There’s more to this performer than meets the eye (or often doesn’t when the sleight of hand gets out of hand).
– Canberra Times

Nicholas J. Johnson is an honest con man, a Canberra magician who exposes the tricks of con artists using comedy and magic.

It is time to get swindled!

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Discover the secrets of swindlers with Canberra Magician Nicholas J. Johnson


My name is Nicholas J. Johnson and I am a Canberra magician with twenty years experience as an expert on con artists and scams.

Join me as a demonstrate the devious tricks con artists use to influence your behaviour and seperate you from your money.

It’s not only educational, but an entertaining and inspiring opportunity to get a peak into the con artists world.

Canberra born and bred, I’ve presented as a keynote speaker at Parliament House, National Convention Centre and Canberra Casino.

You may have seen me on TODAY, Sunrise and A Current Affair or heard me on ABC Radio National, Triple J and 666 ABC Radio.

Catch Nicholas at Melbourne Magic Festival

A college for con artists, a school for scoundrels and a TedTalk for tricksters, The Confidence Artist is a magic show with a difference. Five shows only. 4-8 July at Northcote Town Hall.

Reviews for Canberra Magic Shows by Nicholas J. Johnson

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

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

“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.”
– Squirrel Comedy