Australia’s Honest Conman performs Strolling Magic
Nicholas-J-Johnson-smlStar of the Channel 9 TV series ‘The Real Hustle’, Nicholas J. Johnson is one of Australia’s leading entertainers and corporate speakers.

He’s also a con artist.

Growing up in the circus, Nicholas began his career along side sideshow performers and fast talking carnival spruikers.
Along the way, he learnt how to cheat at cards, pickpocket, spin a tale and talk his way out of a tight spot.
At 20, he decided to use his skills for good instead of evil becoming Australia’s Honest Con Man using his talents to entertain and education rather than swindle.

Today, Nicholas is one of Australia’s most sought after entertainers and corporate speakers having worked with the Australian Federal Police, St George Banking, FBI, Crown Casino, Canberra Casino, Krispy Kreme, Telstra, Optus, Adobe, Foxtel, Southern Star, Toyota, Microsoft and many more.

AIMmemberHe has demonstrated swindles on The 7pm Project, Today Tonight, Sunrise, Kids WB and A Current Affair and made countless appearances on Triple J, 2UE, 3AW, The Age and ABC Radio, including his popular Scam of the Week segment on ABC Statewide Drive. Plus, he appears regularly on the Channel Nine TV series ‘Kids WB’


What does he offer?


Nicholas’ mix and mingle entertainment is the ideal way to bring excitement and fun to an event where a formal show is just not possible.

Not just another roving magician, Nicholas will move through the room performing close up scams and comedy.

Guests are invited to go head to head with Nicholas in classic con game and win prizes that include million dollar notes.
They’ll also have the chance to try their hand at card cheating and experience some top quality close up magic that is always sophisticated, never cheesy.

Where does he perform?

  • Corporate Dinners
  • Trade Launches
  • Anniversaries
  • Weddings
  • Christmas Parties
  • Training Seminars
  • Awards Banquets
  • Adult Birthdays
  • Private Functions
  • Celebrations of any kind


“Nicholas also has something any profitable liar (or performer for that matter) must possess – charisma. Despite fooling us over and over again, you just can’t help but like him.
The humour lies in the countless clever and unexpected twists throughout the show.
Catch him if you can!”

– Erin Davidson (The Groggy Squirrel)

“Thanks again for making our night so enjoyable. All feedback has been nothing but positive.”

– Micheal MacKenzie (National Institute of Accountants)

“He’s studied under the world’s most feared hustlers and scammers…and now he’s ready to show you the tricks of the trade!”

– Triple J

“There’s more to this performer than meets the eye (or often doesn’t when the sleight of hand gets out of hand).”

– Canberra Times


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