Yan Markson

Yan Markson

Yan Markson is one of Canada’s top professional mentalists, magicians, and speakers.

Cross-Canada Tour of the Mentalism Show


My comedy mentalism show hits the road with a Cross-Canada Tour!

This September I had the opportunity to perform my show in some of the biggest cities in Canada. 

The show was a closer for an industry conference that was put on across Canada with audiences ranging from approximately 300 – 8000 people and the energy was through the roof.

Mentalist Yan Markson performing in Calgary

I wanted to do something special for the finale of the show, and since the conference was for the tourism/vacation industry, I thought it would be great to have the audience built a dream vacation and predict their choices in advance. 

The audience was able to pick any vacation destination, activity to do while on vacation, and event departure time and flight number. All these selections were done in real time. 

Not only did my prediction that was visibly sitting on the stage from before we kicked off the show match the “dream vacation” exactly, but the client was nice enough to offer the volunteer to actually go on this dream vacation! 

A lot of work went into customizing the mentalism show to the company event and theme, but it was well worth it, and the reactions prove it!

Performing Mentalism & Magic for corporate events isn’t always easy. It takes a lot of experience to be able to read the group you’re standing in front of, to integrate their internal culture, and the messages the executive team want to push through in these events.

As an entertainer and mentalist specializing in corporate events, it’s important to remember that these people didn’t buy tickets to my show, in fact, many of them may not even have known that they will watch a Mentalism & Magic show that day. 

This is why is key to engage the entire audience and make the show personal for them. Once I have a chance to show them what I’m capable of I typically get a lot of great reactions, and the audience is then willing to come with me on the journey through the rest of the show. 

I couldn’t be happier with how the tour went. Standing ovations in every city, lots of laughter, gasps, and giggles. I’d like to thank The Idea Hunter as well as the client team for many this experience easy and fun!