Living the Dream
At this year (1988) in my life, I felt I was living the dream of being a magician. This was between my time as a street magician in New Orleans and Dixie Stampede dinner show in Pigeon Forge, TN. When I look back, I’m horrified by my attitude and style. Over the years, I’ve calmed down a bit and, hopefully, become a little kinder on stage. The jokes are old but funny for this audience. I was a walking book of one-liners. This presentation was for a Drama, Puppetry and Clowning Festival in the Memphis, TN area. These events were held each year for Southern Baptist youth and creative arts ministries. I taught balloon and magic classes at these event for many years. These were the days when making a juggling dog on a unicycle was a big deal. LONG AGO.
The classic clap hands gag. Seems to be timeless.
This is a Karrell Fox idea that I saw him present at a lecture. For this audience, it has a double effect. Tom Toombs, know in Christian performer circles for using Rocky, was performing at this event. I knew he would enjoy it and he got to play off it well in his set.
This is a Terry Seabrook poem with bamboo Chinese Sticks. It’s a clever routine but I never got the audience response from it that Terry did.
One of my favorite bits that can no longer be used.
Another classic in the 80’s. I still do a version of it today. CLICK HERE
This has always been one of my core routines. It has changed over the years but it’s strong magic.
Anderson Newspaper Tear
Another classic. I do have some stupid jokes built in to make it fit my personality.
I always closed my shows with a couple one-liners. It was a great way to leave with a laugh.