The title might be a bit misleading as most of the advice is applicable to any magician who wants to add comedy to their performance.
If you are serious about mixing magic and comedy you need to read this. It will either make you reconsider your choice or give you a head start and pointers in the right direction.
"If you see one magician this decade, Hobson is it." - Herald Sun Melbourne, Australia
2009; 23 pages
"Hobson closed the show with excellent magic and gales of laughter ... his acting and comedic timing are superb!" - Linking Ring Magazine
"... the audience gave him top applause at finish." - Variety
"... Outrageous! Uproarious! Impossible to describe without laughing! This is a funny, funny young man who has captured the comedy club approach and has made it his own. Yes, there is fire eating. Yes, there is magic. Yes, there is comedy. But, mainly, there is entertainment!" - The New Tops
"... Hobson is playing the audience like Menuhin would a violin ... you know you're in the hands of a master as he takes you through a collection of classic magic effects ... and his own creations ... but his character and his comedy is what you remember first ... you realize he's a master of sleight of hand, as well as sleight of tongue." - Australian Magic Monthly
Table of Contents
- WHY COMEDY CLUBS? A VERY GOOD QUESTION!
- ARE YOU FUNNY?
- LAUGHTER = $$$$
- CHOOSE YOUR WEAPONS
- YOU'VE EITHER GOT OR YOU HAVEN'T GOT STYLE
- THE CARE AND FEEDING OF AN AUDIENCE
- BLUER THAN BLUE
- WHAT POSITION DO YOU PLAY?
- KID, YOU'RE GOING TO GO PLACES
- POUNDING THE PAVEMENT
- EXTRA! EXTRA!
word count: 8062 which is equivalent to 32 standard pages of text