Author(s): Keable, Ian
Format: Hardbound with Dust Jacket
Publication Summary: 288 pages
Ian has won the British Magical Champion of Comedy and was given a Variety Award for Best Magician. He's also made numerous appearances on television and presented a radio program on mind readers called Men of Mystery. He was also the first editor of the well-respected OPUS magic magazine. At present, Ian is touring England with his one man show called Conjuring Up Comedy.
So you might say he knows a thing or two about Stand Up and comedy magic and in his excellent new book he provides answers for those who have: wanted to make that leap from entertaining a few people to several hundred; wanted to make their audience laugh so much that they remember you as much for your comedy as your magic; wanted to earn your living as a stand-up. Stand-Up, A Professional Guide to Comedy Magic explains all the techniques required to achieve these goals. It is a step by step manual on how to combine comedy with magic, from writing original lines through to developing your stage persona to maximizing the benefits of audience participation.
But this book is no theoretical treatise; it is based on "real world" experience, supported by numerous contributions from today's top stand-ups. From the novice first starting out in magic to the seasoned professional, here is a book that all performers can learn from. We highly recommend this! 288 pages with 16 additional pages of (mainly) color photos.
Our copies are signed by Ian