Viva Las Vegas!


July 17th marks a special day for John as he makes his return to a Las Vegas stage!  John made his Vegas stage debut at The Four Queens Hotel and Casino in 2011 at Mike Hammer's Comedy Magic show and will now begin making special appearances on select dates at the hugely popular 4 pm show, Jeff Civillico: Comedy In Action at The Quad Resort & Casino on the strip! 

While a complete list of dates is yet to be announced, we will be updating the DATES portion of our site as they become available.

For more information about Jeff and his incredible show, click HERE!


April 1st gave many reason to celebrate.  Whether it be "April Fools Day Pranks" or the first payday of the month, April 1st also offered yet another reason to celebrate:  The release of the newly redesigned John Rotellini AGENT PROVOCATOUR App.  The App, originally released as the John Rotellini TOURPOCALYPSE App in August of 2012 has seen major revisions and is now sporting the AGENT PROVOCATOUR branding along with several new features and a redesined user interface.  Users can learn more about John as well as the sponsors and charitable organizations he works with as well as getting the update on all things AGENT PROVOCATOUR.  There's a lot of media to check out within the app, from videos and audio to newsfeeds and a user-submitted LiveAlbum that enables users to upload their own photos from the Tour to John's Official Facebook Page, there's sure to be something for just about everyone.  You can even browse and purchase merchandise from John's Official Online Store amongst several other new features.  So, you might be wondering what the best part is... *Drumroll please...  It's totally FREE! So go grab it now! (Before we change our minds.)

Click on the photo above to download the app, free of charge, to your mobile device or tablet!

Available for:


Blackberry (as a "web app.")




*Web apps do not support all features (photo importing/exporting capabilities) of the final native app.*

AGENT PROVOCATOUR Official Theme Song Announced!

We've received tons of requests from people wanting to know more about John's upcoming tour: AGENT PROVOCATOUR so we've been working overtime to try and get some things ready to share with all of you before the show opens. To help ease the anticipation, we will be releasing various bits of show-related goodness via the interwebs over the next few months  So far, the show's title and logo have seen the light of day.  While that's swell and all, we figured you might need something a little bit more substantial.  We're pleased to announce that the theme song for AGENT PROVOCATOUR will be "Female Robbery" by  The Neighbourhood.  Catch the video below:

Really dig the song?  Download it on iTunes by clicking HERE.

New Tour To Begin Winter 2013!


During the latter part of 2012, in the midst of some mid-tour show revisions, ideas for new tour show began circulating between John and the team at R:E | Rotellini Entertainment & Design.  Now, more than five months later, it's official.  Beginning winter 2014, John and his team will launch AGENT PROVOCATOUR, an all new glimpse into the impossible.  

The show, which is slated to be a blend of brand new material, as well as some re-envisioned variations on some of John's most requested acts from prior tours throws audience members headfirst into a world where anything can happen and anyone could be the culprit of a major, headline-worthy theft, the likes of which could only be found in a Hollywood blockbuster.

No one is safe from the "Agent Provocateur," a cunning thief and master creator of chaos that can be found at each show.  Will the "Agent" succeed in their quest for criminal success?  It's up to the audience to help catch the crook and find a hero.  In his critically-acclaimed style, John has once again created an experience that is nearly entirely audience based and hugely interactive, making show-goers the stars of one incredible ride.  From unbelievable illusions and jaw dropping stunts to mind blowing acts of mentalism, AGENT PROVOCATOUR will be sure to captivate and amaze.

Who's the "Agent Provocateur" in the AGENT PROVOCATOUR?  You'll have to see the show to find out... Who knows, it might just be YOU

Announcing The CLICK OR TWEET Holiday ThanksGiveaway!

Beginning on Wednesday, November 28th, John Rotellini, in association with R:E | Rotellini Entertainment & Design will host the "CLICK OR TWEET Holiday ThanksGiveaway."


The contest is open to anyone within the United States and Canada Age 18 and over (Unless granted permission by a parent or legal guardian.)


There are two ways to win*: 

Using Facebook:

Like the John Rotellini Facebook Fan Page and tag Ten of your friends in a status** on our wall. If each of your friends has liked our page, you'll be entered to WIN*!

Using Twitter:

Create a tweet** involving yourself or your friends and send to @JohnRotellini with #ClickORTweet.

*One winner per week will be chosen from either social network.  Winners will receive some fantastic prizes!

**Please keep statuses "PG" in nature as this contest is open to families.

So get to it. While it's great to give gifts, getting them isn't half bad either!



Official Store Launched With Release Of New DVD!

On Tuesday, September 4th, John and the team at R:E | Rotellini Entertainment & Design unveiled the Official John Rotellini Store.  The store brings fans the ability to purchase their favorite John Rotellini merchandise from this website as well as through John's Facebook Page.


With this launch, another milestone was reached as John's very first DVD- John Rotellini LIVE From The Gryphon Theatre was released.  The 90 minute DVD showcases John's current TOURPOCALYPSE program in its entirety, including all of John's critically-acclaimed routines and special post-show interviews.  

John Rotellini: Live From The Gryphon Theatre TOURPOCALYPSE DVD

"On behalf of myself and everyone here at R:E | Rotellini Entertainment & Design, I want to thank everyone who has been a part of the journey thus far.  To not only have a Smartphone App, but now a DVD and Store is absolutely mind blowing.  I am so incredibly thankful and look forward to sharing even more great entertainment and merchandise with you all in the future." -John Rotellini

Official Smartphone App Released!

On Wednesday, August 22nd, R:E | Rotellini Entertainment & Design released the brand new John Rotellini: Because Someone Has To Do The Impossible App to the Android and Apple App Stores.  The app, which has been in beta testing for several months, has several new features designed with John's fans in mind.

Users can keep up with John and his team through their various social platforms as well as share fan photos, purchase merchandise, and enjoy the impossible wherever they are.  The app is available for free from both app stores and a web app is available for other outside platforms.  

John Joins Tout, Featured As Star.


On Tuesday, July 24, John joined forces with social network giant Tout to bring even more entertainment and accessability to his fans.

"Tout is a social media platform that allows users to shoot 15-second video status updates via smartphones and webcams. Touts are shared real-time and automatically to, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, SMS and email contacts. Through Tout's reply feature, users can engage in Tout conversations.

Tout is breaking new ground by combining social networking with the power of video to deliver a revolutionary, conversational experience for users, celebrities, and brands.


  • Users can watch video updates from celebrities and friends alike, record their own Touts, and share the best of both with friends and family. High quality video, real-time updates, and 'video everywhere' features ensure that Touters always know what's happening in the lives of the people who are important to them.
  • Celebrities like Shaq, Katie Couric, Mitt Romney, The Rock, Jeff Probst, and Greta van Susteren have started using Tout to directly connect to their fans. Stars like Madonna and Stephen Spielberg answer users' Touted questions from the red carpet. Tout's reply feature allows fans to directly engage in conversations with celebrities.
  • Brands like Access Hollywood, USA Today, ESPN, CBS and The Weather Channel interact directly with their audiences, soliciting comments and questions, hosting conversations, and extending the reach of their presence on TV and the web.

Tout is changing how people interact, delivering a rich social sharing experience in full color, sound, and motion.

Some things just can't be fully experienced in text or photos. Life is what you see and hear. Tout it!

After only a week of being active on the platform, John and the team at R:E | Rotellini Entertainment & Design were honored to hear that John will be featured amongst a number of well-known celebrities and entertainers as a "Tout Star and Featured Tout."

John looks forward to utilizing this impressive platform to give users unique, never before seen glimpses into life on tour and the incredibly eclectic lives that he and the team leads.

Keep updated by checking out the Tout player widget on the sidebar to the left, or via the Tout app available for mobile phones.

Look out for unique contest opportunities, Q&A sessions, and more updates from John in the coming months!

For more about Tout, please click HERE.

John Teams Up With A Great Cause!

After a wonderful first leg of the 2012 TOURPOCALYPSE U.S. Tour, John and the team at Rotellini Entertainment & Deisgn will be taking a couple of weeks off to re-work portions of the show, recharge their batteries and get ready for round two! During the brief hiatus, John is very proud to announce that he has partnered with Wapiyapi, a phenomenal program offering hope and support to families with childhood cancer.

"Wapiyapi is a Colorado based nonprofit organization that offers a community of hope and support to families affected by childhood cancer. Wapiyapi hosts free summer camps and year-round family retreats to provide a respite for children with cancer and their families.

Wapiyapi was established in 1998 by University of Colorado medical students in order to help children with cancer. As of 2011, their annual summer camps and retreats have served over 1,100 children in a safe and nurturing environment that allows these patients and their families to understand that they do not face their challenges alone.

Besides filling both of their summer camp sessions to capacity of 160 campers, Wapiyapi conducts retreats for families and now offers Spanish-speaking programs. Wapiyapi applies its resources as effectively as possible to meet the many needs of the pediatric oncology community in Colorado."*

John is very excited to donate his time and talents to help make what is known as "The Best Week of the Year" even better for the fantastic children and staff at Wapiyapi. John will be acting as a "Supercompanion" during his time at Wapiyapi and looks forward to interacting with many of the camp's participants during the various activities held throughout the week.

During the week, campers may also be enjoying a special series of workshops conducted by John, as well as a very special series of performances by John and some very special assistants.

Check out the video below to learn more about Wapiyapi!

For more information on Wapiyapi, to make a donation, or to learn about their sponsors please click HERE.

*Special thanks to for providing media and further information on their programs.

**Special thanks to Ms. Elise Sylar for her continued support of Wapiyapi and for helping John get involved in such a wonderful program.

The TOURPOCALYPSE Comes To Wyoming!

Click on play button below to hear the TOURPOCALYPSE radio ad being featured on iMix 97.7FM!

It's official! On Thursday, April 12, John and the team will be bringing the TOURPOCALYPSE 2012 U.S. Tour to his home state of Wyoming! The show will take place at The Gryphon Theatre nestled in the heart of the Laramie Plains Civic Center in Laramie, Wyoming.

Doors will open at 6:00 P.M. with the show kicking of at 7:00 P.M. Tickets are on sale now for $9.50 and can be purchased at the Laramie Plains Civic Center Box Office, at First Interstate Bank locations in Laramie, or by visiting the ticketfly information page by clicking HERE (clicking the link will not automatically purchase tickets, rather redirect you to TicketFly's event page where you can read about the show and purchase tickets.)

A portion of proceeds from the show will go to bring some real magic to some phenomenal kids thorough Make-A-Wish of Wyoming.


Join the event on Facebook by clicking HERE.


Wondering where The Gryphon Theatre is?  Click HERE for directions.


Considering travelling to see the show?  You're in luck, John has partnered with The Hilton Garden Inn to provide world-class accommodations at a special TOURPOCALYPSE rate! To book rooms, please click HERE. Your discount will automatically be taken off of your rate!


John and the team are very excited to bring the show to Laramie area residents, University of Wyoming and WyoTech Students. John's college leg for his previous U.S. Tour- Locked UP kicked off in Laramie at The University of Wyoming in 2009.

Huge Tour Announcement!!!

Recently, John kicked off his TOURPOCALYPSE 2012 U.S. Tour at DMACC in Boone, IA.  After a fantastic run there (with a killer audience- thanks again DMACC Bears!) John returned home to continue building his tour schedule and work on new routines.  This past week, we got some PHENOMENAL news.

Some of the Activities Board from Iowa State University happened to be in attendance at the DMACC performance and enjoyed the show so much that John and the team here at Rotellini Entertainment & Design have been asked to perform back-to-back performances on April 21st at ISU's VEISHA weekend.

John is honored to be taking the stage and joins an incredible line-up of performers that include: HOT CHELLE RAE, NEW BOYZ, ERIC HUTCHINSON, JASON REEVES, PARACHUTE, ELECTRIC TOUCH, JAY SEAN, IYAZ, HUNTER HAYES, CRAIG CAMPBELL, and ERIC PASLAY.

It looks like the TOURPOCALYPSE is in full effect! Once again, it's time for John to do the impossible.  

John will perform Saturday, April 21st @ 11:00 P.M. and Sunday, April 22nd @ 2:00 A.M. on the Central Campus outdoor stage.  (Should weather prohibit an outdoor performance, John will be performing in the ISU Memorial Union.) 

For more information on VEISHA @ Iowa State University click HERE.

New Tour Announced!

After nearly three years performing under the "Locked UP" U.S. Tour, John and the team at Rotellini Entertainment and Design wrapped the show in December of 2011 and began transitioning in their downtime into a new Tour for 2012.  The show itself, a work in progress for John over the past year and a half has been steadily working its way into John's routines over the past few months.  

Re-vamped variations on some of John's favorite routines meet new and innovative pieces in the upcoming tour, which has been christened "TOURPOCALYPSE 2012."

 Check out the Dates page by clicking HERE for updates on where John will be next.  The Tour kicks off January 25th and 26th @ DMACC in Ames/Boone, IA.  For details about the DMACC Performances please click HERE.



Vegas Bound!

With college campuses winding down their semesters and people gearing up for the holiday season, being busy is becoming a theme for everyone. This has never been more true for John, as he has been getting ready to return to one of his favorite cities; Las Vegas, Nevada. John has been working tirelessly to wrap up his finals at The University of Wyoming nearly three weeks early so that he can make the trek to the magic capital of the world.

John will be consulting for Vegas headliner Mike Hammer starting Novermber 30 - December 15 at The Four Queens Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. John will also be guest starring in Hammer's show on Tuesday, December 6th and Tuesday, December 13th.

If you're in the Vegas area and would like to see one of Vegas' most critically acclaimed shows (and say hello to John, whether he's onstage or backstage) feel free to head down to The Four Queens and

Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased by clicking HERE.

For more information on Mike Hammer please click HERE.

For more information on The Four Queens Resort and Casino, please click HERE.

Fire at The Magic Castle

Yesterday, A fire erupted at one of magic’s most hallowed grounds, The Magic Castle.  John recieved numerous texts and emails from magicians from around the country asking about the fire or reporting the events as they happened.  John was approached by The Magic Newsire editor Dodd Vickers to create a brief news story on the occurance.


The story can be viewed by clicking HERE or by visiting


 John sends his thoughts and prayers out to The Magic Castle and all those affected by the fire.  Thankfully, damage was minimal and it appears as though the Castle, and it's rich heritage will continue to thrive.

John and #thebestofbeingamagician


Not too long ago, John was in the magic capital of the world; Las Vegas, Nevada.  During his stay there, John took part in MagicLive!-the world's largest gathering of its kind.  The event, brought entertainers from across the globe together to share their common passion for the conjuring arts.  While there, John was asked to speak to a global audience on what the best part of being a magician during an on camera interview with MagicAgora.  John is honored to be featured amongst so many outstanding performers and is glad to have been able to share this moment with his peers.  For more information on MagicAgora, click HERE.

Press Features John's Sense of Style In New Article


 Aside from his pursuits in entertainment, John has been recognized for his apparel and it's no question that John enjoys looking sharp- whether it be in a T-shirt and jeans or dressed to the nines in a tuxedo.  Recently, John was interviewed in his own feature on style, fashion, and what it all means to him.  Check out the article by clicking HERE.

John wants to thank Branding Iron writer/photographer David Demic for approaching him with the interview and subsequent photoshoot.

Photos from the article, as well as the photoshoot will be made availible on the MEDIA page of in the coming days.


John Gets Old School and Helps Raise Some Money for Charity

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 On Saturday, October 1st, John decided to dust of some of the old-school digs and attended Dancing For Drops, a charity event benefitting Wyoming's Engineers Without Borders and their Kenyan Water Distribution Project.

The event, which featured the musical talents of Swing Essence was a success, bringing people of varying ages and backgrounds together for an incredible evening of swing dancing and big band music.

John was pleased to have a great evening off with some close friends to benefit a great cause.

For more information on the Wyoming's Engineers Without Borders and their Kenyan Water Distribution Project, click HERE.

Kyle Cease Is One of the Funniest Comedians Alive... and One of the Most Insightful


On Wednesday, September 21, the 2009 winner of Comedy Central's Comic Showdown, Kyle Cease brought down the house, then rebuilt it better than it was before.  Cease, who has found success both in comedy and film lent his own brand of humor to the evening's festivities but also gave his very insightful views on life, dreams, and the ability to succeed.  

John felt that Cease's performance, and following presentation hit close to home. He, much like Cease has seen some of hardships associated with getting into the entertainment business but continues to find ways (even if it means concoting ones on the fly) of making anything possible.  Kyle was kind enough to spend some time with John following his show which will be touring the country in 2011.  Do yourselves a favor and go see his show!


For more information on Kyle Cease check out his website by clicking HERE.

John Entertains Ross Mathews


Following an amazing performance at The University of Wyoming, world-famous comedian and entertainer Ross Mathews took some time to speak with John.  After an earlier communicaiton, Ross learned about John's abilities as a magican and put him on the spot. Thankfully, John came prepared and wowed Ross as well as the surrounding crowd.

Aside from being a hilarious comic, Ross also shared a lot of background from his life; the ups, downs, ins, and outs and what we can do when faced with similar adversities.  Ross recently recieved the Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign and continues his philanthropic work for a cause that he and John both support; standing up for equal rights and treatment for all people, including the LGBTQ community.

Enjoy the video below and go check out Ross' site by clicking HERE.



NEW SITE! (And Some Pretty Sweet New Digs If We Do Say So Ourselves!)

It's been quite awhile since this site was launched.  While there's nothing wrong with a classsic, we felt that it was time to spice things up a bit.  So, after a juggernaut design session and a lot of digital crumpled balls of paper as of 3:54 AM JOHNROTELLINI.COM Version 2.0 is up and running!  Aside from a sleek new look, be on the lookout as some new features and software are being tested now and will be online soon.  Until then, take a look around and enjoy the first phase of the overhaul.


Dream Big!


-The Rotellini Entertainment & Design Team.