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John Sturk

Chicago's Most Wanted

About John Sturk

An award-winning comedy magician, John Sturk has been delighting audiences all over the midwest since 2003. Since moving to Chicago, John has quickly become a favorite among various variety shows with his unique brand of humor and impeccable sleight-of-hand. 

In 2010, John branched into the improv comedy realm, and now enjoys regular work as one of the most in-demand improv pianists in Chicago. He can be seen regularly performing at both Comedysportz Chicago and the iO Theater.

"John Sturk has had our audience in the palm of his hand every time we book him. If you're looking for a hilarious magician who is a great guy to work and play with, John Sturk is the first man I'd call."

-Brian Wohl, Co-owner and VP of Live Entertainment, Octavarius, LLC 

"John is a real magician."

-Greg Bordner, Abbott Magic Company, Colon, Mich.

"We believe great performers are born, not made.  You can either work a crowd or you can't. No amount of practice or repetition will change a stiff into a truly great performer.

Mr. Sturk is a born performer."

-Tim Quinlan, Editor, InsideMagic.com

"John Sturk is simply a cut above."


-Derek Wallbank, Lansing State Journal


"In my highly exalted, overly educated opinion, John Sturk is the funniest magician working in Chicago. He doesn't even have to try to be funny, or say funny things as so many tedious magicians do. He has funny bones."

-Frank Glab, Vice-President, SAM Assembly No. 3, Chicago