Australian Fire Benefit: Magic, Comedy, Sideshow, Burlesque & More!
The Secret Group Presents

Australian Fire Benefit: Magic, Comedy, Sideshow, Burlesque & More!

Ages 18+
A night of Magic, Burlesque, Comedy, Sideshow & More benefiting the Australian Wildfire Relief! All proceeds will go to WIRES Rescue.

The Secret Group Presents

AUSTRALIAN FIRE BENEFIT: Magic, Comedy, Burlesque, Sideshow & More!

A night of Magic, Burlesque, Comedy, Sideshow & More benefiting the Australian Wildfire Relief! All proceeds will go to WIRES Rescue.

Wed. 2/26 | Show 7 PM | $15 Entry

While the fire might be out in February, the animals of Australia aren't out of the woods yet. They'll continue to be in rehabilitation till they fully recover. 80% of mammals & 90% of reptiles & amphibians are endemic to Australia and can not be found anywhere else in the world. So when stats reveal that 1 billion animals are now estimated dead due to the fires... that’s heartbreaking. For the animals that still have a chance for survival by attending this event you will be doing wildlife a great service. This event will pay for new bandages, medication, and food while they regain strength to be released back into the wild... where ever that may be.

The line up:


Jamie Salinas is based out of the Houston, Texas area and is an award winner in the art of sleight of hand magic. His magic has been featured at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood California. The Magic Castle is a private clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts, a very special organization devoted to the advancement of the ancient art of magic. Jamie has performed his magic for royalty, celebrities as well as American and foreign presidents. He has been featured on American and foreign television as well.


Recently seen as the Mr. Cooper Juggler and on Season 2 of The Gong Show, Jim began juggling by the age of seven and was inspired early on by Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton, W.C. Fields and the Marx Bros. A Houston native, Jim began his professional performing career in 1986 at The Houston Festival as a busker. He has since developed his show at festivals, theme parks, comedy clubs and colleges around the country. In 2003, he won the regional division of Laff Across America, which lead to performances at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. He has also performed with and served as Director of Clowning for Houston Grand Opera, performed at San Francisco’s legendary Pier 39 and appeared at the Houston Fringe Festival, where his show was chosen as a Producer’s Pick.


Tifa Tittlywinks is a sexy creature of class, jazz, singing, boozing and commanding the attention of whatever man or women happens to fall into her gaze, but do not be deceived by her sweet, playful nature. She has been known to stretch the boundaries of burlesque, and encapsulate audiences of all kinds with her repertoire of feathers, glitter, rhinestones, and of course pasties.

Tifa is one of the founding members of The Dames and has never been prouder of such an innovative group of ladies. She has also been seen amongst the lights of the Texas Tease-a-thon, Rock Baby Rock It Festival,and Dallas Burlesque Festival, where The Dames were given the Dusty Summers Award for Burlesque Magic, and many others. She is also known to slink among the vaudevillian circus known as Kiki’s Sordid Sideshow.

Yani Williams

Houstonian “Yani" Williams, whose fingernail tips have been around since the Clinton administration, earned a spot in the 2018 Guinness Book of World Records for having the “longest nails on a pair of hands (female).” Officially measuring in at a combined 576 centimeters, or nearly 19 feet, her nails are both a work of art and a challenging lifestyle choice.


With his energetic and hilarious look at the world, Barry Laminack has captured the attention of comedy audiences around the country. From his perspective on marriage, pop culture, and life in general, to his experience going through Hurricane Harvey – nothing is off limits when it comes to his comedy.

“I learned a lot going through Hurricane Harvey. I learned I don’t need to spend 5 days trapped in the house with my wife. I called for a rescue.”

His high energy and goofy nature make him a crowd favorite at clubs around the country.

Along with touring the nation, Barry also hosts one of the highest rated sports talk shows on ESPN Radio in Houston, and has his own segment on the popular television show Houston Sports Show (airs 11:30 pm every Sunday on NBC 2 in Houston).

He has opened for George Wallace, Gilbert Gottfried, Big Jay Oakerson, and the late great John Witherspoon (among others), and was the 2017 Burbank Comedy Festival’s Regional Competition winner in Houston.

David & Jake Rangel

One night an assistant canceled a show with David & at the last minute he had only one person that knew the show inside & out. His partner & son, Jacob Rangel. Together their mind blowing performance will have you wonder why the price of their show isn't half off because you'll be sitting at the edge of your seats. David was the winner of Texas Associate of Magicians in 2014 for best close up and then in 2018 was declared as magician of the year under Houston Association of Magicians.


As one of the most sought after comedians in the South, Rich has opened for Snoop Dogg, Hannibal Buress, and Rob Schneider. He was selected to appear on both Houston's "Whatever Fest" (starring Bobcat Goldwaith, TJ Miller, and Iliza Schlesinger) as well as the "Come and Take It" Festival, which starred Norm McDonald, Maria Bamford and Todd Barry. In addition, Rich was chosen from a nationwide pool of over 300 comics as the Winner of "Loni's Laugh Off," and not only opened for Loni Love at the World Famous Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, but also appeared in two separate episodes of Fox's Emmy Award Winning TV Talk Show "The Real".

Skabz the Clown

The only thing his father has given him was a name. Skabz. Due to the cigarette burns on his face. As a child he was found in a gutter covered in spiders. Through years of ignoring therapy Skabz the Clown has found a way to heal. Not by making people laugh, but scream. Skabz has decided that if he must endure this trauma so will the world. Pity pity pity.

Skabz is the founder of the sideshow group 8eTribe and also Fixation, a monthly fetish party at The Secret Group. Skabz has been featured on FOX, The Gong Show, and ABC. Skabz is also a member of Punk Rock Circus and performs music festivals such as Fun Fun Fun Fest, Houston Whatever Fest, Come & Take It Comedy Fest, and more. His act involves glass, rat traps, piercing hooks, and concrete bricks and sledgehammers. His performance is not for those who are easily noseated or for those who know how to properly spell the word "nauseated".

Facebook: Skabz The Clown


As been seen on truTV, FOX, MTV, and CMT Jacob delivers a horrific style of magic that involves an audience that is not for the faint of heart. Starting in 2003 with SteveO from Jackass' "Don't Try This At Home" world tour with stunts and magic, Jacob then created Punk Rock Circus and began performing at music festivals, and corporate events with The Lizard Man, his brother, Chris Calle, Andrew Youngblood, Skabz the Clown, and friends. Jacob has retired as a stage performer and has been focusing on animal conservation, but seldom performs magic in African villages while educating the people on how magic is all but an illusion and is only for entertainment.

Instagram: @jacobcalle

Paul David Carpenter

Paul Carpenter is an international performer as a magician and hypnotists. Performing on cruise KISS cruise ships and 2 seasons performing at the MGM Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi. Carpenter was also featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not for fork bending and has two world records from Record Holders Republic.

Dee Dee Watters

Spoken word artist.

This event is sponsored by:

The Secret Group

The Society of American Magicians

8th Wonder Brewery

At the door each guest that is 21+ will be given one free drink ticket for an 8th Wonder beverage.

$15/$17 dos

WIRES - an Australian wildlife rescue organization working day and night to help these species survive this catastrophe. Money is being raised everywhere to support the countless groups affected by and fighting these fires, and as zookeepers who personally know the heartbreaking affects of wildfires - we want to contribute everything we can to the protection, rescue, and rehabilitation of the thousands and thousands of animals caught in the blaze. It’s starting with a FB fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going straight to WIRES, but stay tuned for our #AussieAid fundraising event that's in the works. No matter where in the world we stand, we must stand together. 🔥💔🌏

Venue Information:
The Secret Group
2101 Polk
Houston, TX, 77003