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Postby mrgoat » 11/12/08 03:57 PM

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oyV7n4WstMY

I think, although clearly a comedy act, there is something many magicians can learn from watching this...
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/12/08 04:06 PM

What room in The Magic Castle is that? I didn't recognize it.
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Postby Timothy Drake » 11/12/08 04:13 PM

Oh Dear.
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Postby Gord » 11/12/08 04:45 PM

Slightly funny. Mostly irritating.
I guess you had to be there.

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Postby Randy » 11/12/08 05:36 PM

This appears to be in the Pellar Theater downstairs next to the Castle Library. Lot's of impromtu shows, special events, smaller lectures, etc. take place down there.
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Postby Timothy Drake » 11/12/08 05:48 PM

Comedy act or Magic act or combination... he demands and keeps the attention of the audience.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/12/08 06:01 PM

So does a man who pulls down his pants ...
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Postby Timothy Drake » 11/12/08 06:10 PM

Richard Kaufman wrote:So does a man who pulls down his pants ...


Yes but not for 6 minutes. LOL
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Postby Rick Ruhl » 11/12/08 07:28 PM

This is called 'Plan B', as we all know.
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Postby Charles Spector » 11/12/08 08:23 PM

It is not The Magic Castle. There are steps down the middle isle. The only rooms that have steps are the Close-up room and the Parlour and neither of them have the steps down the middle.
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Postby Scotto » 11/12/08 08:35 PM

Randy wrote:This appears to be in the Pellar Theater downstairs next to the Castle Library. Lot's of impromtu shows, special events, smaller lectures, etc. take place down there.


Nope not the Magic Castle. There is no room like that with a raised stage and Terraced seating
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Postby Ken Becker » 11/12/08 09:05 PM

Pathetic! Maybe a case of St.Vitus Dance???
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 11/12/08 09:15 PM

Was this supposed to be a Rick Roll?
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Postby Rick Ruhl » 11/12/08 09:22 PM

Jonathan Townsend wrote:Was this supposed to be a Rick Roll?


I hate my name sounds so much like that. LOL

Two letters different and it's my name...
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Postby David Vamer » 11/12/08 09:27 PM

He trying to be deliberately inept. He was mistaking frenetic movement for "funny".

The tell came when he dumped the deck out of the blue box onto the table and floor. It was just a scosh too contrived.

Criticism aside, his comedic instincts are good. He just needs direction and experience.
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Postby Gord » 11/12/08 10:34 PM

He moves around too much. At the beginning he goes from center to right to center to right. He can't stand still except for when something small happens, which is a HUGE tell.
Maybe if he calmed down a bit I'd have reacted differently than I did, but he didn't so I did.

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Postby Paul Q » 11/12/08 11:29 PM

A Tell.....A TELL!!!!!?????

You are acting as if he was a magician!

He is obviously a comedian and the audience found his parody of a magic act hilarious! Thus....SUCCESS!!!

Lighten up.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 11/13/08 12:01 AM

Scotto beat me to it, but I can verify that this is not at the Magic Castle.
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Postby Terry_Holley » 11/13/08 12:03 AM

I thought this was really funny. I wish I had thought of it!

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Postby DrDanny » 11/13/08 12:19 AM

He's got lots of clips on youtube, and I think he's pretty funny.
Just search for elliot the hawk. And the lesson is, don't take it so seriously, m'kay?
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Postby Gord » 11/13/08 12:48 AM

Paul Q wrote:A Tell.....A TELL!!!!!?????

You are acting as if he was a magician!

He is obviously a comedian and the audience found his parody of a magic act hilarious! Thus....SUCCESS!!!

Lighten up.


Yeah a tell. Any comedian worth half his salt knows you don't let the audience see the joke coming. Every time he slows down a joke happens, therefore a tell.
With that said, yes, the audience thought he was funny. I didn't. So call it a 99.9% success.

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Postby thumbslinger » 11/13/08 01:18 AM

I don't understand why people never read any of the posted comments underneath a video.

They explain all.

That's an old video.

Sometimes, the comments posted are more entertaining than whatever the video was!
Hey....hey.. it's just for fun, next lifetime you won't even remember who you were.
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Postby A1exM » 11/13/08 09:30 AM

I enjoyed it! and the comments!
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