on magic you’ll ever see.
The BIG Show
The BIG Show mixes the solo comedy show with the several of Ben’s best two person large-prop routines from his long running show at Adventureland Amusement Park. It has more music, costumes, and impact.
For social hours and receptions, strolling magicians bring something unusual and fun to the party. Let Ben astound your guests’ right in their own hands! For larger events, let him bring a whole team of magicians.
Also ask about adding a strolling magician to your event, when Ben is providing the stage show.
FAMILY FUN ZONE Host, Consultant, Writer Local syndication 2 years
THE FOX 17 KIDS CLUB Host, Writer KDSM TV – DM, Ia. 3 years
A MAGIC CHRISTMAS IN IOWA Actor, Writer KDSM TV – DM, Ia.
IN FULL SWING Host, Writer IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION
CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK TELETHON Host Local syndication
TOUCHSTONE Featured guest IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION
THE COMEDY SHOP Host, Writer IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION
TODAY IN IOWA 2 Guest performances WHO TV – DM, Ia.
MIDDAY Guest performer KRNT TV – DM, Ia.
THE VAN AND CONNIE SHOW Guest performer WHO TV – DM, Ia.
FLOPPY’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY Guest performer WHO TV – DM, Ia.
SEE YOU ON FRIDAY Guest performer Korean National TV – Korea
Commercials and Films
Kragie Newell – promotional video Spokesperson KRNT TV – DM, Ia.
Tero International – promotional video Spokesperson
Diamond Dave’s – commercial Spokesperson KCRG TV
Pontiac – commercial Hands Busby Productions
First National Bank – commercial Spokesperson Three Arts Inc.
DMACC Student Services – training film Spokesperson DMACC
Adventureland /10,000 show promotion Featured performance Van & Bonnie – WHO
Elevator entertainers promotion Guest performer/interviews Van & Bonnie – WHO
Song bumps Guest talent KDPS FM 88.1
1991 Addy Excellence Award for Kids Club
Weather Talent KDSM Television
1990 Addy Excellence Award for A Magic
Christmas in Iowa Writer, Talent KDSM Television
Education & Afterprom
– Roosevelt Graduation Party
– Iowa State University
– Chariton After Prom
– Afton High After Prom
– Simpson College
– Diagonal After Prom
– Jessup After Prom
– Marquett High School
– Odebolt High After Prom
– DM Children Choruses
Banking & Insurance
– Amerus Life
– Iowa Bankers Assc
– Principal Financial Group
– Broker Dealer Financial
– American Inst. of Banking
– DMI Mortgage
– Tradesmen Credit Union
– American Family Insurance
– EMC Insurance
– Clarke County Hospital
– Marshalltown Med & Surg
– Medicap Pharmacies Inc
– Skiff Medical Center
– Central Iowa Pharmacists
– Ia Physical Therapy Assn
– Iowa Chiropractic Society
– Mercy Hospital
– Mitchell Village Care Center
Service, Retail, & Manufacturing
– Sysco Foods
– Denman & Company
– Hawkeye Truck Equipment
– Solar Transport
– Crouse Cartage Company
– Interstate Truckers Assn.
– Lennox Industries
– Ryko Manufacturing
– Miracle Recreation
– Astoria Industry
– Burns Electric
– Pella Cooperative Electric
– Ia-Ne Drycleaners Assn
– Farm & Home Publishers
– Iowa Realty
– Regency Builders
– Pro. Developers of Ia
– Brierly Law Firm
– Kragie Newell
– Doherty Brokerage
– Rural Ia Telephone Assc.
– Consulting Engineers Council
– American Postal Workers
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