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Fun with a Banana
by Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair


(2 reviews, 5 customer ratings) ★★★

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Fun with a Banana by Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair

30 gags with a latex Banana

Edwin Hooper and Ian Adair within the pages of this manuscript give us over 30 gags, ideas and routines with latex bananas. Many of the gags can be also worked with a plastic or sponge banana. A banana is a comedy prop itself, this is sure, but when you add the Edwin & Ian's touch, then you can be sure your audience will laugh and be entertained.

If you do "Comedy Magic" or "Children Magic", this is a must for you. Here is a partial list of the gags you will find explained in the manuscript:

  • Banana Split
  • Banana Sandwich
  • Ring Ring...
  • Squeaking Banana
  • For The Children's Show
  • Puppet Monkey
  • Banana Necklace
  • Bouncing Banana
  • Performing Banana
  • A Thought Reading Banana
  • Growing Banana
  • Shooting Banana
  • Banana To Flower
  • Repeat Banana
  • Worm In The Banana...
  • And more...

1st edition 1979, 5 pages.
word count: 2532 which is equivalent to 10 standard pages of text

Reviewed by RICKY MORGAN (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Monday 07 August, 2023

The sight of a banana always gets the laughs especially when everyone knows the old standby of the person who slips on the proverbial banana skin dropped in the street by some careless individual! This collection of 30 banana gags by Edwin and Ian is a godsend for any comedy performer and even if you are really hard to please any one of these ideas could spark a new usage of this timeless comedy gag. Whether the banana is sponge of latex really makes no difference whatsoever the one I have used is latex with a zipper on the side and I can tell you that when I tell the audience I'm feeling hungry unzip the side of the banana and produce the missing card it gets the laughs-especially if you already have a piece of real banana and offer it to the spectator. I would say you don't necessarily have to be a comedian to use this prop but it helps if you can inject a new approach to this timeless comedy item. The manuscript is nicely produced easy to read and clear to understand. Highly recommended to all comedy men of magic!!!

Reviewed by Joshua Ray (confirmed purchase)
★★★★   Date Added: Friday 17 June, 2022

This "book" is really just a collection of very old and outdated gags. No offence to Edwin and Ian who are both respected magicians, but at $4 it is outrageously overpriced! I say, just get a banana, hang out with a friend, and jam on banana gags and related "business," and you will probably come up with better material.