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and all these years later, it’s still FUN!

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Comedy Magic Textbook


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A wonderful, informative, inspiring book! Excellent reviews.

Over the space of 248 pages hardbound, author David Roper looks at comedy magic from every possible angle, backed by 20 years of research and experience, putting down his conclusions in theory as well as practical application. You'll learn not only how to mix comedy with magic, but you'll find dozens of tried, tested and polished routines in the book, well-illustrated with 80 Jim Kleefeld drawings and 30 photos.

The Comedy Magic Textbook is for magicians, clowns, comedians, ventriloquists, public speakers, story-tellers . . . stage or close-up entertainers . . . in fact, anyone who wants to entertain people with funny FAMILY-ORIENTED magic. This is a book that will INFORM as well as ENTERTAIN you . . . it's a volume that will make you THINK CREATIVELY . . . and it's a REFERENCE book you will consult again and again as you CREATE new routines for your own funny performances year after year!

The Comedy Magic Textbook contains 12 chapters: (1) Why Do Comedy Magic? Eight good reasons that make sense. (2) What IS Comedy Magic Four basic types, lots of examples. (3) How to Do Comedy Magic Effectively: two ways possible, plus lots of gags an routines for examples. (4) General Suggestions: Nine excellent methods including character development, writing routines, avoiding cheap laughs, and mixing magic with comedy. (5) A Controversial Question: using other's routines an using routines from books and magazines. Honest, yet deep.

The second half of tile book is devoted to routines. (6) The Polish-Irish-Aggie Award Winning Trick. (7) Comedy Opening Routine: a funny chain escape & suitcase jag. (8) Tumbleweed tidbits: good rice bowls. (9) Comedy Car Mat, a close-up worker's dream. (10) Hippity-Hop Rabbits in a routine you can play for kids or ADULTS. (11) Patriotic Professor Cheer: happy ending. (12) Less-Than-Perfect Magician: powerful pullet production, stage comedy MIKO and the craziest headchopper you've ever seen!

Highlights of The Comedy Magic Textbook: I convinced David Roper to write this book based on the philosophy part alone. I had no idea he would share so wonderful and funny routines. My personal favorites include:

JOG HANK CLEANING, based on a TV detergent commercial

APPLAUSE SIGNS. Several very creative versions you can make, adapting your own message.

WOOFLEFEATHER BIRD EGG. I don't do a die box but if I did, this is how I'd do it. Clever patter. CHINESE TORTURE TUBE. A spikes through balloon routine in which the magician lets a balloon pose as an arm, complete with glove. Corny, but hilarious.

COMEDY CARD MAT. The selected card keeps popping out from under the close-up mat.

STAGE COMEDY MIKO. The 3 and 1/2 of Clubs becomes super stage size accompanied by a 9-inch die and a 4-foot magic wand. The subtle humor is funny for adult groups, but you can play this at PTA and church family nights with equal success.

The Comedy Magic Textbook is the only book ever produced tackling the subject of FAMILY-ORIENTED COMEDY MAGIC.









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