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TheAmbitiousCard
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I start with my own original scripted opener that's a combo of stand-up comedy, magic and some minor hat juggling.
I've only been doing it for a few years so it's still evolving and I'm still looking for the perfect line at the denouement.
When appropriate, I add some pre-show work with someone noteworthy in the audience (the host, the mc, the ceo, etc.).
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Isaiah
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I start with the applause sign to music and bring up a child and use toilet paper roll in their hands. Take the toilet paper crumple it up in my mouth and pull out a mouth coil. The child is still holding the toilet paper roll but I again bring out the applause card and they get all of the applause, more, louder and thanks. Fast, fun, flashy.
Phil Blackmore
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I balance a chair upside down on my chin, then it slips and hits me on the head.
TonyB2009
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KC, wonderful opening. I also like the Gary Dunn approach. Get them laughing, get them liking you, and the rest flows.

If I open with my balloon routine there is plenty of fun with the balloon, but no magic until ten minutes in. If I open with a hanky there is no magic in the opening at all. But I am an entertainer, not a magician.
Leland
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I open with a vanishing cane.

I pretend to make it float between my two hands, then after I get all the groans and moans I say "Well if you don't like it, then I'll get rid of it"

Burns them every time!
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Anatole
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I open to a fanfare of music, changing a Fantasio cane to a 12-foot Rice streamer. In a matter of seconds it establishes that the act is magic and colorful.

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