Next? Locusts. Probably.
It’s my looooong-overdue new demo/sizzle/preview video. The one I’d been using was from like 2013, lol. I know, I know. Five years is not a terribly long time in the big scheme of things, but that’s like 30 years in Entertainer Promo Years.
I was recently interviewed by my long-time magician friend, Jonathan May (http://JMayMagic.com) à la “Inside The Actors Studio” (only for magicians), before a live audience of magicians and magic enthusiasts (professionals, part-timers, hobbyists, and amateurs), at a club meeting of The International Brotherhood of Magicians (http://Magician.org), ring #167 in Des Moines, Iowa (http://JustoHijo.com). Here’s the video:
Nathan Allen Goes Shopping:
At a glance:
Nathan Allen, The Maniac of Magic
Part Magician. Part Comedian. Totally Dysfunctional.
1064 University Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001
Saturday, November 23, 2013
THE MANIAC OF MAGIC IS COMING TO DUBUQUE
DUBUQUE, IOWA – Part magician, part comedian, and totally dysfunctional, Nathan Allen will be bringing his highly-caffeinated blend of magic and comedy to Dubuque! Allen (dubbed “The Maniac of Magic” by his peers) will be making a stop at The Whisky (1064 University Avenue) on Saturday, November 23rd. The adult-only show will start at 8:00 PM.
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.
For more information about who Nathan is and what he does, visit him on the web at ManiacOfMagic.com. For more info about Saturday’s show in Dubuque, call The Whisky at 563-557-0878.