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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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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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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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