"It's hard to find a new plot in magic or mentalism but Stefan has cracked it with his EGGstremely Dangerous routine. I can't wait to put this into an act. It will play well with all ages." - Wayne Rogers
"If you are looking to add some great comedy to your mentalism act, then look no further. This is one of the funniest mental routines I have seen. It is sure to please any audience." - Devin Knight
"Really, really nice: Entertaining, easy to do, and direct to the point! The kind of things I like!" -
"Stefan keeps creating very commercial routines that pack a punch yet are easy to set up and do. This is a roulette style routine that has a humorous side, but will still fool them and get the job done. Another winner from Stefan's brain." - Greg Arce
The classic nail roulette done with a raw egg that is about to be poured onto the spectators head! Suspense and comedy go hand in hand in this hilarious mentalism routine by Stefan Olschewski.
A spectator is chosen from the audience and the mentalist states he will now try to subliminally influence the spectator to make a very important decision. He talks about the dangerous game of "Russian Roulette" and states he will try something similar – only that he will be using five opaque glasses and a raw egg…
The spectator sits on a chair and is asked to relax while the mentalist takes an egg from a box and breaks it into one of the five glasses standing in a row on his table. Those are then mixed behind a screen so nobody (apart from the mentalist) knows which glass holds the liquid.
The rules are simple: The spectator has a free choice of any of the glasses he thinks is the "dangerous one", which is placed aside into a box or a paper bag so nobody tampers with it. All the other glasses are poured right above the spectator's head in any order. If one of them holds the liquid, the spectator loses!
Fortunately, all glasses are empty! Of course, using your "mental powers", you have been able to guide him to choose the correct glass at the beginning. This is now removed from the bag and poured into a clear bowl to prove it really contained the egg. The spectator may return to his seat completely dry.
This is a fun routine that can even be done when there are kids in the audience and which will always get a great reaction. Consider these points:
- No force of the glass
- No stooges
- No marked glasses
- The bag can be examined after the effect, there is nothing else inside
- No equivoque
- The spectator will always choose the correct glass
- Suitable for any audience
- 100% surefire, works all the time
- No multiple outs
- Nothing to palm
- Includes special kicker prediction ending
[Please note that you will have to buy a certain gimmick to perform the original routine. The cost of the gimmick is not unsubstantial and can approach $100 depending on where you buy it from. However, Stefan also describes a do-it-yourself version using only a few paper cups available from any stationary store, which can be prepared in just a couple of minutes.]
1st edition 2012, 21 pages, illustrated.
word count: 5224 which is equivalent to 20 standard pages of text