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FIVE FAST FRINGE QUESTIONS with…Mike Tyler & Christopher Wayne The Naked Magicians

In one sentence tell us about your show.

CW: It’s the world’s naughtiest, funniest, and sexiest magic show – think Magic Mike, but with real magic.

MT: A fast-paced orgy of incredible magic, non-stop laughs and two buff Aussies who get completely naked on stage, The Naked Magicians is the perfect girls’ night out.

What made you decide to bring a show to Edinburgh this year?

CW: Every other fringe festival we have played, the show has been completely sold out. Edinburgh is the biggest and the best fringe festival in the world, so we wanted to make sure the show was at its absolute strongest before we brought it over – now is that time, and we plan on making waves. With over 3000 shows to choose from, we didn’t want to come until our show was the best option of those 3000.

MT: It’s been less than 3 years since we created the show to be the world’s funniest and naughtiest magic show. In this short time, the show has really “grown”. We’ve taken the show to almost 100 cities across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, USA, and Canada. Since we began this show, everyone has told us it would be perfect for the Edinburgh Fringe and we think now is the perfect time.

Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?

CW: I’ve never heard a bad word spoken about Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I met a guy in LA from there and he said “be prepared to drink, a lot”.

MT: Neither Chris nor myself have been to Edinburgh Festival Fringe before. We’ve had incredibly successful runs at Adelaide Fringe in Australia over the last 3 years and had the time of our lives. I keep hearing that Edinburgh is an even bigger and better Fringe festival that takes over the entire city with incredible performers coming together from all across the world – we can’t wait.

What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)

CW: Magic + Nudity + Comedy. There is literally no other show like this on planet earth.

MT: The Naked Magicians is completely different to all other shows in the world, not just Edinburgh. As the name suggests, it’s literally the world’s naughtiest magic show that features two buff Aussie men who get naked and perform incredible magic themed around all those naughty topics that we discuss with friends behind closed doors after a few drinks. If you’re scared of a high-energy roller coaster ride, or if you want to see a classic magic show, don’t bother coming to see The Naked Magicians.

What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?

CW: Colin McLeod, a magician, who is doing a mind-reading show Expose, I’m hoping to catch that while I’m there – he is an amazing entertainer. I want to see as much comedy, magic, circus, and naked people as possible.

MT: We are currently on a 50-city tour of USA and Canada so I’m yet to look at the lineup for Edinburgh, which is apparently the size of an old London phonebook. Sign me up to see any Fringe show that involves amazing comedy or a genuinely unique spin on magic.

Name of the show:The Naked Magicians

Venue:Pleasance Courtyard

Dates:8 – 29 August 2016



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