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Sunday, February 17, 2013 – Waterloo, Iowa – Live Public Show

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At a glance:
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The 13th Step
1607 Sycamore Street, Waterloo, Iowa
The insanity starts at 8:00 PM
For more info, call 319-232-6161

THE MANIAC OF MAGIC IS COMING TO WATERLOO

Waterloo, Iowa – Part magician, part comedian, and totally dysfunctional, Nathan Allen will be bringing his highly-caffeinated blend of magic and comedy to Waterloo! Allen (dubbed “The Maniac of Magic” by his peers) will be making a stop at The 13th Step (1607 Sycamore Street) on Sunday, February 17th. The adult-only show will start at 8:00pm.

Yes, Nathan Allen is a magician, but don’t be fooled – you will see 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).

The International Brotherhood of Magicians recently presented Nathan with the Iowa Magic Award, based on his technical skills and entertainment value. He is the only magician ever featured in “The Grassroots Comedy Tour” and “The Dirty Jokes & Magic Tricks Show”. His entertainment services won him a full-ride business scholarship to attend college. Of the dozens of magicians in Iowa, Nathan was the only one selected to perform onstage at Iowa Governor Culver‘s Inaugural Gala. He has appeared on international television on TV3, broadcast from the United Kingdom, and has been seen here in the USA on NBC, ABC, and PBS television news programs. And yet, in a typical example of his priorities, he insists that he is most proud of being elected Class Clown.

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, Swiss Valley Farms, and Wal-Mart, to name just a few.

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.

For more information about who Nathan is and what he does, visit him on the web at ManiacOfMagic.com. For more details about Sunday’s show in Waterloo, call The 13th Step at 319-232-6161, or visit them on the web at http://www.facebook.com/TheThirteenthStep.

LIVE PUBLIC SHOW – Friday, April 12, 2013 – Wheatland, Iowa

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At a glance:
Friday, April 12, 2013
Desperado’s Bar & Grill
112 South Main Street, Wheatland, IA
Featuring the sick & twisted comedy of Harville!
The insanity starts at 8:00pm
For more info, call Desperado’s at 563-374-3366

THE MANIAC OF MAGIC IS COMING TO WHEATLAND

WHEATLAND, IOWA – Part magician, part comedian, and totally dysfunctional, Nathan Allen will be bringing his highly-caffeinated blend of magic and comedy to Wheatland! Allen (dubbed “The Maniac of Magic” by his peers) will be making a stop at Desperado’s Bar & Grill (112 S. Main St.) on Friday, April 12th. The adult-only show will start at 8:00pm.

Yes, Nathan Allen is a magician, but don’t be fooled – you will see 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).

The International Brotherhood of Magicians recently presented Nathan with the Iowa Magic Award, based on his technical skills and entertainment value. He is the only magician ever featured in “The Grassroots Comedy Tour” and “The Dirty Jokes & Magic Tricks Show”. His entertainment services won him a full-ride business scholarship to attend college. Of the dozens of magicians in Iowa, Nathan was the only one selected to perform onstage at Iowa Governor Culver‘s Inaugural Gala. He has appeared on international television on TV3, broadcast from the United Kingdom, and has been seen here in the USA on NBC, ABC, and PBS television news programs. And yet, in a typical example of his priorities, he insists that he is most proud of being elected Class Clown.

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 29, Nathan has a long list of performances under his belt, for companies including 3M, Alliant Energy, Charter Communications, Honda, RadioShack, Swiss Valley Farms, and Wal-Mart, to name just a few.

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.

Friday’s show will feature the sick and twisted comedy of a special guest, stand-up comic HARVILLE!

For more information about who Nathan is and what he does, visit him on the web at ManiacOfMagic.com. For more details about Friday’s show in Wheatland, call Desperado’s at 563-374-3366.

Friday, February 15, 2013 – Janesville, Wisconsin

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At a glance:
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Crosby Place
120 North Crosby Avenue, Janesville, Wisconsin
The Comedy and Magic Valentine Dinner Show
Featuring the sick & twisted comedy of Harville!
Doors open at 6:00 / Dinner at 7:00 / Show starts at 8:00.
For tickets or more info: 608-756-3500

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THE MANIAC OF MAGIC IS COMING TO JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN

Janesville – Part magician, part comedian, and totally dysfunctional, Nathan Allen will be bringing his highly-caffeinated blend of magic and comedy to Janesville! Allen (dubbed “The Maniac of Magic” by his peers) will be making a stop at The Crosby Place on Friday, February 15th, as part of “The Comedy and Magic Valentine Dinner Show” hosted by The Crosby Place. Doors will open at 6:00pm for social hour, dinner will be served at 7:00pm, and the adult-only show will start at 8:00pm.

Part magician, part comedian, and totally dysfunctional, Nathan Allen performs a highly-caffeinated blend of magic and comedy!

Yes, Nathan Allen is a magician, but don’t be fooled – you will see 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).

The International Brotherhood of Magicians recently presented Nathan with the Iowa Magic Award, based on his technical skills and entertainment value. He is the only magician ever featured in “The Grassroots Comedy Tour” and “The Dirty Jokes & Magic Tricks Show”. His entertainment services won him a full-ride business scholarship to attend college. Of the dozens of magicians in Iowa, Nathan was the only one selected to perform onstage at Iowa Governor Culver‘s Inaugural Gala. He has appeared on international television on TV3, broadcast from the United Kingdom, and has been seen here in the USA on NBC, ABC, and PBS television news programs. And yet, in a typical example of his priorities, he insists that he is most proud of being elected Class Clown.

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, Swiss Valley Farms, and Wal-Mart, to name just a few.

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.

The show will feature an opening act – the sick & twisted comedy of Harville, a crowd favorite across the Midwest.

For more information about who Nathan is and what he does, visit him on the web at ManiacOfMagic.com. For more details about the February 15th show in Janesville, call The Crosby Place at 608-756-3500, or visit them on the web at http://TheCrosbyPlace.com/.

The Amish Comedy Hour

DIRTY JOKES AND MAGIC TRICKS Nathan Allen The Maniac of Magic Comedian Magician Entertainer Entertainment Des Moines IowaOne of the many interesting adventures that has recently happened while working with comedian Jeremy “Jer-Dog” Danley on “The Dirty Jokes & Magic Tricks Show.”  Enjoy.

“The Amish Comedy Hour”
by Jeremy “Jer-Dog” Danley
Originally posted at: http://jerdogondemand.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/the-amish-comedy-hour/

JERDOG Nathan Allen The Maniac of Magic Comedian Magician Entertainer Entertainment Des Moines IowaHere’s something you’ll never hear anyone say: “Hey! Let’s go to South Dakota for the weekend!”

About 2 weeks ago, the inaugural tour of “The Dirty Jokes and Magic Tricks Show” was launched from Ames, Iowa, when I picked up my friend and co-star Nathan Allen “The Maniac of Magic” and headed for Deadwood, South Dakota. Along the way, I discovered what happens when traveling 10 hours with a magician- all your weed will disappear. Which, in retrospect, was unfortunate, because the gig we were headed to would prove to be quite the challenge.

Our first stop was actually at Lowes hardware store to pick up razor blades for one of Nathan’s bits. He chews a half dozen razor blades and then ties them all together with dental floss, inside his mouth! I always knew Nathan was a freak, but didn’t realize how much so, until he started talking about ramming nails up his nose. I had visions of blood spraying everywhere as we rode to SD, and the last thing I needed was the inside of my van looking like a maxi-pad.

Nathan is also always practicing misdirection and sleight of hand, so for the entire tour, I had to keep my hand on my wallet like I was walking thru the south side of Chicago.

We finally arrived at the casino in Deadwood, where the gig was to take place. We were performing for the General Contractors Association of South Dakota, a crowd of almost 400 people. Nathan crushed it for over 40 mins. The crowd was raring to go, and after a quick intermission, it was my turn to take the stage. Little did anyone know, disaster was about to strike…

For the first 10 minutes of my set, I was killing with the usual assortment of my beer and dick jokes. Then, out of nowhere… Just like the scene from Ocean’s 11… All the power in the casino went out. As in completely… I was left performing to a group of nearly 400 contractors with no sound, no microphone, no lights, and nearly 45 minutes left to go in my set.

It was time for The Amish Comedy Hour!

Most comedians would have bailed.

But as you know, I’m a skilled improviser, and I know that the best comedy comes from tragedy. As the front few rows of the audience held up their smartphones with the camera flash on to help illuminate the stage, I proceeded to rail on the casino for not paying their power bill. “I took this gig because I needed the money… And apparently so does the casino.”

Eventually I went into my regularly scheduled material while one of the contractors brought in a giant flashlight to shine on the stage. My co-star in the Dirty Jokes and Magic Tricks show sat in the front row and captured the entire thing on video.

Finally, at the very end of my set, right as I was impersonating my wife receiving a new vibrator as a gift, yelling out “Hallelujah!”, the power was restored. I delivered my remaining jokes, thanked the crowd, and immediately hit the bar for a much needed (and well-deserved) Jager-bomb.

The next stop on The Dirty Jokes and Magic Tricks Tour was a gay bar in Sioux Falls. A small, but enthusiastic crowd. And the magician I was with disappeared into some sort of contraption called “The Glory Hole”… But that’s another story.

This new year, fake your own death. Here’s how.

FAKE YOUR OWN DEATH 01 Nathan Allen The Maniac of Magic Comedian Magician Entertainer Entertainment Des Moines IowaThis might make your friends hate you.  You tell your friends that you have the ability to drastically slow your pulse, simply with the power of your mind.  They don’t believe you, so you offer to demonstrate.

With a friend feeling your strong-and-steady pulse, you appear to fall into a trance-like state.  Your pulse slows dramatically.  Your breathing becomes shallow.  Your pulse slows even more… even… more… and… then…
…STOPS.

Your eyes roll to the back of your head, and you slump forward in your chair, lifeless.  Your friends FREAK.  You have NO PULSE.  You appear DEAD.

As their panic crescedos, your pulse starts up again, slowly at first, then faster and faster until it’s back to normal.

You sit up… smile… and try to decide what to name your new religion.

To download the instructions, CLICK HERE.  This download will only be available for a day or two, so if you want it, get it now.

Update: Sorry, the link has expired.  BUT… Take a look around on my website.  You might just be able to find this available for download somewhere else.