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Nicholas J. Johnson: Melbourne magician, author and entertainer

" witty, clever and comical" - Herald Sun

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"entertaining and insightful" - The Age

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The Melbourne magician who’ll steal the show

Have you ever been deceived? Swindled? Bamboozled?

As a multi-award winning Melbourne magician, author and speaker I use magic and comedy to entertain while revealing the secrets of deception that make it so easy for us to be taken for a ride.

Working with a crack team of magicians, scientists, fraud experts and former con artists, my shows and presentations are engaging, enlightening and downright amazing. Some magicians just want to fool their audiences, I want to turn mine into walking B.S. detectors.

After two decades entertaining and educating audiences, I’ve realised that there’s so much we can learn how about persuasion, deception and influence from the world of the professional swindler.

Today I work with businesses, high schools and major events to entertain, educated and show the public the tricks behind the tricks.

Get in touch to find out more about my shows and presentations in Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and around Australia.

You can trust me with your event…just not with a deck cards.

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See deception up close at Sleight Night

Join me and my friends each month at Sleight Night and witness the best close up magic in Australia. Shows book out early so book now to ensure you don't miss out.

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