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Daryl -the other brother
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Anyone ever see Kevin Pollack's Jumbo Card Routine called "Kate, Stan, & Edith?" I saw him perform it at a workshop in St. Louis last year, immediately bought it, brought it home and made a set in regular size cards. It never fails to get big laughs. I have a tamer version if there are youngsters in the crowd.
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Saw it many times. It is very funny routine!

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Saw Doc Eason do it. Hilarious!
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You can see Kevin Pollack perform it on one of the Hank Lee Conclave videos.
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Isn't his name Kerry Pollock? I saw his performance on the Conclave tape also, very funny.
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Can someone remind me how this goes? I believe I saw Doc Eason do it too on video???
But I've forgotten.
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Doc Eason does the routine on his Bar Magic DVD's. I believe it's #2.
It's a good routine but limited in venue.
Perfect for bars.
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Is it a story line effect like Diamond Jack? Smile
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Please describe the effect.
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Yes. Eason does it. Cool thing for adults. I'm now working on my own story line. I'm Polish so you know I got to translate or slightly change the words to make it play for you. I still can't hear some words. Is there anyplace I could find the patter for it or is this too much to ask for? I'm a little lost in the middle of the story.
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Pavlo,

Buy the trick mate!
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Daryl, would you mind sharing your "tamer" patter? I'd love to hear it. If you don't want to share it publicly, would you mind PMing/emailing me?

Thanks,
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Where would a good place to buy this effect, please p.m.
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On 2004-01-31 19:27, wassabi_87 wrote:
Where would a good place to buy this effect, please p.m.


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For those who have requested a description of the effect:

This is a "Story" trick like Sam the Bellhop or Diamond Jack. Unlike these however, it does not use a full deck of cards. It uses a set of special jumbo sized cards which consist of the 2 Black Queens, and the King of Hearts. In this regard it is somewhat like a 3 card monte, or Dan Harlan's effect called "Hold It Buster!".
Unlike any of the above mentioned tricks, Kerry Pollock's "Kate, & Edith" is told entirely in rhyme. The poem is rather ribald. The humor is in the performer apparently trying to improvise word substitutions as though he were trying to "clean it up" as he goes.
I use this only if I know the audience well. For the right crowd it kills, but for family shows I prefer doing Diamond Jack with a Anglo Giant Deck.

While I use Diamond Jack both for close-up and platform, it had not occurred to me to make a close-up set for SK&E, that's a great idea!
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Stan Kate and edith is an interminable long routine if shortly after getting into it you realize it was a poor choice of material for this particuler audience.
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Does this have anything to do with the old gag:

I use to do this trick with 2 assistants, Kate & Edith. After a while, I soon found out, I could not have my "cake (Kate) & eat-it (Edith) too".
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That is the punch line of the effect. But there's much more throughout with lots of plays on words.
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He he, well done, wmhegbli, spotting the punchline from the title.
Reminds me of the eskimo who sank his canoe when he tried to install a radiator...

can't have your kayak and heat it.....
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