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, celebrates its second 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 in the remodeled Back Bar Stage for each performance is a rotating cast of the world’s foremost professional prestidigitators. Audience members (21-and-over, please) should arrive early to grab drinks and enjoy close-up magic performed right at their tables. Co-produced by Greg Karber, the last DIRTY TRICKS event of 2019 is scheduled for a rare Saturday evening, on October 19, 2019 (instead of its usual third Sunday of each month). The Three Clubs is located at 1123 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90038 (323-462-6441). Doors open at 7:00pm for cocktails and close-up magic. The stage show begins at 8:00pm and goes until 9:15pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online in advance at https://www.badboysmagic.com. Buy them before they disappear!

For this month’s (October 19th) boozy variety show, The New Bad Boys of Magic (TNBBOM) are joined on stage by: comic Ever Mainard (Netflix/Hulu/MTV), a stand-up, actor, writer, improviser, all around funny gal; mentalist and mind reader Felix Jones, a regular from the famed Magic Castle; quick-change artist Elena Brocade who’s an expert costumer and former assistant and apprenticeship to Jonathan Pendragon; and lastly, magician Robert Ramirez, a magician and actor whose credits include Penn & Teller: Fool Us and the national tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights.

IN OTHER NEWS…
Both proud members of the Academy of Magical Arts at the world-famous Magic Castle, Donohue and Siegel are scheduled to appear at the Castle for four headlining appearance in October (10/23) and November (1, 2, and 3).

Next month, The New Bad Boys of Magic will be hosting a night of outdoor magic at the One Colorado shopping center in Old Town Pasadena on Saturday, November 9th at 8:00 pm.

For upcoming appearances, please visit https://www.badboysmagic.com/dates.

 

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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 backwards into one impossible feat after another in vaudevillian synchronicity. Since 2017, their magical variety show ​DIRTY TRICKS ​has played to sold-out audiences 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 s​ o impressed the Entertainment Director of The Magic Castle that he has asked Donohue and Siegel to perform an abridged version of the show over 45 times at the 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 theTBS 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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Reviews

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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