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Part Magician. Part Comedian. Totally Dysfunctional.

Nathan Tricky Allen, Comedian / MagicianNathan Tricky Allen is a nationally-touring, Iowa-based Comedian-Magician for adult crowds at corporate events, company parties, nightclubs, casinos, comedy clubs, country clubs, and private parties.  His work as a Magician / Comedian takes him throughout Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, throughout the entire Midwest, and across America.  He’s also really good at writing from the “third person” point of view.

Yes, I am a magician, but you will see NO tuxedo and NO sparkly boxes in this show.

Instead, I combine…

  • 🔥 sleight-of-hand MAGIC,
  • 🔥 an irreverent smart-ass attitude,
  • 🔥 DANGEROUS tricks and STUPID stunts,
  • 🔥 a TWISTED sense of humor,
  • 🔥 IMMATURE pranks and hijinks, and
  • 🔥 a TON of HILARIOUS audience participation

…into one of the very few magic shows on the face of the planet that is both geared for adults AND funny.

My show is 😆Funny, 🤩Amazing, kinda 😈Naughty, and VERY “audience-centric” – if that’s a word.  Don’t take my word for it, though.  Take a look at some reviews:

“Your show was enjoyed by absolutely EVERYONE! (And that is VERY hard to do!)”

Milbank Area Hospital
Milbank, South Dakota

“A LOT more laughs than a typical magic show!”

Juice Magazine
Des Moines, Iowa

“Funny, fast moving, unique, and very entertaining!”

Vetesnik Power Sports
Richland Center, Wisconsin

“Very funny, fast-paced, and leaves you wondering ‘How the hell did he do that!?’”

Boxcars Pub & Grub
Clinton, Wisconsin

“Sarcastic and funny… perfect for a company party!”

Poet Biorefining
Emmetsburg, Iowa

“Nathan got shy people out of their shells, and had everyone – from younger staff to older directors – laughing hysterically!”

CBIZ Financial Services
Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Our customers are still talking about the show! This was one of the best nights we’ve ever had!”

Sleepy’s Bar & Grill
Bluffs, Illinois

“This guy is one talented, FUNNY guy… Your face will hurt from laughing so hard!”

Audubon Golf & Country Club
Audubon, Iowa

“Action-packed! Funny and unpredictable!”

Iowa Emergency Management Association
Des Moines, Iowa

“Outstanding!… They had tears rolling down their faces!”

Charter Communications
Kearney, Nebraska

“A laugh-filled night with a wild and edgy magician!”

Seattle Performs
Seattle, Washington

“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!”

Roskamp Champion
Waterloo, Iowa

“The show was so great, people are still talking about it seven months later!”

Fraternal Order of Eagles
Azusa, California

“The best event EVER… Very high quality entertainment!”

Spring Lake Inn
Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

“You did an awesome job… The show was very funny and we loved the audience participation!”

Iowa Corrections Association
Waterloo, Iowa

“We’ve never had as many people gather for the entertainment at our convention!”

Land Improvement Contractors Association
Des Moines, Iowa

“Insanely hilarious… This guy had our group CRYING from laughter!”

Havana National Bank
Havana, Illinois

I started working as a magician when I was just 12 years old (my show was quite a bit different back then, lol).  Now, at the age of 34, I have one HELL of a crazy list of performances under my belt, for folks from ALL WALKS OF LIFE - from biker bars to private parties for heads of state, and from comedy clubs to Fortune 500 corporate events.

A few of my credits include...

Oh, and one time the International Brotherhood of Magicians gave me a trophy for being a decent magician or something, but I think entertainment is subjective and the awards are pointless, so I dropped it into the donation bin of a secondhand store.

My proudest accomplishment, though?  Being voted Class Clown in school.  Because priorities.

So... as you've probably figured out by now, I'm...

Not Your Typical Magician

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.

Any Questions So Far?

If so, I'll bet you'll find the answers right here; these are the 15 questions I receive most often.

Hey, boy - You play country music, or western music?
No. Not "musician."  Magician.  Ma-Jish-Un.

Except I'm different from most magicians, because I'm also part comedian...  It's LIKE a magic show, only funnier...

It's like... if Houdini's skills had a bastard love-child with Ron White's attitude.

Ya know what?  Country.  I play country.

Is 'Tricky' *really* your middle name?
Tricky Is My Middle Name
What is your show all about?
The show is basically part magician, and part comedian. I perform “Comedy Magic,” which combines elements of sleight-of-hand, stage magic, stand-up comedy, and audience participation. Unlike most magicians, my particular show is for adults, because it's funny and naughty. I've been told my show is closer in tone to a comedian than to a magician.
How did you do that?
It's Magic
Exactly how “naughty” are your comedy/magic shows?
Well… I’m no “Silly Willy The Birthday Magician,” but then again, I’m not “Filthy McNasty The X-Rated Comedian,” either. It’s funny, edgy, and for adult audiences, but is NOT gross, obscene, or offensive. It’s fun. If my live show were a movie, it would probably be rated either "PG-13" or "R," depending on the event and audience I'm entertaining on any given night.
Can you make someone disappear for me?
But do you need it to look like an accident?
Because that'll cost extra.
So… Are you a magician? Or a comedian?
Both, and neither… I like to think of myself as a magician, but after a show recently a guy said I was “75% comedian and 25% magician.” So I could be wrong. Here’s the sad truth: Most comedians don’t claim me because of the magic, and most magicians don’t claim me because of the comedy.
What's up your sleeve?
I have nothing up my sleeve.
Do you use any audience participation?
Yeah! All throughout the entire show! My comedy-magic show is VERY interactive. People love to see "one of their own" brought onstage to become part of the comedy show. And it’s all in good fun, so grab a seat up front and center!
What size of crowds do you usually entertain?
I've performed as a comedy-magician for as few as 8 people, and as many as 1,300 (not including TV appearances and millions of views on YouTube). But *MOST* of my crowds for live shows are typically between about 75 and 200 people, which is the perfect size group for my hybrid stand-up comedy / magic show.
For what type of events do you perform?
I've provided entertainment for… Banquet Events, Bars, Beer Gardens, Casinos, Christmas Parties, Colleges, Comedy Clubs, Comedy Nights, Company Events, Company Parties, Conventions, Corporate Events, Corporate Parties, Country Clubs, Festivals, Fraternal Organizations, Fundraisers, Golf Courses, Halloween Parties, Holiday Parties, Motorcycle/Biker Rallies, New Year's Eve Parties, Nightclubs, Office Parties, Private Parties, Public Events, Pubs, Resorts, Taverns, Theaters, etc. Pretty much any place where adults are free to have fun.
How long is your show?
The exact duration of the show depends on the particular event for which I’ve been hired to perform, but most of my performances are a solid hour, give or take a few minutes (the exact duration always varies a bit because I use so much audience participation).
Hey, can you pull a quarter out of my kid's ear?
Call. The. Doctor.
Where are you from, and how far do you travel?
I travel as a comedian/magician nationwide, but am based in Iowa, so obviously I get around to Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Sioux City, Iowa City, Waterloo, Ames, Dubuque, Fort Dodge, and Mason City all the time. I also frequently get invited to perform in the surrounding Midwestern states of Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin... but in the past several years, I've also started to go nationwide, which is fun. And I enjoy traveling, so don't hesitate to say hello if you'd like to fly me out to Las Vegas or Los Angeles to entertain. Especially during the winter months. Goddamn I hate snow.
How much will it cost to book you for my event?
Because so many varying factors are involved in what I do (travel requirements, technical production, audience size, content customization), it's impossible for me to provide a "one size fits all" price.  The exact fee for my show mostly depends on location and routing (if your event is held on a date and in a city that's on the way to or from other gigs, the expenses will obviously be much lower than if your event requires dedicated ten-hour drives each way, the day before and after, or if there will be airfare and I have to hire sound & lights locally, etc.). I'm definitely not the cheapest, but if you're looking for a comedy-magician who can really get the job done and blow away an adult audience, go ahead and contact me about your event now.


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).

Like What You See?

Then I think we'll probably get along.

If you're currently planning a party or event, and you're looking for entertainment, look no further. Click here to ask about booking my show for YOUR party.

If you're NOT planning an event, but are interested in attending a show in your area, click here to see the upcoming open-to-the-public show dates and ticket info.

Hope to see you soon!

Nathan Tricky Allen
Magician / Comedian
Iowa, USA