For more than 30 years, Jay has entertained audiences at private events, trade shows, hotels, banquets and corporate functions all over the world for such clients as Honda, McDonald's, Toyota, Club Med, Manulife Real Estate, Chrysler, Panasonic, Labatt Breweries, Brand Voice, Cyanamid, Amp of Canada and Coca-Cola.
Jay has also appeared on many television networks including CNN, CBC, CTV, TVO, Bravo, Discovery and Japan's NHK channel.
As a creative consultant, Jay has worked with many of the world's most famous magicians including David Blaine, Criss Angel and David Copperfield, as well as consulted on several television series including AMERICAN GODS and IMPOSTERS.
And as a public speaker, Jay has presented talks and run workshops on persuasive communication, creativity and the psychology of belief in Canada, United States, England, Germany, Denmark, France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Australia and Japan. For more information about Jay's corporate talks visit SankeyTalks.com
Jay also holds the world's record for creating more original illusions than another other living magician.
And the magic and comedy videos featured on his popular SankeyMagic YouTube channel have been watched by more than 30 million people, and attracted more than 350,000 subscribers.
Working with Cream Productions, Jay even created a multi-layered social deception and convinced crowds of people in Toronto's Kensington Market that the world famous CN Tower had mysteriously vanished into thin air!
As an author, Jay has written several books on performance theory, including 'Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy' and 'Zen and the Art of the Monologue,' both published by Routledge Press in New York.
Jay lives in Toronto with his wife Lisa, and two children Mason and Madelaine.
- Just For Laughs
- Global Magic Educator
- Author: Zen and the Art of Stand-Up Comedy
- World Record Holder In Magic
- 30 Million YouTube Views
- David Coperfield Consultant
- David Blaine Consultant
- American Gods TV Series Consultant
- Penn & Tellers Fool Us
- TV Series 'SPELLZ' Producer
WHAT OTHERS HAD TO SAY
"He's created tricks performed by David Copperfield, Criss Angel, David Blaine and countless others. Sankey really is one of magic's most creative minds."
"An absolutely fascinating performer"
"Jay's quick assessment was key to effectively communicating the brand's role in the our new promotional campaign"