As some of the sauciest grande dames of show biz once sang, “you’ve gotta get a gimmick.” The Naked Magicians have certainly got themselves an eyeful of a gimmick. The Australian duo is spending the next few months on tour around their home country, delighting audiences with their good looks and slick tricks.
Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne were friends before teaming up for the partner act. They told Mandurah Coastal Times that the idea came in 2014 after a few rowdy audience members encouraged them to make their clothing disappear.
“It’s kind of crazy because magic is the second-oldest profession and we could not believe that no one had combined the two things everyone loves – magic and nudity,” Wayne said.
Beyond their rippling muscles, both performers really do have honed chops in magic. Wayne’s credits include being the first Australian magician to have his own TV series while Tyler has clocked performances around the world.
Unsurprisingly, their shows do include adult language, sexual references, and “some nudity.” Damn straight.