In the vast literature of magic, a surprisingly small portion of it deals specifically with stand-up magic; that is, magic that is performed on a stage or platform and suitable for entertaining and engaging audiences large and small. Thus, finding quality material has always been a challenge for performers who endeavor to present magic in front of a group of spectators. For the first time, the very best stand-up effects, performed and explained by artists who have fine-tuned these pieces to reputation-makers, have been collected in one place. These are tricks that are suitable for platform, stage and parlor presentations. So, whether you perform in living rooms, banquet rooms or on the world’s largest stages, you’ll find an amazing assortment of performance-ready masterpieces here just waiting to be the centerpiece of your own show. These performers are among the best of the best and on this unprecedented collection, they’re providing you with their signature routines. Everything you need to be a successful performer is right here; you just need to add some practice and a stage.
On this volume, Tommy Wonder demonstrates why it’s sometimes very fortunate to be a magician while Karrell Fox shows you two methods for book tests that will thrill the hearts of magicians and mentalists everywhere. Speaking of mentalism, Banachek offers his wonderful take on the classic Add A Number routine while Dan Harlan takes some jumbo playing cards and explains why he had to do a lot of chores while growing up. Ted Lesley performs and explains an easy handling of the classic Six Card Repeat while Al Schneider demonstrates a logical version of the Multiplying Balls. Finally, J. J. Sanvert adds a truly incredible ending to the already-strong effect of linking three borrowed finger rings as the rings vanish and are found in impossible locations.
Ring, Watch & Wallet
– Tommy Wonder Two Fisted Book Test
– Karrell Fox Mene-Tekel Book Test
– Karrell Fox Add A Number
– Banachek Hold It, Buster
– Dan Harlan Silk Through Silk Effect
– Jeff Sheridan Six Card Repeat
– Ted Lesley Golf Balls
– Al Schneider Linking Finger Rings
– J. J. Sanvert