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Floyd Collins
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For those who say they feel that they did not get their money worth form the book, I can only understand that if you’re not working in comedy.

It is not easy to find fresh comedy material that you can work with, and it takes years of trying and failing to put together a list shorter than the one in this book of workable material that is usable. Hiring someone to give you a third of the ideas in this book would cost a heck of a lot more than the price. For me I would have gladly paid that much for a download of it. To have it already printed to me is a bonus.

The key to a book like this is to look at the material and see how you can mold it for your style. Publishing material like this is also hard, because what you read on paper does not always sound funny but in performance it is. Another reason why we don’t see many books on comedy magic on the market.

I have a stand-up background so I can visually see in my mind and see the gags working, if you have ever worked a comedy club you will know what I mean. After a while you get a feel for what they want to hear and see and Nathan you can tell has put in the time finding those answers.
But I think this is why Nathan included the why it is funny section for those who don’t visualize it. Truly some people do not know why something is funny and why it works on an audience.
I found that section to be refreshing because I got to see why Nathan finds it funny and work with that to make it my own and enhance the gag.

For example the balloon to huh gag I have taken and made into a full comedy mental routine. Was it a full routine in the book no, but it gave me the ideas I needed to mold it into something that has played well so far and I am still building on it.

Without reading the book I would never have had the idea to make that piece of comedy, that I can now call my own. That alone to me was worth every penny for the book.

My quote stands, there are nuggets of gold in this book, I truly like the book.

-Floyd
No one said it would be easy, or did they?

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Mindpro
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The price was my concern also and what prevented me from buying it. $25.00 0r $30.00 for something that may only add or enhance a segment or effect in my show is rather steep in comparision to a full DVD or hard cover book my Banachek, Marx, or one of many other great authors and creators. I do like the idea and style of this but in comparison to other resources in the same price range, and after seeing the clip and the preview pages, it just was too much for me. Also just in general, I'm getting tired of so many $25.00, $30.00, $35.00 and up e-books or reports, at some point it just gets too crazy.

If it was $10.00 or $15.00 I would have been all over this, as I like his work and the premise.
Nathan Kranzo
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Floyd! Thanks so much for your kind comments. I LOVE the mental routine you created with the "Balloon To HUH?" routine.

A perfect example of making something your own.

I hope others will offer feedback as the books spread around the world. These are only available from myself or HnR magic books. One of my favorite magic dealers!!!

Floyd actually told me he already used on of the gags in two live performances and got great reactions. How can you beat that? Just one!

All the best,

Kranzo

Posted: Dec 23, 2010 7:24pm
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Happy Holidays,

Kranzo
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Mumblemore
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Lipstick on a pig. Let me be blunt to avert any criticism being deflected by more marketing blather: I can't believe I paid $25 plus postage for this (my bad, but don't make it yours too). . . . Shame on Kranzo for charging that for the minimal content and Staples-quality production value. Don't know the guy and have nothing against him. But he had a bit of nerve on this one and deserves the negative feedback he's getting.
Mike McEathron
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I agree the with mumblemore the production quality was at best poor( printed off a home color lazer printer quality) should have been sold as an e book

now that said the content was good....so be you be the judge if buying this.....8 1/2 x 11 paper folded into a booket is what you get.


just my two cents

worth 25.00 plus yes it is..... quality of production not so much
Nathan Kranzo
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This is printed just like my other booklets and I've never had any complaints. Quality paper with full color cover.

Was there a problem reading the material? A problem understanding it?

A problem with the actual material?

If you want to pay for something that looks nice on the shelf....buy a frickin statue.

We here at Kranzo Magic sell/price our items based on CONTENT not the thickness or weight of the item.

Be warned. If you want something pretty to put on the shelf do NOT buy this. PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS. LOL!

However if you want great material then BUY IT....and I'm sure if you actually read it, and perform it, you'll be rewarded.

There are those that DO.....and those that review.

I'll post some more great reviews from some PROS when I get a chance. But for now I'm off to eat Xmas cookies! mmmmmmmm.....

Merry Xmas!

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Mike McEathron
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Thank you for your remarks, they are not at all kind, it is nice to have the Café so we can really get to know who we do business with............. I gave the content thumbs up just said the packaging is a bit sub standard. However because you have made the choice to make the remarks you have Please be sure I will NEVER buy anything from you again, As for the Pro remark remember Mr Kranzo there are many more magicians that do this as a hobby than for a living.

Your remarks at best show your over all lack of business sense.
Nathan Kranzo
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Sorry you feel that way Mike! I stand BY EVERYTHING I SAID 100%%%%%%%%%!!!!!!!

Don't miss out on the holiday BUY ONE GET ONE FREE SALE. Hit me up for details.

Later,

Kranzo
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Illusion & Beyond
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My wife orderd this for me and was very upset with what she had received to give to me for Christmas. This ended up being my EARLY gift. Just like a lot of magic, what you think you might get is not always how it ends up. I held my judgement until reading this though. I have purchased some e-books that have caught me off guard with the great material within the rough. I have read completely through the 10 stapled sheets and felt the same disappointment my wife did when she opened it. For the content I think the 10 dollar range would be sufficient, but that's just my opinion. Nothing here I can use.
Tom Jorgenson
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"There are those that DO.....and those that review."

That's just insulting.
We dance an invisible dance to music they cannot hear.
Nathan Kranzo
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Illusion and Beyond.

I heard your case in private emails and went well out of my way to try and make you happy. I really have no idea why someone with no interest in R rated comedy material would purchase a book with R rated comedy material in it.

Pete Firman from the UK just purchased one. I'd be honored if he would call it lame. : )

Seriously I expect people to not like stuff. Its ok. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO COMEDY AND GAGS. BUT DO NOT BUY THIS IF YOU ARE LAME LOL!!!!

Just got a note from Jay Sankey.

"Thanx for the booklet- truly funny stuff. Chuckling on the plane. B-well."

- Jay Sankey

Dude...seriously. Your "wife" was upset with your purchase? LOL!!!!

Get them while they are hot....

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Illusion & Beyond
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HA HA! Now that was funny. No. She felt bad giving this to me as a gift. Wasn't much under the tree.
Illusion & Beyond
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"I heard your case in private emails and went well out of my way to try and make you happy. I really have no idea why someone with no interest in R rated comedy material would purchase a book with R rated comedy material in it."
Not sure who you have been talkin to but it sure wasn't me.
Nathan, I love a lot of your stuff. I had just stated my opinion. Just like you mentioned earlier in this post you wanted feedback good or bad and that is what I gave. I am not on the bashing bandwagon, just stated my experience. Sorry if it offended you.
Nathan Kranzo
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Man I just want to spread love, laughter and joy.....and instead I ruined christmas!! LOL

It's all good man. Illusion and Beyond no offense at all. Just stating my case : ) People ATE these up on my recent lecture tour and I'm currently having them reprinted.

I think SEEING the gags and effects done helps for sure but its still "to each his own"...

I make my living with this stuff so it's realy hard to say otherwise...

Shorties hittin me up...says she wanna re-up!

Later,

Kranzilla
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Nathan Kranzo
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A VERY special deal. Get a free video of my Comedy Club Show with the purchase of my new book. http://conta.cc/f1OHGv
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Dr. Eamon
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Well done Nathan!
Nathan Kranzo
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Thanks for the kinds words Dr. Eamon. I want to visit the Netherlands again soon. : )
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INMOTION
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Are those who have already purchased your book prior to the new offer able to see this video?
Nathan Kranzo
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Yes sir! You get the link with the purchase of the book or with the proof of purchase.

The LINK HAS BEEN RE-OPENED FOR ONE WEEK!!!!

Get the free video of me performing at the Holly Hotel Comedy Club.
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