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Topic: Comedy Tricks
Message: Posted by: Magic79 (Jul 13, 2004 02:51PM)
I am pretty new to comedy and magic, and I am looking for some great tricks I can throw in my stand-up comedy routine. Preferrably, I am looking for stuff like card tricks using big cards or some type of mentalism trick. Any suggestions? :)
Message: Posted by: dsilverfield (Jul 14, 2004 02:49AM)
Cardiographic, Jumbo sidekick, The vanishing Ace of Diamond behind a Mat. The last one is available from Electro Fun magic in India.
Message: Posted by: Tyler_Magician (Jul 14, 2004 09:47AM)
Do you want specific tricks or a book or video?
Message: Posted by: Magic79 (Jul 14, 2004 03:07PM)
I am looking for tricks and videos.
Message: Posted by: carbone1853 (Jul 15, 2004 11:19AM)
Magic79 if you’re new to comedy I would get your comedy act down before adding complexity to it.

Also you can’t just “throw in” magic tricks or anything else into an act and expect it to work. Before looking for tricks, look at your act and try to find places where the magic can flow in naturally. If you just get a couple of tricks and jam them into your act it will look awkward and forced.

Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Jul 21, 2004 02:34PM)
Welcome aboard Magic79!

I am adding all the time to my kids shows. I go to my local magic store and also to the mall (Spencer Gifts Novelty store.

You may also try dollar stores.

Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jul 22, 2004 02:51AM)
Here's a few I put together:
[*] 20th Century Bra
[*] Balloon to Dead Dove
[*] Bar Stool Surprize
[*] Bubble Gum Mouth Coils
[*] Comedy Card Sword Stab
[*] Comedy Sleeve Long Glove
[*] French Arm Chopper
[*] Giant Change Bag
[*] Grave Mistake
[*] Head Chopper
[*] Instant Magician
[*] Man-Eating Plant
[*] Mugged
[*] Nest of Boxes (Smash Wrist Watch with Hammer)
[*] Professor's Cheer
[*] Snake-in-Basket (Pro Viper II)
[*] Straight Jacket Escape
[*] Vanishing Bandana
[*] Wiz-Kote
[*] World's Greatest Magician Signs
Message: Posted by: what the...? (Jul 22, 2004 11:14AM)
Some of those I know, and some of them sound quite ineresting. What is Man-eating plant?

Message: Posted by: PROFED (Jul 22, 2004 08:58PM)
If you can't get laughs with vanishing Bandana take up juggling.
Message: Posted by: ivfour (Jul 23, 2004 12:25AM)
The vanishing banadana is the greatest. Samual Pattrick some great stuff on using big cards or some type of mentalism trick and they are easy to do. His tricks are for kids, but I have used them in adult shows to and they loved it.
Message: Posted by: Cliff G (Jul 23, 2004 04:21AM)
Dennis - Thanks for the great list!
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jul 23, 2004 06:44AM)
There are two, one from Axtell in a puppet format with big lips on a plant See:

And the other has to be made see [url=http://www.qualitymagic.com/?html=large&lphoto=man-eating-plant-3.jpg&key=416] Man-eating Plant[/url]

The Vanishing Banana is absolutely great with a group of kids. With adults, it is not as powerful and I have seen good magicans flop with this because they were out of character in doing it.
Message: Posted by: bobser (Jul 31, 2004 05:54PM)
Magic 79, welcome. lots of good leads for you there, however, pay heed to the words of 'carbone1853'. funny effects are only funny in the hands of funny people.
I really do welcome you and hope I'm not teaching you how to suck eggs.
Message: Posted by: James Fortune (Jul 31, 2004 11:11PM)

I've been to http://www.electrofunmagic.com but can't see any ref to "The vanishing Ace of Diamond behind a Mat".

Can you give a specific URL to it?
Message: Posted by: duckster (Aug 1, 2004 01:54AM)
If you are a NEWBIE - go for the Bandana - why not? EVERYONE ELSE DOES IT!!!! See my rantings under Banana bandana, but if you have any kind of professional dignity, come up with something original.

I have to admit, The man eating plant has me curious, and so does "diamond behind a mat"

I may not be cynical, just over exposed to lots of bad magic and uncreative performers.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 13, 2009 07:56PM)
Add some funny lines with a puppet.
Message: Posted by: joseph (Aug 13, 2009 08:32PM)
Watch some of Bill Malone's stuff, or Harry Anderson....
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Aug 15, 2009 11:23AM)
Sponge Dong for adults.
Message: Posted by: coolini (Nov 23, 2009 04:20PM)
I second bill Malone dvds and the vanishing bandana
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Nov 23, 2009 06:01PM)
Lota Bowl
Message: Posted by: Frankie (Nov 27, 2009 08:56PM)
If it's a funny card-trick you are looking for, how about creating your own version of the [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9fdyIao7-0]World's Most Dangerous Card Trick[/url] (here performed by Jamie Salinas)?
Message: Posted by: Mike Brezler (Dec 26, 2009 03:52AM)
Snake-in-Basket (Pro Viper II) This plays well for adults and kids.