Charlie and Checkers – Magic, Comedy, Variety

Danny and Joey Hamilton, better known as Charlie and Checkers, are skilled professional performers specializing in children’s variety magic and comedy. While young, they do not lack experience as they spent their childhood assisting their father in professional magic stage shows for charities and less fortunate audiences. Since 2010, they have been known by the characters of Charlie the Cowboy CharlieCheckersand Checkers the Clown, and have spent the last three years performing across Western New York and Northern Pennsylvania. In performing for a wide range of ages and audience sizes, Charlie and Checkers never fail to deliver a memorable show full of both magical wonder and hilarious comedy. While their main focus is magic, their act includes a variety of different arts and stunts including juggling, unicycling, and Checkers’ climbing inside a giant balloon. Their show is complimented by state-of-the-art sound and audio effects with music throughout the performance.

Charlie and Checkers have performed for hundreds of clients both private and public, including The Rochester Red Wings, Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, The Hunter’s Hope Foundation, and numerous festivals and fairs. While most of their presentation is geared toward younger audiences, their act is thoroughly enjoyed by all ages. In addition to their standard show, they offer several themed programs, including a variety show with a special message about Fire Safety.

While off the stage, Danny and Joey are both full time students, as Danny is currently studying Biology at the University at Buffalo, while Joey is in his third year of high school. When not at school or performing, Danny is a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Bowmansville Volunteer Fire Association, while Joey is an active officer in the Explorer program. They have also donated their time to many charities including JDRF, St. Luke’s Mission, Hunter’s Hope, and several church organizations.

Charlie and Checkers are a perfect fit for any youth events including family fun nights, church events, banquets, special celebrations, and just about any event looking for an exciting, clean, and fun event for children and families. No matter what the venue or how large or small the audience is, Charlie and Checkers will always keep their number one goal in mind, to create memories that will last a lifetime.


While most of their presentation is geared toward younger audiences, their act is thoroughly enjoyed by families and all ages.


Inspiration, motivation, achievement, courage, fire safety.

Fee: Negotiable

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