SCOTT & MURIEL
Scott & Muriel (Netherlands) are full time professional entertainers. Their shows consist of clever illusions of their own creation combined with hilarious visual comedy. They began working together in 1999. In 2000 they travelled to Portugal to compete in the World Championships of Magic. Out of 140 contestants, the judges chose Scott & Muriel as the best overall act. They were awarded the prestigious Grand Prix and thus became first comedy duo in history to win the title World Champions of Magic.
Since then they have travelled the world delighting audiences wherever they go. To date they have performed in 20 countries, both live and on television. Some of their more famous clients include Cirque du Soleil; The Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Canada; the Greek Isles Casino in Las Vegas; and the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo. In Monte Carlo they received two special prizes and a standing ovation from the audience which included H.S.H. Princess Stephanie and H.S.H. Prince Albert of Monaco.
Scott Nelson, from California, plays a typical magician for whom nothing goes as planned. Muriel Brugman, of the Netherlands, is one of the few great female clowns in the world. Often referred to as the “Lucille Ball of Magic,” her character is the naive but eager assistsant. She’s a zany, carefree spirit who often pays the price when things go wrong. Magic does happen, but it’s never what they, nor the audience, expect.
In 2004 they expanded their act to a complete theater show, Scott & Muriel’s B!G Show with Joe! This 110 minute extravaganza, complete with a live band, toured extensively throughout Holland and Germany for four years. In 2009 they were invited to perform at the prestigious Theater Princess Grace in Monte Carlo.
Scott & Muriel have also created their own perform-anywhere comedy & illusion show they call their Two by Two Show. In this show a large black box unfolds into a complete theater. Full of new original illusions and comedy routines, this show took them six years from concept to performance. With a built in sound system and lighting, and requiring just three by three meters of floorspace, they can now present their comic craziness anytime, anywhere.
In November, 2009, Scott & Muriel were awarded the Golden Clown at the 2nd World Festival of Clowns in Ekaterinburg, Russia. As a result of this they were invited to perform their latest act - the finale illusion from their Two by Two Show - on Holland’s most popular prime time TV show, De Wereld Draait Door. On this show they sawed the host, Matthijs van Nieuwkerk (the Thomas Gottschalk of Holland) completely in two. As an encore they put him back together. In the Summer of 2011 they ran away and joined the circus - the Big Apple Circus that is - where they starred in Dream Big, the 34th production of this prestigeous circus in New York City.