CANCELED - DIRTY TRICKS w/ The New Bad Boys of Magic

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Hollywood’s drunkest magic show, DIRTY TRICKS w/ The New Bad Boys of Magic, extends into its third smash(ed) year at The Three Clubs. Headliners at the world-famous Magic Castle, The New Bad Boys of Magic (aka Daniel Donohue and Eric Siegel), continue to shock and delight audiences with their signature brand of NSFW character comedy and top-notch illusions. Joining them for each performance—generally running on the third Sunday of each month—is a rotating cast of the world’s foremost professional prestidigitators. Audience members (21-and-over, please) arrive early to grab drinks and enjoy close-up magic performed right at their tables. Co-produced by Greg Karber, the next DIRTY TRICKS show is scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2020. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for cocktails and close-up magic. The Bad Boys take the stage at 8:00 p.m and the show goes until 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online in advance at https://www.badboysmagic.com. Buy them before they disappear!

The March 15th show features special guests including comic Lizzy Cooperman(Comedy Central, HBO, and “Quibi”) one of Time Out LA’s “Comedians to Watch;” magic from Taylor Hughes, who has appeared on Masters of Illusions, Jonathan Levit, the magic consultant for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and has appeared on The X-Files and Flashforward, and Nick Paul, a magic consultant for Netflix’s Magic For Humans. Also featured: puppetry by Pam Severns, a Jim Henson Foundation grant recipient; plus table-side close-up magic from the Magic Castle’s Elizabeth Messick, a Black Rabbit Rose performer recently featured in the Washington Post.

In-between each guest’s performance the Bad Boys will perform new material as well as fan favorites.

You never know who’s going to drop in to the Bad Boys boozy variety show. Past guest performers have included Ithamar Enriquez (Ladybird, Curb Your Enthusiasm), Robert Ramirez (Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights), Justin Willman (creator and star of Netflix’s Magic For Humans), Pop Haydn (seven-time “Magic Castle Magician of the Year”) and Eddie Furth (creator of Netflix’s Historical Roasts).

ABOUT:
The New Bad Boys of Magic –

Chicago natives and Los Angeles residents, together, Daniel Donohue and Eric Siegel—collectively known as The New Bad Boys of Magic—combine Chicago-style sketch comedy with Hollywood stage trickery. Two perfect foils, they stumble backward into one impossible feat after another in vaudevillian synchronicity. Since 2017, their magical variety show DIRTY TRICKS has played to sold-out audiences most every month at The Three Clubs’ Cocktail Lounge in Hollywood. In 2018, for the second year in a row, their full-length stage show, COKE & MIRRORS, was a breakout hit at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. COKE & MIRRORS so impressed the Entertainment Director of The Magic Castle that he has asked Donohue and Siegel to perform an abridged version of the show over 50 times at The Castle.

Daniel Donohue –
Daniel Donohue, originally from Chicago, studied and performed improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Los Angeles, Second City Chicago, Annoyance Chicago, and his alma mater, Northwestern University. As a magician, he's performed at the Harry Houdini Estate, and is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts at the world-famous The Magic Castle. You can follow him @dondanohue.

Eric Siegel –
Eric Siegel is a screenwriter, known for his feature film The F*** Happened. He hails from Chicago, where he studied and performed at iO and Second City, earning two Del Awards and being featured in the TBS Just For Laughs Festival. As a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians at Magic Inc., he learned from legends, Jay Marshall and Bill Malone. Now based in Los Angeles, he is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts at the world-famous The Magic Castle. You can follow him on Instagram @ericpsiegel.

Greg Karber –
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. Karber 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. Please find more at http://gregkarber.com.

The Three Clubs –

Established in 1991 by nightlife veterans Marc Smith and Matthew Webb, The Three Clubs introduced the martini lounge to a whole new generation through its timeless cocktails and classic Hollywood vibe. Rich mahogany bars, plush tufted leather banquettes, casino-style carpeting and two stages featuring live entertainment nightly, honor the spirit of the neighborhood’s storied past. Hollywood’s destination for all types of theatre and live music, The Three Clubs has become an entertainment hub of Hollywood | http://threeclubs.com.

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Both hailing from Chicago, The Bad Boys have a background in improv from the world-famous Second City. The duo has honed a smooth and practiced patter taking place between an innocent Daniel Donahue and a worldly and somewhat corrupt Eric Siegal. The two magicians play off of each other brilliantly as naïve Donahue is confused by Siegal’s quick asides, which tend to reference sex and drugs (wink, wink).

The most impressive thing about these two prestidigitators is their ability to read an audience. They could be successful con men if they decided to turn to the dark side.

sweet - Elise Thompson - The LA Beat - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

Imagine my surprise, even before the September 15 DIRTY TRICKS with The New Bad Boys of Magic monthly event, when I walked into The Three Clubs to find the room where I have seen dozens of shows over the years now completely remodeled to look and feel like a real cocktail lounge performance space! And what a perfect place to sit up close and personal during the ongoing monthly comedy-magic variety show featuring Chicago natives and Los Angeles residents, now headliners at the world-famous Magic Castle, Daniel Donohue and Eric Siegel, collectively known as The New Bad Boys of Magic, along with a rotating cast of the world's foremost professional prestidigitators and other adult variety acts, making it an entertaining evening for the over 21 crowd.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


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Both hailing from Chicago, The Bad Boys have a background in improv from the world-famous Second City. The duo has honed a smooth and practiced patter taking place between an innocent Daniel Donahue and a worldly and somewhat corrupt Eric Siegal. The two magicians play off of each other brilliantly as naïve Donahue is confused by Siegal’s quick asides, which tend to reference sex and drugs (wink, wink).

The most impressive thing about these two prestidigitators is their ability to read an audience. They could be successful con men if they decided to turn to the dark side.

sweet - Elise Thompson - The LA Beat - ...read full review


Shari Barrett

Imagine my surprise, even before the September 15 DIRTY TRICKS with The New Bad Boys of Magic monthly event, when I walked into The Three Clubs to find the room where I have seen dozens of shows over the years now completely remodeled to look and feel like a real cocktail lounge performance space! And what a perfect place to sit up close and personal during the ongoing monthly comedy-magic variety show featuring Chicago natives and Los Angeles residents, now headliners at the world-famous Magic Castle, Daniel Donohue and Eric Siegel, collectively known as The New Bad Boys of Magic, along with a rotating cast of the world's foremost professional prestidigitators and other adult variety acts, making it an entertaining evening for the over 21 crowd.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review