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Combining comedy and magic is not easy but those that excell at it have a unique act that will differentiate them from regular magicians as well as regular comedians.

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William W. Larsen
Thayer's Comedy Crystal Gazing Act by William W. Larsen

Here's the perfect "one man" comedy mentalism act that's great for those occasions when you aren't able to perform your regular show. Or add it as a feature to your regular act.

Don't confuse this with the old "two person" comedy mindreading act. This hilarious routine can be performed by you, alone, without assistants, stage hands or stooges. Using a crystal ball, a jumbo electric light bulb, or even a swirly-painted bowling ball, you cause a laugh riot by apparently answering questions which have been merely "thought of" by your audience. There's no mystery to it. All you need is this clever...

★★★★ $6
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Devin Knight
The Assistant Test by Devin Knight

A comedy warmup that always gets laughter from an audience as the magician explains a test he uses to hire assistants.

Technically, this is not a magic trick. It is something that magicians and entertainers of all types can use. It never fails to amaze, amuse, entertain and create laughter. It will often generate smiles from the most stone-faced spectators. I know this from experience, as I have used this bit of comedy in my shows for over twenty years.

The magician tells a short story about a simple aptitude test that he always gives potential employees that want to work in his show,...

★★★★★ $5
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Scott F. Guinn
The Best Nest by Scott F. Guinn

The Best Nest - Scott's Borrowed Ring in Nest of Boxes routine is an absolute treasure! One of his pet performance pieces, you can use the routine with virtually any existing marketed set, or make up the DIY set as Scott explains, and save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Scott has honed this routine over decades of performances, and it shows. Every little detail and nuance is given, along with subtleties and convincers that you won't find anywhere else, including a really easy and really sneaky way of making the audience believe the nest of boxes has been freely and completely displayed...

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Graham Hey
The Comedy Climax by Graham Hey

A brand-new collection of one-liners, visual gags and easy-to-do tricks with routines for magicians and mentalists. If you want to add some comedy to your close-up or stand-up performances, here's a collection of material to help make you more memorable. With contributions from top cruise ship comedy magician Mel Mellers, brilliant comedy mentalist Mike McClean, and the hilarious Nathan Kranzo, there's something in here for everyone.

  • General One Liners
  • One Hundred Pounds
  • Hammer Time
  • Chinese Fortune Cookie
  • One Liners – Towns
  • Rubber Dove
  • BBQ
  • Big Money Prizes
  • Air Horn Sneeze (Nathan...
★★★★★ $10
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Graham Hey
The Comedy Cockpit by Graham Hey

A brand-new collection of visual gags, one liners and ideas for anyone who would like to add a bit of comedy to their stage act or close-up performances. These are easy-to-do bits and pieces that will get you laughs. You don't need to be a pro. The Comedy Cockpit contains a load of great material and a couple of revisited classics.

FREE! When you buy the Comedy Cockpit you also get Killer One Liners to Create a Big Buzz free. This includes over two hundred original one-liners and a ton of visual gags. This is top-drawer material, but don't take our word for it.

Reviews and comments:

"A superb collection of gags for the...
★★★★★ $5
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Graham Hey
The Comedy Cosmonaut by Graham Hey

'Out of this world' laughs, visual gags and tricks to add atmosphere for close-up and stand-up.

From the introduction:

This ebook is a little different from my others in that this one contains some tricks and routines too. So there really is something for everyone in this ebook. Opening visual gags have always played a big part in my own act on the cruise ships as they help settle any nerves while also getting over to the audience that my show is going to be fun (hopefully)! I've included a few here, including a sure-fire winner which uses The Smurf Song.

1st edition 2020, PDF 43...

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Jules Lenier & B. W. McCarron
The Dirty Dealer by Jules Lenier & B. W. McCarron

An entertaining close-up effect where you attempt to teach the spectator how to "dirty deal", but always goes wrong when the spectator tries. It gets funnier and funnier, ending with a surprise climax.

Audiences enjoy tricks with a gambling theme. If the effect also combines comedy and mystery, then you have a triple threat combination that's sure to be remembered.

The performer explains how he sent away for a mail order course in dealing cards. He offers to teach a spectator how to do it, offering a money-back guarantee. The spectator can't seem to follow directions, even though the performer...

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Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair
The Electric Chairs by Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair

This is probably one of the most ancient of all comedy effects and yet strong enough and entertaining enough, still to be a part of the performance of many leading entertainers.

This ebook tells you everything you need to know. It requires showmanship and command of the stage, because you will have to make spectators instant stooges and get them in on the act.

1st edition 1982, 8 pages; 1st digital edition 2018, 7 pages.

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Harry Stanley
The Gag Bag by Harry Stanley

Filled with one-liners and funny bits. Some lines have aged to the point where they are not funny anymore. Others perhaps were never really funny to begin with. A few still carry a good laugh. One of the best parts is the Comedy Mind Reading Act.

1st edition 1945, 1st digital edition 2013, 19 pages.

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Harry Stanley
The Gag Bag 2 by Harry Stanley

Don't expect to be stumbling from one hilarious line to another. Many lines and bits are dated, but perhaps carry a funny seed and can be modernized with some thought. As always with such joke compilations, if you find one or two that fit your style, you have received your money's worth.

1st edition 1946, 1st digital edition 2013, 20 pages.

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Gran'Pa Chet
The Junx by Gran'Pa Chet

A Jinx parody.

1st edition 2006, 3 pages.

★★★★★ $0
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William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarron
The Magical Pitchman by William W. Larsen & B. W. McCarron

Add variety and comedy to any act with this delightful presentation, based on the outlandish medicine pitches of yesteryear.

Entertain your pitch with magic
Interspersed throughout the comedy pitch are honest-to-goodness magic effects that you likely already own. In this revised edition, you are given several examples that will give you additional ideas. There's no need to go out and buy new tricks.

This lecture is different
Not a magic show in the strict sense, this is a humorous act in itself, which is how you present it to potential clients. This talk is just the ticket for corporate...

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Devin Knight
The Red Hot Coin Revealed by Devin Knight
"This is perhaps, the greatest 'come on', or 'bally stunt' the world has ever known." - Floyd Thayer
This is a sadly forgotten effect that was a big hit back in vaudeville, but overlooked by today's magicians. It has been used by Thurston, Blackstone Sr., U. F. Grant, Tommy Windsor and other great magicians. This is one of the funniest routines in magic and you don't have to be a comedian or comedy performer to pull it off. It always results in hilarious laughter.

The premise is simple; the performer invites a boy up and shows him a half-dollar. The performer says, "This is the one and only RED HOT COIN. After years...

★★★★ $4
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Terry Seabrooke
The Videot: The Comical Approach to Magic by Terry Seabrooke

This was the first magic video Martin Breese released. While it was not the first instructional magic video tape (that honor goes to a 1971 video featuring Dai Vernon), it was certainly among the very first ones to appear and find relative wide distribution both in the US and UK.

This instructional video is designed specifically for the Cabaret entertainer. An hour long with full explanations of each effect. Terry Seabrooke gives away some of his cherished secrets and more important the reasons why and how. Also includes a pretty clever unpublished mentalism routine by Al Koran. Terry's versions of the Chinese...

★★★ $15
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Topper Martyn & Gene Anderson
Topper's Mad, Mad, Magic by Topper Martyn & Gene Anderson

This is the book that has inspired most of the "zany" acts that have wowed them at magic conventions and other shows. Funny, funny stuff - but so easy for you to do, with these excellent instructions.

Topper Martyn is a lifetime magician, known all over Europe and here in the U.S. for his great ideas. In this ebook, he covers the preparation of your clothing for the act, the wild laugh-provoking dropping of stuff all over the stage, his collapsing table, crazy linking rings that are out of control, the mike cord that gets into the magic, various flashes and noises, the various tricks used...

★★★ $9.95
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Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair
Twenty Stunts with a Rubber Hand by Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair

In this rare manuscript you will find several gags and stunts (exactly 21) that you can use with a rubber hand, which you can insert into your show in many ways to create laughter and mystery. There are some very funny and entertaining ideas here. Have fun!

1st digital edition 2017, PDF 4 pages.

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Devin Knight
Unshop by Devin Knight

A new comedy mental effect based on a new term UNSHOP, which means to return something at the checkout-counter because you bought too much and cannot afford it.

The performer invites a male participant to take an imaginary shopping trip. He is told to imagine he has gone to a store and is going to buy a new outfit. His new outfit will consist of a sports coat, shirt, necktie, pants, socks, shoes, and even a pair of boxer shorts. He is told that when he gets to the checkout-counter, he discovers he does not have enough money with him and has to return something to the shelf. The participant...

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Chris Wasshuber
Watch Winder: noise maker by Chris Wasshuber

This little tool produces a clicking or ratcheting noise and is typically used for comedy bits to wind up a watch or crack somebodies arm or neck and other bits.

The starting design came from Randi Middleton who gave me permission to use it anyway I like. I have made several changes to the design, rounded some corners and edges so that it feels better in the hand. Since I am using a stronger material I also could thin up the walls to make it slimmer and I optimized the tongue shape to maximize the noise. I also improved 3D printability. The biggest change is in my use of materials. The housing...

★★★★★ $12.50
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Graham Hey
Where's my Dove? by Graham Hey

A hilarious effect and routine for anyone who does any kind of stand-up - from friends to comedy clubs to cruise ships. A fantastic, self-working method makes this effect the perfect trick for all occasions. And you don't need anyone on stage to help you.

Tell your audience they could win several amazing prizes - including a diamond worth $1million! Five colored ropes are hanging out of a gift bag. Inside the bag, Derek the Dove is tied to one of the ropes. The audience has four guesses, but each time, their selected rope is removed and there's no sign of Derek. The final rope is removed...

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Gerard Zitta
Which Hand Gag by Gerard Zitta

Just a gag! But with all those which hand tricks, it's a change. It can be an opener or a closer to a more serious which hand routine, or in case somebody asks you to redo a which hand trick, or if somebody is giving you a hard time with methods that are not 100% safe.


You ask a spectator to put a small ball in any hand while your back is turned, and then, to put their hands on each side of your head, behind your back. You will guess in which hand they hold the ball.

  • Very direct
  • No question asked
  • You see nothing, You can be blind-folded
  • 100% hands off
  • No accomplice
  • You...
★★★★★ $2
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Graham Hey
Who's Got the Snow? by Graham Hey

A comedy 'just chance' routine with a modern twist.

The performer has five envelopes numbered 1-to-5. One of the envelopes contains cocaine donated free for PR purposes by a leading Columbian drug cartel. (They're not all bad, after all!) Go with it - this is a comedy routine. (Non-adult version also included.)

Audience members select any four envelopes - but there's no 'snow' in any of them. The remaining envelope belongs to the performer - inside is the expensive white powder. This is a comedy routine with a brilliant visual ending that goes down a storm. But don't worry if you want...

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Christopher Charles
Without Mirrors by Christopher Charles

Magicians and emcees know that comedy plays an important role in warming up today's audiences. No matter how great your tricks may be, if the spectators aren't laughing, they're not being entertained. Whether for TV, stage, casino floor show (night club), or lodge shows, Without Mirrors contains an excellent assortment of material to choose from to make you the center of attention.

Memorize two or three of the one-liners and you'll also be prepared to deliver an apparently ad-lib, off the cuff remark, just as the late-night TV hosts do. While you don't have a team of comedy writers like the...

★★★★★ $3
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Clettis Musson
World's Best Clown Gags by Clettis Musson

This is a wonderful collection of classic clown capers, stunts, gags, sketches, pranks and other nonsense.

  • Introduction
  • Clown Capers
  • An Egg
  • Light Up
  • The Clowns
  • Invisible Chair
  • A Shot in the Face
  • O-ops
  • Running Nose
  • No Bottom
  • An Angel
  • Pie Face
  • Help Needed
  • Just A Squirt
  • Which One
  • Floating Power
  • Pie-O-My
  • Is it Raining?
  • It's Hot There
  • Ta Ta
  • The Clown Magician
  • You're All Wet
  • Ghosts
  • Sleepwalker
  • Hats Off
  • Telephone
  • ABC Goodies
  • It's Snowing
  • Eat It
  • Blow It
  • Passe Passe
  • The Salt Does It
  • A Sudden Burst
  • Blow Hard
  • Mousie, Mousie
  • Snap it
  • Longies
  • The Cat's Meow-w-w
  • The...
★★★★ $3
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Gene Kirk
Your Buttons Are Loose by Gene Kirk

A comedy routine based on your buttons and their crazy antics - although they never leave your suit! Also routines and follow-ups for the famous Professor Cheer Comedy Rope Trick, and other hilarity by one of your favorite funny men.


1st digital edition 2013, 13 pages.

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