The New Bad Boys of Magic Take Over Hollywood
Fresh from their sold-out run at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, where TimeOut Los Angeles named them one of "10 Shows to See," the New Bad Boys of Magic (Daniel Donohue & Eric Siegel) will take Hollywood by storm with a new, monthly magic and variety show. This is DIRTY TRICKS w/ the New Bad Boys of Magic.
"You see, the problem is that we've never been on America's Got Talent or Penn & Teller's Fool Us. Those are network shows, and we simply refuse to compromise our badassery," said Eric.
"Plus we've never been invited," Daniel replied. "We keep calling and emailing but they never respond...but luckily, we know magicians who've been on those shows."
Eric added, "We realize it can be hard to see great magic, whether because you can't score an invitation to the Magic Castle or, like us, can't afford cable...or a TV. But this is your chance. We're bringing world-class performers to you!"
As comedians, Daniel and Eric have studied at Chicago's Second City, iO, and Annoyance theaters. Their work has been featured in the TBS Just for Laughs Festival, Funny or Die, SketchFest NYC, PAX Prime, and Tosh.0.
As magicians, Daniel and Eric are members of the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle. They have performed at charity dinners, weddings, variety shows, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and the Harry Houdini Estate.
The New Bad Boys of Magic will host each performance of DIRTY TRICKS with their signature brand of edgy character comedy and top-notch illusions. Joining them will be a rotating cast of the world's foremost professional prestidigitators.
Yes, everything about the show is perfect, right down to the name of the venue: The Three Clubs. You will recognize this famed Hollywood bar from its on-screen appearances in Swingers and Mad Men. The Three Clubs' Back Bar Stage, a vintage fifty-seat cabaret, is best-known for hosting approximately 600 burlesque shows every week, but thankfully they were able to find time for something different.
"We love burlesque. We think body positivity is magical," said Eric. "But we wanted to bring a new kind magic to the Three Clubs...magic magic."
"My ex-wife says I have intimacy issues," said Daniel, "but wait until she sees how intimate the Back Bar Stage is."
"What? That doesn't even make sense," Eric replied. "You clearly just wanted to mention how elegant the Back Bar Stage is, with its luxurious leather booths, gilded railings, sensible tea lights, wood paneling, mood lighting, and private bar."
Audience members arriving early can grab a drink and enjoy close-up magic performed right at their tables by HUBB, an Orange County-based conjuror who, earlier this year, won first place at the Magic Castle's Strolling Showdown-he knows how to work a room.
Then, the hour-long stage show will showcase diversity-something the magic world needs more of. First, Henok Negash from Penn & Teller: Fool Us will delight audiences with his highly interactive brand of magic.
Finally, Tom Ogden will close the performance with a bang. Tom has been nominated for fifteen awards at the Magic Castle, winning twice for Parlor Magician of the Year. He's also appeared on magic specials on NBC and FOX.
It's a night that has to be seen to believed.
The show is co-produced by Greg Karber, who gave the New Bad Boys of Magic their debut at his semi-monthly murder mystery play The Sunday Night Mystery Show. Greg is also a writer, director, producer, and game developer. He has been written about in the New Yorker and the Washington Post, and has appeared on CNN, Fox Business, and Inside Edition. He is currently directing his first feature film, a horror-comedy-musical called Killer Party.
"I'm just like Daniel and Eric's fathers-filled with so much pride," said Greg. "So, actually, I guess I'm nothing like their fathers."
DIRTY TRICKS w/ the New Bad Boys of Magic opens Sunday October 22 at the Three Clubs at 1123 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90038. Doors open at 7pm for cocktails and close-up magic. The stage show begins at 8pm and lasts about an hour. Tickets are $10 and can only be purchased online at badboysmagic.com. Buy them before they disappear!