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jimgerrish
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Based on much of the work I've done on making illusions and stage magic from PVC pipe and Dollar store materials, and from watching too much Redneck humor on Comedy Central, I've worked out some routines for a Redneck Magician that can be used to entertain around the trailer park or wherever redneck humor is appreciated. Does anybody use this kind of material?
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You got me scared guy. Have you performed this stuff? Has it gone over well?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
jimgerrish
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On 2005-05-12 18:04, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
You got me scared guy. Have you performed this stuff? Has it gone over well?


That's what I'm trying to find out, if anyone has tried incorporating Redneck jokes and humor into a magic performance. No, I haven't tried it myself, but I see the possibilities of popping a PVC Illusion together from spare PVC plumbing pipes scattered on the stage and making six packs of beer or some live chickens or something Redneck appropriate appear. How about an outhouse Illusion? Or drag the cinderblocks out from underneath the beat-up old truck and make it float. Somebody somewhere must have tried some of these ideas before!

Maybe Jeff Foxworthy needs some variety acts in his Blue Collar Tour. ( http://www.jefffoxworthy.com/ )
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I understand that the final closing words of the redneck magician is "Hey Y'all, watch this!"
"Til Death us do part!" - Weepin Willie
Jaz
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I can see flowers or herb(s) sprouting from the front yard bathtub planter.
An instant beer can castle.
Trapped furs hanging on the outhouse wall was beginning to wag their tails.
Snap your fingers and the porch lantern lights.

This could also be a silent act like Tina Lennert's "Cleaning Woman" but with totally different ideas.
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Being from the south myself, this sounds pretty interesting. I'd like to see where you go with it.
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Being a Redneck, I'd also like to see where this is going. I'd like to see what I could use on my redneck buddies.

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Hey! A Redneck meeting! Take yer shoes off fellers and wiggle yer toes. I always suspected Gerrish was a Redneck and I'm feeling a little sun-burnt myself.

I like the idea of an outhouse Illusion. I can see the scene now... someone walks up to this skinny little outhouse and knocks on the door. It opens up and out comes a whole bunch of people with toilet paper sticking to their shoes, carrying catalogs, etc. It turns the Modern Cabinet into a whole new Illusion.
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Rabbit pops out of a spud gun
Duct tape escapology (then again you can't knock duct tape, it held my tire full of air driving 80 miles home after a Misfits show)
An outhouse that would turn into either a sawing in half, or a blade box.
Levitation of said outhouse
Charlie Justice
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Lots of effects would have to be varied slightly to establish credibility.
Examples:
Coin in Longneck Bottle
Rocky Possum
Not-so-ambitious Card
Pencil Through Pink Slip
Card In Wallet-with-a-chain
Whiskey (a 1 coin scotch and soda routine)
Card Through Window-in-the-back-of-a-pickup-truck, and of course
Vanishing Finger Up Nose.
Jaz
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How about doing a bullet catch with a 12 gauge shotgun?
jimgerrish
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I like that 12 gauge shotgun idea.
You drink a lot of whiskey from a jug to get up the nerve to do the trick...

After the gun is fired, you spit out a whole bunch of shot, followed by several teeth.

Then you take a final swig of whiskey and streams of whisky fountain out from a variety of holes in your body.
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WOW! I like the card in a wallet-with-chain (mostly 'cause I have one being a biker and all) and the 12 gauge bullet catch. I can't help but think maybe a square circle decorated with chrome naked ladies like on the mudflaps. Maybe more ideas could be inspired from Redneck World Magazine. Its an actual magazine but the only place I can find it is in the local college town Krogers.

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There are a few redneck sites on the net. Good for ideas.

Do redneck magicians produce rabbits or armadillos?
Maybe jackalopes?
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Is this gonna turn into a hee-haw episode?
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Someone walks into the outhouse and disappears.. out fit changes in to redneck ones... floating shovel appearing shovel etc...disappearing apples in basket I could go on forever I live on a farm:D
Charlie Justice
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You know you're a redneck magician if your dove act is also your lunch.
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You know you're a redneck magician if your dove act is also your lunch.


Only if you ran over it in your pickup truck.

Now let's get some more magic ideas in here. Has anyone seen Whacky Wolf's outhouse? It's hilarious. http://www.wolfsmagic.com/
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Harry Murphy
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Hit the old search function this has been discussed before here on the Café'.

I work bars, some rather rough and tumble bars at that. I do an adult act for adults. I play a naive NASCAR loving, RAVENS rooting, cigar smoking, and booze drinking, hard working, union dues paying, but laid off, redneck kind of character. There is not one swear word or sexual innuendo in the entire act. Yet the audience laughs long and loud.

I try to speak to the life experience my audience lives (or at least is familiar with if they are from this area), with gentle good humor and without any crudity. Again, I perform an adult show for adults. While I believe that the entire family could enjoy it, as a parent I would think twice before I let my kids watch a funny act that modeled smoking and drinking behavior, even if it was a 'clean' act.

The magic is part of the ongoing story line (is the story line) and is sort of a boozy hallucination (sorry Cardini for lifting your swell idea! I just cannot be a gentleman!)

I don’t smoke, yet do a smoking pipe routine (the old clay pipes done with corncob’s) and I do Fox’s multiplying cigar routine.
I don’t drink yet I produce a couple of full shot glasses (tea looks like Jack D.) and a bottle of Jack Daniels (tea again) in my opener, and I do a hip-pocket Lotta “water from Ireland!” as a running gag through the act. My finish is the production of a full case of Budweiser cans! (Gwynn’s appearing fishbowl modernized for a bar environment. OH so easy!) I do a 20th Century bandana (homemade as usual) with a woman from the audience. I suspect that most people expect the "bra" trick, but only a clean bandana appears. The laughter is more a relief for the audience that a bra did not appear. (A bottle of beer is produced from the gathered bandannas and presented to the lady assistant for helping).

The act is fun and well received. It is an adult act! It is a Redneck act and it deals with adult themes.

To build this type of character, one that can be identified and identified with, you don’t need to overdo it. A simple t-shirt or sweatshirt with a sports team, NASCAR, or Union logo, a ball cap (a must!) with a NASCAR drivers name and number (My hat is a Dale Earnhardt, number # 3) with piece of black ribbon sewn over it – a moment of reverence to the great Dale is always part of my show). I will take it off and put it on a homemade pedestal table to stage right.
The table is made of a pool stick cut down. Screwed to a base and with a small round top. I put my hip flask Lotta on it with a shot glass and Hat.

Hey, put a black or navy blazer over this and you are a redneck getting ready for your best friends wedding.

My prop box is an Igloo brand ice chest (lunch box size) with Football team bumper stickers on it. Different team on each side,
those teams that are important to the area I tend to work (Cowboys, Redskins, Ravens, Steelers). I can do a “ by the sound of the applause, who is the best team” bit. It sits on a stool.

My character is not played with broad burlesque humor but with a more gentle and respectful, “let’s poke fun at ourselves” type of humor that Foxworthy is well know for. Everyone can identify with this character, yet he offends no one.

Like any good character, it takes study, building, and experimenting. I have often wondered how many years it took Richard Pitchford (Cardini) to build his character or Johnny Thompson (The Great Thomsoni) his?

Me? After over 10 years of working on this guy, he's still not done.
I’m Buffbillybobburt, but just call me Buff! (Which is my name by the way!)
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I have a buddy who does the Out house thing where he Shows it empty then a red light shines on it he opens the door to fins an alien. They chase each other till he, my buddy, hides in the out house and the alien opens it only to find it empty. My buddy then runs up from the auidence an lock the door, The outhouse shakes and stops as the red light shines on it again. He unlocks it and it is empty. Also catch Fireflies(D-lites), Have a tophat with a john deer patch on it from which, I forget who wrote it, you produce a JAckalope, Shoot the deck with a Shotgun. Or every card in the box. Instead of only the selected card having a hole open up the box and pull out their card then dump the box upside down and have confety fall out.
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Froglegs
Posted: May 20, 2005 5:58pm
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Thought of another. Have a oppossom placed in a pot(Dove Pan) and produce a cooked one, Cut and restored chicken, Do an effect where you show 7 buetiful models and 1 of a 1 toothed, pictailed girl, olderlady with a cig. in her mouth. Have someone hold onto an envelope with a prediction of the final chosen card and your dream girl in it. Use Magicians force and have the 1 toothed, pictailed girl, olderlady with a cig. in her mouth the only card left. It Matches your dream girl! Book test with an old sears catlog(Which you get out of the out house saying "The stuff you wipe with" or Something) Card to CHew can. Or change the dreamgirl one to a pic. of a pig in a dress and wig.
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