The world’s funniest and naughtiest magic show returns to DPAC next week when Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne aka The Naked Magicians, take the stage in Durham on Friday and Saturday October 5th & 6th.
The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious Aussie magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level.
This boisterous R-rated magic show strips away the top hats and capes, promising full-frontal illusions. Left without sleeves or pockets, their saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it”.
I’ve partnered with the great folks at DPAC to giveaway two tickets to the Friday, October 5th performance (Must be 18 to enter). For a chance to win just leave a comment below about why you want to see the show. You can also enter by leaving a comment on my instagram post about the show here. I will randomly select a winner on Sunday September 30th!
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Mike Tyler about the upcoming show at DPAC. We chatted about how he and Wayne came up with this crazy idea to life in Australia. It was probably one of the funnest interviews I have ever done and makes me thing audiences are in for a real treat when they see these two on stage!
How did you guys come up with the idea of a naked magic show?
Chris and myself were best mates and magicians full-time and had successful careers with our clothes on. This was right around the time the Movie “Magic Mike” came out. With my name being Mike I’d get a lot of stripper related jokes like “How big is your magic wand and can make your clothes disappear?” We were both thinking that we wanted to take magic to an audience who wouldn’t normally attend a magic show and get away from the cliche black hat and cape. So those two things kind of mixed together and we thought what better way to do that than to do a naughty magic show with our sleeves up and our pants down?
What is your typical audience like?
Well you have to be 18 to see our show, obviously, and it is predominantly female. We describe the show as an orgy of magic, comedy and nudity mixed together. It’s the perfect girls’ night out but we also get a lot of guys coming to the show as well both straight and gay guys just looking for a cheeky night out. We love that too!
How do you stay in shape for the show?
Oh it is so hard traveling. We have to be disciplined on the road. When we’re not touring, we work out two or three times a day and we try to work out when we can on the road. Both of us try to do at least one bit of exercise each day to stay in shape.
What are the challenges of doing a magic show naked?
We don’t use any technology in our show, it is all classic magic with slight of hand so obviously that is a bit harder when you don’t have clothes to hide anything. So we have had to modify our show in some regard, but we are naked, and that is a tool of distraction in itself. We have a saying, “good magicians don’t need sleeves, great magicians don’t need pants!”
“The Naked Magicians” perform at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Ocotber 5th and 6th. For tickets visit https://www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/the-naked-magicians-1