Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

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Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Guest » February 24th, 2005, 7:34 am

Just curious to see what everyone out there is performing. Hope to hear from ALL of you!
Take Care,
Rick

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Guest » February 24th, 2005, 8:23 pm

Hi,

I work at two schools that I have done several shows at. The one platform trick that I have done "forever" that has gotten the most positive comments is that old "chestnut", the Al Baker Diminishing Cards.

Have a good one,

Bob Phillips

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Guest » March 6th, 2005, 4:36 pm

I've always loved the Magic Coloring Book, since I was little.

Then again, I've always _wished_ I could do David Copperfield's "Laser" self-sawing-in-half, but that's a little over my budget.

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Guest » March 6th, 2005, 6:29 pm

I've been doing Gene Anderson's Torn and Restored Newspaper off and on since the seventies. It's one of my all time favorite stand up/platform effects.

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Bill Wells » March 7th, 2005, 7:09 am

Duke's Dye Version is so adaptable to different patter lines and the incorporation of a final message that it has to be at the top of my list for a platform effect. I have literally worn out at least one big streamer doing the effect over the years.
Bill Wells

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Glenn Farrington » March 7th, 2005, 8:46 am

If you got the gift of gab...What's Next has it all. I know...I know...(you mean that Tenyo metal trick with spots), but I'm telling you it's one of those effects that seems to work for every age and demographic. You fool them, you teach them and you fool them even worse. Great trick.

The Version I saw Goldfinger and Dove use recently just blew me away!
Comedy's Easy...Dying Sucks.

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Pete Biro » March 7th, 2005, 9:27 am

Ken Brooke's Mulitiplying Martini's.

Kids? Duke's Dye Version

Other favorites? Plumber's Sticks, Chase the Ace and Malini Egg Bag ala Ken Brooke.
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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Guest » March 7th, 2005, 3:57 pm

The "magic" portion of my large show usually has me performing Sterling's "Long Short Rope Trick", with lots of gags thrown in too.

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Guest » April 2nd, 2005, 7:21 pm

Zens Cards Across, Daryl's Rope Routine and I've just finished working out a handling for Billy McComb's Half Dyed Hank. I did the latter a few years ago but was never happy with the handling "for me". I'll be using it in a gig in a couple of days so I'll know better then but in rehearsal I'm more comfortable with my new handling and presentation.

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Frank Starsinic » April 3rd, 2005, 9:37 pm

Apples and Oranges (Steinmeyer)

Gotta love it.

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Brian Marks » April 4th, 2005, 10:07 am

invisible deck.

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Glenn Godsey » April 16th, 2005, 10:55 am

Could someone describe Apples and Oranges (Steinmeyer), Black Confetti, by Jim Steinmeyer, and Duke's Dye Version? I have led a sheltered life in close-up.

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Jeff Haas » April 16th, 2005, 4:31 pm

Apples and Oranges was published in MAGIC. It's a stage adaptation of the Piano Card trick, and it plays remarkably well.

Black Confetti is in "Device and Illusion" and is a transposition of black and white confetti.

It's hard to appreciate how good Jim's stuff is without trying it. He knows just how to emphasize the key staging points so the effect is really strong.

Jeff

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Guest » May 5th, 2005, 1:14 pm

Couldnt pick just one:

Gene Anderson Paper Tear
Paper Balls over the Head
Malini Egg Bag
and my new favorite Half Dyed Hank

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Re: Your Favorite Stand up/Stage effect?

Postby Guest » May 12th, 2005, 2:57 am

I feel that I must mention Obie O'brians
"Kolossal Kolored Kards"
Develop a smooth presentation add a bit of patter
and you have a winner


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