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The Travelling Trickster
by Mel Mellers


(1 review, 2 customer ratings) ★★★★★

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The Travelling Trickster by Mel Mellers

With his hilariously sharp yet playful put-down lines and quirky comedy plots, Mel Mellers has rightly established himself as one of the nation's favourite stand-up performers. Equally at home in front of lay people or a theatre full of magicians, Mel's individual performance style, which has been honed over many years as a pro and through countless performances all over the world, is a delight to experience.

Now you can go behind the scenes with this truly inspiring performer and learn how you too can become a top-flight entertainer. Mel gives freely of his advice on all aspects of performance, including audience management, misdirection, how to put an act together, creativity, the 6 rules of comedy, practising, hecklers and entertaining children and families. He shares with you scores of hilarious one-liners covering all manner of performing situations that you will be able to use in your shows too. Plus he gives full details of over 50 of his feature routines and ideas, most of which are simple to do and which come with Mel's presentations and patter lines.

Mel Mellers is one of magic's real larger-than-life characters, and this book will also explain some of his background, give you various anecdotes from his closest friends in magic about the antics that Mel has got up to over the years, and will provide you with a thoroughly entertaining and instructive read.

  • Foreword
  • Martin MacMillan
  • Houdini
  • Cat Jarrett
  • Mike Danata
  • Mel’s Introduction
  • Mel Tells You A Bit About Himself
  • All That I Own
  • Alternative Invisible Deck
  • Bird Production
  • Audience Management
  • Cane From Silk
  • Card Plucking
  • Card Story Challenge
  • Card Swallowing
  • Comedy Card In Wallet
  • Comedy Card Prediction
  • Comedy Diminishing Cards
  • Misdirection
  • Comedy Tossed Out Deck
  • Dandruffilia
  • Disfunctional Pom Poms
  • Electric Chair (I.S.E.C.O.A.T.E.)
  • Evangelical Silks
  • Eye Test Mind-Reading
  • Putting An Act Together
  • Flower Opener
  • Garden Path Feedback
  • Get Your Own Back
  • Graphology Holiday
  • Haematology
  • House Number
  • Keys Or Scissors
  • Madam Zelda The Thought Plucker
  • Mass Hypnosis
  • Mouth Blendo
  • Musicalepathy
  • News Forecast
  • Number Of Fingers Gag
  • Creativity
  • Phobias
  • Phrenology Mindreading
  • Psychic Sally And The Secret Weapon
  • Scattered
  • 6 Rules Of Comedy
  • Shrinking And Growing Head Illusion
  • Simple Q&A
  • Steady Hand Test
  • Stiff Rope Gag
  • Sum Total
  • Practising
  • Swami Yoga
  • Synchronised Shaking
  • Tearable Profanity
  • Hecklers
  • Theatrical Thumb Writing
  • The £1000 Challenge
  • The Borrowed Note
  • The Mind-Reading Hat
  • The Newspaper Tear Presentation
  • The Three Card Trick
  • The Tie Routine
  • The Watch Thing
  • Utility Hat Switch
  • Vanishing Bottle
  • Wanda (Knife Through Jacket)
  • Entertaining Children And Families
  • More Of Mel’s One Liners

1st edition 2016, PDF 151 pages.
word count: 43849 which is equivalent to 175 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Dave Arch (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Friday 11 November, 2022

If you enjoyed Karrell Fox’s concepts and routine ideas, I believe you’ll enjoy this ebook. I found little to no overlap with the content on Mel’s DVD’s.

In fact on his DVD’s as enjoyable and entertaining as his routines are, I found their success to be highly dependent on his own very unique performing persona. Not so much with these writings.

Highly recommended.