Steven Shaw, better known as his stage name Banachek, is an English mentalist, magician, writer, mind reader and skeptic. He came to popularity after appearing in James Randi’s Project Alpha experiment. He has since gone on to be director of the One Million Dollar Paranormal Challenge, which was conducted by the James Randi Educational Foundation. He is also a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Shaw found a passion for magic after reading the book “The Truth About Uri Geller”. He has since gone on to appear on the television specials such as “The Search for Houdini”, “An Honest Liar”, “Criss Angel BeLIEve”, “Criss Angel Mindfreak”, and has appeared on CNN, Today Show, and more. As a writer, Shaw has co-written three books..
How to hire Banachek for an event
Learn how to hire Banachek or research availability and pricing for booking Banachek to perform at a corporate event, fundraiser, private party, social media campaign, fair or festival, tradeshow or conference, endorsement project, or hire Banachek as a guest speaker, please submit the form to our agency.
Frequently Asked Questions about booking Banachek.
Banachek's current work schedule and location in relation to your event's type, date, budget, and locality will play a primary factor in the acceptance of booking Banachek for your party. As long as your funding is commensurate to the price range to book Banachek, CTI will propose your event to the official agency representing Banachek. After we consult with them, we can circle back with you to provide a personal and accurate quote that includes: final costs, availability, and actual interest in being hired for your specific event or party.
CTI can give you the Banachek booking price once we submit your event details to their camp. "How much does it cost to book Banachek for an event?" is a frequent question we get, but the final Banachek booking price is contingent on many variables and the booking fee we show is based on a range derived from our past experience with what will Banachek charge for an event. Also, their speaking fee might be different than the fee shown for the cost to perform or to just appear. Popularity, career stage, along with current demand will cause fluctuations in their speaking price too. The final booking price may be more than what is shown, but you should at least have a budget within that range for them to consider an appearance, performance or speaking engagement.
There is low probability to book Banachek for a party with anything substantially less than the published booking cost price range. We will negotiate with the Banachek agent on your behalf, but if your funding is not in place then it will more difficult to book Banachek, because they get many offers to work events that are at or above asking price. It is also important to consider the travel costs when researching the Banachek booking fee, as additional expenses like this, as well as an entourage of staff and equipment, are not necessarily built-in to the booking fee range shown. If your budget does not factor that in, then there is no benefit for them to want to be hired. We do not personally speak for Banachek, but in our experience in booking talent for over 25 years, this is generally the outcome of inadequate funding.