Sunday, December 29, 2013

Local Legends

I have been added to the Local Legends section on the website below.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.  Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."   -   Roald Dahl


Tuesday, December 17, 2013


1. Why do they call it a TV "set" when you only get one?

2.   Are there crash courses on how to fly?

3.   When we get a woman President, will her husband be the First Man?

4.   Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?

5.   How long do fish wait to swim after they eat?

6.   True or False: Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, was afraid of the dark?

7.    The average human spends how much time trying to return phone calls?

8.   On average, about how many birds die each year by smashing into windows?

9.   True Or False: Over 2,500 left-handed people per year are killed from using products that were made for right-handed people?

10. Did you take this IQ test seriously?

Sunday, December 8, 2013


I have just come home from seeing "Empire". Although the ticket prices were very expensive ($87) the show was very good and it ended with the audience on their feet! The show had a similar look and format to the Las Vegas show "Absinthe" and includes circus, comedy and burlesque.

Ill post some photos of their set up..................

Monday, November 25, 2013

Magic On Radio??!!

Tune in to 2NURFM (103.7) tomorrow (Wednesday 27th November) at 12:00pm to hear me being interviewed by Danny on Newcastle's Pet Chat show................

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Baby Rabbits Open Their Eyes.

It's an exciting day here at my house as our baby rabbits have open their eyes. They are 19 days old and already super friendly!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

NZ Lecture Review / Testimonial :

I received an email this morning with a lovely review / testimonial on my lecture in NZ from Andrew Wilson :

"Joel Howlet lectured at the 2013 New Zealand Magicians' Convention with some brilliant visual magic. We could tell that this was in use in his current stand-up or children's shows. Many who watched quickly realized that they could use this material also. His busy sales table afterwards suggested that his ideas, routines and props were seen as performable, entertaining and magically effective. His presentation and the clear theatrical thinking behind the basic script of each routine were an education for the audience."

Andrew Wilson, Organizer of the 2013 NZ Magicians' Convention.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Buzz Continues..............

The buzz about my performance of the Indian Rope Trick continues.
It got a mention in "Vanish" a magazine for the magic community.

For more information on the trick please visit :

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Publicity Continues!

The publicity continues for my version of the Indian rope trick! It was shown FRONT COVER of the "Circus Fans Of Australia" magazine.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Light The Night!

As most of you know my  mum (Sharon Howlett) has Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Thankfully it is treatable however it will be a long six months of fortnightly Chemo treatments. 

With this in mind we felt it particularly important to be at tonight's "Light The Night" event in Newcastle. All money raised from the night goes back into cancer research.
Congratulations to all involved on their wonderful fundraising efforts.

The Crowd walked with lanterns in an effort to "shine a light of hope" that one day a cure will be found. For more information on this event you can visit:





Saturday, September 14, 2013

Webers Circus - Swansea September 2013.

The Big Top.
Laughing Clowns.

Joel and Two Special Friends!

Joel Howlett with Australian Junior World Champion Juggler Cody Harrington.

Joel Howlett, Cody Harrington and Hewin (who performs the Wheel Of Death)

Go See Weber's Circus

Had a fantastic time last night at Weber's Circus. The show was of the usual high standard and includes juggling, horses, clowning, spanish web, dogs and the wheel of death! You have plenty of time to go and see them as they are showing in Swansea until 15th September and then Richardson Park Hamilton from 20th September - 13th October.

Monday, August 26, 2013

"Best Overall Performer Award"

Very excited to tell you that last night for the second year in a row I was named "Best Overall Performer" by the Geniis Magicians Society Sydney.

It's really lovely that my peers enjoy my work and are so encouraging............

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Circus is in Town!!

Don't miss seeing Webers Circus while they are in Lake Macquarie.
They are in Morisset from 23rd August - 1st September and Swansea 9th September - 15th September............

For details visit :

Mythical Animal Performs Mythical Rope Trick :

During my visit to far North Queensland in July I became the FIRST MAGICIAN IN HISTORY to perform the “Indian Rope Trick” with a Lumhultz Tree Roo climbing the rope!

Take a look at this website:

Please note when viewing the link above that NONE OF THE PHOTOS WERE “photo shopped”. This photo shoot was arranged with scientist, Dr Karen Coombes, the world’s leading expert on the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo.  The photos are designed to draw attention to the plight of this rare and beautiful mammal, which is found only on the high tablelands of Far North Queensland, and is today threatened by habitat loss, dog attacks, and road traffic.  For more information, see Dr Coombes’ website:

This promotion is the latest episode in the history of a remarkable feat of magic. Just as a tree-climbing kangaroo is sometimes said to be a myth, the Indian rope trick has been called a myth also.  It is not.  The true history of this centuries-old mystery has been greatly distorted over the past 100 years.

Monday, July 29, 2013

A Working Holiday??!!

Very excited to tell you that I'm off to attend two Magicians Conventions in the USA on Friday (2nd August) and will be away till 20th August! Ill be in Pigeon Forge (where Dolly Parton grew up) and Las Vegas (the Magic Capital Of The World).
Can't wait to talk magic with like minded people and learn some new effects / techniques for my act back home!
Ill post an update and some photos when I get back.


Monday, July 22, 2013

Just got back home.............

Just back from a great adventure in Far North Queensland. As soon as I arrived in Cairns on Thursday I was taken to the ABC studios for a radio interview.

Following this was a drive up the mountains to Ravenshoe where I had the pleasure of staying with my magic friends Jim and Gwen Mc Keague.

Saturday soon came round and I presented two sessions of my one man show at the ...Festival Hall. My thanks go the Win Board for sponsoring the show and for her advertising efforts. For more information on win of Win's Gallery and her artwork please visit :

During my visit I also used magic in a promotion (More details at a later date) to raise awareness of the plight of the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo. This animal, ONLY found on the tablelands of Far North Queensland, faces threats such as habitat loss, dog attacks and road kill incidents. It was a privilege to work with Dr Karen Coombs who is the worlds leading expert on this rare mammal. To learn more about her work visit :

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Tomorrow I fly to Cairns and then drive up the Atherton Table Lands to far north Queensland where I will be performing a one man show at "The Festival Hall" in Ravenshoe on Saturday 20th July.

I will also be spending some time with my old magician friend Jim Mc Keague.

I will be away from tomorrow (18th July) to Monday evening (22nd July) during this time my folks will be looking after all enquiries for me.

Ill do my best to get some photos to show you and will fill you in on what took place when I get back!

An Early Start!

Good Morning! A very early start today - I'm doing a breakfast gig! I'm performing at 7:15 am! Have a great day everyone.............

Friday, July 12, 2013

Steven Spellmaster

I really enjoyed seeing Steven Spellmaster perform tonight at Wallsend Diggers. Be sure to go and see him next time he is in your area.............

Another Joke................

Two fleas were walking out of a cinema when they discovered it was raining hard.
Shall we walk? said one flea.
No, said the other, Lets take a dog!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Funny - Magician Joke..............

A magician is practicing new tricks at home when he accidently turns his family into a three piece suite , after trying to reverse the spell he fails so rings an ambulance .
Hours later he phones the hospital to see how they are doing and the doctor says ' oh they're very comfortable '

Friday, July 5, 2013

July School Holiday Shows 2013

Week 1 compleated!!

I'm pleased to report that the first week of school holiday shows went smoothly!
There were large and enthusiastic crowds at each venue.

Will post some photos soon.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Performing In Queensland !

Excited to tell you that I'm off to Queensland on Sunday afternoon and will be away till Thursday evening. Ill be performing in a variety show with a show band, showgirls, singers etc.

Ill be at Kedron Wavell Services Club, Twin Towns (2 sessions) and the Empire Theatre.

I did this show two years ago and I'm very happy to be back on the program.

Will try and take some photos and will update you all on how it goes when I get back home :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

World Circus Day!

This Saturday is "World Circus Day". I hope that the traditional circus (under a big top with clowns and animals) continues to bring joy, excitement and wonder to children of all ages long into the future.

May All your Days Be Circus Days!

World Circus Day!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

RSL Thank You.

Really lovely of Stockton RSL to present me with this lovely thank you / award tonight at their meeting :)


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Seniors Week Show:

I have done a few shows for oldies this week as its “Seniors Week”   I don’t do many shows at Nursing homes as a lot of places simply don’t have the activities budget to allow for a professional entertainer to come in, and other places already have fantastic programs in place as well as volunteer entertainers............

Whenever I visit an aged care facility it is always a “feel- good-show” as the old folks really enjoy the magic and it’s something that most of them remember from when they were children.

Today while setting up the show I had an old lady wander over for a chat. She was well groomed and I would guess that she may have been in her 90s. She told me that in her day she had been a performer and worked the Tivoli circuit. She had assisted several magicians in the past!  I enjoyed the chat with her and continued to set the show.
The show went along smoothly and I reached the point in my program where I needed a volunteer!  I said “ladies and gentleman, I will need a helper from the audience and I know there is someone here this morning who has had experience at being a magicians assistant”   I bought this lady up to help – at this her demeanour and her posture changed.  She put on a real “showbiz  smile” both the audience and I could tell she loved every minute of being up there!

After the show this lady came and found me and gave me a big hug. She was a little choked up and said “I didn’t think I would ever be a magician’s assistant again – that was wonderful!  Thank you for such a good show.”

Thursday, January 24, 2013


THANK YOU to all who had me perform or who came along to see my shows these school holidays! I have enjoyed the busy run of shows and appreciate the kind feedback on the new material I have added to my show in 2013.......................

Circus Carousel - Westfield Kotara January 2013