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Im putting together a silent act perfromed to music, I have many many ideas and am curious to what you guys can offer.

Any ideas on a silent comedy act for family shows??

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Why would you do silent comedy for family shows? Kids love audience participation with patter.
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Kohl and Co. have an excellent comedy show set entirely to music, it works because he appears to screw everything up all throughout the show. HILARIOUS, and he never speaks a word.
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Where can I see this act Jkvand??

And at a lot of kidshows you need to do a lot of silent acts due to the fact some kids don't speak english and its soemtimes easier to control certain groups of kids, as a working perfrome I have picked up when to use music, so now I am constructing an act.

All the best =)

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Hi SIX,
I saw them at MagiFest in Columbus last year, not sure if it's on a DVD anywhere or not but it could be. Sorry I can't be more help, but I wanted to give you some assurance that it CAN be done! Best of luck, Jeff
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The Great Nardini (Paul Nardini) does part of his comedy show to music, if not all (I havn't seen his full act, just bits n pieces) and it always goes down well. He won best comedy act at FISM I think. From what I remember he does spoof illusions to music, that play up and go wrong, lots of things exploding, trap doors opening too early, etc etc. I used to think he was making some of it as he goes along, cause you couldn't plan half the stuff that happens, he's a genius.
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Comedy acts to music work really well for familys-kids appreciate & understand visual humour-look at Chaplin etc

Kohl & Co are brilliant at this

Any effect where you get into trouble-Linking Rings caught in your jacket etc & around your legs etc-good visual humour to music works

Good luck-keep us posted
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On 2007-01-04 12:29, The Sorcerer wrote:
Why would you do silent comedy for family shows? Kids love audience participation with patter.


Children do love "audience participation with patter" but I love steak and that doesn't mean I don't like the odd trifle.

I also love ridiculous metaphors that only make sense to me.

What I'm trying to say is that there is a place for silent comedy in family/children shows and just because one thing works it doesn't mean something completely different won't work too.

The reason why a silent act seems like a bad idea is that the odd uninformed magi will try out a straight manipulation act to music and wonder why the kids all wander off halfway through.

I'm a bit of a blabbermouth and tend to rabbit on through my whole show. Over Christmas I took on too much work and got a sore throat so spoke a lot less during my show. Some of the jokes I do worked so much better when I just shut the heck up. They where more humorous and got a bigger reaction because the kids new exactly what was going through my mind even though I wasn't saying it, I also came up with new physical gags that I wouldn't have thought of if I had been performing my usual way.

I would find a long silent act difficult because it makes some aspects of audience control, volunteer instructions and routining harder but I have no doubt a silent comedy spot to music could be hugely successfull.

George
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If you want a silent Act why not Learn how to do Pantomine. there is supposed to be a great book out on pantomine. but right now the title escapes my mind.
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The "saber dance" is a great song for comedy
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