Take It To the Bank (Night)
Richard Osterlind presents an entertaining version of “Bank Night.” Here, the magician presents a series of envelopes, one of which contains a $100 bill. Spectators get to choose envelopes and leave one for the magician. Should they pick the envelope with the bill, they get to keep it. Despite lots of opportunities to make decisions and trade, Osterlind ends-up with the bill. This great effect offers lots of audience interaction, as well as suspenseful and humorous moments.
Like a Circus
Bill Malone offers an entertaining version of the classic “Invisible deck” in his “Standing Ovation Invisible Deck.” It’s pretty much the standard presentation with additional comedy and interaction. In his routine, Malone brings a volunteer on stage.
Harry Allen offers a grown-up version of “A Day At The Circus.” This marketed effect is one that most magicians would probably write-off as “kids only.” However, Allen offers a take that features hilarious interaction with some volunteers. The magic effect is only so so, but there’s definite entertainment value.
Terry Seabrooke presents his “Burnt Banknote Routine” where a borrowed bill is lost in a series of envelopes. After allowing the spectator pick one envelope and burning the others, it’s found that the spectator has selected the wrong envelope. Not to worry, Seabrooke reaches into his jacket and retrieves a wallet that contains the borrowed and signed bill. While the trick itself is compelling, the gem here is watching Seabrooke in comedic action. And he offers some valuable advice on building your own comedy routine.
Petrick and Mia offer “Linking Silks.” Here, Petrick and Mia tie a series of silk handkerchiefs into loops which then link and unlink.
Since the effects are so varied, it’s a pleasure to just sit down and watch these amazing artists perform their equally amazing effects. Stand-Up Magic - Volume 1 (World's Greatest Magic) is definitely worth the look.
-Wayne N. Kawamoto
MSRP: (US) $19.95
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