Nick Lewin Past, Present & Future

Dry humour, often attributed to the British – features irony, sarcasm, banter, understatement, self-deprecation, teasing and mockery, all delivered with a perfectly straight face.

Nick Lewin has that typical British dry sense of humour.

Born in the UK and re-locating to the US in the 1970’s Nick has had a fantastic career doing the job which he loves, he now considers himself pretty much retired, however he is still active in the magic community with his own website where he hopes professional magicians can be inspired, share valuable knowledge and shave years off their learning curves.

Over his career Nick has opened concerts for the likes of Tony Bennett, Reba McEntire, Charlie Daniels, Paul Anka and a host of other stars. He has also been fortunate enough to perform at many private functions for some of the greatest stars of all time, such as David Bowie and Tony Curtis.

Featuring on many, many TV shows plus performing for British royalty and American presidents is not something many can boast.

For five years Nick starred in his own one man show ‘Comedy Magic’ in Las Vegas where he perfectly honed his brilliantly British sense of humour for an American audience, mixing his stand-up comedy with sleight of hand & mind magic.

Considered one of the highest paid and highest regarded performers in the magic world  we were honoured to have just a little of his time for a quick Q&A.

Nicks interest in the world of magic started when he was just 10 years old, as most can relate, he watched the famous David Nixon on Saturday night TV here in the UK.

Over his career Nick has performed 100’s of tricks, his favourite being the Linking Finger Rings.

We asked Nick all about tricks, stage performances, his goals and more!  Here is the result of our quick fire round:

Most difficult trick performed? I do lots of pretty complex card work. Just for my own amusement.

On average how long does it take you to learn a new trick? There is no average length, each is different!

Have you ever botched a trick in front of an audience and how did you handle that? Many times, you just smile and move ahead.

Most embarrassing moment? None that stand out.

What’s the best thing about being a magician? I have made a great living for over 50 years doing something I enjoy.

And the worst? The other paths I might have explored as intently.

Career goals and aspirations? Achieved everything I ever really wanted to do and more.

Who’s your favourite magician ever? Billy McComb.

Do you enjoy watching others performing and what goes through your mind when you watch magic? I enjoy watching good magic, and don’t enjoy watching bad magic. My analytical mind moves into gear.

How many shows do you do a year? I worked a huge amount of shows each year. Not too many now, I am pretty much retired.

What’s your preferred size audience to perform for? Do you prefer intimate or large scale events? I have worked from 5 people to 7,000. I now enjoy more limited audience size as you have a better chance to make personal contact with your audience.

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank Nick for his precious time, we are so grateful and honoured.

Don’t forget to visit for some great Magic Routines!!

Carol Cooper

Carol Cooper

Married to Antony, Mum to our children. Full time working in media for over 20 years, part time writer and assistant to Antony, which I guess makes me a magicians assistant :-)


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