“Australia’s foremost expert on scams and hustles”
– The Weekly Review

Nicholas J. Johnson is a Brisbane magician, author and expert on con artists and scams.

He’s entertaining and engaging shows expose the world of the professional swindler.

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A Brisbane magician so entertaining its criminal

My name is Nicholas J. Johnson and I am a Brisbane magician who has spent the last twenty years working to expose con artists and scams.

As a keynote speaker, I’ve spoken at Brisbane Powerhouse and University of Queensland for companies that include Optus, Adobe, Microsoft and Coca-cola. I’ve performed magic shows for conventions, corporate functions and high schools

I’ve also appeared on TODAY, Sunrise and A Current Affair educating the public on the latest scams.

Contact me today to book my magic shows in Brisbane or throughout Queensland

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.

Brisbane Magic Show Reviews

“Witty, clever and comical…with his insightful and helpful tips about not being conned.
– Herald Sun

“Aside from his con artistry skills, Johnson proves he’s also a damn good comedian. He’s warm and engaging, but at same time delightfully unpredictable. The moments in the show when he pulls the rug out from beneath you make for some of the funniest and most memorable.”
– Squirrel Comedy

“Nicholas has certainly dealt us an excellent hand, at once exciting and intriguing, along with a nice sprinkling of wry humour”
– Sydney Morning Herald