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I was just wondering if you hit the streets and perform just the same show a number of times, or do you have a variety?

And if you have a variety, about how many do you use and do you cycle through them as the day progresses?

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Every audience brings out a different show in me.

That said, it is usually not a lot of different magic. I still have the same basic repertoire, but might drop out something, or add something else I have with me just for a change of pace. But then it is also often the same magic, but a different kind of interaction and banter with the specs.

I do get bored doing the same three/four effects time and time again, even when getting good hats. So I have a tendency on a long day to mix everything in the middle, keeping the same tried and true opener, and closer.

But the problem with being too prepared to do too much, is that you have to carry too much with you. And it doesn't take long to decide that if its gets carried, it had better get performed(and work for you), or pretty soon, you will find it not being carried anymore.

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Working with a partner, the sets rotate for us. I usually do not repeat the finale effect, but will repeat other effects as the audience changes.
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Most guys (and there are exceptions to every rule) do the same tricks and rough outline of the same show every show.

The good performers interact with the audience and their surroundings so much that it would be next to impossible for every show to be the same.

But, a big reason that they can "ad-lib" so much is because they know their core act cold, and I mean solid.

A guy like Gazzo can be mid trick and something, and I mean anything, could happen and draw his attention away to that occurrence for anywhere between five seconds and thirty minutes. As long as the audience was enjoying the comedy he will go with the flow. Then at the exact instant that it becomes necessary to haul it back in he will pick up the trick at the moment he paused without losing his place.

It is a phenomenon to witness. It is also a point that I am trying very hard to find in my core act.



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I do the same show each and every time ... like Danny pointed out, experienced performers know their act down pat inside and out.

When I am performing, I often find my mind drifting away into other thoughts - I'll be pattering about my "Disappearing JoeJoe" and at the same time, my entire mind will be occupited with my girlfriend, a new illusion I am working on, rethinking a movie I saw, or what I'm going to have for dinner. In the beginning, I would have never imagined I would be able to do that - as it took all my mind to remember what to say next and what to do. It's not something you should try to do, it's just something that will eventually happen.

I do like to varry it up, or else I get board ... generally speaking, I use the same open and the same close always ... I may switch out the middle trick, do one card trick this show and another one the next show. That keeps it fun for me.

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I heard one time, WHY CHANGE WHAT WORKS, that to me is a good saying by all means improve it, but if it works don't change it.
Now all shows do change in time, but what takes place in a real successful show is a development of an ideal. Now I do have different shows and I am working on a new one as we speak, but they are shows for different events. Streets, Stage, Close-up, Comedy, and themed events and I do have different shows for repeat events, but I have my main show for each event.
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Cheers to everyone here, you have been really helpful. Playing about with the middle section of my show is what I had in mind. I am glad this is reflected here at the magic Café. Cheers again,

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For differnt spectator I show different trick.
Sometimes I circle the tricks.
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