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PUB RECIPES NOTHIN’ UP THEIR SLEEVES! IRISH For St. Patrick’s Day Naked Magicians Mix Comedy & Magic for a Naughty Night of Good, Cheeky Fun Humor, magic - and yes, nudity - are universal. They really are! Everyone loves having a laugh, everyone loves magic and we’ve decided to throw two naked Aussies into the mix as well.

BY LEE VALENTINE SMITH

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IDICULOUSLY FIT ILLUSIONISTS and comics Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler hail from Australia and travel the world as The Naked Magicians. Yes, As with strip clubs, are you forced to adhere as advertised, the duo do indeed strip down to to regional restrictions? For example, some nothing more than their tophats and birthday gentlemen’s are strictly topless only, depending suits while presenting a delightfully cheeky mix on the laws. of ribald jokes and magic. We do, actually. It’s quite Currently celebrating three interesting. Basically, there’s years of wayward hijinks, a theatrical liquor licensing the act is back on tour in the law that does and doesn’t US this month, crisscrossing allow us to show our actual the country with their MARCH 10 & 11 penises. Because we’re not successful brand of sexuallyThe Buckhead Theatre playing bars, we’re playing liberated humor and goodtheaters. Like tonight we’re thebuckheadtheatre.com natured charm. at the Lincoln Theater, this INsite caught up with amazing historical place. So co-founder Christopher yeah, there are different laws and regulations we Wayne in Washington D.C. as the act set up for have to abide by. But we’re still naked it’s not just two shows at the (ahem, speaking of impressive a cheeky name for our act. tophats) Lincoln Theater.

THE NAKED MAGICIANS

How’s the current tour going so far? So busy! We just did five shows in Boston and we’ve just now touched down in D.C. It’s all been so incredible; we did 45 cities last year and we’ve got 60 cities so far lined up for this year. Every night has been crazier than the last one, with 500 to 1500 people at every show - and for a magic show, that’s extraordinary. We’re just honestly having the time of our lives right now. Now that you’ve toured America for a couple of years, can you feel any differences in the various regions of the country? Do southern audiences react differently than, say, the West Coast? I don’t think so because the themes of our show are based on common denominators that every single human has inside of them. At the core, it’s just a fun, naughty show. We’ve done the show now across America to Australia to New Zealand to London and I think every single person has that same naughty side. That’s what we’re all about, tapping into that naughty side with a comedy and magic show that’s based around what we may not talk about in public, but what we all enjoy. That’s the basis of any sort of comedy - to talk about things you might not want to talk about, but still need to be discussed, shared and ultimately laughed about. Yes exactly. I’ve realized that as the years have progressed, maybe because of the times, or of the whole Fifty Shades Of Grey thing, some women are ok with talking about getting spanked, and it’s not as taboo a subject as before. So our show works within that new openness, and it really is a celebration of sexuality as a really funny magic show. I was going through the Twitter account earlier and I got a tweet asking if gay guys can come to our show. I was like, of course gay guys can come to the show, why wouldn’t they want to come? We want everyone there, because everyone has that side. PG 10 • March 2017 • insiteatlanta.com

In those states with restrictions, do you have to wear a thong or a g-string? Oh, well that would be gross. There’s good naked and bad naked and that would definitely be bad naked! Usually a guy in a thong can’t be good. But we never compromise what we wear on stage and by the end of the show, what we wear on stage is always nothing. How did you come up with the idea and how did the whole thing get started? We got the idea from Simon Painter who is a huge producer and we were helping him with The Illiusionists in Australia. He had this idea “A naked man with a top hat covering his cock. It’s gonna be fucking hilarious! Call it the naked magician!” We spent over a year working on it but that didn’t fully prepare us for doing it live. We weren’t strippers and we had to learn how to get naked. I remember the first time we did it, I was so nervous my heart was beating in my throat. But something amazing happened. We took our clothes off and the audience cheered and went nuts! A liberating sense of freedom came with that and we haven’t looked back since. Now the favorite part of my day is when I’m standing on stage in front of hundreds of people, wearing nothing but a top hat and a smile. You aren’t naked the whole time, there’s a slow reveal? And that’s very important to us. We give you plenty of foreplay before we get naked. When we were first writing the show, we looked at other shows where guys take their clothes off in the first few minutes. So then what? Right, otherwise it would be anti-climatic. Metaphorically and literally! When that actual moment comes, it’s absolute pandemonium in the theater. Have you ever gotten aroused during a show? (laughs) Never happens!

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RISH PUB RECIPES MIGHT NOT BE the sort of thing you’d want to make at home every day, especially if you’re trying to follow a healthy diet. But on St. Patrick’s Day, everyone seems to like a wee taste of Ireland, and we’re no exception. Nearly 40% of Georgians claim Irish heritage, with Atlanta ranking as the 7th largest “Irish city” in North America. From the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival in downtown Atlanta to the even more massive celebration in Savannah, it seems like our home state goes crazy for shamrocks and shenanigans this time every March. With loads of Irish pubs in the city, this year we turned to one of our personal favorites, Rí Rá Irish Pub, to get some traditional Irish Pub Recipes we could share with our readers. From classic fare like the Boxty Bites and Shepherd’s Pie to more modern Irish-American fusions such as the Guinness BBQ Burger, these dishes are virtually guaranteed to inspire an appreciation for Irish culture. Serve them up with some traditional Irish music on St. Patrick’s Day and you’ll have an enchanting taste of the Emerald Isle!

GUINNESS BBQ BURGER

INGREDIENTS: 2 pounds ground beef • 4 soft Kaiser Rolls • 4 leaf cleaned green leaf lettuce • 8 slices of ripened tomato • 8 slices of peeled red onion with the rings separated • 8 slices of yellow onion, with the rings separated and soaked in buttermilk • 1 cup flour • 3 cups canola oil • 4 slices of sharp cheddar cheese • 8 oz Guinness BBQ Sauce (recipe below) • 1 tsp olive oil GUINNESS BBQ SAUCE INGREDIENTS: 4oz Ketchup • 3oz Molasses • 1oz Guinness Stout • Dash of cumin • Dash of cayenne • Dash of chili powder • Dash of celery salt • Mix all ingredients together well and chill. DIRECTIONS: Form the ground beef into 5” patties and season both sides with salt & pepper. • Heat a cast iron or heavy bottom pan with the olive oil until just smoking. • Place patties

into pan and sear for 3 minutes on each side • Reduce heat slightly and finish cooking burgers to desired temp. • Heat the 3 cups of canola oil in a deep frying pan to 350 degrees. • Place the flour in a large bowl and dredge the buttermilk soaked rings through until well coated. • Shake of excess flour and drop rings into the hot oil in small batch’s turning them with tongs until golden crisp. • Remove from oil and drain well. • Place the cheese on top of the burgers 30 seconds before finished to melt. • Place the burger on the bottom of the bun, spoon the Guinness BBQ sauce over the cheese & top with 3-4 of the onion rings. • Lay the lettuce, tomato and red onion on the top side of the bun and serve open-faced.

SHEPHERD’S PIE SHEPHERD’S PIE, PHOTO BY HEIDI GELDHAUSER COURTESY RÍ RÁ IRISH PUB

INGREDIENTS: 3 LB fresh ground lamb • 1 LB yellow onion diced • 4 Tbs AP Flour • 2 Tbs vegetable oil • 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary • 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley • 2 cups lamb stock (chicken stock can be substituted) • 2 cups frozen peas & carrots • 8 Idaho Potatoes; 1 cup milk • 4 Tbs butter PIE DIRECTIONS: Heat large pot with oil. • Add ground lamb and brown. • Drain off grease and add yellow onion. • Cook for 3-4 minutes. • Add the flour and cook out for 5-6 minutes. • Add the stock and mix well. • Bring to heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. • Add the chopped fresh herbs, peas and carrots. • Season to taste with salt and pepper. TOPPING DIRECTIONS: Peel and dice washed potatoes. • Bring to boil in salted water. • When tender enough for a fork to pierce through, remove from heat and drain. • Let the potatoes steam off until almost dry. • Mix in bowl with milk and butter. • Season to taste with salt and pepper. • Pour the Pie mixture into a 9×9 baking dish. • Spread mashed potatoes over top and broil in oven for 3-4 minutes or until mashed potato on top is golden brown. • Serve family style with fresh bread, butter and cans of COLD Guinness for a great taste of Ireland!

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INsite Atlanta March 2017 Issue  

Atlanta's Entertainment Monthly featuring our annual Saint Patrick's Day guide along with interviews with Duran Duran, Harlem Globetrotters...

INsite Atlanta March 2017 Issue  

Atlanta's Entertainment Monthly featuring our annual Saint Patrick's Day guide along with interviews with Duran Duran, Harlem Globetrotters...

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