About Kristoffer Olson
Based in Saint Paul, MN, Kristoffer Olson has performed his comedy magic show for over 1,000 events, from Anchorage to London and many places in between. His corporate and non-profit clients include Thrivent Financial, Metro Transit, Mensa, Illinois Institute of Technology, the Minnesota State Fair, and the Ordway Center for Performing Arts.
Kristoffer embraces improvisation and audience interaction to help make each performance unique and full of energy. His improv style can be traced to his training with Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, MN.
He also has extensive experience as a mascot performer (though we can’t reveal which ones!) and as a character for the Saint Paul Saints (see below). These experiences helped define his comedy style and allowed him to hone his physical comedy and audience interaction chops.
By age 17, Kristoffer Olson had been featured on national TV (Fox and The Learning Channel) and had won numerous awards from his fellow magicians. In Buffalo, NY, he competed against magicians from all over the world to become the International Brotherhood of Magicians’ Junior Stage Champion and a gold-medal finalist among all age groups. He was one of the youngest Americans to be inducted into The Magic Circle, the most prestigious magic club in the world.
Kristoffer has a Theater degree from the University of Minnesota and an MBA in Marketing Analytics from the University of Saint Thomas. This combination of art and science is not happenstance, but a defining character trait. In fact, it is the use of left-brain and right-brain thinking that initially attracted him to magic.
Kristoffer has since served as a judge for the Society of American Magicians national competition, shared his insights on creativity for the Magic Master Summit, and continues to give back to the magic community in any way he can.