leaked footage of my AGT auditions (and why it’s not for me)

In my travels, a lot of people tell me I should audition for America’s Got Talent. So… here are some secret clips:

j/k.

But, real talk…

I have no interest in auditioning for America’s Got Talent. I keep pretty busy doing actual REAL live shows, and besides, I’m not exactly the right type of act for their prime-time family-friendly demographics.

My audience is more “blue collar folks who want to have a few beers and laugh their asses off” (company parties, comedy clubs, etc.), and NOT families sitting around watching mind-numbing, vanilla television.

Plus, there are just too many “behind the scenes” horror stories of producers micro-managing what the entertainers do.

Make no mistake about it: America’s Got Talent is *NOT* a legit talent competition; it’s “reality TV.” And, sorry to burst your bubble, but most “reality TV” is not reality at all: See Reality TV hoaxes you fell for and Proof America’s Got Talent is totally fake

Here’s a quick sneak-peek behind the scenes… This particular video focuses on “Britain’s Got Talent,” but I promise you – the modus operandi is the same for America’s Got Talent.

I can confirm, first-hand, some of the points raised above.

Before I realized how much of a “rigged” show this is, I used to think it would be a good idea.

So I accepted their invitations to “audition.”

Yeah.

Invitations.

For two different years, I was one of those acts that were recruited for the show.

I didn’t have to wait in line, wishing & hoping & praying that my number would be drawn…

Nope. We had an appointment.

I got to sleep in, take my time enjoying coffee in the morning, answer a few emails, take a long shower, hop in the car, show up at the audition venue, and get escorted by the staff right past everyone else – right past the “cattle call” massive crowds of folks who had waited for HOURS hoping to get their 15 minutes of fame – straight to the auditioning room for the producers.

Both years I accepted these invitations, I could TOTALLY see through the post-act questions they were asking. They liked my performances (of course – as they had seen videos of me online and specifically reached out to me with an invitation), but then the follow-up questions were pretty blatantly fishing for some type of “sob story” or unique human-interest angle.

That’s just not my jam, man. I’d rather just entertain for the sake of entertaining; I don’t need any damn sympathy.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The backstories are often either exaggerated or total bullshit, they can portray the performer however they want (even as a sacrificial act to mock – even if the actual performance was solid), material is watered-down, the performers don’t get creative control over which routines they perform (or how they’re edited), the audiences are filled with “plants” who orchestrate audience reactions, they treat most of their performers like dogshit, and the producers can choose any act they want by any means they want (i.e. your vote doesn’t matter).

What REALLY Goes On Behind The Scenes On ‘America’s Got Talent’

And I’m not even gonna get into THIS bullshit:

Oh – I’m told that I DID actually appear on one episode… apparently I was walking out of one of my auditions but had my nose buried in my phone typing an email to book an ACTUAL real show… and walked right past the host, Nick Cannon, as he raised his hand to give me a high-five.

Lol. I left the host hangin’.

I didn’t see the clip. I don’t even own a television.

Not because of my minimalist, anti-consumeristic tendencies, though. I don’t own a television because… this:

THE RING SAMARA – Nathan Allen, The Maniac of Magic – Comedian Magician Entertainer Entertainment – Des Moines, Iowa

But I digress.

In summation… No.  I have no interest in AGT.  I’m not playing their game, and I’ve turned down their subsequent recruitment invitations.

I’ll take a real live audience of real people any day over that contrived B.S.

If you want to be actually entertained, turn off the damn television and come out to a real live performance with LIVE entertainment in your town. Whether it’s my show or one of the thousands of other touring entertainers out there, we’ll show you a good time.

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Live in Michigan on Friday

The house will be packed, so get your tickets today before it’s too late!

Nathan Tricky Allen Adults-Only Comedy-Magician

Friday, December 28th, 2018 7:30 PM

Northern Lanes Lounge 1129 E. Saginaw Rd. Sanford, Michigan 989-687-5562

Tickets are now available – call 989-687-5562 or stop by the bar.

Only $10 in advance, or $15 day of show.

The house will be packed, so get your tickets today before it’s too late!

Live in Chippewa Falls WI – October 14th – For The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign & Scholarship Fund

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISCONSIN

Join us for a night of casual adult entertainment at Chippewa Valley’s famous Loopy Dome. The evening will include a feast of Mexican, Italian and Wisconsin themed foods that will satisfy everyone’s palate. Your ticket will also include free beer, wine and soda during Happy Hour 5:00—6:00 pm.

This unique event offers a fun-filled night of adult entertainment all while raising funds for the YMCA Annual/Strong Kids Campaign.

Date:
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Location:
THE LOOPY DOME
@ Loopy’s Grill and Saloon
10691 Cty. Hwy X Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Schedule:
HAPPY HOUR: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
DINNER: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MAGICIAN/COMEDIAN NATHAN ALLEN: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
LIVE MUSIC COUNTY LINE: 8:30 pm – 12:30 am

Tickets are $40 per person, and are available at the YMCA, Loopy’s Grill & Saloon and online at www.chippewaymca.com. Event tickets available at the door on day of event based on spaced availability. Reserve tables will be available for you and your party again this year-first reserved, closest to the stage.

Individuals unable to attend the dinner and comedian are welcome to join the event at 8:00 pm to listen to COUNTY LINE-cover charge at the door $5. Proceeds of cover charge will go to the Annual/Strong Kids Campaign.

Comedian-Magician Nathan Allen Presented By
NORTHERN LIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT
www.nlightsentertainment.com

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Live On Friday The Thirteenth…

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Northern Lights Entertainment
presents

Nathan Allen “The Maniac of Magic”
with special guest comedian
Dan Hinnenkamp

on Friday, October 13, 2017

at The Isle Entertainment Center
(@ Nezzy’s Sports Bar & Grill)
1345 2nd Ave
Cumberland, Wisconsin 54829

It’s APPETIZERS AND A SHOW!
Buffet-style appetizers included with your ticket

Doors open at 6:00 for appetizers and drinks.
Show starts at 7:00

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, and includes appetizers. Stop in to Nezzy’s to get your tickets now, or call 715-822-4321

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Laugh Your @$$ Off At Whippoorwill Kampground (Theilman, Minnesota) on Sat., Oct. 7th!

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THE DIRTY JOKES & MAGIC TRICKS SHOW
with Jeremy “Jer-Dog” Danley
and Nathan “Tricky” Allen

featuring special guest comedian
D. Lynn Bennett
“Blind Not Stupid”

live at…

BJ’s BAR & GRILL
(@ WHIPPOORWILL KAMPGROUND)
61486 Co. Rd. 86, Theilman, MN 55945
507-534-3590

on Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:00 PM SHOWTIME

Doors Open at 6:00

Tickets Now Available At The Bar
ONLY $15 IN ADVANCE, OR
$20 DAY OF SHOW

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