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What have you guys found to be the funniest rope routine?
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Can't go wrong with Michael Finney's cut n' restored routine. I think it's called "lady rope routine." Also, Whit Haydyn's Mongolian Pop-Knot is well worth checking out.
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If someone funny like Aldo Columbini does a rope routine, it is funny. If most of the rest of us do it, it is more likely to be unfunny.

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Steve Bedwells' routine.
Hands down.
Worth it's weight in gold.

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It depends on who's performing the routine. I'm afrayed it's knot the rope that's funny.

Really, you need to find a rope routine that fits your personality. I like Loose Ends by John Zander. It's funny for me. I can't make Pro's Nightmare funny. I like Steve Bedwell's routine as well but I feel like I may be making fun of the audience member when I do it.

I like Insomnia too. It can be funny if you use the right patter. Whit Hayden's Mongolian Pop Knot can be funny in the right hands.

You just have to trust your instincts and try a few routines see what fits you.

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John,
Is Loose Ends a Professor's Nightmare routine?
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On 2005-06-20 17:42, Mac_Stone wrote:
John,
Is Loose Ends a Professor's Nightmare routine?


No, it's not at all. You show a rope then a rope with two ends then with two loops (as in a loop of rope).

Then some other stuff. It's easy, visual and funny.

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Actually, a man in a tuxedo playing with a piece of rope in front of an audience is pretty funny.

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Thanks for the reply....I'll check into Michael Finney and steve bedwells stuff. And also, I think knowing a good patter has a lot to do with being funney
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Let's not forget Mac King's "other rope routine".
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Nor Whit Haydn's "Mongolian Pop-Knot." Smile
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Yes Whit I have heard of that but never knew it was a comedy item...........oldwilson-2000.....other rope routine?
Where is htis?
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@Gog-glorified: Mac King's "other rope routine" was used by David Copperfield in his Orient Express Special, using a presentational idea by Whit from his comedy 4 ring routine.

@Whit:
- I didn't mention the Mongolian Pop-Knot because (and only because) somebody else already mentioned it.
- Congrats on your ring routine!
- Please correct me if I am wrong on the Mac King/Copperfield thing.

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...or David Williamson's "Rope & Ring"
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On 2005-06-22 06:17, oldwilson_2000 wrote:
@Gog-glorified: Mac King's "other rope routine" was used by David Copperfield in his Orient Express Special, using a presentational idea by Whit from his comedy 4 ring routine.

@Whit:
- I didn't mention the Mongolian Pop-Knot because (and only because) somebody else already mentioned it.
- Congrats on your ring routine!
- Please correct me if I am wrong on the Mac King/Copperfield thing.

Frank


You are correct. The piece of business in which the magician "thinks" the spectator is keeping up with him as he is teaching him something--because every time he turns around, the spectator is still at the same place as the performer--is an original bit from my Comedy Four Ring Routine. Copperfield used it in the above mentioned rope routine, Chuck Fayne uses it in a wonderful color-changing hank routine, and others have applied it in different ways.

Dai Vernon said it was the first new comedy "premise" he had seen in thirty years. He insisted that I publish my routine right away, because this bit would be stolen and applied to other routines without credit. I took his advice, and the routine was published by Jay Marshall through Magic, Inc. in 1978.

BTW, God-Glorified, The Mongolian Pop-Knot is available at School for Soundrels: http://www.schoolforscoundrels.com
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Hi all
I saw a french magician doing a rope routine it was realy very funny I don't know the name of the routine but it's like the "do as I do"
the magicien gives a rope to spectator and he ask him to do exactly as he do lol it was realy funy cuz the spectator does the same thing as the magicien but the result isn't the same Smile
if anyone knows the trick pleas tell Smile
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Was it cut and restored.........If that is the case I can work from there

Ola,
is the ring on rope a funney routine? I realize that a lot has to do with personality, but I have never seen it done....can the actions set me up to shine with comedy?
I have always thought it to be.....put ring on..........ring comes off
NOTE: I do not know if this is how it is I have never seen it, I am only asking.
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God-glorified,

You would have to set yourself up with comedy.

Try this:

What you do is act as though you are getting the trick ready and in the course of that the ring links on the rope. Then you unlink it deliberatly without saying anything, acting as if it was a mistake.

Then while you are explaining how the trick is supposed to work it accidently happens again. You can say, "You know I was doing this trick the other day and I messed up...now it looks like the ring is linked on the rope...you never want the audience to see this." Then unlink it and start over.

After a few of these trials and tribulations you say..."Well maybe I better practice this one?"

That's how I get comedy out of these things. But if you are too serious some audience members will really think that you messed up and they won't even get the magic that the ring linked on the rope and unlinked.

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GOod Morning God-glorified,
Isn't that the same with most things? Are any routines funny by default?
Sure, take the ring off and put it on again.... funny? Not in itself. Y

ou are right it needs to be character driven with appropriate patter.

The EFFECT of Whit's routine (Mongolian Pop-Knot) is not funny either. But put it in his hands with the patter to go with it.... IT KILLS.
I have seen the reaction live when he tells them that "he grinds his own pixie dust!"

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Thank you John and Ola for the reply.
Yes I agree with you both 100 percent. Bascially I was asking for ideas in patter (I guess that's what I should have said) in making these routines turn to comedy.
John, thank-you for including that in their so I may understand.
Ola, the insight on Whit's routine was very helpful
Thanks again
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