The Card Ninja

Star of Pepsi Max's 'Unbelievable' Series

Card Ninja is an act like nothing you’ve ever seen before. This is more than just sleight of hand, this is not a character act and is definitely not an illusion.

Using genuine playing cards, comedian Javier Jarquin dazzles audiences with displays of decks as weapons. Extreme precision, impeccable timing and astonishing speed/distance – you will not believe what you’re seeing.

Card Ninja has been seen at the London Wonderground Festival, Southbank Festival, London’s Bloomsbury Theatre and as part of Pepsi Max’s Unbelievable series – racking up over a million views online.

The Card Ninja plays cabaret clubs, private functions, corporate events and festivals with his solo show. He won ‘Best New Zealand Act’ at the International Buskers Festival and ‘Best Local Show’ at the New Zealand Comedy Festival.

He’s also performed a UK Tour last year, and sell-out family friendly shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 3 years in a row and plans to return there for 2017.


‘We booked the The Card Ninja to wrap up our annual conference in style, and we’re delighted we did. His act is truly astonishing – like nothing you’ve ever seen!  He is funny, talented and has a real knack for connecting with an audience. Also (importantly for a corporate event) Javier is highly professional and really easy to work with. 

If you’re looking for a very different way to end your event on a high, then you should definitely consider The Card Ninja.’

– Richard Owen-Hughes, Marketing Director of DriverHire

‘Javier was excellent. He engaged the crowd, performed a great set, was entertaining and very professional throughout.’

-Kris Galloway, Halfords Media

‘Javier did an amazing job with a tricky crowd – we were very impressed. And what a lovely guy!’

– Hannah Ferguson, Wise Productions

There aren’t enough adjectives to describe how good Card Ninja is! One of the most consistently excellent acts I have ever seen. He has the rare ability of possessing awesomely jaw-dropping skills with a razor sharp wit and always, always brings the house down

– Catia Ciarico, Magic Night

Card Ninja - Pepsi Max
Card Ninja - Pepsi Max
Card Ninja - Lucozade Find Your Flow
Card Ninja - Lucozade Find Your Flow
Event Description Role Year
Driver Hire Annual Event Conference for recruitment company with a theme of incremental gains Stage Set 2017
RIDBA Event Celebrating RIDBA's 60th Anniversary Stage Set 2016
Halfords Media Event Awards and Dinner for companies under the Halfords Media Group Stage Set 2015
Adam Phones Lunch End of Year Party for staff of mobile phone renting company Close up magic and stage set 2015
ACIFC Golf Day and Dinner Annual event for members of The Association of Concrete Industrial Flooring Contractors Close up magic and stage set 2015
Event Description Role Year
Edinburgh Fringe Festival Card Ninja specials at the Underbelly Solo Show 2016
UK Tour Nationwide tour of 'Card Ninja' Solo Show 2016
Underbelly Festival As part of the Southbank Festival, London Solo Show 2016
Underbelly Hong Kong Launch of Underbelly venue in Hong Kong Stage Set 2016