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It is a known fact that magicians steal patter (and tricks/routines, too) from other magicians. For example,just recently I had the pleasure of watching Jay Marshall doing his troublewit routine on Youtube. His whole routine is filled with puns and jokes which he delivers more or less dead pan. This is just one example of watching another magician to find jokes/puns you could use.
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I think the proper term for this is 'hack.''
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I don't get it. What's the point of this thread? To draw attention to the fact that magicians steal routines?
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So this means if you steal from others then you are trying to be like them. What is wrong with being yourself and being original?
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I don't really get this thread either. Are you saying stealing from late magicians is a good way to write a routine?

I watched Jay Marshall's troublewit routine and I think what you can learn from it is it's not the jokes that make it funny but the Jay's character.

The gags were terrible but Mr Marshall was funny.
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