A couple of weirdos to visit New Hampton

BIG ED'S FIREHOUSE NEW HAMPTON IA – Nathan Allen, The Maniac of Magic – Comedian Magician Entertainer Entertainment – Des Moines, IowaNEW HAMPTON, IOWA – Part magician, part comedian, and totally dysfunctional, Nathan Allen will be bringing his highly-caffeinated blend of magic and comedy to New Hampton, Iowa!

Allen (dubbed “The Maniac of Magic” by his peers) will be making a stop at Big Ed’s Firehouse (680 W. Milwaukee St.) on Saturday, October 20th.  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).

The International Brotherhood of Magicians presented Nathan with the Iowa Magic Award.  He was the only magician featured in “The Grassroots Comedy Tour” and in “The Super Bowl of Stand-Up.”  His entertainment business won him a full-ride 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, where he shared the stage with Tom Arnold and Al Green.  His impressive résumé includes appearances for companies such as 3M, Alliant Energy, Charter Communications, Honda, RadioShack, and Wal-Mart (to name just a few), and earlier this year, he appeared on syndicated international television in Europe.

And yet, in a typical example of his priorities, he insists that he is most proud of being elected Class Clown.

Nathan is based out of Des Moines, Iowa, travels throughout the Midwest, and drinks way too much coffee.  In his spare time, he enjoys arguing with the television – when it’s turned off.

The October 20th show will feature a special guest opening act; the flame-throwing stand-up comedy of Harville.  Dark and twisted, with a seriously warped view of life, Harville’s brand of humor is not for the faint of heart!  Let Harville take you by the hand (or any other convenient appendage), and lead you into the darkest, funniest corners of his (and your) poor diseased mind(s)!

For more information about who Nathan is and what he does, visit him on the web at ManiacOfMagic.com.  For more details about the October 20th show in New Hampton, call Big Ed’s Firehouse at 641-394-6067, or visit them online BigEdsFirehouse.com.

The Maniac of Magic Is Coming To Lakeview Michigan on Saturday

MCKENNAS LAKEVIEW MI - Nathan Allen, The Maniac of Magic - Comedian Magician Entertainer Entertainment  - Des Moines, Iowa

(via http://www.lakeviewtimes.com/)

Part magician, part comedian, and totally dysfunctional, Nathan Allen (“The Maniac of Magic”) will be bringing his highly-caffeinated blend of magic and comedy to Lakeview on Saturday! This twisted trickster will be making a stop at McKenna’s Village Restaurant (Lakeview, MI) on Saturday, March 31st. This show starts 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).

The International Brotherhood of Magicians recently presented Nathan with the Iowa Magic Award, based on his technical skills and entertainment value. He was the only magician featured in “The Grassroots Comedy Tour” and in “The Super Bowl of Stand-Up.” His entertainment services won him a full-ride business scholarship to attend college. He was just on television in Europe. Of the dozens of magicians in Iowa, Nathan was the only one selected to perform onstage at Iowa Governor Culver‘s Inaugural Gala. 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, and Wal-Mart, to name just a few. In addition to countless corporate engagements at banquets, awards nights, and holiday parties, Nathan also works at nightclubs, casinos, class reunions, clubs, colleges, golf courses, festivals, proms, and private parties throughout the upper Midwest.

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.

Saturday’s show will feature stand-up comic Alex Solodov (“The Dirty Russian”) as the opening act.

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 Lakeview, call McKenna’s at 989-352-9918, or visit them on the web at mckennasrest.com.

(via http://www.lakeviewtimes.com/)