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Call the Witness by Gunther & Fleischman

Call the Witness
by Gunther & Fleischman

Here are 22 funny, irreverent, off-beat magic and mentalism effects and ideas that are sure to get you noticed!

Rarely does a book come around that's as much fun to read as it is to perform. This is just such a book. It could be the best $3 you spend all year! More...

Comedy Magic by George McAthy

Comedy Magic
by George McAthy

Make your existing act even better by adding comedy magic and top-flight laughs that'll score big with any audience. "Well worth purchasing," says the Sphinx magazine. more...

Comedy Mentalism Volume 1 by Robert A. Nelson

Comedy Mentalism Volume I
by Robert A. Nelson

Here are 96 pages of top-notch material for mentalists, magicians, and psychic entertainers. There's something here for every performing occasion, including a complete two-person comedy act by Bob Nelson and a complete comedy Talking Skull routine by George McAthy.

PLUS: A BONUS OF THREE PSYCHIC GEMS! These three serious routines alone are worth more than the price of the complete book for any mentalist. More...

Comedy Mentalism Volume II by Robert A. Nelson

Comedy Mentalism Volume II
by Robert A. Nelson

Based on the success of Volume I, here's an even bigger book, crammed with funny bits of business, comedy routines, laugh-out-loud effects and more from Nelson and his friends. PLUS: TWO BONUS CHAPTERS! 116 pages in all!

There are gems here for mentalists, magicians, and entertainers of every ilk. There's even a chapter on amusing, true situations that have befallen pro mentalists such as Bob Nelson, Alla Rageh, Phillip Morris, More...

The Dirty Dealer by B. W. McCarron

The Dirty Dealer
By Jules Lenier and B. W. McCarron

An entertaining close-up effect where you attempt to give the spectator a lesson in dirty dealing. It works for you, but always goes wrong when the spectator tries. It gets funnier and funnier, ending with a surprise climax that's sure to be remembered. More...

Dr. Q's Comedy Hypnotic Act by Thayer Studios

Dr. Q's Comedy Hypnotic Act
by Thayer Studios

Imagine being a stage hypnotist, being able to hypnotize a group of audience volunteers and presenting a hilariously funny performance. Well, now you can!

This system allows you to have instant control of a committee of audience volunteers on stage. By applying the information in this routine, you'll learn introductory tests to weed out the smart-alecks and keep the best subjects. Along the way, the hypnotic tests get funnier and funnier . . . More...

Dr. Q's Simplicity Mindreading Act by Thayer's Studio of Magic

Dr. Q's Simplicity Mindreading Act
by Thayer's Studio of Magic

A fair and convincing 10-minute act of apparent mindreading. It looks so authentic that you may be tempted to claim genuine psychic powers. "Excellent!" raves noted dealer Max Holden. More...

Jim Sherman's FLASH LITES by Jim Sherman

Flash Lites
by Jim Sherman

This book is crammed with 40 entertaining routines, tricks, gags and effects using flash paper and flash bills. Not just tips and suggestions, but actual effects are explained in step-by-step fashion, making them easy to learn and add to your act.

Routines include Tragedy with a Borrowed Deck, Flash Stab, Counterfeit Detection, and many more...

Funny Stuff! by Jimmy Muir

Funny Stuff!
by Jimmy Muir

Want to be the life of the party? The one audiences count on for a good laugh? Jimmy Muir reveals how you can, too, with hilarious gags, one-liners, and good-natured heckler-stoppers that you can put to immediate use. More...

Grant's Comedy Magic by U. F. Grant

Grant's Comedy Magic
by U. F. Grant

Turn your ordinary magic performance into something that your audiences will enjoy like no other with this outstanding collection of hilarious magic tricks, funny bits and comic props to liven up any magic routine. More...

The Jaspernese Thumb Tie by Jay Marshall (newly revised and updated edition)

The Jaspernese Thumb Tie
by Jay Marshall

A hilarious, surprising escape stunt. The performer's thumbs are tied with pipe cleaners or twist ties. A spectator secures him tightly, yet the magician can INSTANTLY link his arms around a pillar, pole, chair, linking ring, spectator's waist, etc. Hilariously surprising and funny. More...

KING KOKO by Prof. Hoffmann

King Koko
by Professor Hoffmann

Your audiences will love this amusing farce about a colorful King, his beautiful daughter, her fairy godmother, and the two suitors that are trying to win her hand in marriage. Along the way, 20 magical illusions are performed that add to the enchanting tale.

The effects are taught in Hoffmann's clear, concise style with 27 illustrations. More...

The Laugh Lines Series by Jimmy Muir

Laugh Lines (Vols. 1-8)
by Jimmy Muir

Add comedy to your act with the LAUGH LINES series of professionally-written, hilarious jokes, gags, comic observations, one-liners and opening monologues written especially for magicians, emcees, comedians and other entertainers. More...

Magic That Perks! by Harry E. Cecil

Magic That Perks!
by Har When an internationally-known funnyman-magician writes a book with his pals, you just know the result will perk you up! And that's just what you'll get with "Magic That Perks" - great magic with comedy patter that your audiences will love.

In these 140 pages you'll find magic with cards, coins, rope, mental effects and ... More...

Not Primigenial by Montandon & Wait

Not Primigenial
by Roger Montandon & Logan Wait

Liven up youry E. Cecil

r act with 26 laugh-provoking magic and mental effects, stunts and bits of business. Especially good is "It's a Matter of Money," which is based on an Annemann principle that uses paper money. It's one you will want to put in your act right away. more...

Pilfered Patter 1.5 by Ken Allen

Pilfered Patter 1.5
by Ken Allen

Those who know comedy recommend Ken Allen's Pilfered Patter as the book to get! Contains loads of comic monologues, one- and two-liners, gags, jokes and funny stories to intersperse during or between effects in your routine. More...

Smart Business by George McAthy

Smart Business
by George McAthy

Not just amusing effects, but brilliantly funny comedy magic that's sure to please most any audience. Material for platform and stage performers, kid show entertainers, emcees ... More...

Tommy Windsor's Street Faker Act

Street Faker Act
by Tommy Windsor

Here's a great change of pace routine for the magician -- an act that parodies the medicine pitchman. Audiences love it . . . you will, too! More...

KING KOKO by Prof. Hoffmann

Stretching A Rope
by Milbourne Christopher

What a fantastic effect! The performer exhibits a three foot length of rope and mysteriously begins to S-T-R-E-T-C-H it to an unbelievable 20 feet. Completely revised, these greatly enlarged instructions include BOTH of Christopher's exclusive methods for stretching a rope to many times its original length. No hidden reels, magnets, or special rope needed. More...

Suitcase Side Show by Tommy Windsor

Suitcase Side Show
by Tommy Windsor

Here's an immensely entertaining CARNIVAL PITCH ACT that uses effects you most likely already own. Yes, a NEW act, complete with patter, that will get you more bookings! More...

Telepathy in Action (Revised Edition) by Orville Meyer

Telepathy In Action
by Orville Meyer

An incredible demonstration of suggestion and apparent psychic ability. One of the strongest (and funniest) routines you can perform. More...

Thayer's Comedy Crystal Gazing Act by Wm. W. Larsen, Sr.

Thayer's Comedy Crystal Gazing Act
by Wm. W. Larsen, Sr.

Here's the perfect "one man" comedy mentalism act that's great for those occasions when you aren't able to perform your regular show. Or add it as a feature to your regular act! More...

The World's Fastest Card Trick by Joe Karson

The World's Fastest Card Trick
by Joe Karson

A hilarious act where the spectator and the magician seem to be working at cross purposes. A simple take-a-card effect goes seriously wrong, and gets funnier and funnier as the performer tries to straighten it out! More...

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