I’m a full-time, nationally-touring comedy-magician for adult crowds. My shows are a blend of sleight-of-hand magic, stand-up comedy, dangerous tricks, stupid stunts, immature pranks, and hilarious (and unpredictable) audience interaction. Based out of central Iowa, I entertain throughout the Midwest and across America at a wide range of adult parties and events – from comedy clubs, to biker bars, to Fortune 500 corporate events.
Below, you’ll find a whole bunch of information about who I am and what I do:
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What People Are Saying
“Nathan got shy people out of their shells, and had everyone – from younger staff to older directors – laughing hysterically!”
“Very funny, fast-paced, and leaves you wondering ‘How the hell did he do that!?’”
“Your show was enjoyed by absolutely EVERYONE! (And that is VERY hard to do!)”
“Our customers are still talking about the show! This was one of the best nights we’ve ever had!”
“Funny, fast moving, unique, and very entertaining!”
“Insanely hilarious… This guy had our group CRYING from laughter!”
“The best event EVER… Very high quality entertainment!”
“We have never had as many compliments on our party as we did this year, thanks to you! Thanks for making our party a success!”
“We’ve never had as many people gather for the entertainment at our convention!”
“The show was so great, people are still talking about it seven months later!”
“Sarcastic and funny… perfect for a company party!”
“This guy is one talented, FUNNY guy… Your face will hurt from laughing so hard!”
“A LOT more laughs than a typical magic show!”
“Action-packed! Funny and unpredictable!”
“A laugh-filled night with a wild and edgy magician!”
“Outstanding!… They had tears rolling down their faces!”
“You did an awesome job… The show was very funny and we loved the audience participation!”
Part magician, part comedian, and totally dysfunctional, Nathan Tricky Allen performs a highly-caffeinated blend of magic and comedy!
Yes, Nathan Tricky Allen is a magician, but don’t be fooled – you will see NO tuxedo and NO sparkly boxes in this show. Instead, Nathan combines sleight-of-hand magic, stand-up comedy, dangerous tricks, stupid stunts, immature pranks, and hilarious (and unpredictable) audience interaction into one of the very few magic shows on the face of the planet that is both geared for adults AND funny.
The best trick up Nathan’s sleeve is his ability to connect with a crowd, and it’s a trick he can pull off whether he is at a comedy club, a biker bar, or a Fortune 500 corporate event.
With a knack for being naughty and tons of fun, Nathan’s personality-driven performances have been described as “Edgy, funny comedy and magic at its best!” (Naturally Funny Entertainment; Chicago, IL), “Funny, fast-moving, unique, and very entertaining!” (Vetesnik Power Sports; Richland Center, WI), and “Action packed, funny, and unpredictable!” (Iowa Emergency Management Association; Des Moines, IA).
The International Brotherhood of Magicians presented Nathan with the Justo Hijo Magic Award, based on skill, originality, and entertainment value. He is the only magician ever featured in “The Grassroots Comedy Tour” and “The Dirty Jokes & Magic Tricks Show”. He has performed at private events for heads of state, has appeared on international television on TV3, broadcast from the United Kingdom, and has been seen here in the USA on NBC, ABC, The CW, and PBS television news programs.
More than just something out of thin air, Nathan’s slow-but-steady rise in the entertainment industry is the result of a 20+ year, love-hate obsession with his work. He started learning magic when he was only 8 years old and did his first paid performance when he was just 12.
Now, at the age of 34, Nathan has a long list of performances under his belt, for companies including 3M, Alliant Energy, Ford, Charter Communications, Honda, Chevrolet, RadioShack, Swiss Valley Farms, Wal-Mart, and Facebook, to name just a few.
And yet, in a typical example of his priorities, he insists that he is most proud of being elected Class Clown.
Based out of central Iowa, Nathan entertains at nightclubs, casinos, comedy clubs, country clubs, company parties, and corporate events throughout the Midwest and across America.
He loves coffee, hates snow, and enjoys arguing with the television… when it’s turned off.
Frequently Asked QuestionsIs 'Tricky' *really* your middle name?
The unfortunate truth is, when most people hear "magician," they think "lame," "boring," and "cheesy." I get it.
This is because many magicians...
- 🙄 ...are so focused on doing their TRICKS that they forget to entertain the audience...
- 🙄 ...take themselves SO SERIOUSLY that they're not very fun to watch... or...
- 🙄 ...act SO CORNY that only little KIDS find them amusing.
Whatever. To each his own. But I Do Things a Little Differently:
- 👍 My focus is on having fun with the audience, not on the tricks,
- 🤪 I do not take myself seriously (probably to a fault), and...
- 🍺 the show is not for kids.
I just wanted to be clear: if you come to my show hoping to see Silly Willy The Birthday Magician, you're gonna have a bad time, lol.
But do you need it to look like an accident?
Because that'll cost extra.
Well, that's pretty much it. That's who I am and what I do.
I don't think there's much more I can tell you without getting uncomfortably personal (I save THAT for the live shows, haha).
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Hope to see you soon!
Nathan Tricky Allen
Magician / Comedian