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!
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.