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I'm thinking of getting this book. Do you who have the book have any opinion about it? I generally collect materials that I could add to my close-up comedy magic.
Thanks in advance.
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It is mostly a book of one liners. Personally, for material of this sort I prefer the Harry Allan books or the old Bob Orben books if you can still find them at the magic dealers.
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There are also plenty of websites out there with one-liner type jokes, if that's your thing. It's good stuff to get your creativity flowing, rather than for you to copy.


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David Ginn's "Kidbiz", is better if you're looking for one liners and bits of business for kids. Otherwise it is loaded with lots on useable material.

There are some good lines, for example related to Christmas three of the 22 lines:

"Christmas, it's that time of year when you drag a dead tree in the house and eat candy out of a sock."

"On Christmas day, it's the Mother who separates the toys from the men."

"I like to get some Christmas seals, but what do you feed them?"

If you notice they are generic for almost any type of audience.

Below is the Table of Contents. If you find that a topic appeals to you, then this book is for you. Understand no book on one liners can be perfect for everyone. If one topic such as the above Christmas one liners can be used in your Christmas show than this book is for you. It's cheaper than paying a comedy writer. One good line will cost you 4 times the price of the book.

It Matters to Me 9

    The Notebooks 11
    Falling into Place 12
    Who Are the People in Those Photos? 14
    He's Still Here 16
    Play with Words 18
    It's New If You've Never Heard It 18
    It's A J-O-K-E! 19
    Working Clean Funny 21
    Who Owns a Joke? 22 (Very Interesting section on Copy right laws and one liners.)
    Writing and Speaking 24

1. Introductions 27
2. Applause 31
3. Audience Remarks 36
4. Animals 42
5. Education 45
6. Food 53
7. Clothing 56
8. Magic Tricks 60
9. No Easy Answers 76
10. Health 81
11. Kid Helpers 83
12. Family Matters 92
13. Doing Shows 95
14. Outdoor Shows 98
15. Government and Taxes 102
16. Sense and Nonsense 104
17. People ... Who Need People 107
18. Cannibals Are People Too 115
19. Banquets and More 119
20. It's a Dog's Life 125
21. Games with Names 131
20. Money, Money, Money 136
23. Magicians by Trade 141
24. Magic Props 144
25. Mistakes We Make 147
26. Music and Musicians 151
27. Television 155
28. Husbands and Wives 157
29. Audience Helpers 161
30. Christmas 167
31. Small Town 172
32. Work 175
33. Parenting 178
34. Weather 184
35. Chicken Crosses the Road 189
36. Trains, Boats, Planes & Automobiles 193
37. Fill-in Remarks 198
38. Philosophy 204
39. Old Age 209
40. Closings 212
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