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Gene Turner, America’s Friendliest Pickpocket Entertainer

3606 NE Grant St, • Lee's Summit, MO 64064(816) 525-8718 • (877) 263-8718

If you are looking for a witty comedian whose off the cuff remarks has audiences roaring with laughter, then Gene Turner is your man.

If you are looking for an exceptional magician that amazes and delights groups large and small, then Gene Turner is your man.

If you are seeking a motivational speaker who can deliver a memorable and entertaining key message or give an insightful lecture on the dangers of identity theft, then Gene Turner is your man.

If you are looking for the nimble-fingered pickpocket that just lifted your wallet, good luck catching Gene Turner.

You’ve found the website of Gene Turner, America’s Friendliest Pickpocket Entertainer. A master of misdirection and prestidigitation, his mischievous smile is all the warning you’ll get -- so hold on to your valuables.

Apprehend Gene Turner for your next event!

Call today to find out more on how to turn your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner into a “magical” event.

(Also available for Corporate and Private Events)
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Gene Turner • Office: (816) 525-8718 • Web site: www.pickpocket.com • E-mail: gene@pickpocket.com

Jim Lysaght • Office: (816) 525-7607 • Web site: www.enterman.com • E-mail: jlysaght@enterman.com

Expressions

Gene was absolutely amazing! We have watched our wedding video numerous times and always enjoy showing friends his skit. He really set the mood for the entire night. It was fun to watch him involve our family and really get the crowd excited. Looking back my husband and I agree that was our favorite part of the reception. Now we couldn't imagine having the night go any other way!

Nick & Ashley Backs

I’ve been in the event industry for almost 20 years and have always recommended Gene and Jim for events. Their talent as entertainers and emcees is unmatched. When my own daughter got married last year, I knew I wanted them to entertain. During the cocktail hour, we had “walk-around” magic…one-on-one interaction with our guests which kept the spirit lively and fun as we took care of a few remaining pictures. During the last 20 minutes of dinner, Gene did a great “stage show” delighting our guests with fun magic tricks and a little wedding humor…it was perfect! Thanks, Gene and Jim, for making my daughter’s special day something that our family and friends will never forget!

Jennifer Sinnett

Your close-up magic, sleight of hand and stand-up comedy were great additions to our rehearsal dinner for Bill and Tiffany. All our guests told us how much they enjoyed your performance, even as they patted their pockets and glanced at their wrists to make sure their possessions were back where they belonged.

Thank you for your contribution to a very special evening. We hope to have a chance to enjoy your talents again (we do have another unmarried son) and would recommend you enthusiastically to anyone looking for outstanding entertainment.

Peggy and Dennis Cross

"All of my current account buyers and new potential clients were amazed and entertained by Gene and his special brand of marketing. I say marketing because Gene can draw the client to the trade floor booth area, then proceed to pre-market each client with our company basic product offering and mission statement while showing our guests a terrific time [thus] creating a warm lead in for the attending sales rep to have a dialog and begin [or] extend relationship building."

Lou Borini, Sales Representative, Best Manufacturing

"Without exception, everyone who attended his performance [at our annual convention] was amazed not only with his sleight-of-hand but also with the presentation of his skills and sense of humor. It is not often that you see a large group of accountants all laughing at the same time!!!"

Kenneth A. DeCoursey, CPA, DeCoursey & Company, P.A.

"I appreciate your [Gene's] weaving into your discussion your thoughts on Customer Satisfaction as well as building expertise. Your words hit the mark!"

W.J. Pogge, Manager Customer Satisfaction and Quality, IBM

"You fooled me. And, you also fooled the attendees of our meeting planners Fall Fly-In with your amazing magic tricks that made everything disappear from sight, including bunnies, salt, loose change and anything else that wasn't permanently attached."

Beverly Metzger, Manager of Public Relations, Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City.

"What an ACT! What an ENTERTAINER! Gene's "up-close" performance was outstanding! We are still receiving compliments from our guests that attended the open house event.

Bill Esch, Balls Food Stores, Open House celebration

"As you had anticipated and we had hoped, having our performance at our booth increased the level and quality of traffic. In addition we have turned one visitor/prospect into a client. This is especially important since their initial contract far exceeded the cost of your service and therefore illustrated the value of your participation."

James M. Powell, Client Service Leader, WARZYN Inc., the Air & Waste Management Association tradeshow

"Your magic was very entertaining and we are still wondering how you get those watches slipped off!"

Colleen Cook, Heart of American United Way, United Way Pep Rally

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