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

Discover the hidden secrets of con artists and swindlers from the man they call the honest con man.

Sydney magician Nicholas J. Johnson is charming, cheeky and not to be trusted.

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It is time to get swindled by the sneakiest Sydney magician

Ever wanted to know how to get something for nothing?

Or how to influence the behaviour of those around you?

Or do you just want to protect yourself from swindlers?

My name is Nicholas J. Johnson and I’m a Sydney magician with two decades experience exposing con artists and recreating their scams on stage for businesses and organisations around Australia.

As a keynote speaker, I’ve spoken at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Opera House and ANZ Stadium for companies ranging from Coca Cola & Microsoft to Southern Star and Channel 9.

I’ve appeared on TODAY, Sunrise and A Current Affair to comment on con artists and their methods.

Contact me today to book my magic shows in Sydney or throughout NSW

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 of my magic shows and presentations in Sydney

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

“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