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Topic: Is there comedy illusion?
Message: Posted by: unclesamayen (Jan 14, 2011 05:35PM)
Hello,
I love comedy magic and I'm considering adding some illusions currently.
Is there any illusion that can be done hilariously?
Can you give me some advices?
Thank you very much.
Best,
YuYen
Message: Posted by: w_s_anderson (Jan 14, 2011 07:28PM)
You can apply a comedy theme to many different popular illusions. I have seen the Twister, and Modern Art used as a comedy effect. Most head choppers are used for comedy effects. You the Compressed illusion also could be used.
Message: Posted by: Kyle^Ravin (Jan 14, 2011 08:35PM)
Any illusion can be performed with comedy. Search up Scott Anderson's Sword basket or recently, Jay Mattioli and his Sumo illusion. These things are well presented effects with comedy. They make the usual seem so different. In the movie Megamind, megamind said, the secret is Presentation...
Message: Posted by: Chezaday (Jan 14, 2011 10:57PM)
The Twister Illusion and the Mis-Made Lady are both very strong. We've always had a great reaction with both. Of all the illusions I've performed over the years .. the Mis-Made is still my mothers favorite.

Go figure ...

Steve
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jan 15, 2011 12:08PM)
Kohl & Company have been doing t very well.
Message: Posted by: Fábio DeRose (Jan 15, 2011 03:16PM)
Two words:

Philippart & Anja.
Message: Posted by: scottds80 (Jan 15, 2011 03:34PM)
Just apply a comedy presentation to nearly ANY illusion. For example, Spiked would not normally be considered a comedy effect. But if the girl who gets spiked climbs out of the illusion, takes a drink of water, and water spurts out of 10 holes from her body like a fountain, you have just made a comedy illusion.
Message: Posted by: MichaelOzMagic (Jan 15, 2011 05:51PM)
I really love the stripper cabinet illusion! Its a very funny illusion!
Message: Posted by: Kyle^Ravin (Jan 15, 2011 11:41PM)
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Just apply a comedy presentation to nearly ANY illusion. For example, Spiked would not normally be considered a comedy effect. But if the girl who gets spiked climbs out of the illusion, takes a drink of water, and water spurts out of 10 holes from her body like a fountain, you have just made a comedy illusion.
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Message: Posted by: domf (Jan 16, 2011 03:39PM)
The elastic lady is pretty funny.

Best
Dom
Message: Posted by: jkmagic (Jan 16, 2011 04:44PM)
I think Dan Summers Compressed is one of the best illusions out there & would work really well as a comedy piece ..... an extremely deceptive prop too.
Message: Posted by: thorin_10 (Jan 18, 2011 11:13AM)
It's not the illusion. It's the presentation
Message: Posted by: unclesamayen (Jan 28, 2011 12:00PM)
Thanks for all the magicians mentioned above.
I'll try to find their video and watch them.
Thank you very much.
Any advice is welcome.
Best,
YuYen
Message: Posted by: ARNOMAGIE (Jan 28, 2011 04:18PM)
Phillipart & Anja, Rafael, Scott & Muriel add comedy in their illusion acts.

They give fresh air compare to all these "Copperfield/Hans Klok impersonators".

ARNO
Message: Posted by: vj022 (Jan 31, 2011 03:56PM)
I design routines for almost any stage illusion. I have a bunch of comedy routines. Shoot me a personal message here with what stage illusions you have and I can send you some ideas to try out.

VJ
Message: Posted by: Excaliber (Jan 31, 2011 03:56PM)
I do a comedy Illusion with the compressed , it really sets it apart but your asst with her facial reactions is what sells it . and I agree with thorin -10 he hi right on the money its not the illusion its the presentation ALWAYS