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"This year over 30,000 visitors from across our country joined us on the South Lawn, and I wanted you to know that your participation made this day even more special for our guests."
-First Lady Michelle Obama - 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll

"Charlie and Checkers are professional performers and we had the pleasure of having them at our daughter's six year old birthday party. They arrived early to set up and were very friendly. Not only did they make my daughter feel special, but they also got all of her friends involved. Laughter and giggles filled the room during their performance, and even the adults were also entertained. Days after the party, my daughter and her friends still talk about how much fun they had that day. We would highly recommend them."
-Ching L., Fairport, NY

"As the coordinator for assemblies at our school, I can tell you I got more positives on the Charlie and Checkers show then any other one which I have ever brought to Jackson Primary. Charlie and Checkers are not only top notch showmen but the message Reading in Magic is totally aligned with the curriculum. They were fantastic. 5 stars for Charlie and Checkers. You will be amazed."
-Julie Wasilewski, Jackson Primary School Batavia, NY

"Charlie and Checkers performed a great show for our children around our pool. It was a perfect venue for all ages, and we look forward to having them back a few times." -Bill Baker, General Manager, Orchard Park Country Club

"The Cuba Library hosted Charlie and Checkers on a cold February day. The enthusiastic duo quickly warmed up the audience with silly bumble bee antics. They had the children laughing from beginning to end. Their timing was perfect, interacting with the children and always keeping the kid's attention. Every once in a while Charlie would promote reading and getting a library card. A magic bunny appears early in the show and an enormous balloon with Checkers inside ends the show. It was a 45 minute fast paced happy show with a little juggling, a little magic and lots of laughs." -Linda Poelma, Children's Librarian

"I recently had the pleasure to see Charlie and Checkers perform at the Ralph Wilson Field House for the 2013 Hunter’s Day of Hope. Their act was a joy to watch, and I found their humor to be completely original and sincere. Beyond the humor, I recognized something in their act that could not be ignored: true talent. I sincerely recommend Charlie and Checkers to any event planner who is looking for clean, age appropriate live act for children of all ages. Bravo!" -Glenn Colton, Buffalo Kid's Musician

"The absolute best part of the show was the look on my daughter's face, as well as her party guests, because they were smiling and laughing out loud for the entire show. The energy in the room was fantastic. Charlie and Checkers delivered hilarious fast-paced entertainment that engaged a range of people from 2 years old to 70 years old. Amazing!" -Kristen, Hamburg, NY

"Charlie and Checkers entertained sixty-two Girl Scouts ranging in ages from 6-17. The performance lasted about forty minutes. The girls laughed and were awe-struck the entire time. From the start to the end, I was impressed with how professional both Danny and Joey were. The communication was superb; they arrived on time; and their show kept the girls entertained the entire time. I was impressed with how much they included the girls in their show. You will not be disappointed when hiring this dual for your next event! Thank you Charlie and Checkers for making our banquet the highlight of the girl’s year!" -Jessica Denny, Service Unit Manager
Service Unit 3601 (Harborcreek, PA)

"Thank you so much for the amazing job at my daughter's 8th birthday party. You had guests from ages 2 all the way to 82 at the edge of their seats and entertained. I couldn't have asked for a better show. I know you made my daughter's birthday extra special and I can't thank you enough. If anyone ever needs an idea for entertainment, you guys would be the first thing for sure I would recommend." -Heather B., Williamsville, NY

"The audience at OLBS school enjoyed your 'Bully Show'. Parents and students alike were fascinated how the message of bullying blended in with the magic you performed. We would definately recommend Charlie and Checkers." -Sr. M. Janita, OLBS School

"A big thank you to Charlie and Checkers for bringing their show to the Lackawanna Library. The kids loved every minute of it, especially their rabbit, Trixie." -Jennifer Johnston, Director

"We invited Charlie and Checkers to kick off our 2012 Summer Reading Program at the Corfu Free Library. These young men provided the most professional and entertaining program I have seen in a very long time. They had the children AND the adults laughing hysterically and their magic was top-notch. Throughout their performance, they made many references to the value of libraries and of reading. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for a fresh act!" -Stacey Anderson, Director, Corfu Free Library

“Charlie and Checkers was a great family show and we are very glad that we booked them for our library. Their show was fun, energetic, educational and packed with surprises. The whole room was full of contagious giggles! We will be calling them again.” -Gina Wells, Children's Librarian, Charlotte Branch Library

"Charlie and Checkers captivated our audience of over 100 kids and parents. The audience participation throughout the program was wonderful. It was a nice mix of magic, clowning, jokes and physical humor.The kids absolutely LOVED the much anticipated balloon stunt at the end. The performance was truly enjoyed by all. As a librarian, I loved how they incorporated the importance of libraries and reading throughout their performance. I would absolutely have them back again!!" -Jennifer Lindsey, Children's Librarian, Chili Public library

"Charlie and Checkers put on an awesome show for our open house. They arrived early and were very professional. The kids had a lot of fun participating in the magic tricks. I especially liked how they talked about getting a library card and checking out books. I will definitely book them again!" -Brian Koth, Director, Riverside Branch Library

"Thanks so much for a wonderful show. Children and parents both had such a great time. The show was family entertainment at it's best. Clever, funny & downright fun! People are still talking about the show at our library. We'll definitely be having Charlie & Checkers back again." -Suzanne McAllister, Children's Services , Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, Medina, NY

"Our pack loved Charlie and Checkers! From start to finish they provided our group a fun filled and exciting show that all of the scouts loved and talked about for the rest of the night. I have already had several requests to bring them back next year for our Blue & Gold. Not only did the kids love them, they showed up early to set up and worked well with our leadership to fit into our program for the evening. I would recommend them to anyone looking for fun filled entertainment for Cub Scout aged boys." -Brian Kindron, Cubmaster Pack 193 North Tonawanda, NY

"A huge thank you to Charlie and Checkers for performing for St. Lawrence. You guys did an excellent job and everybody loved your show." -Father Joe Moreno, St. Lawrence Church, Buffalo, NY

" We booked Charlie & Checkers for our Cub Scout Pack 410. Both the parents and the boys loved them! Many of the boys were talking about the show long after, and we look forward to having them again. These guys did an excellent job and I would recommend them for any event with kids!" -Richard H., Parent

I just want to Thank-you for making my kids' Birthday party so memorable. I've never seen 30 kids so engaged before! The adults enjoyed it too!! You were both WONDERFUL! I have had a lot of parents and children come up to me and Thank me for a wonderful party and I now pass that Thanks on to you. I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone and I look forward to meeting you again at future events! I wish you both every success. -Kelly and Bill, Depew, NY




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