‘Hilarious … Nicholas J. Johnson is as good a laugh as he is a con man! ★★★★ ½’
– Herald Sun Melbourne

Nicholas engages smart and savvy audiences with with intricate sleight of hands, hilarious swindles and mind bending magic.

A magician with a difference, he knows how to entertain and baffle a crowd.


The Scam Show

“Despite fooling us over and over again, you just can’t help but like him.”
– Squirrel Comedy

Take a peak behind the curtain into the world of the professional con man and deceiver as I reveal classic scams, performs extraordinary sleight of hand and spins tall tales.

Packed with unexpected twists and turns, this is Ocean’s 11 or Catch Me If You Can, live on stage.

Find out more about my keynote presentations…

Mix and Mingle

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

Let your guests go head to head with a master swindler playing classic con games, witness close up miracles and experience the finest ice-breaker around.

Find out more about roving close up magic and scams…


“Who would have thought science – and maths – could be funny let alone hilarious? Nicholas J. Johnson is as good a laugh as he is a con man.”
– Herald Sun (The Peer Revue)

Give secondary students a crash course in critical thinking or discover the neuroscience of magic with my educational shows.

Performed at secondary schools, universities and science festivals around Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and throughout Australia.

The Bad Science Show and Deceptology are engaging, entertaining and memorable.

Visit The Bad Science Website for more on school incursions…

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.