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To be honest, I enjoyed the creativity it involved. Even with my faith and what I believe in, I still study comedy to a high degree and while I would prefer the award go to something different. This looks like a lot of fun, just having one joke, the punch line given, and a whole world of opportunities to just be CREATIVE.

Also, my favorite was Steven Wright, to hear that story come out of that guy made my day. I also hope this could be applied to magic somehow: Taking a trick, and completely personalizing it. (I realize that some people already do that) but that might be a fun thing for a convention...Take a cut and restored rope, and everyone go around writing in the plot and patter, all coming to the same conclusion, "THE ARISTOCRATS!!" ---err I mean--"ITS RESTORED!!"
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Wow, that would be an amazing exercise in creativity. Either the C&R rope, the ambitious cards, or some other "stock" effect.

Granted, a more pathetic level of this is already done in the magic world, as 427 magic creators come up with versions of "Collectors" or "Chink a chink".

However, I would say the one effect in magic that already enjoys "insider glory" status among magicians is the Cups n Balls: So many different variations of the same effect. But in the end, the methodology is not different, merely the timing and presentation. Perhaps this is why someone said that a magician is measured by how well they do the Cups and Balls. (I don't remember who said that, however.)
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From my understanding the Aristocrats was a high-class family, hence the joke: The dirtiness with a high-end name.
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Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner. Six has put the 'special' in Special User. Good job. Top notch!
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HA-HA, thanks for ending the kicker. We were thinking Bitterman.

Six, I actually didn't know it was a family. I thought it was just a group of people, so thank you too!

Anyway, Brent Allen, it was Vernon who said that ‘cups and balls would be another good one too.’ The event would be more of a fun thing, but it might take a magician to "open up" a while these days for fear of stealing.
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Never have so many missed the point. The joke, start and end are always the same. It's what the person telling the joke brings to it that makes it special. The middle part is the point. It's not about the song, it's about the singer. How deep into your darkest thoughts can you go to add something to the story that noone else has come up with. That's the beauty of it.
If anyone is interested in how the idea of the movie came to be I can tell you the story. It was inspired by the late great Jay Marshall if anyone is interested.
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MM--

Agreed the concept of "singer not the song" is what the joke evolved into over the years, and that's the main point of the documentary. The original joke though (as told in the film by Jay Marshall) was as SIX suggested: a disgusting act and the performers are oblivious to that fact and have given in a high class name.

I love Jay's little touch of buffing his nails against his lapel as he delivers the punchline. Kills me.

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In contrary, I think most of us have established that by now.
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