This newspaper didn’t quite quote me correctly

Pretty sure my exact words were “card tricks and dick jokes” – not “alcohol humor.”

I… I don’t even know what “alcohol humor” means, really.

But… anyway.  Here’s a little newspaper interview regarding my upcoming show in Delavan, Wisconsin:

Get ready for Allen’s magic, ‘alcohol humor’

By Steve Targo
Lake Geneva Regional News
Nov 7, 2018

Nathan “Tricky” Allen brings his blend of comedy and magic to The End Zone Nov. 11. (Contributed photo/Regional News)

Comedian/magician Nathan “Tricky” Allen had the word “nothing” tattooed on his arm so he could be correct when he tells audiences he has nothing up his sleeve.

Allen is so committed to his jokes that, yes, Tricky is his real middle name — technically.

“You know, you can legally change your middle name to almost anything for about $200,” he said.

On Nov. 11, he brings his adult brand of magic and comedy to The End Zone, 4112 Blue Gill Road, Delavan.

It’s adult not in the sense of being obscene or offensive, but expect to hear the F-word and jokes related to what he called “alcohol humor.”

Allen described his act as what it would be like if stand-up comic Ron White did magic tricks onstage.

As seen in the video on his website,, audience participation is crucial to his shows, as is his well-timed quips with volunteers and his self-depreciating sense of humor.

He insists he does not take himself seriously, nor does he want to insult his audience’s intelligence by insisting magic is real.

Naturally, this puts him in a precarious situation among other magicians.

Allen tells too many jokes and uses too swear words to be considered a magician, but he also does too many magic tricks to be considered a stand-up comedian.

But Allen, 34, seems comfortable doing both, which he has done for the last 22 years.

“It’s all about being a smart-ass and having a good time,” he said.

At the age of 12, he performed magic tricks at birthday parties, back when he wanted to be a “regular magician.”

Then, while performing, he started heckling himself.

Other people started laughing, and it seemed to Allen that they enjoyed his show more.

“It was a much different show than it is now,” he said.

Growing up in northeastern Iowa, Allen received a scholarship and went to college to study business — for less than a semester.

While in college, he was already financially sustaining himself by performing his comedy/magic act, so he quit and has been performing full-time ever since.

Now he travels the country, mostly playing between Ohio and Colorado, or on the West Coast.

Allen has performed events ranging from biker rallies to office parties, and appeared on a TV morning news show in Des Moines, Iowa.

At the End Zone, people can see the Nov. 11 show for $10 or enjoy a steak dinner with the show for $20.

Dinner starts at 6 p.m.

Allen goes on at 7 p.m.

After Delavan, Allen has shows booked Nov. 22 to 24 in Kenosha.

Original Article Can Be Found Here

Oh, also, I didn’t actually compare myself to Ron White like that… I have a bit of an ego, but I’m nowhere NEAR even playing the same GAME as him, and trying to compare the two of us would take some serious nerve. I’m not quite THAT pompous.

…I said it’s like what would happen if Ron White’s “don’t give a shit” ATTITUDE tried to do a magic show.

It’s a subtle distinction, but an important one; I don’t want you showing up to my show and expecting to see me with a cigar, a Texan accent, and millions of dollars, lol.

Nathan Tricky Allen
Adults-Only Comedy-Magician

Live At
The End Zone
4112 Bluegill Rd
Delavan, Wisconsin

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Showtime Is
7:00 PM

$20 steak dinner and show! Dinner starts at 6:00 and the show’s at 7:00. Or you can just catch the show for only $10. Tickets are on sale now.  Call 262-728-2420 to see if any tickets are left.


Finally on Instagram and Snapchat

I’m on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, but that’s JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH for you goddamned kids, is it?

“Are you on Snapchat?” “Are you on Instagram?”

Fine. You people win.

I joined both. I’m @adultsonlymagic on all of my social platforms (with display name Nathan Tricky Allen).

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I’m Millennial-ing SO HARD right now.

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Whaddaya Say We All Get Together And Sleep With Cheryl Tomorrow Night?

…Because she’s a hypnotist. Ha!

Naughty hypnosis and naughty magic combine forces for one memorable night at the Bridge View Center!

Cheryl – The Delightfully Naughty Hypnotist
Nathan Tricky Allen – Adults-Only Comedy-Magician

Together in one show for one night only:
Sat. Nov. 10 2018 @ 7:30 PM

Live at

Bridge View Center
102 Church Street
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

What are you doing Saturday evening? Do you need a new idea for date night?? Are you getting together with a few friends and want something different to do?

Then come to Bridge View Center in Ottumwa on Saturday, November 10th at 7:30 pm for a hilarious show featuring magic, hypnosis, and lots of laughs!

Come and sleep with Cheryl, the Delightfully Naughty Hypnotist. Cheryl, along with her guest, comedian/magician Nathan Tricky Allen, will perform an adults-only show that will leave you laughing your ass off.

Cheryl’s comedy hypnosis show is a hysterical journey limited only by the imagination of her volunteers; and the law! So FUN, she’s almost illegal! You may surprise yourself by how hard you laugh as you watch from the audience or volunteer and become a star in the show! Cheryl’s humor isn’t twisted, but it certainly is strategically bent as she mashes naughty hypnosis and stand up comedy – Hyp-Nomedy! Her relatable style, sarcastic humor and clever material make for a laugh-out-loud evening from beginning to end! Make plans to come out for a night to remember! Only audience volunteers get to Sleep with Cheryl, the Delightfully Naughty Hypnotist.

Nathan Tricky Allen’s “adults-only” smartass blend of sleight-of-hand magic, stand-up comedy, dangerous tricks, stupid stunts, immature pranks, and hilarious (and unpredictable) audience interaction takes him throughout America – from comedy clubs, to biker bars, to Fortune 500 corporate events.

Support our Veterans! This show is held on Sat, Nov 10 to support all our Veterans and Veterans Day, celebrated on Nov. 11. Please bring a pair of socks, gloves, hats or other supplies to donate to our Veterans organizations. Cheryl and her team will personally deliver these items to our local VA Office in Ottumwa and the VA Clinic and Hospital in Iowa City.

This is a GA or General Admission show. There are no reserved seats.

This show is for our guests who are 18 and older. Mature, Adult Content.

Cash bar, 21+

Tickets are only $15 in advance. (Ticket prices go up to $20 day of show.) Tickets may be purchased at Bridge View Center, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, or by clicking here to go to