Part magician, part comedian, and totally dysfunctional, Nathan Allen will be bringing his highly-caffeinated blend of magic and comedy to Laurens, Iowa! Allen (dubbed “The Maniac of Magic” by his peers) will be making a stop at Rumors Pub on Saturday, May 19th. The adult-only show will start promptly at 9:00pm.
Yes, Nathan Allen is a magician, but don’t be fooled – you will see NO rabbit, NO tuxedo, and NO sparkly boxes in this show. Instead, Nathan combines his twisted sense of humor, sleight-of-hand magic skills, and 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.
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 corporate event or a biker bar. With a knack for being a bit naughty and tons of fun, without being offensive, 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).
More than just something out of thin air, Nathan’s slow-but-steady rise in the entertainment industry is the result of a 15-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 28, Nathan has a long list of performances under his belt, for companies including 3M, Alliant Energy, Charter Communications, Honda, RadioShack, and Wal-Mart, to name just a few. The International Brotherhood of Magicians presented Nathan with the Iowa Magic Award, he is the only magician to ever be featured in “The Grassroots Comedy Tour” and “The Super Bowl of Stand-Up,” and he just appeared on international television in Europe earlier this spring.
And yet… in a typical example of his priorities… he insists that he is most proud of being elected Class Clown in high school.
Nathan is based out of Des Moines, Iowa. He drinks way too much coffee, and in his spare time, he enjoys arguing with the television. When it’s turned off.
Satuday’s show at Rumors will feature the flame-throwing adult comedy of Michael Harville.
For more information about who Nathan is and what he does, visit him on the web at ManiacOfMagic.com. For more information about Saturday’s show in Laurens, call Rumors Pub at 712-841-6986.