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The Amazing Jonathan, dubbed "The Freddy Krueger of Comedy," is fast becoming known as the most original and bizarre act to emerge from this era. His fast paced razor wit and tornado like approach to magic is making him a legend throughout the world.

The Amazing Johnathan is instantly recognizable from his record number of appearances on Fox's Comic Strip Live (an unprecedented twenty-four appearances), The Arsenio Hall Show, HBO's Young Comedians Special, four Showtime specials, Late Night with David Lettermen, Entertainment Tonight, NBC's Worlds Greatest Magic II, World's Wildest Magic, ABC's Caesar Palace's 30th Anniversary Special, Champion's of Magic, and two of his own half-hour special for Comedy Central entitled, Lounge Lizards, Premium Blend, and his new Comedy Central Presents: The Amazing Johnathan.

Rolling Stone Magazine has dubbed him, "one of the top road comics in the country," and in 2000, he was voted into the Review-Journal's TOP 10 ACTS to see in Las Vegas! Johnathan is also the two time winner of Best Comic Magician of the Year by the World Magic Awards which aired on FOX-TV.

Johnathan's most famous fan turns out to be President Reagan, who invited Johnathan to perform at the 1986 Statue of Liberty Celebration. Another fan of Johnathan's changed the course of his career. Merv Griffin, who is the mastermind behind the two biggest game shows in TV history, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy, watched Johnathan destroy audiences night after night as the headliner of his Red Hot & Rowdy revue show in Atlantic City. In 1990 Merv approached Johnathan about creating a game show based around Johnathan's live show. Together they created RUCKUS, the wildest game show ever aired. It was played in Atlantic City at Resorts International in front of 700 screaming fans each day, making it the largest audience in game show history. After seeing the wild pilot for this show, NBC bought 65 episodes which aired every night on WNBC. It is currently seen every night on The Game Show Network.

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