Chris Funk redefines wonder as he combines intuition, influence, and illusion with hilarious comedy to provide witty magic that wows. He’s at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Oct. 9 and 10, 2020. (Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)

Chilliwack illusionist Chris Funk brings live magic, music to Cultural Centre

‘You’ll see some creations that have made appearances on some of the largest television shows in the world’

Take astonishing acts of magic, a violin concerto, a guitar loop recorded live on stage, and then add in the delightfully charismatic personality of Chris Funk and you have The Wonderist.

On Oct. 9 and 10, local illusionist Chris Funk – The Wonderist will be taking on his first show in Chilliwack since moving here.

“I’m so excited about performing at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre for two reasons,” Funk said. “First, now more than ever before, we all need a little wonder and awe in our lives. The entertainment industry has been hit with this massive challenge and it’s had to make so many changes with social distancing.”

“The fact that I can perform my show for a live audience is an amazing feeling. I’ve modified the show that I’ve toured to accommodate all the measures we need to take right now to stay safe.”

Having spent the last 15 years traveling the world, performing in theatres, cruise ships and on TV, Funk’s talents have earned him worldwide recognition. He has had appearances on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusions as well as SyFy’s Wizard Wars.

READ MORE: Chilliwack magician brings signature illusion to international TV audiences

His unique approach to magic has garnered him performances at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood, Hollywood’s World-Famous Magic Castle as well as on Disney Cruise Lines. Whether it’s Sri Lanka, Chile, LA, NY, Las Vegas, the middle of the ocean, or the Midwest, Funk’s show has garnered standing ovations and a reputation for excellence.

The second reason he’s looking forward to the two performances in Chilliwack is that he gets to perform in his new hometown.

“Last year I was on the road 220 days of the year. I didn’t get to sleep in my own bed after a show – always a hotel or a cruise ship room. I’m pumped I get to bring my passion to my home audience,” he said.

“The show will combine my two passions: magic, and some live music. You’ll see some creations that have made appearances on some of the largest television shows in the world, such as America’s Got Talent, Fool Us and Masters of Illusion.”

Funk’s shows are bold, powerful and delivered with a hilarious comedic flair.

Chris Funk – The Wonderist is coming to the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Oct. 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the Centre Box Office 604-391-SHOW(7469).

All performances will be held under the current public health order and are limited to 50 patrons. Seating is spaced out with a maximum bubble size of six patrons, and all audience members must wear a mask when not in their theatre seats.

READ MORE: Chilliwack magician joins other world-class entertainers to help animals in need


Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on?
Twitter: @PhotoJennalism

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Arts and Entertainment

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UBC geoscientists discovered the wreckage of a decades-old crash during an expedition on a mountain near Harrison Lake. (Submitted photo)
Wreckage of possibly decades-old airplane crash discovered on mountain near Harrison Lake

A team of UBC geoscientists discovered the twisted metal embedded in a glacier

Mark Strahl is speaking in the House of Commons on Oct. 20, 2020, on a Conservative motion to create a special committee to look into the WE charity scandal. The speech will be posted live on his Facebook page. (Facebook image)
VIDEO: Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl to speak on WE scandal today

Prime Minister has said Conservative motion for ethics committee could trigger election

Plow equipment clearing the roads on Dec. 13, 2016 focused on Priority 1 and 2 roads. (City of Chilliwack)
Dozens of Chilliwack roads could get upgraded for snow removal

But side streets mostly remain as priority 4, rarely if ever plowed based on resources available

More and more electric cars are on the road, but one Chevy Bolt owner was shocked to see how much his BC Hydro bill skyrocketed once he started charging the vehicle. (Black Press file photo)
Rosedale man sees significant spike in BC Hydro bill after purchasing electrical vehicle

An increase should be expected, but Brian Chwiendacz experienced a 200-plus per cent hike

Numerous complaints have come into city hall about the “unsightly and unsafe” conditions of the fire-damaged house on Griffin Drive. (Paul Henderson/Chilliwack Progress)
Fire-damaged house poses ‘severe hazard’ to anyone entering it

Council eyes remediation order to demolish ‘unsafe’ and ‘unclean’ Chilliwack house

B.C. NDP Leader John Horgan arrives at Luxton Hall to cast their votes in advance polls for the provincial election in Langford, B.C., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Pandemic election prompts voter suppression claims by B.C. Liberals

‘These emergencies require in us a maturity that has been lacking in politics for so long’

Officers with the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team were at a White Rock home Tuesday (Oct. 20) to assist Vancouver Police Department with execution of a search warrant. (Contributed photo)
ERT, VPD response to White Rock home connected to homicide: police

Search underway in the 15800-block of Prospect Crescent

The official search to locate Jordan Naterer was suspended Saturday Oct. 17. Photo courtesy of VPD.
‘I am not leaving without my son,’ says mother of missing Manning Park hiker

Family and friends continue to search for Jordan Naterer, after official efforts suspended

A bear similar to this black bear is believed responsible for killing a llama in Saanich on Oct. 19. (Black Press Media file photo)
Bear kills llama on Vancouver Island, prompting concerns over livestock

Officers could not track the bear they feel may not fear humans

Bernard Trest and his son Max, 10, are concerned about B.C.’s plan for students in the classroom. He was one of two fathers who filed a court application in August to prevent schools from reopening if stricter COVID-19 protections weren’t in place. That application was dismissed last week. (Contributed photo)
B.C. dad pledges to appeal quashed call for mandatory masks, distancing in schools

Bernard Trest and Gary Shuster challenged health, education ministries’ return-to-school plan

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
RCMP cleared in fatal shooting of armed Lytton man in distress, police watchdog finds

IIO spoke to seven civillian witnesses and 11 police officers in coming to its decision

A 34-year-old man was treated for a gunshot wound in Williams Lake Monday, Oct 19, 2020. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake man treated for gunshot wound after accidental shooting: RCMP

Police are reminding residents to ensure firearms are not loaded when handling them

Most Read