About Domino The Great
“I’m a five year old at heart,” says Domino The Great (also known as Nelson Oliveira).
As a child and teenager in New York state, Nelson was always the kid who looked for ways to make his friends and family laugh. He was the babysitter who would distract the children from their bumps and bruises by doing a comic pratfall of his own, the older cousin at family gatherings who kept the younger kids giggling with his tricks and stories.
As an adult, he was working in the financial industry when he saw a Washington Post profile of a magician who specialized in performing for preschoolers. He couldn’t stop reading it, captivated by the idea of working as a magician. He got in touch with the magician, who invited him to come to a show. From the first laugh at that performance, Nelson knew this was what he wanted to do.
He became Domino The Great and began performing at birthday parties on weekends. He found a magician to mentor him, and expanded his skills even more by attending professional conferences, and working with other magicians. Soon he saw that his gifts for magic, comedy and teaching were a perfect match for school assembly programs. In 2008, he took the leap and became a full-time professional comedy magician.
Since then, Domino The Great has given hundreds of performances at schools, libraries, birthday parties, family reunions, church and scouting events, children’s hospitals and more. Many organizations invite him back year after year.
Domino has performed for the Boston Red Sox players' children and he has even been invited three times to perform at The White House Easter Egg Roll.
Domino’s endless inventiveness, and his love for children, comedy and magic make him the perfect headliner for your event, whether it’s a family birthday party, a school or library assembly, or a special event of any kind. Contact him today for your event. Call 401-474-7027 or toll free 877-322-1566, or fill out the contact form.
"Fun, wacky and extremely humorous."
"Domino The Great has a marvelous show for kids. It’s fun, wacky and extremely humorous. If you get a chance to see him or to hire him, do so and you will enjoy every minute of it!"
- Michael Burnett, Northville Public Library, Northville, New York
Where Does Domino Perform?
Domino The Great performs his comedy magic shows & school assembly programs throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Albany NY, New York City NY, Westchester County NY, New Jersey, & Your Area!