Author Archives: DocDixon

Zoom Show Audience Etiquette For Magicians a.k.a. “Stuff That Really Shouldn’t Have To Be Said, But Apparently Does.”

So you’re a magician? Cool. Going to watch another magician do their Zoom show? Very cool! Here’s a few tips to avoid being that guy. Put away the cards. Sure, your diagonal palm shift needs work. Do that work away … Continue reading

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Jumping Off The Top Of A Steel Cage For Laughs

When I was a youngster I’d walk next door to my grandfather’s house every Saturday afternoon to watch Studio Wrestling, the local professional wrestling show featuring stars of the WWWF, the ancestor to the WWE. While I’ve only caught a … Continue reading

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The Ideal Comedy Magic Trick

Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Mind Seizure. That’s it. Good night. Close to thirty years ago I was chatting with Dan Harlan. Some how we got on the topic of what would be the ideal framework for a stage … Continue reading

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It’s Only Funny If They Laugh

Scot Nery, juggler, comedian, juggler, and maestro of Scot Nery’s Boobietrap wrote a great blog post sharing what bothers him about many magic acts. He shared it on his Facebook page with the line, “I might be offending magicians with … Continue reading

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The Floating Watermelon …Of Death

If you’re going to fail, it’s best to fail fast, get it over with, and move on. Here’s one of my failures, the Floating Watermelon …Of Death. Join me in the way back machine kiddos, over 25 years ago. At … Continue reading

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Put Your Ears On Before Showtime

Sometimes things will happen at an event before your show that will give you an opening joke that is potential comedy gold. Take advantage of the time before you go on to quickly write (and rewrite) these bits in your … Continue reading

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So You Want To Pack Small & Play Big, Huh?

About five years ago I was performing my 90 minute show. I flew in for the gig and all my props fit in my carryon bag. One of audience members was an amateur magician who told me a few months … Continue reading

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