It's a basic cable magic show...with premium cable edge.
Direct from a sold-out world premiere at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
"Ten Shows to See!" — TimeOut Los Angeles
"Best Events" — DoLA
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" — FringeReview
Chicago sketch comedy meets Hollywood stage trickery in THE NEW BAD BOYS OF MAGIC, starring Daniel Donohue and Eric Siegel as two former magic prodigies-turned bitter rivals, desperately trying to reignite their magic.
Eric, now a homeless drunk, crashes Dan's pathetic, family-friendly act. Two perfect foils, they stumble backwards into one impossible feat after another in vaudevillian synchronicity. As tensions rise, they come face-to-face with their own illusions—is life really worth living without each other?
Don't miss the magic show one suburban mom called, "WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU? GET OUT OF MY HOUSE! MY SON AND HIS THIRD GRADE CLASSMATES ARE PERMANENTLY SCARRED!"
Daniel Donohue is a TV producer and writer who most recently worked for NBC/Universal.
In his native Chicago, he performed improv and sketch comedy at the famed Second City (directed by The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper), three original revues at Donny's Skybox, and two house teams at the One Group Mind Comedy Clubhouse.
At Northwestern University, he co-directed Stephen Colbert's old improv group, the No Fun Mud Piranhas. He has also trained at Upright Citizen's Brigade and the Annoyance.
His magic act has been seen at countless birthday parties, charity events, and even the former estate of Harry Houdini. He is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts at the world-famous Magic Castle.
He appeared on two episodes of Jeopardy! in 2013, and you can follow him @dondanohue.
Eric Siegel was raised in the back of a magic shop in Chicago. At age 10, famed magician Jay Marshall nicknamed him "The Juggler," and his life of poverty began.
In Chicago, Eric performed regularly at Second City and iO, earning two Del Awards and selling out the infamous midnight Saturday slot. His sketch group The Other Other Guys performed at the TBS Just For Laughs Festival, SketchFest NYC, and on Comedy Central's Tosh.0.
Eric now lives in Los Angeles, writing movies for LaffMobb Productions, performing improv and sketch comedy at UCB, and touring the nerd convention circuit for Cards Against Humanity. Eric is also a magician member of the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle.
You can follow him on Instagram @ericpsiegel.