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Comedy Helper Book

by Stephane Bourgoin

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(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Comedy
Media Type: Book

Product Description

This booklet contains over 200 jokes, cartoons, gags, visual stunts, and one-liners custom made for magicians and mentalists. These special hints and comedic gems will tighten up your act and make your next performance a barrel of laughs!
Date Added: Jul 28th, 2005
MLA SKU: 5FPtwzCyolrfXj

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Official Review

April 26th, 2012 2:06pm
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Reviewed by Bryce Kuhlman
I grew up hanging out at magic clubs. While I think that time was incredibly valuable to my growth as a magician, there's no question that I also picked up some very bad habits. The most insidious, in my opinion, was the "one-liners" and "heckler stoppers." I had all of the Harry Allen Sleight of... books and knew all the lines.

It wasn't until much later, when I was working as a professional, that it became very clear to me that these lines were keeping me from getting work, especially high-end gigs. I don't know about you, but I don't know many people that like being insulted. Likewise, educated people typically don't enjoy low-brow humor. My clients and their guests certainly didn't.

I also realized that being funny for a living was very difficult. If you look at any serious comedian or comedy magician, they have tens of thousands of hours of writing, failing, re-writing and honing behind their acts. It's hard work and there really aren't any... [Read More]

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Official Review

September 5th, 2014 3:32am
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Reviewed by Jeff Stone

For $20 bucks you get . . . some jokes . . .


How do you judge something like a book full of jokes? Do you judge them by how funny the jokes are? Isn't that a bit shallow? I mean what I find funny is not necessarily (or likely) to be what you find funny. What about the quality of the book?


Ok. Let's start there. It's paper back, 5x8, 60 pages, well produced and a solid product. Ok now what? What about the content? The best I can do is tell you how funny I thought the book was. It contains over 200 jokes ranging from (in my opinion) totally lame to freakin' hysterical. There are quite a few "classic" (read: hackneyed) jokes throughout, and some of them appeared to be "lost in translation." The book was translated from French to English by four different people, so . . . some stuff is lost in translation as is evident by the (sub)title: Liners especially for magicians & mentalists.


A variety of situations are handled in this... [Read More]

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