2014 The Bad Science Show - Melbourne School Shows & School Incursions
Growing up in the circus, Nicholas J. Johnson began performing at six.
By 12, he was in demand as a professional magician performing at festivals and events around Australia.
By 18, he was an award-winning science communicator, winning the ACT Science Prize and working with CSIRO and Questacon.
Today, Nicholas has combined his passion for magic and science as a science communicator, entertainer and expert in deception working to uncover con artists. He is the author of two novels, Chasing The Ace and Fast and Loose.
He has worked with organistions including CSIRO, Scienceworks, Questacon, re-science, Science Week, Festival of Light, Australian Science Festival, Monash University and Edinburgh Science Festival.
He has performed for hundreds of thousands of secondary students around Australia and the world in his critically acclaimed science shows Deceptology and The Bad Science Show.
Since 2009, Nicholas has been the official 'science guy' of Channel 9's Kids WB.
Who is Nicholas J. Johnson
2016 Melbourne Magic Festival - Best Comedy
2015 Melbourne Comedy Festival Moosehead Award Winner
2014 Melbourne Comedy Festival Golden Gibbo Nominee
2014 Candlelight Productions Award For Artistic Excellence
2014 Ned Kelly Award Best New Fiction Nominee
2007 Australian Skeptics Critical Thinking Prize (Special Mention)
2000 Raw Comedy State Winner
1996 ACT Science Prize Winner
1987 Best Colouring In - Mrs Allan's Year 2 Class
"Who would have thought science – and maths – could be funny let alone hilarious?
...Nicholas J. Johnson is as good a laugh as he is a conman."