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On 2012-04-17 19:44, Barry Gitelson wrote:
Cracked me up!


Yes with only 3 minutes he certainly found a way to fill in the cracks!

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On 2012-04-17 20:15, johncesta wrote:
Yes with only 3 minutes he certainly found a way to fill in the cracks!

J


Butt, what could possibly follow that?

Great job!
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On 2012-04-17 15:30, Jamie Ferguson wrote:
A cheap laugh at best.

As we try to change the perception of magic/mentalism for the better along comes a bloke who pulls his trousers down to show his **** on national TV.


Who's we? what role are you playing in changing the perception of magic/mentalism?

Colin, who is one of the guys from here on the Café got a great reaction on a national TV show. He did this with a 3 minute mentalism routine. I mean, how difficult must that be, to come out to a tough audience (they'll chant 'get him off')that doesn't know you and to have them cheering at the end of 3 minutes and get 4 yes votes from the judges. This should be a cause for congratulation but instead we get the usual smattering of bitterness we nearly always get on here.

Remember, this is the entertainment business and he clearly entertained a huge auditorium of thousands in just 3 minutes. Job done.

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Sean



Couldn't agree more. We all know (or most of us do) what a brilliant thinker Colin is. And how vast his repertoire is. I guarantee he didn't wake up that morning and say, "I think I'm going to drop my pants." In a competition... ANY competition, the ONLY goal is to "survive and advance". And do it, in this instance, in a VERY limited time frame, particularly for mentalism. He succeeded by winning the crowd and the judges. To accomplish that, he was an ENTERTAINER first; the mentalism was secondary- which is something talked about in depth in another thread in Pennys about what mentalism is missing. Why is Derren Brown where he is? Despite the mystique, there are others with his skill set. But Derren is first and foremost a master showman. At the end of the day, THAT is what puts a mentalist/magician on the map. No one cares if you can n*** w*** or do a CT better than anyone. It's YOU they remember. I'd bet dimes for dollars the audience didn't forget Colin. And, of course, no stooge was necessary (or used).
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In HIND sight I think it was great!
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On 2012-04-17 20:54, Sammy J. wrote:
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On 2012-04-17 20:15, johncesta wrote:
Yes with only 3 minutes he certainly found a way to fill in the cracks!

J


Butt, what could possibly follow that?

Great job!
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Let's see YOUR performances Michael. Do you have any?
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On 2012-04-17 13:20, Michael T wrote:
Maybe he is funny like a clown so wears funny clothes and then exposes his a hole.

I rate this performance 3 out of 10. Would have said 2 out of 10 but I like instant stooge.
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Cool performance! I don’t remember seeing Simon so stumped as he was there. Smile

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No wise cracks - especially from you Barry!

I thought Colin was a little behind at the end, but now I think I got to the bottom of how he did it.

The reveal at the end was just a hoot Smile

Great job - that takes guts man.
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On 2012-04-17 16:06, Nechto wrote:
Colin, kudos!! I wish I had your guts, and I mean that like courage, not literallys guts, that would be weird and bloody...

At least you didn't say you wish you had that much cheek....

[edit: ...aaaand, John beat me to the cheek joke. Smile)

A bit slow with your crack there.
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Great job Colin! Delighted to see a modern take on the presentation of mentalism. Can't wait to see what you have planned next.
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Dramatically his performance was excellent. Using the autobiographies of the judges hits their egos and then using the children's book was such a hilarious kicker. Colin's persona is great, just seems like a fun guy you would want to have a coffee with. The shocker ending of his bum was actually a great idea. Shades of Penn and Teller but a bit more raw.

It certainly did not have to be an instant stooge, not that method makes even a bit of difference. I just think it's funny to see all these negative remarks from people whose idea of performing is reading all their ebooks and carrying a nailwriter.

Excellent job Colin!!
James
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Agreed. There is a much easier and less risky method to acheive the same effect rather than IS.

Best
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Watch and see what he asked A&D to do.. I'm sure he didn't ring in a stooge. Steve Shaw would agree no doubt.
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On 2012-04-18 09:32, bond19 wrote:
Watch and see what he asked A&D to do.. I'm sure he didn't ring in a stooge. Steve Shaw would agree no doubt.


Love the cryptic post and probably spot on Smile
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Excellent choice of presentation for the format - well done Colin
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<<"Watch and see what he asked A&D to do.. I'm sure he didn't ring in a stooge. Steve Shaw would agree no doubt.">>

Ooooh! Very clever! Smile

Sorry - just HAD to comment on that!
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