Part magician, part comedian, and totally dysfunctional, Nathan Allen will be bringing his highly-caffeinated blend of magic and comedy back to Canton, Illinois! Allen (dubbed “The Maniac of Magic” by his peers) will be making a stop at White Oaks Sports Bar (46 White Court, Canton, IL) on Friday, July 6th. The adult-only show is scheduled to begin at 8:00pm.
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.
Friday’s show in Canton will feature the flame-throwing 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 information about Friday’s show in Canton, call the White Oaks Sports Bar at 309.647.8372.
Seeking Adult Drunk Clown for 30th Birthday party
Date: 2008-08-26, 3:22PM CDT
We need an Adult Drunk Clown who is good at getting drunk and stupid. No need to do any clown tricks, just hang out and drink a shit load. We will be hopping around to different bars and want a clown to tag a long and drink heavely. He doesn’t even need to socialize with anyone, just drink.
the birthday is on Friday, Sept. 5th in Bucktown. Oh, did I mention that the clown needs to get shitfaced. Don’t worry, we will purchase all the drinks.
…this is exactly how I feel.
(Photo edited/created by – and stolen from – Geoff Williams: http://GeoffWilliamsMagic.com)
One of the most common questions I get is, “Where do you perform?”
My typical answer is, “Ummm…”
But here is the answer I would love to memorize and rattle off faster than an auctioneer, just to emotionally exhaust whichever poor soul who was trying to make polite conversation:
- Awards Nights
- Banquet Events
- Beer Gardens
- Christmas Parties
- Class Reunions
- Club Events
- Coffee Shops
- Colleges and Universities
- Comedy Clubs
- Comedy Nights
- Company Parties
- Corporate Events
- Country Clubs and Golf Courses
- Customer Appreciation Events
- Employee Appreciation Parties
- Fairs and Festivals
- Fraternity and Sorority Functions
- Fund-Raiser Events
- Graduation Parties
- Halloween Parties
- Holiday Parties
- Hotel Events
- House Parties
- New Year’s Eve Parties
- Office Parties
- Post-Prom and After-Prom Parties
- Private Parties
- Public Events
- South Dakota
Yeah. That would be fun… for me.
Oh, and if you think that this was just some pointless post to help out with search engine rankings… You’re absolutely right.
Got some new toys for the show today…
The first is a brand-spankin’ new sound system to take on the road. I’ve been playing with it all afternoon, and… I love it. It is AMAZING. If you’re in the market for a portable sound system that packs a punch, I highly recommend the YAMAHA STAGEPAS™ 500:
In fact, the music store I bought it through was so impressed with it (they had never had one in-stock before, so they tested mine when it arrived), that they said they were going to stop carrying “similar” (they’re not even close) “competing” (it’s not even a competition) portable sound systems and start carrying just *this* one. They were gushing, basically. It’s an incredible piece of equipment for the traveling performer.
The other toy I got for the show today is… ummm… one of those very inhumane steel-jaw leg-hold animal traps.
Don’t judge me.
You know the type of trap I’m talking about, the ones where steel jaws slam shut when the trigger is activated, slashing the skin and breaking the bones of whichever poor innocent creature happens to get too close.
I don’t want to post the photos here, but if you’re sick and twisted, check out Google Images for “coyote leg trap” to see some pretty disturbing photos of the new toy I’ve been playing with.
Fuck it. If you’re brave, here is a photo:
I already have several (hopefully not permanent) injuries from this evil device, and I’ve only owned it for a few hours.
Stay tuned for the imminent announcements of ruptured eardrums and broken fingers.
Love youse. Take care.