We had the good fortune of connecting with Dan Chan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dan, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
One thing most people aren’t aware of is that magic shows work over virtual platforms. Since March 2020, I’ve done over 360 virtual magic shows. I’m predicting that magic on Zoom and other platforms will continue long after the COVID disappears. Remote teams now regularly end off a week of hard work with virtual entertainment. With magic over Zoom, you’re able to interact with guests in real-time. All the participants can experience a front-row seat in an interactive magic show from the comfort of their own homes.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would invite my friends to the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood! Invitations to the castle are invite-only, and as a member of the Magic Castle, I can invite friends to enjoy an exciting night of wining and dining, as well as performances from many of the world’s best magicians. When it comes to food, I love going to K-Town and eating at Hae Jang Chon Korean BBQ or Soowon Galbi, going to Glendale or Arcadia for xiao long bao at Din Tai Fung, and spending the evening people watching and shopping at the Third Street Promenade. If my kids were with us, we’d also have to stop by Little Toyko for desserts at Yamazaki Bakery, Fugetsu-Do, Tea Master Matcha Cafe, or any of the Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake shops dotted around LA.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d love to say “thank you” to my wife, Katherine, who helped me pivoted to the virtual environment. Without her, my show would not be at the level it is today. Love you, hon!
Dan Chan Presents