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And the Award goes to....

The Allan Slaight Awards recognize outstanding achievement in the pursuit of the impossible. The Slaight Family Foundation established the awards in 2015 and has pledged to give $50,000 a year, over five years, to celebrate exceptional work in five distinct categories. Each recipient receives not only a cash prize, but also a specially engraved iPad to commemorate the achievement.

The Allan Slaight Awards are distributed every year, celebrating extraordinary talent and accomplishments in the world of magic. This year, the recipients are being announced online, spread out over a week. The first award was announced this morning is the Canadian Rising Star:

The recipient is absolutely one of my favourite performers on the planet, Nick Wallace. His 2016 show Séance remains one of the finest live productions I've ever seen. When I was hosting Magic Tonight, Nick was a welcome guest many times. I once described him thusly:

He may pretend to look all sweet and inocent, but I am starting to suspect that he may, in fact, be the devil. Pure evil wrapped in Mr. Rogers’ sweater.
— Me, ca. 2015

Congratulations, Nick, on this well-deserved award. Stay spooky. 

Last time on Magic Tonight

Last night on Magic Tonight, I was joined by über special guest Nick Wallace. While he may appear on the surface to be sweet and charming and likeable, he is in fact the devil; pure evil wrapped in Mr. Rogers' sweater. As far as I know, he owns the soul of at least one person on staff at our shows and I doubt he's willing to stop there.

Magic Tonight will be on hiatus for the next little while. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming shows.

Last week on Magic Tonight

Last night on Magic Tonight at the Crimson Lounge, we were joined by the inimitably creepy Nick Wallace. He was in town preparing for Seance, which will be appearing at Theatre Passe-Murraille later this month. If you have a chance to go see it, do. Normally you have to drive out towards Hamilton-Niagara to see him perform so it's a wonderful treat to have him in Toronto. It was a packed house that left us tripping over tables and chairs we had so littler room left. He does a fabulous job of creeping you out while your brain is being melted. And if any of this sounds like hyperbole, it's not.

If you weren't there, take a peek at what you missed. Tickets for our upcoming shows are now available. Readers of this blog can use the code reality for 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

Last week on Magic Tonight

What a creepy evening on Magic Tonight! Nick Wallace is, as I have maintained for years, the devil. In addition to an extremely creepy doll which seemed to form strange invisible connections with nearby individuals, he was turning people into human puppets and swallowing sharp objects. Odd how when you say it like that it doesn't sound anywhere near as fun as it is in person. Go figure. Take a look at some of what we got up to. Magic Tonight continues through the summer on Sunday nights at the Crimson Lounge in Toronto. Readers of this blog can use the code reality for a discount on the price of tickets and dinner when purchasing online.

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