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j100taylor
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Bill Malone
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On Sep 17, 2014, Kabbalah wrote:
Does Darwin even perform for lay audiences?

His entire life, yes.
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Eugene Burger. He does other stuff now, but he made his living with a deck of cards for many years.
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I would classify Ricky Jay as well. He has a mean Cups & Balls but almost everything he does is cards. And he is phenomenal at it.
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I think someone mentioned Bill Malone already. Not sure if he does all cards in his professional performances. I saw him live at the NY Auto Show and he not only had a huge, huge crowd around him but the guy just killed audiences, all with just a deck of cards. His incredible and gifted comedy coupled by his insane technical abilities with cards, he defintely gets my vote!


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Jason Ladanye is another one. All I've ever seen him do is cards.
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Helder Guimarães, Derek DelGaudio, and Woody Aragon. All great, all cards.
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On Sep 17, 2014, j100taylor wrote:
Bill Malone

he does hankercheif and coin stuff too

but most of it is cards
Harry Lorayne
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Made my living with ONLY cards for years - a few decades ago.
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I think this guy would be considered a card guy and he can entertain for a couple of hours with a deck of cards. Tamariz
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Rene Lavand.


Mr. Levand also uses knives, coins, balls, cups and breadcrumbs!
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Ricky Jay can certainly entertain an audience for a full length show with only cards.
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" Ricky Jay can certainly entertain an audience for a full length show with only cards."


To be fare: I saw both his one many shows and he used other props than cards. He did cups and balls. he did a magic square while singing sea shanties, he did necklace/gambling bit. None of his shows relied 100% on cards. His finale for 52 assistants was a cups and balls routine.
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I would think it's much harder to entertain with only cards, since understanding card tricks requires a lot more thought on the part of the audience than with say coins or ropes or rings. Right?
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Tamariz does stuff other than cards (color-changing knives, slates, etc).
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Thanks for your answers everyone! Your answers convinced me that card magic has great potential, so I have started learning from the book "Royal Road to Card Magic", which I was told is the best place to start.
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Study classics like Royal Road to Card Magic but also treat yourself to DVD's by Daryl, Michael Ammar and other more contemporary performers.

Years ago I only had books to learn from. There were tricks that worked and worked on and could never get them right (I thought). With the advent of youtube in some cases I was actually able to see vintage footage of some of the tricks and in some cases I thought "wow, I worked so hard on that and I don't actually like the way it looks".
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Study classics like Royal Road to Card Magic but also treat yourself to DVD's by Daryl, Michael Ammar and other more contemporary performers.

Years ago I only had books to learn from. There were tricks that worked and worked on and could never get them right (I thought). With the advent of youtube in some cases I was actually able to see vintage footage of some of the tricks and in some cases I thought "wow, I worked so hard on that and I don't actually like the way it looks".

Ugh
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When I first started getting into card magic, I went through a phase of buying and practicing all the usual packet tricks. Until one day at a magic convention, the late Irv Weiner came to our table, borrowed a deck of cards, and blew everyone away. That's when I decided I, too, wanted to be able to entertain people with anyone's deck of cards. So that's when I started taking sleight of hand card magic seriously.

Since then I've been privileged to see and be inspired by some amazing card handlers, including the above-mentioned Harry Lorayne, Lennart Green, Daryl, Richard Turner, Darwin Oriz, and the list goes on. And I can attest to the fact that you CAN entertain lay people with just a deck of cards. However, just to be on the safe side, I always include some other effects (coins, bills, napkins, balls).
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