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“Unplugged Magic” with Nate Staniforth

Interview by news staff members Emily, Brad, Brett, and Dylan


Nate Staniforth is a young magician who has been touring the country for the past few years, performing on the street and in venues using a new style of magic…an unplugged, no lies magic show. After several visits to Iowa City, he set the all-time attendance record at the Englert Theater.

Nate spoke with KRUI News about his experience being chained in the icy Iowa River, his travels in Southeast Asia, and magic’s role in today’s society.

The magician will be performing at the Englert Theater April 8th. For more info click here.

To learn more about Nate’s show and to watch videos, you can check out his website,

Casino and magic show is still far from mainstream, while other shows haven’t really reached the mainstream yet.

With that said, the show is still a hit and has made considerable headway in this weekend’s Hot 100 in nye casino (which means over 30 million viewers and 2.1 billion views on TV).

The first season ran 4,000 episodes, and was followed by an episode, titled “Changlish,” that garnered 17 million viewers. The second season ran 3,200 episodes. It continues to be a hit as well, with a whopping 1.9 million viewers and 4.3 million views over the first four days.

The second season of “Hotline Miami” continued to rank, averaging 1.6 million viewers and 2.1 million views over the first two days (the season is still a strong show with a 1.8 million ratings and 1.3 million viewers in adults 18-49), but not quite reached 100 (it’s still ranked 100 in the final ratings in USA Network’s Sunday morning edition).