Author Archives: DocDixon

The Non-Exploding Torn & Restored Newspaper

The Koran-inspired Gene Anderson torn and restored newspaper was a part of my stand up set for years. If it has a downside, it’s when it’s over. When the newspaper is tossed back into the case it will unfold like … Continue reading

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When You Just Don’t Have The Carpe Cajones To Get A Tattoo Of Your Prop List

I remember the first time I packed my prop case after the covid lockdowns in Spring 2021. A task which normally takes less than thirty minutes took more than two hours, primarily due to my constant self-doubt and worry I’d … Continue reading

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Bring 2 Chairs

I am six feet three inches tall in my stocking feet.*  Probably a good sixteenth of an inch shorter in my bare feet.  In shoes? Well, Probably six feet four inches tall or more in dress shoes. If I ever … Continue reading

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Quack! Quack! Quack!

This is a guest post from close friend and fellow magician, Michael Misko. Right now I’m neck deep in preparing for the release of Reign Man, so Michael’s generous offer to share this essay is even more appreciated. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Hellooooo IBMers!

I’m lecturing and performing at the 2022 IBM convention.On Thursday, July 14th I’ll be sharing a trick in the One Trick Lecture Series. If you were in that audience, make sure to send me that thing to get that thing. … Continue reading

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Superman’s Glass

Do you perform any of these routines? Sympathetic cardsRising cardsTwentieth century silksSilk to eggNeedle routines (like Jim Steinmyers’) that use a glass A cool looking wine glass can class up the joint or, for our purposes, the magic trick. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Comedy Writing Tip #45

UGH! It’s been over a month since my last post here. Meh. Enough with the self-loathing. Let’s get to the topic at hand. I’d never been on Reddit before so recently I decided to search my name there. And I … Continue reading

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Road Stories

Several months back I was performing at a country club holiday party. Beautiful, swanky event. Ninety-five percent adults, but there were a few kids there. One was an eight year old girl. I ask her to help me with a … Continue reading

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How To Get Them To Give A Rat’s Tuchus

Years ago when I was a young magician barely in my twenties I did this great close-up trick that I thought would play well on stage, but I couldn’t figure out how to get the audience interested in the trick. … Continue reading

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Pack For Teddy Bear

Scenario: You’re performing your show at an after dinner event or holiday banquet. You were told it was an adult only function. And that’s the show you’ve prepared. Those are the props you’ve packed. And you look over to your … Continue reading

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