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Devious
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Please post the funniest thing that ever happened to you, whilst your were workin' your show.

I will choose my personal favourite and send you the below item for FREE
Here's My Tip

With no strings attached. The item is brand new and unopened.

If you would rather not share your story publicly, please send me a pm.
I will announce the recipient of the gift here next week.

Have a wonderful weekend folks!
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L'Chaim!
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Last night, I was waiting in line in a Black Friday sale. Whilst playing cards with a few other people, I went to grab something out of my bag. When I did, my thumb tip fell out; they didn't know I was a magician and it was really awkward. I picked up really fast, and they all gave me a strange look. They were asking why I have a finger in my bag... I blew it off and we continued to play.

Not while I was working my show, but it was a funny thing.
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Thank you Mr. Blayk.
I also wish to thank, those who sent private messages, thus far my friends!

Below is a clip to help you better understand mates!
The Boss Is Gone!

There will be something different each week.
Next week is Peter Wardell's "Crowdpullers".

I am planning to incorporate some of the ideas into a new clip,
featuring buskers on the pitch, in a scenario from your ideas.

I will give credit to those who wish to be publicly acknowledged.

Thanks once again!
Devious
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I was working in a bar in Korea and I just finished the cups and balls. A young Korean woman walked up to me and asked (in a very asian accent)"Are you like a God?" I took a sip of my beer and looked her in the eye and said "you can tell me in the morning darling." What a great night.
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Only three days left folks. I will post the name of the recipient and his/her comment here.

If you are waiting for the "Crowdpullers" dvd by Peter Wardell,
send me a comment/email/post and type in P.W. at the beginning.

Come and join us, the gang is all there!
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Eduardo
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That's why I like this foruns...
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....in the moment, this was pretty embarrassing; but today....
I was playing a Christmas Market in Ludwigslust, a "bigger" town near where I live. Monika, at the time; home, seven months pregnant. I was just playing `for the Hat´, so I was happy when a lady asked if I would playing a "Children´s Xmasfest" that night, for 150 Euros. ,.."not far away. A little village, Klein Krams. The Jugend Center. 7 o´clock".,... "Great! I´ll be there at 6:30."

I wasn´t really sure of the area, so I packed together, and headed out a little early. Kind of knowing,.. `sort of like´, where it was; I found signs directing me to Krams. "Great". I thought. And right away, I even found the Jugend Center, where a party was going on!
I unpacked my stuff, walked in and introduced myself,.. "Oh, you´re the Magician", they responded. "gosh we heard you where coming at 8:00,..but since you´re here, you might as well set up and start!"

At 7:00. I was in full swing. Did a hot 40 minutes, and came back stage to let `em cool off before going out for a last 10 minutes.

As I went back stage, Eddy Steinfurt came in back door. He´s a local Ventrilaquist/Magician. We greeted, and asked what each other were doing here. He responded, "yeah, I´ve got a gig here, at 8:00. What are YOU doing here?"
"Yeah....", I said, telling him my tale.
"Nice story Gallagher. I hate to tell you, but,...you´re in Krams! KLEIN Krams is another kilometer down the road! You just played MY gig!!"

"Scheiße!!!!"

I packed up all my stuff. Threw it in the waggon,.. and went blitzing down the road! I arrived in Klein Krams,.. found the Jugend Center,.. they were just packing up,... and ****ed! Real ****ed. They sent me off, tail dragging in the snow.

Then, I had to go face the Missus(!),.. "a hot night with the lady",.. has more then one meaning!

still blushing `bout that one,
gallagher
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Gallagher funny story, kind of thing I would do,

About 15 years back International Rugby was being played in my Home City Cardiff, Wales if you wondering UK.

I am performing my SJ show and right in the middle of my escape a group of ****ed up Welsh Rugby Lads from the Welsh Valleys, decide to highjack me.
They just came right in my show one scoops me up in a tackle around the waist and the rest pile in and they carried me of and I am stuffed.
I had to go with the flow I was just hopping they wont drop me on my head.
100 yards + down the road the put me down on my feet.

(This is all in line in the nature of good spirited International Rugby Day)

I ran back through to my pitch and my audience are still waiting for me, that turned into a cracking hat but I was exhausted from the struggle.
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I see some rithm here...

Some years ago one famous restaurant call me to do some close-up in a private party... I enter the room and I saw disney land... inflatables, clowns, even mickey mouse was there... I look them, and I couldn't believe there was a table with very well dressed people, polite and older, some tables with more average people I (mean clothes and age)... other tables with hip-pop, tattooed younger people... and finally kids playing inflatables and other diversions... other strange thing, the ladies were all young and hot...
I started and I remember by that time doing a coin routine were I sniffed a coin (kind of funny stuff, everybody laugthed at that moment)
in that day nobody laughed of that, worst, they all stayed very serious... later the boss in private laugthing hardly told me I shouldn't do that... they were drug dealers...
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On 2011-12-02 11:00, Mario Morris wrote:
Gallagher funny story, kind of thing I would do,

About 15 years back International Rugby was being played in my Home City Cardiff, Wales if you wondering UK.

I am performing my SJ show and right in the middle of my escape a group of ****ed up Welsh Rugby Lads from the Welsh Valleys, decide to highjack me.
They just came right in my show one scoops me up in a tackle around the waist and the rest pile in and they carried me of and I am stuffed.
I had to go with the flow I was just hopping they wont drop me on my head.
100 yards + down the road the put me down on my feet.

(This is all in line in the nature of good spirited International Rugby Day)

I ran back through to my pitch and my audience are still waiting for me, that turned into a cracking hat but I was exhausted from the struggle.


Hey Mario
hopefully... rugby isn't much played here...
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I was busking at very small event, just doing a quick fire eating bit. I was about half through, when a kid say "Hey, can you juggle?" I dropped my torches and reached into the box I was storing my fire eating stuff in and grabbed the other props I had with me, 3 juggling balls. I did a 3 ball cascade. "Yes" I said, "now back to the fire". I remember thinking, I'm eating fire and this kid wants to see juggling... there is thing is wrong with one of us. But it did get a good laugh.

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One of my first busking efforts, and my very first one in New Orleans, I was on Jackson Square, it was Sunday and I had a nice spot. Crowds were thronging by. How in the world could I fail to draw an edge? I did stop a few, but noticed that many were wearing Saints garb, and there was a home game that day. And they wanted to be in their seatrs before kickoff. So much for getting things going now.

I grabbed lunch met with friends, killed a little more time and went back. Got a nice crowd coming back from the game. I had 20-25 folks and did an 8 minute show, cleared my table, plopped my hat down on it as I delived my hat lines and folks began to parade by dropping appreciations into the hat.

A wind came through, and blew my hat off the table, and both the hat, and the money were scampering across Jackson Square, with me, on hand and knees chasing it. Not only did this cut my hat short as there was still a line waiting to drop money in, but I know that some of what was in it, got away..

From then on, when I put my hat out, I drop two decks of cards into it, along with a Dollar bill, the dollar bill to seed it, and the cards to secure it by weighing it down.

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Devious
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Thank you for your story this week.

Gallagher took the cake with his post, but seeing is how he is my friend, he
didn't want folks to think that this was "fixed". He chose drumroll please,
Mormozine the fellow who posted his story, at the Animated Conjuror's
site as the winner of the first week's promotion.

The current promotion is for Peter Wardell's "Crowdpullers".
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gallagher
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You mean,... we WERE friends!

naaa,... you called that one right Devious,.... otherwise, folks might start wonderin' 'bout us....

feeling low down and cheated,
but thankful I've got a dog,....
gallagher.
Eduardo
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This is a creepy thread... done by creepy magicians.... hope you are happy, mr Phil Goldstein in the avatar, I mean Mr Devious... Smile
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War stories! I love it. Don't know if you think this is funny, but it was funny to me at the time Smile

This was my very first show, and my main mission was to learn how to stop and keep a crowd. A couple of teen girls to the side was about to leave, and I decided that I'd keep them at all costs. I involved them in the trick, I gave them things to hold and stuff like that. But eventually, they told me they needed to eat and they walked. So I used the age old line "If you're going to McDonalds, I want a cheese burger and a coke." I finished my show and was well into the next when the girls returned - with my order Smile I love service minded tourists.
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Back in April of this year, the British government decided to hold a referendum on changes to our voting system, those in favour of change addopted the title of the "yes" campaign, It was a close fought battle with good arguments on both sides and, as the referendum got closer much campainging was under taken.
Seven days before the vote I was on my usual pitch on the Streets of York, it's not a big pitch but the area is pedestrianised most times of the day and apart from moving my crowd for the odd service vehicle I can pretty much block the street. It's normally an easy spot to stop a crowd but today had felt tough, most people seemed to want to be elsewhere, with little time to watch a show.
I was about two shows in and had laboured to pull in an edge for show three, as I finished my 2nd trick I could see a mass of people underneath a "yes" banner heading up the street towards me, I asked my crowd to move in and let them through so that we could finish the show (a technique that works just fine with the occasional service vehicle). As the march drew level with my crowd I recognized the man at the front as being the comedian Eddie Izzard. To my amazement he stopped the march and using his megaphone he pointed out my little show to the hundreds of people following him.

This I thought could be the hat to end all hats! so I launched into my finale.

At this point Eddie Izzard raised his megaphone again and declared to all, that he didn't want to see the show, he just wanted to steal my crowd for his March!

I just stood and watched as he set of like a celebrity pied piper dragging my whole audience with him and leaving me standing alone props in hand.

Now that's what I call a heckler!


Andy
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