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Magic Tonight at the Social Capital

Coming up September 14, we’re having a Magic Tonight revival!

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For three years (2013-16) I had the pleasure of hosting a weekly show in downtown Toronto (and occasionally in Mississauga, Oakville and Pickering). It was a wonderful collaborative endeavour where each show featured a different guest and it gave me the ability to work with a wide variety of different performers; from magicians, to mentalists to unusual sideshow performers; from seasoned world travelling professionals to novices finding their footing on stage. While there are currently other opportunities we do sometimes get together to share some magic and mystery for old times’ sake.

This time we’re back, sponsored by the Soul City Social Club at the Social Capital Theatre (Danforth & DVP) for one night with two of my favourite guests from the show; both dear friends and wonderful performers.

Nicholas Wallace

A magician that conjures with the thoughts of his audience, he plays with luck, strange conspiracies and occasionally talking to the dead. Recently featured on America's Got Talent and Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Nick Wallace may seem sweet and innocent, but he is the devil; pure evil wrapped in Mr. Rogers' sweater. Come and see one of Ontario's foremost purveyors of astonishment.

Ben Train

Ben Train is like a magician, but for real... whatever that means. He has performed across Canada, the US and Europe. Locally he is a feature performer at Dave & Busters where he presents his show Weirdo, he is also the host and producer of the acclaimed Art of Magic.

So please come and join us for an amazing night of fun and magic. Tickets are available below.


Strange and Unusual

My friend Nicholas Wallace will be appearing in Toronto in January as part of the Next Stage Theatre Festival with his show Strange and Unusual.

Back when we were hosting Magic Tonight, Nick was one of our most requested guests (certainly the creepiest guest), and earlier this year he received the Allan Slaight Award for Canadian Rising Star in Magic.

Unfortunately, Nick lives rather far away, out in that mysterious void on the other side of Hamilton, so getting a chance to see him perform in Toronto is rare. But he’s here for five nights at the Factory Theatre and there is an early bird discount up until this Friday, December 7. Just use the promo code EARLY BIRD (with the space) at checkout. The show is definitely worth seeing!


Factory Theatre

Happy Halloween

Magicians are not generally very scary people. We're primarily entertainers. But sometimes, in order to be dramatic, we need to court danger and sometimes just be a little weird. So for Halloween this year, I took a look through our archives and assembled this collection of the magicians on Magic Tonight getting dressed up or just generally being strange and creepy. Enjoy!

Magic Tonight runs weekly at the Crimson Lounge in downtown Toronto, Readers of this blog can use the code reality fir a discount on the price of tickets and dinner when purchasing online.

This Sunday on Magic Tonight

This Sunday, I'm thrilled, tickled and otherwise titillated to announced that we have the incomparable Nick Wallace on the show. He'll be performing with me on Sunday night at 7:00 at the Crimson Lounge (Inside The Cage 292 at College & Spadina, Downtown). Nick is a master mystery performer who, according to reliable sources, obtained his power by selling his soul to Satan... Seriously, you'll never guess how hold he is by looking at his picture.

If you don't believe in ghosts and you're not afraid of the dark, Nick Wallace can help you with that.

If you're able to make it to the show, readers of this blog can use the code reality for a discount on the price of tickets and dinner when purchasing online.

You can also see him performing his spectacularly frightening show Seance at Theatre Passe Murraille later this month. More information is available at

September 13 Nicholas Wallace
September 13 Nicholas Wallace

This week on Magic Tonight

This Sunday, on Magic Tonight, I'm joined by the man who talks to ghosts himself, Nicholas Wallace. A Canadian magic champion, and producer of engaging and exhilarating Fringe shows, Nick is one of my favourite performers in the country. He spend most of his time hiding outside the city in an undisclosed location where he (presumably) works schooling his offspring in whatever dark arts he derives his supernatural abilities from. Come join us at the Crimson Lounge in Toronto for an incredible show. Readers of this blog can use the code reality for a discount on the price of tickets and dinner when buying online.

July 12 Nicholas Wallace
July 12 Nicholas Wallace