STAND UP MAGIC by Paul Romhany - Book
HARD COVER BOOK - 480 pagesBONUS - links to video performances & other bonus materialHundreds of photos & diagrams"What makes STAND UP MAGIC stand out as a publishing coup is that the routines were not assembled merely to fill out the pages, these are routines that have been created for the sole purpose of actually performing them! Romhany has done his homework very thoroughly, & is very gracious in sharing thirty years of research about what to do & why it works These thirty routines have been the foundation of Paul's professional career, & it is very rare that a performer is willing to share that kind of information."- Nick Lewin For over thirty years Paul Romhany has performed magic as his full time job. It has taken him to over 120 countries & seen him perform on television, trade shows, cruise ships & the finest stages in the world. This book has THIRTY of his stand up & stage routines that have helped shape his career.If you perform any kind of stand up magic, then you will find routines in here that are practical, strong & will wow any audience. This is a life-long collection of routines direct from Paul's repertoire - including full scripts for many of the routines.INCLUDED are the COMPLETE series of PRO-SERIES (if you were to purchase the entire series it would cost over $200 alone!) plus THE BRIEFCASE ILLUSION with a bonus download of the full plans to build this one-person illusion.WINNING NUMBERS - A one-person prediction routine with raffle tickets & an amazing prediction found inside a balloon.SIX CARD REPEAT - Paul's unique & original gimmick cards make this routine much easier to perform. Also included is a fully scripted routine PLUS his kids routine, BUNNY REPEAT.THE EGG, LEMON, ORANGE & CANARY - A classic of stage magic. Paul reveals the inner workings plus bonus routines by other performers.SIGNED CARD ON BLUE STAKE - Wayne Rogers & Paul Romhany released this as Pro Series - a complete & new approach to Card on Sword using a stake rather than a sword.BEARLY IMPOSSIBLE - Paul's opening act on cruise ships for over 15 years. A gift box sits on stage & items are called out such as color, price & type of gift. The box is opened to find the exact item, color, price, etc. matches what was inside. Includes double & solo version.BILL TO CAN - This idea was kept a secret for many years as Paul performed this on the television show, "New Zealand's Greatest Magicians," & used it in his trade-show act for many years. A very different handling & FULLY scripted routine for Bill to Can.COLOR CHANGE HANKY - A classic of magic given a novel twist. For those who know about the half-dyed hank ending, this version does away with any extra dye tubes. PLUS CSI Handling & routine plus three other stand-up scripts, including a comedy club version.HEADLINE PREDICTION - A stand-up mentalism routine by Paul Romhany & Cris Johnson. An envelope is mailed to a client & they open it on stage, showing that it matches a chosen headline in a newspaper chosen by the spectator.THE TUBE PREDICTION is a bonus routine that combines a prediction that is found inside a sealed tube. A novel way to look at using 'an appearing pole.' SWITCHBOARD CLIPBOARD - Wayne Rogers created one of the most practical versions of a card rise & it was released as part of The Pro Series. It is included in this book with full drawings & workings of the routine. Wayne used this in all his trade shows & stand up performances.MULTIPLYING BOTTLES - Step-by-step photos & FULL scripted routine of Paul's routine that has been used by magicians around the world, including one of America's Got Talent. BONUS video performance shows Paul going through his routine. Bonus ideas include various tables plus gimmick table that will allow more bottles - designed by Mark Parker.WATCHDOG - A Pro-Series book now out of print. This is a fantastic stand-up routine by John Taylor, where a stolen watch ends up inside a balloon animal.THE NO FORCE LOTTERY PREDICTION - A very direct lottery number prediction routine. You write numbers on a board, then have spectators call out any numbers from a lottery - you instantly reveal your prediction matches what was called out.ONE-AHEAD ENVELOPES -A stand up one-ahead prediction routine.THE DREAM ROUTINE - A full casino style based routine using a well known principle but hidden in the scripting & handling of the routine.356 on 1 - You predict a birth date & name from somebody in the audience - all is revealed in a sealed envelope.PHONEY PAD - A clever way to hide your cell phone inside a pad of paper - first published in VANISH MAGIC MAGAZINE.THE BRIEFCASE ILLUSION - The illusion that fooled the FISM judges over 20 years ago. This is Paul's solo illusion created by Wayne Rogers & has taken him around the world. Bonus to download plans.DUCK CALL GAG - One of the funniest gags created to open any type of show.CLEAN SWEEP - Paul's routine performed on television & cruise ships for many years. A comedy mentalism style routine with a kicker finish of the production of a broom.PIN NUMBER - The production & revelation of a bowling pin.BREAKING THE CODE - The combination of a book test routine with a Word Lock. Included are the stand-up routine plus walk-about version.COOKIES FORTUNE - Magic using fortune cookies & a full fun routine.QUICK FLICK BOOK TEST - Wayne Rogers & Paul's easy-to-do book test.CHAIR TEST - Pack small play BIG - this is Paul's handling of his chair test that he has performed in every corporate show for over 20 years. The most direct chair test created.THE LAST ONE STANDING - Neale Scryer contributed this routine to VANISH MAGIC MAGAZINE & has been Paul's favorite stand up no-prop routine since.POOR MAGICIAN'S CONFABULATION - the REAL secret behind Paul's best-selling DREAM PREDICTION routine.The IDRIS CARD - Released as a solo effect with Reg Donnelly, this routine is a novel stand up card production.ADVENTURES ASHORE - A novel book test using travel as the premise where you are able to combine predictions, drawing duplication & more.FREE LUNCH - A stand up routine using collected business cards. Includes the stand up version plus a tossed out deck idea with business cards.BIG TEN - A FULL 10 minute comedy routine using a novel prop - packed with solid laughs & strong magic.