Li Lau, AKA “One Crazy China”, performs what he likes to call ‘bizarre entertainment’ that features a uniquely daring blend of escapology (the art of escape) and carnival sideshow stunts with an added touch of magic and mentalism for good measure.
An avid and long-time comic book fan, his interest in escapes and magic began early on in his youth and years later was piqued anew while living abroad in London after visiting the famous Davenports Magic Shop and inspired further still by renowned UK escape artists such as Jonathan Goodwin and David Straitjacket.
Over time, his interests grew even more upon discovering the fascinating world of the sideshow arts and delving into mentalism.
Li is a regular featured performer at the Cape Town Magic Club‘s Monday Night Magic and has appeared on both television and radio to wow audiences with his extraordinary skills.
In 2018, Li made his National Arts Festival debut appearance with “Carnival Sideshow (and other magical things)”, which featured both himself and fellow magician and mentalist Brendon Peel, and also attended the Cape Town Buskers Festival held at the V&A Waterfront where he performed his “The Magic of Sideshow” act twice daily.
Li’s daring escapes have also brought him into the international limelight with such achievements as being featured on Series 14 (2020) of Britain’s Got Talent as well as setting a first-ever World Record for “The Fastest Handcuffs Escape while holding a Flaming Torch in the Mouth“.
Li is amongst the very few escape and sideshow artists in South Africa and continually strives to live up to being “One Crazy China!”
Truly is ONE CRAZY CHINA!
His act is phenomenal, his interaction with the crowd is great, and he provides a truly unique and ‘gasp-worthy’ style of entertainment.
Niqui Cloete-Barrass, BOOST Creative Solutions
A captivating entertainer
His calmness and cool control on the stage stands in contrast to the reactions of shock, laughter and applause expressed by those who witness his remarkable demonstrations.
Marcel Oudejans, Magic Africa Productions
Passionate & dedicated to his craft
Brendon Peel, Mentalist & Magician
On the edge of your seat stuff!!!
Not only is he the real deal but make sure you take a change of underwear as the stunts go from bizarre to terrifying.
Ethan Black, Kingfisher FM
Roland Gaspar, Algoa FM
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