The Best of The Magic Fest

Hosted by Nicholas J Johnson

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THE BEST OF THE MAGIC FEST

Hosted by Nicholas J Johnson

Meet the stars of the Melbourne Magic Festival up close and personal as multi award-winning magician, comedian and all round swell guy Nicholas J. Johnson introduces you to three new magicians each night.  

Set in the intimate surrounds of the Studio 3 Close-up Gallery with audiences of just forty per show, you’ll be treated to the best and brightest of the festival performing magic so close you can touch it.*  

From international guests to young up and comers, performing their latest creations as well as the acts that made them famous, The Best of The Magic Fest is the place to see magic the way it was supposed to be performed – right under your nose.  

PROGRAM SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE DROP OF A TOP HAT!

 

You can also catch Nicholas J Johnson in the show THE CONFIDENCE ARTIST 8.00pm July 4 to 8


Nicholas J. Johnson
is a man who spins yarns and deceives the eye.  He is a multi-award winning magician and comedian, a best-selling author and a collector of cons, scams and fraud.  Whatever you do, don’t trust him. If there is one thing know, it is scams.  

After decades of rubbing shoulders with fraudsters and liars, I work as a magician, author and consultant, exposing the tricks of the con artist’s trade.  

My live shows have featured at corporate events, high schools schools and private events simultaneously entertaining and educating audiences about swindlers and scams.  

As an expert on fraud and deception I has appeared on A Current Affair, The Project, Sunrise, Kid’s WB, Today, Radio National, Triple J and more. I have consulted with everyone from magician David Blaine to Circus Oz.  A critically acclaimed comedian and Melbourne magician, I’ve performed at Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe, Melbourne Magic Festival and the Melbourne Comedy Festival.  

My two novels, Chasing the Ace and Fast and Loose, are in shops now.

 Awards  

  • 2016 Melbourne Magic Festival – Best Comedy
  • 2015 Melbourne Comedy Festival Moosehead Award Winner
  • 2014 Melbourne Comedy Festival Golden Gibbo Nominee
  • 2014 Candlelight Productions Award For Artistic Excellence
  • 2014 Ned Kelly Award Best New Fiction Nominee
  • 2007 Australian Skeptics Critical Thinking Prize (Special Mention)
  • 2000 Raw Comedy State Winner
  • 1987 Best Colouring In – Mrs Allan’s Year 2 Class

       

VENUE: STUDIO 3

 9.30pm

 60 min show

 ADULT SHOW Ages 12-18+

 A$25, C$20

 ALL TIX $12 JULY 4 & 11


  Before & after the show


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