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The World’s Naughtiest Magic Show Returns to Auckland

The Naked Magicians Bring The World’s Naughtiest Magic Show Back to Auckland

Fresh from packing out theatres around the world The Naked Magicians return to Auckland, promising the world’s naughtiest and funniest magic show that strips away the top hats and capes to reveal full-frontal illusions that have to be seen to be believed. Returning to Auckland after a sold out season in 2015 and presented by Auckland Live and SK Entertainment, the Naked Magicians will take the stage at the Comedy Chamber at the Auckland Town Hall from May 1st – 5th as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival.

Starring the clever and seductive Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, two of Australia’s most famous magicians, The Naked Magicians combine magic and muscles with riotous laughs that take magic to a whole new level.

“We’re so excited to be bringing the world’s naughtiest magic show back to Auckland,”says Wayne. “We were performing in Florida in the USA recently where it was very hot, so it will be nice to experience Auckland’s cooler Autumn weather, though audiences might find they see a slightly shorter show!"

Selling out theatres around the world including Australia, the USA, Hong Kong and the UK (including an extended run on London’s West End), audiences have been quick to take to social media to rave about the show with key comments such as “Deliciously naughty” and “my cheeks still hurt from laughing so much”. In Scotland, the Sunday Herald described the show as “definitely one of the most visually stimulating magic shows in the world” with the UK’s Time Out describing it as “Dynamo, meets Magic Mike!”

The 32-year old buff bros went from best friends to performing partners in 2014 following several boisterous audience members asking them to make their clothes disappear.

"It's kind of crazy because magic is the second-oldest profession ever and we couldn't believe that no one had combined the two things that everyone loves — magic and nudity," says Wayne.

“They say that good magicians don't need sleeves and great magicians don't need pants,”adds Tyler.

The Aussie duo have been performing magic for nearly 20 years. The broad-shouldered Wayne, a proud owner of a freakishly long tongue, is the first Australian magician in history to have his own TV series. More Than Magic aired in Australia, New Zealand, England, as well as the United States. The sporty tan lines and incredible physique seen on stage hint at Tyler’s speedo-wearing days. He swam competitively at the Australian National Championships and Pan Pacific Games before becoming a professional magician for corporate events around the world.

“Being on stage doing magic without relying on pockets or sleeves does add that extra challenge and ups our game,” Wayne says.

“When we say ‘abracadabra,’ the audience isn’t always looking at our hands,” Tyler jokes.

Presale tickets to The Naked Magicians are available from Ticketmaster from Feb 28thwith general tickets on sale from March 1st.

This show includes coarse language, sexual references and some nudity and is intended for audiences 18+.

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