David Kaye

David Kaye is a full-time professional magician. He has been an amateur magician since he was six years old, and a professional magician since 1986. He performs all styles of magic, but the vast majority of his time is spent performing magic shows for children.

David has gained local and national fame performing magic as the clown character Silly Billy.

In New York, where he performs more than 300 shows each year, he has been recognized as New York’s top children’s entertainer by five New York publications.

His television credits include appearances on Late Show with David Letterman, as well as multiple appearances on Comedy Central. His client list reads like a Who’s Who. Clients include Bruce Springsteen, Susan Sarandon, Madonna, Eddie Murphy, and the Sultan of Brunei.

Since June 2000, David has been writing a monthly column for M A G I C magazine about performing magic for children. The column is called Turn It Around. Silly Billy was the first, and still only, children’s magician to appear on the cover of MAGIC magazine (September 1995).



David also lectures at magic conventions around the country. Appearances include Magi-Fest, TAOM, Abbott’s, Blackpool, and KIDabra. Topics include The Psychology of Performing Magic for Children, Solving the Top Ten Problems of Performing For Children, and Marketing For Magicians.

During a lecture at the Blackpool, England Convention
He has created many products for the professional children’s magician. These include the Silly Wand, Feather Duster Wand, Jumbo Inflatable Wand, and Silly Billy’s Magic Party Picture. Ask for them at your local magic dealer, or buy them online in our Magic Shop. David has also written four sets of lecture notes, which are also available from your local magic dealer or online in the Magic Shop.



He is currently busy creating a new television show for children starring Silly Billy. In his spare time, David runs a children’s entertainment agency called The Funniest Clowns in the Whole Wide World.

Can you see the thumbtip in this photo?