Silly Clown Comedy Magic
Q. What kind of magic do you do at parties?
A. I call it Clown Comedy Magic. Nothing too dazzling. Pretty darn silly sometimes. I
always let the kid have the star role in the producing of the rabbit or whatever the
Q. How do you do that?
A. What I do is I pretend that I've done my best to make the trick happen and I just can't
do it. I'll say," I'll need a helper, Let me describe this helper to you. I'll need a
helper that is 5 years old, I'll need a helper named Jimmy, I'll need a helper with some
big hairy toes! " ( I've just described the birthday child right down to their big
hairy toes!) Jimmy will then come up to stand beside me as I explain what he is to do.
I'll say:" First of all you will need a helper hat. I don't always include this in a routine but it is fun for some extra laughs if you have the time. I will ask them to "get out your magic wand..." and then I'll wait for them to tell me, "But I don't have a magic wand!" "Oh ok you can borrow mine." I tell them. I reach into my
bag and pull out...a baby bottle,( or something else just as silly) and hand it to the
child without looking at them. Laughter erupts and I'll notice the kid is holding the
bottle. Point out that that's not a magic wand, that's a baby ba ba! Of course
everyone else already knew that. Take the bottle, or whatever) back and replace it with a
***note***There are several comedy magic wands available for purchase. You can also
just use a standard wand.
Q.What about the magic?
A. The magic comes when the child is all set with his hat and wand and a few magic words,
which the rest of the party guests will supply. I'll ask," What are the magic
words?" They will usually reply, " Abracadabra!" I'll repeat, "AbracaGRANDMA?".
They will shout again, "Abracadabra!" I'll repeat,"AbracaDADA?
They'll shout again, or the birthday child will try and tell me. Finally I'll repeat it
correctly, the birthday child will wave the wand and the correct magic will be
***note*** Sometimes different words are shouted out to use as the magic words. Sometimes
I play off them sometimes not. It depends if the time is getting long. Have funny
mispronunciations for any magic word they might suggest.
Q. The magic? What exactly do you have the kid do?
A. You're a persistent little monkey aren't you? O.K. the magic. One thing I do, and it
all depends on the ages of the children at the party and the birthday child, also whether
or not I was just at this child's party the year before. I vary the things I do at the
parties. But at a 4 or 5 year olds party I might do the wilted flower. That is the feather
flower that wilts at your secret command and then springs back up at the wave of the magic
wand. I won't go into detail here on just what the routine is for doing that. But you can
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routines. At a birthday party for a 7-8 year old I might do the "Abracadabra
Supercaduper Transfer Zapper!" Transferring an object from one place to another.
At a repeat party I'll take my rabbit producing box and the birthday child will
produce the rabbit after I tried but just could not make it happen.
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