BIOGRAPHY
 
 


"High-Energy/ Heady" Nicholas Anthony's curious mind takes random situations and twists them into comedic gems. With his quick, candid delivery he creates a fun-house ride audiences never forget. Nicholas received 1st place at the coveted Las Vegas Comedy Festival and has been on 2 season's of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Nicholas Anthony is quickly becoming one of America's top touring comedians.

CREDITS:
- 1st Place Winner at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival
- 2 Seasons of NBC's Last Comic Standing
- OVER 3000 Professional Performances
- AMAZED! @ The Planet Hollywood Hotel - Las Vegas
- Seattle International Comedy Competition
- LAUGH Detroit Comedy Festival
- San Francisco International Comedy Competition
- World Series of Comedy - Las Vegas
- Charleston Comedy Festival
- Laughing Skull Comedy Festival - Atlanta
- Performed for the troops in Iraq
- BOB & TOM

FILM:
- "Breakables"
(2007) Producer/ Co-writer
Official Selection-East Lansing Film Festival

- "The Nihilist" (2009) Producer/ Co-writer
Winner of Cinefest Film Festival & Official Selection
Louisville International Festival of Film

At twelve years old, Nicholas Anthony was inspired by a street performer at mission beach in San Diego California. Shortly thereafter, he purchased his first magic book and started working diligently. By fourteen Nicholas had already started working professionally at a small bar in Elk River Minnesota called the Sunshine Depot.

At the age of sixteen Nicholas competed in the International Brotherhood of Magicians international competition where he became the #1 junior close-up magician in the world. In the following two summers to come, Nicholas went on to win first place in two more competitions. The first was the Midwest Magic Jubilee in St. Louis MO and the second was in Portland OR at the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians competition. During this period of time Nicholas started an organization called A.R.M.A, the American Restaurant Magicians Association. This association helps professional magicians find restaurant venues to perform in.

From the beginning...
Nicholas has received many awards and has many achievements to his credit. With all of this said arguably the most prestigious and honoring achievement was in his acceptance to attend the Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic (FFFF for short) convention.

FFFF is the original close-up magic convention, with only 175 members invitations are limited. FFFF boasts the leading close-up magicians in the world as its attendees. This achievement literally puts Nicholas in a class above the rest.

At 20, Nicholas's career took a new turn. He had enrolled in the prestigious MCTC Film school in Minneapolis and had started down the path to stand-up comedy.

By the time he was 22 he had won 1st Place at the coveted Las Vegas Comedy Festival and in 2006 he Co-Wrote and Produced the film festival smash hit "Breakables" 

Due to the success of "Breakables" and over 250 shows annually Nicholas was opening a lot of new doors. In both 2006 (Chicago) and 2007 (Minneapolis) he was a finalist for NBC's Last Comic Standing.

Also, in 2007 Nicholas Anthony was invited to be a guest on the highest syndicated radio show in the country BOB & TOM. With over 5 million viewers daily it was the largest exposer for Nicholas yet. After graduating with a degree in Screenwriting and moving to Chicago, Nicholas decided on his next film project. A  World War I short called "The Nihilist".

"The Nihilist" was the brain-child of Nicholas Anthony, Brendan Eddy and Wayne Johnson Jr. This film is set in France 1916 during The Battle of the Somme.

It's the story of an English soldier who has lost the will to live and decides to commit suicide by running into the middle of trench warfare. This film will release in 2009 to the independent film festival market. 

"The Nihilist" was the brain-child of Nicholas Anthony, Brendan Eddy and Wayne Johnson Jr. This film is set in France 1916 during The Battle of the Somme.

It's the story of an English soldier who has lost the will to live and decides to commit suicide by running into the middle of trench warfare. This film will release in 2009 to the independent film festival market. 

  In the summer of 2009, Nicholas Anthony was asked to be part of a show on the Las Vegas Strip called AMAZED!  The show plays daily at The V Theater in the Miracle Mile Shopping Center at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. 
Mikael Rudolph (as R. Sterling Grimm) & Nicholas Anthony (Producer) on the set of "The Nihilist"
NICHOLAS WOULD LIKE TO THANK HIS FAMILY & FRIENDS FOR ALL OF THE SUPPORT!
Mom, Dad, and Sister Ali
(My 2 other sisters, Katie and Jody and their families will send me photo's someday so they can also be part of their brother's megalomania).
Nick (center w/mouth open)
and good friends!
So, now you know Nicholas, what he has accomplished, where he has been, so stay tuned and watch as Nicholas strives toward something few ever see, greatness...