Some parents, though, get lost in the shuffle and opt to hire the cheapest performer. They have this romanticized notion that the cheapest performer is the best choice. The result is sometimes not the way they expect.
Here are tips to create your own funny magic words—the emphasis is on funny.
Say something funny. Duh. Example: one funny magician I saw said, “Let me recite the magic word I learned from the church. Bingo!”
Just make sure you are not performing at a bishops’ convention. I doubt they will find that magic word funny.
Contrary to rumors, I am a human being.
I have emotions to handle. The tear ducts in my eyes shed tears.
I have had bookers asked me to do shows for cancer-stricken children. Performing for sick kids has opened my eyes to an awful truth: I suck at emotion management.
Those daring to present a talking performance usually opt for the easy way. They use a generous amount of clichés in their scripts.
Clichés are expressions that have lost the power to touch the emotion due to years of overuse.
I’ve listed a few below. I hate them because I once made them parts of my show. But one day I had an epiphany. I realized I’ve grown tired of them.
I once went to a party of a rich kid and wanted to be friendly. “Hello, what’s your name?” I greeted the birthday kid. He said, “I’m Harvey and you are STUPID.”
Yesterday I performed magic at a boy’s seventh birthday party. I kept forgetting my script and the flow of my tricks, because the kids were super noisy. They were chattering non-stop. They kept claiming they had seen my tricks before. They shouted the methods of the tricks.
Help me please. Is there a kid-friendly way to say “shut up” while I’m performing?
What does this mean? my magician friends ask.
I don’t know what that means. I was not there, so I didn’t hear the words the children used.
If the children talked in French, I wouldn’t know either. Even though I speak 10 foreign languages perfectly, seven of those languages I don’t understand.
French is one of the seven I don’t understand.
Instead, I agreed to teach him ancient seduction techniques in how to win the hearts of women he desires.
Even if you are not a magician, I’m sure these tips will serve you in good stead. Study and master them at your own risk.
I am a 28-year-old employee working in an IT office. I study magic to meet and impress girls. I’ve grown a beard like you, so I’d look like an authentic magician.
I frequent bars and nightclubs. I perform the Ambitious Card routine to whoever is interested in watching. But chicks are often unimpressed with my magic. Can you recommend the best magic tricks to perform, so I can pick up girls easily?
Hi Boy Lothario,
You are only 28-years old and you already have defective ears. You are hearing wrong things.
I’m not a Casanova, secret, open or whatever.
I am a magician in the Philippines with the gift of seduction. Hundreds of years ago, ancient prophets prophesied about me.
In the ancient manuscript The End of Days Before the Apocalypse, Chapter 58 verses 16 through 19, the prophet Sed Uction of Timbuktu writes: “Lo and behold, get down on your knees, for on the seventh sabbath of the season of durians, a magical love doctor will rise from the east and teach all ye people the art of love and attraction, spreading passion and pleasure, so that ye shall be forgiven of herpes and spared from Zika virus.”
The prophet Sed Uction is referring to me as the love guru of the pre-Apocalyptic times.
Let me give you the first lesson. Never use magic tricks to pick up girls.
Most girls don’t like magic tricks, especially card tricks. Unless you card has words like Visa or Mastercard on it, forget about performing card tricks to girls.
It’s not important to grow a beard. Grow a brain instead. That way you will understand that magic is entertainment.
Magic is not a seduction technique.
Perform magic to entertain your audience. If girls melt after seeing your magic tricks, consider that as a bonus.
But don’t make that the goal of your show. It’s goal is to entertain the audience, not find girls to go.
I suspect you have a one-gigabyte brain and a 250-gigabyte reproductive organ. You may find the lessons I teach difficult to digest.
I have been in a production cast of a magic show that ran for three hours. I have even been in a five-and-half hour show.