A regular presence on New York City’s variety scene, Tanya Solomon blends vaudevillian stage magic with offbeat comedy.
While most “comedy magic” parodies the corny magician stereotype, she performs genuinely surprising effects and brings out the comedy implicit in the magician-audience relationship. Her acts range from 3-minute variety show bits to her full-length solo show “Solomon the Perplexer”.
Solomon, one of magic’s very few female performers, is also known as a physical comedian and MC. She has toured with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, performed magic in European festivals, produced and hosted the long-running “Wonder Farm Cabaret” in New Orleans, and been a cast member of Coney Island Sideshows by the Seashore. She teaches circus arts in Brooklyn schools, and as “Razzle Dazzle”, she does magic shows for kids.
“A zany magician right out of New Vaudeville” – the Forward