About Nicholas J. Johnson

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.

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A con artist for christmas!

Scamapalooza is going live. On 19 January, join me as well as a rogues gallery of magicians, comedians and scientists for an evening of scams, deception and bullshit. Book now.

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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.


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