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How To Cheat Friends and Incriminate People – [In February @ The Street]

By johnboy 2 February 2006 0

[ED Note – not actually submitted by Johnboy]

See classic cons and devious deceptions brought to life by entertainer and con artist Nicholas J. Johnson in this hilarious new show. From the Las Vegas card sharps to the fakirs of the Indian marketplaces to the primetime psychics, How to Cheat Friends and Incriminate People will show you how to avoid being duped, conned and bamboozled by a master of the art.

How To Cheat Friends and Incriminate People brings to life four classic types of con artists: The Snake Oil Salesman, The Medium, The Gambler and The Guru. Each one uses a unique combination of sleight of hand, psychology and other deceptions to convince their victims to part with their money.

Look like a genius without actually being one!

Start your own religion by walking on broken glass!

Cheat your friends at cards without getting caught!

Talk to the dead and get them to talk back!

Exorcise people with nothing but an egg!

About The Show

How To Cheat Friends and Incriminate People plays at the Street Theatre on the following dates

Wednesday 22nd February at 7:00pm

Thursday 23rd February at 7:00pm

Friday 24th February at 7:00pm and 9:00pm

Saturday 25th February at 7:00pm and 9:00pm

All Tickets $15 through the Street Theatre on 6247 1223

About Nicholas J. Johnson

Nick began his career as a con artist at the age of six, selling fake raffle tickets to the neighbourhood kids. His career was cut short when he was caught by his mother and grounded for six weeks. Since then, Nicholas has turned his skills into an artform, using them to entertain at festivals, private functions and other major events.

Utlizing the skills of magicians, psychics, gurus, pickpockets, thieves, psychologists and other nefarious characters, Nick creates outrageous scams and cons for his audiences. He has stolen the watch clean off the wrist of an FBI agent, beat a group of Canadian mounties at three card monte and baffled top ranking officers of the Australian Federal Police.

About The Con Artists

How To Cheat Friends and Incriminate People features the scams and cons of

Uri Gellar (psychic)

Victor Lustig (the man who sold the Eiffel Tower)

John Edward (medium)

Lobsang Rampa (fake guru)

Howard Berg (white collar con artist)

Marjory Crandom (medium)

George Devol (card shark)

Clark Stanley (snake oil salesman)

John of God (faith healer)


Kevin Trudeau (impersonator of doctors, paper hanger, pyramid scheme salesman, snake oil merchant, credit card skimmer, memory scammer, president of the Junior Clowns of America and close friend of Rene Rivkin)

Without these people’s tireless work in the field, this show would not be possible.

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