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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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Dale A. Hildebrandt
The Prototypes of the Everymen of Magicians (a parody) by Dale A. Hildebrandt

Over ten minutes in the making. This unpleasant little e-book contains no tricks, just one secret, but it's a laugh. Can You Keep A Secret?

1st edition 2015, 6 pages.

2015 / 3 / 1
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Gran'Pa Chet
The Junx by Gran'Pa Chet

A Jinx parody.

1st edition 2006, 3 pages.

2015 / 4 / 3
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Wolfgang Riebe
100 Assistant One-Liner Jokes by Wolfgang Riebe

These are one-liners you can use in situations where you bring a spectator on stage to assist you.

1st edition 2013, 11 pages.

2014 / 1 / 1
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Wolfgang Riebe
100 Heckler Stoppers by Wolfgang Riebe

Effective come backs to tame your hecklers.

1st edition 2013, 8 pages.

2014 / 1 / 1
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Wolfgang Riebe
100 Magician One-Liner Jokes by Wolfgang Riebe

100 funny lines for the magician.

1st edition 2013, 10 pages.

2014 / 1 / 1
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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.

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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...
2018 / 10 / 12
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Roger Barkann
Patent Pending by Roger Barkann

This is a funny patter and presentation routine, with which the author has been bringing down the house. You patter along with magical solutions of all the problems confronting the U. S. Government, war, peace, employment, hunger, G.I.'s, housing, ...

It is flexible enough for you to use the tricks that you already own, or add almost anything you like.

Paul Fleming wrote:

Patent Pending describes an "act" in which the magician is introduced to his audience as an "incredible inventive genius" who is devoting his time to helping to win the war but is, sad to relate, somewhat "screwy." The performer...

2016 / 5 / 2
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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...
2016 / 3 / 14
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Devin Knight
Comedy Coin Prediction by Devin Knight
"I just got this today, it's great! Sometimes, the simple tricks are the best. I've already shown it to some people, and it really DOES get a big laugh. Thanks!" - Dave D.
Effect: Here is a very novel comedy close-up prediction effect that your spectators haven’t seen before. Almost everyone carries a cell phone nowadays, and most all of the cell phones have a calculator. Tell your spectator that you have made a prediction and that it is contained inside a small coin envelope. Tell him the envelope contains some coins that will predict a number he will create at random, from a number...
2017 / 7 / 18
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Will Alma
Magical Patter by Will Alma

Contains over 70 sure fire patter gags. Up to the minute humor that will liven up your act.

PDF 8 pages

2018 / 5 / 25
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Will Alma
More Magical Patter by Will Alma

Over 70 more good gags. This is a continuation of Magical Patter. Every gag has been tried and tested.

PDF 8 pages.

2018 / 5 / 25
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Jimmy Muir
Laugh Lines 2 by Jimmy Muir

The hilarious follow-up to Volume One of Laugh Lines. Here's a second 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...

2018 / 10 / 13
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Jimmy Muir
Laugh Lines 3 by Jimmy Muir

You wanted more ... and Jimmy delivered. Here's the third hilarious installment in the Laugh Lines series, with even more jokes, gags, comic observations, one-liners and opening monologues for magicians, emcees, comedians 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....

2018 / 10 / 13
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Jimmy Muir
Laugh Lines 4 by Jimmy Muir

Is your funny bone ready? Here's the fourth hilarious installment in the Laugh Lines series, with even more jokes, gags, comic observations, one-liners and opening monologue ideas for magicians, emcees, comedians 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...

2018 / 12 / 24
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Jimmy Muir
Laugh Lines 5 by Jimmy Muir

Need more laughs in your act? Jimmy Muir has the answer with this, the fifth volume in the hilarious Laugh Lines series, with yet more jokes, gags, comic observations, one-liners and opening monologue ideas for magicians, emcees, comedians 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...

2019 / 2 / 5
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Jimmy Muir
Laugh Lines 6 by Jimmy Muir

Jimmy Muir's hilarious sixth volume adds yet more side-splitting jokes, gags, comic observations, heckler stoppers, one-liners and opening monologue ideas for magicians, emcees, comics, salespeople and others who need to inject humor into their presentations.

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...

2019 / 4 / 12
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Jimmy Muir
Laugh Lines 7 by Jimmy Muir

Jimmy Muir's seventh volume is jam-packed with even more side-splitting jokes, gags, comic observations, heckler stoppers, one-liners and opening monologue ideas for magicians, emcees, comics, salespeople and others who need to inject humor into their presentations.

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...

2019 / 7 / 8
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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...

2021 / 1 / 9
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Wolfgang Riebe
Comedy Fillers: 200 Quips and One-Liners by Wolfgang Riebe

Are you a magician, comedian, speaker, entertainer or anyone that interacts with an audience? Do you have moments in your show/presentation that are quiet and you feel you need just one quip, joke or one-liner joke that would break the silence and add much needed humour?

Here are 200 short jokes and witty comments covering a wide variety of topics that are ideal to add into any show and help with continuity. The ebook is called "Fillers" because that is exactly what these jokes are ... filler material to keep your show running smoothly and put smiles on the faces of your audience.

This...

2018 / 5 / 11
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Wolfgang Riebe
100 Card Trick One-Liner Jokes by Wolfgang Riebe

The most popular magic tricks amongst magicians are card tricks, yet there are few jokes and sayings that cover those ‘quiet’ moments between tricks and moves. Here you will find many. What about just adding some comedy entertainment to your next card trick? Looking for the right quick one-line joke - you should find one, or many more here.

1st edition 2020, PDF 15 pages.

2020 / 4 / 14
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Rupert Howard
Rupert Howard Magic Course: Lesson 16: Comedy Magic by Rupert Howard

Table of Contents

  1. Content
  2. The Psychology of Humor
  3. Cooking by Magic
  4. Blancmange While You Wait
  5. The Uneatable Apple
  6. The Cake in the Hat
  7. The Answer's a Lemon
  8. An Affair with the Gloves

1st edition 1931; 22 pages.

2010 / 3 / 22
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Geoff Maltby
Club 71: Abracadabra Parody by Geoff Maltby

This is a biting parody of the famous weekly UK magazine Abracadabra. The parody was published by Geoff Maltby of Repro Magic. It was a supplement to one of the Club 71 issues in 1988. To understand all the fun they are poking at you will have to have read some of the Abra issues.

2011 / 7 / 23
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Geoff Maltby
Club 71: IBM Convention Program Parody by Geoff Maltby

This is a parody of an IBM convention program. The parody was published by Geoff Maltby of Repro Magic. It was a supplement to one of the Club 71 issues in 1991. If you have attended your fair share of conventions you will probably laugh a lot. I am not sure why this is in particular targeted at the IBM. Less than well organized conventions are not limited to any organization.

20 pages

2013 / 6 / 17
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Geoff Maltby
Club 71: Magic Dealer Catalog Parody by Geoff Maltby

This is a parody of a magic dealer catalog. The parody was published by Geoff Maltby of Repro Magic. It was a supplement to one of the Club 71 issues.

16 pages

2013 / 6 / 17
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Geoff Maltby
Club 71: Budget Parody: The Bodge It by Geoff Maltby

This is a biting parody of the UK magic magazine Budget, the organ of the British Ring of the IBM. The parody was published by Geoff Maltby of Repro Magic. It was a supplement to one of the Club 71 issues in 1989. To understand all the fun they are poking at you will have to have read some of the Budget issues.

16 pages

2013 / 6 / 17
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Ulysses Frederick Grant
100 Tips and Gags by Ulysses Frederick Grant

As Grant itself says, this is "A Collection of 100 Tips and Gags, Stunts etc. to put pep into your Program. Items that have, and are being used by Leading Performers. AND MANY NEW ONES." The literal 100 gags that you will find in the manuscript are useful in every situation and for every kind of show.

For

  • PROFESSIONAL MAGICIANS
  • AMATEUR MAGICIANS
  • MASTER OF CEREMONIES
  • IMPROMPTU WORKERS
  • AND ALL ENTERTAINERS
Although this manuscript was written in the early forties, we are sure that you will find many useful gags, stunts, bit of business etc. that you will immediately insert in your...
2013 / 10 / 28
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Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair
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 ...
2015 / 6 / 26
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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
How To Produce A Rabbit by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

No one can really call himself a magician, unless he can pull a rabbit out of a hat. It is the most expected trick in magic today. Even though few magicians do it; you always have kids asking, "Are you going to pull a rabbit out of a hat?"

Potential clients calling about birthday parties, often ask if you can pull a rabbit out of a hat. Some magician's try to pacify the mothers or children using a mirror box production of a rabbit. Good try, but it is not the same. People want to see a rabbit produced from an empty top hat, or even a borrowed hat. If you can do this; you have a big advantage...

2016 / 12 / 11
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Roger Montandon & Logan Wait
Not Primigenial by Roger Montandon & Logan Wait

These two funnymen have combined to present twenty-six effects, bits, and gotchas for magicians and mentalists to liven up your act. The various items used include money (bills and coins), cards, cigarettes, cigars, and rope. Especially good is "It's a Matter of Money," which is based on an Annemann principle but uses money instead of cards. It's one you will want to put in your act right away.

Here's a look at the table of contents:

  • Elusive Bill
  • The Invisible Rope
  • Don't Waste It
  • Snakes Alive
  • Anyone Have a Ten?
  • It Slipped In
  • Holding the Bag
  • Optical Delusions
  • Turn-Over
  • Pipe Dreams
  • Banker's...
2017 / 2 / 14
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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...

2018 / 1 / 1
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Will Andrade
Magical Patter by Will Andrade

A compilation of humorous patter routines, suitable for various tricks and illusions. Specially arranged for the magical entertainer. Gags to suit every situation.

PDF 16 pages

2018 / 5 / 8
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Jimmy Muir
Funny Stuff by Jimmy Muir

Have you ever wanted to be the life of the party? The fellow everyone counts on to deliver a good laugh? Or make light of a situation at just the perfect time?

Jimmy Muir has this knack. And he reveals all in this worthy successor to his Laugh Lines manuscripts with this booklet, packed to the gills with great material, including gags, one-liners, and good-natured heckler-stoppers which you can put to immediate use.

If you didn't know better, you'd think that Jimmy was Johnny Carson's brother, for they both had a knack for perfect timing and were masters of having fun ... more often at...

2018 / 6 / 19
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Jimmy Muir
Laugh Lines 1 by Jimmy Muir

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...

2018 / 10 / 13
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George McAthy
Smart Business by George McAthy

Not just amusing effects, but brilliantly funny comedy magic that's sure to please most any audience. Just read the book, choose the material that you like, and put it to use. Then get ready to get more laughs, return dates and higher fees for your magic.

There's material for platform and stage performers - kid show entertainers - emcees - close-up magicians - TV performers - night club entertainers - virtually any magician will find something of value in this book.

Don't just take our word for it. Read what other famous magicians have to say about "Smart Business."

"I unhesitatingly...
2019 / 4 / 12
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Jimmy Muir
Laugh Lines 8 by Jimmy Muir

The eighth and final volume in Jimmy Muir's Laugh Lines series is packed to the gills with even more side-splitting jokes, gags, comic observations, heckler stoppers, one-liners and opening monologue ideas for magicians, emcees, comics, salespeople and others who need to inject humor into their presentations.

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...

2019 / 10 / 6
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Ulysses Frederick Grant
50 Crazy Card Stunts by Ulysses Frederick Grant

These are all laugh getters, great ideas for zany card effects you will use to pep up your more serious routines. Easy to do, impromptu, and very effective. Devised by U.F. Grant, an expert at this sort of thing.

1st digital edition 2015, PDF 7 pages.

2015 / 9 / 3
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Val Andrews
Floor Show Fun and Fantasy by Val Andrews

Here is another comedy magic book by Val Andrews. In this one you can find all sort of magic and comedy material suited for cabaret of floor shows. Let's have a look at the introduction...

This is not my first book of cabaret and floor show material and will probably not be my last, because the demand for this type of magic and comedy far exceeds the supply - but don't worry - I'm still working on it night and day!

In this modest volume will be found bits, tricks, patter and routines for every type of cabaret performer, magician, compere, comedian, ventriloquist, comedienne or layabout!...

2014 / 6 / 24
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Troy Murphie
Gobbledygook by Troy Murphie

Would you like to add more entertainment to your kid show routines? This is a collection of funny, clean and usable ideas that will give your children's show that standout edge.

Includes...

  • Comedy Publicity Ideas
  • Comedy Gags
  • Comedy Magic
  • Comedy Props
Whether you're a magician, clown or all-round family entertainer you'll find something new in the content of Gobbledygook.

1st edition 2014, 11 pages.
2nd edition 2015, (revised, edited, expanded), 19 pages.

2015 / 1 / 1
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Val Andrews
Original Comedy Magic by Val Andrews

Reputation making humorous magical effects, which are clever as well as comical.

From the introduction:

The introduction was unnecessary, we've met before ... though I must confess that this book is quite different from anything I've written in the past. In these pages you will find original effects which lend themselves well to COMEDY presentation ... though the effects are not burlesque, and the mystery angle is definitely there! In addition to these effects, you will find routines, magical sketches, and complete acts. Not bad value for whatever the publisher decides to charge. How much?...

2015 / 5 / 11
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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,...

2016 / 5 / 9
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Val Andrews
Close-Up Comedy by Val Andrews

As stated on the cover, this is a book of ideas, tricks, routines and gags for the close-up worker. Not only tricks but practical ideas and presentations that can make the difference between "just another trick" and a "great trick".

  • Close-Up-Magic: A Few Home Truths
  • Advance Publicity
  • Comedy In Close-Up
  • Second-Strings
  • Easier-Still
  • Petite-Mannikin: A Close-Up Impromptu-Diversion
  • "Cock-Eyed Cruet": A Lovely Table-Gag
  • With Miniature-Cards: Sugar-Tong-Card-Location
  • Presentation-Angles For "Close-Up Magic": "Magical-Menu"
  • New Patter & Presentations For Close-Up-Classics: Chinese-Compass ...
2016 / 6 / 19
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Val Andrews
Explosive Comedy by Val Andrews

Stunts, Tricks and Gags with Flashes, Bangs and Surprises

From the introduction:

Joke-shops, novelty-stores... are packed with "explosive" and surprise items which have far too long been regarded as "practical jokes", when, in actual fact, they can be used to good advantage by magi and other entertainers.

This book is divided into three main sections..."BANGS"..."FLASHES" and "SURPRISES"! Maybe I have cheated a little in the items I have included in the latter section...but they were all good, and had no other place to go! Now that you have this book, I'm going to watch you pretty...

2016 / 6 / 19
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Floyd Gerald Thayer
Dr. Q's Comedy Hypnotic Act by Floyd Gerald Thayer

Imagine being a stage hypnotist, being able to hypnotize a group of audience volunteers and presenting a hilariously funny performance. Well, now you can!

This system allows you to have instant control of a committee of audience volunteers on stage. By applying the information in this routine, you'll learn introductory tests to weed out the smart-alecks and keep the best subjects. Along the way, the hypnotic tests get funnier and funner.

The more antics that the group of volunteers performs, the more laughter is created. Your audience will be splitting their sides -- and you're in command...

2017 / 4 / 12
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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.

2017 / 11 / 20
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Ken de Courcy
Lucky in Love by Ken de Courcy

Here is another magical gem from Ken De Courcy. It is packed with mystery, humor and audience participation. This card effect is suitable for close-up, stage, cabaret-floor or where you want to present it. The totally unexpected (yet logical) climax really hits the audience between the eyes and cannot fail to gather applause.

EFFECT: A lady is invited to assist. She chooses one of four envelopes and the remaining three are left in full view. She is then handed a red-backed pack to shuffle while the magician shuffles a blue pack. Then the packs are exchanged and shuffled again if you want. ...

2017 / 12 / 30
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