The book that started it all. Introducing Laugh Lines, a hysterical collection of patter, gags, one-liners and opening monologues for magicians, emcees and other entertainers.
Jimmy Muir was acknowledged by many of magic's greats as the funniest guy on the planet. Whether it was performing at a huge national convention or emceeing the floor show at his San Francisco hotel, Jimmy's material was always top notch. The original Laugh Lines booklets are sadly out of print and jealously hoarded by magicians and comedians. Individual volumes are hard to come by—especially the later volumes, which are nearly impossible to find. Long out of print, Laugh Lines is once again available in a new, fresh series. The new edition replaces the occasional dated, pop culture bits and replaces them, on a one-for-one basis, with new, fresh material to liven up your club, close-up or stage act.
Audiences love it when the performer, seemingly off-the-cuff, has an instant, ad-lib response to any situation. The secret is to simply remember a handful of your favorite lines from Jimmy's material and deliver them at the appropriate time. Now you'll always be prepared.
Don't take our word for it. Here are a few of the rave reviews for Laugh Lines:
"Here is the greatest collection of tested comedy material in years-gags, stories, jokes, comedy lines, etc. — stuff that is sure-fire and usable by any talking act. In addition, it contains the funniest Comedy Mind Reading Act we have ever seen. A laugh from start to finish." - Mitch Kanter
"Hilarious!" - Max Holden
"[T]his material is very good … should be particularly welcome today as an antidote to the excessively large doses of 'serious' mindreading that the public has been asked to swallow." - Paul Fleming in the Paul Fleming Book Reviews
"Jimmy Muir has made a collection of typical American gags and comment suitable for use in magical patter. The material is witty and should be of real help to magicians who want to make their patter produce more laughs." - John Mulholland in The Sphinx magazine
1st edition 1945, PDF 44 pages.
word count: 9593 which is equivalent to 38 standard pages of text