Blame it on the magic set Nick Nickolas was given when he was 12.
Ever since he's been reducing audiences to tears of laughter though his clever and unique combination of magic and humour.
By 14 he was performing at kids' parties, at 15 he began street performing at London's Covent Garden, and just two years later he was voted Time Out Street Magician of the Year.
Adding juggling, escapes and comedy to his magical repetoire he headed off to discover the world. Nick toured over a dozen countries, along the way winning the Rotterdam Straatfest, in The Netherlands, and the People's Choice Award at the Kingston Buskers Rendezvous in Canada.
Nick ended up in New Zealand where he won the World Buskers Championship. Singapore beckoned but the lure of New Zealand was stronger and after a brief stint there, Nick returned.
The next eight years were a whirl of television and club performances, opening for rock bands and causing mayhem as an after-dinner presenter. Such is his popularity that Nick has been named Bar Comedian of the Year in both Auckland and Wellington.
His skill with tennis balls, oranges and cards saw him win four awards at the 2004 Australian Magic Championships including Best Close-up Act and Most Entertaining Performer. A year later he won the Best Comedian on the college circuit.
He is now based in Melbourne. Nick recently returned from a successful tour of Europe. In Stockholm, he was guest performer at the World Magic Championships and was such a hit he was asked to do encore performances.
Combining phenomenal sleight of hand, clever comedy and audience participation, Nick Nickolas gives magic a new edginess. The audience is either on the edge of their seats in anticipation, leaning back and laughing or somewhere in-between.
If you need a headline act, compere or bar magician, having performed in a massive variety of situations world-wide over two decades, Nick Nickolas is the magician of choice, .
Trust me Nick Nickolas is the real deal !
.............and funnily enough Nick Nickolas is also a crack on Ozzy Osbourne impersonater !!
Nick can offer a 30/60 minute street festival show or a corporate/club performance the same length catered to your needs, as risky or clean as you like.
Also Nick is an excellent Bar Magician and as an inpirational speaker with "The Magic of Selling" best presented the morning after the performance the night before Nick really wakes 'em up leaving themfull of beans and ready for anything .
He can also work around you needs giving you that something special, Imagine Ozzy Osbourne just appearing for a brief cameo.
Satsfied Clients include, Parkroyal, Hyatt,Boehringer Ingelheim, Castril NZ Ltd, Kiwi Co-Operative daireis ltd, Serco, Pepsi, I.B.M., Ford Motors, Nissan, BMW, Travel Smart, Flight Centre, Contiki Tours, Sony, Sheriton Hotels, Persil, Coca Cola, Montana Wines, Crown Casino,
Countries Performed in include, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Latvia, America, Canada, Japan,Taiwan, Sigapore, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji,
U.K.-Glastonbury, City of London Festival, Edingburgh Festival, Glasgow Festival, Brighton Festival, U.S./Canadian-Halifax, Windsor, Edmonton, Waterloo, Toronto Buskfests, Taste of Chicago Festival, San Francisco Pier 39 Festival,
Aus/NZ -Wellington festival of Arts, Christchurch World Buskers, Auckland Buskfest, Devonpert Wine and food fest